Lightning Browser

Lightning Browser


Experience the wealth of the internet with the speed and simplicity of Lightning Plus, a web browser built to rival the giants. Browse fast on your Android phone or tablet, and see through a portal to the infinite information of the internet.

● Design - Lightning's interface was carefully crafted so you can browse as efficiently as possible without sacrificing those features that mean the most to you. Tabs and Bookmarks are all tucked neatly away in side drawers, only a swipe away, allowing maximum screen viewing with minimal interference from the browser's chrome.

● Speed - By utilizing the WebKit rendering engine that comes built into your Android device, we can ensure a swift, lightweight experience that won't disappoint.

● Privacy - Use Incognito Mode to browse without leaving a footprint, download Orbot and turn on proxy support to mask your identify and location, use StartPage or DuckDuckGo for your search engine, or disable settings that you think leave you at risk. Whatever your concern, Lightning is here to help.

● Features - Full-screen, check. Inverted Rendering, check. All the search engines you want, check. Search Suggestions, Bookmarks, History, User Agents, whatever you need, Lightning does it.

● Open-source - Just as Android open-source, so is Lightning. We believe that the best software is built when communities come together to engineer the best solution. Head over to the repository on GitHub to fork, contribute, or translate. Whoever you are, there's a place for you in open-source.

● Free - Check out the paid version for AdBlock and Unlimited Tabs. Free version is limited to ten tabs open at a time.

Permissions
● permission.INTERNET: Needed to access the internet for browsing
● permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Needed for downloading files and backing up data
● permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Needed for downloading files and restoring data
● permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Needed for sites that want your location (you can deny location access)
● permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Needed for reading the browser history
● permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Needed for keeping the browser history up to date

GitHub: https://github.com/anthonycr/Lightning-Browser

Beta Tester Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/108746004608718111703

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ACRDevelopment

Recent changes:
4.0.8a - Lollipop
* Updated for Lollipop
* Material Design - Same design, new look
* Color Mode - colors browser to match with the website - will be optional in future
* Text reflow added for devices on Kitkat and above
* Inverted rendering improved for some devices
Community Additions
* Added/Updated translations
* Improved find in page ability
* Settings revamp
* Reading mode
* Dark theme
* Bugfixes/performance improvements
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About Lightning Browser
Experience the wealth of the internet with the speed and simplicity of Lightning Plus, a web browser built to rival the giants. Browse fast on your Android phone or tablet, and see through a portal to the infinite information of the internet.

● Design - Lightning's interface was carefully crafted so you can browse as efficiently as possible without sacrificing those features that mean the most to you. Tabs and Bookmarks are all tucked neatly away in side drawers, only a swipe away, allowing maximum screen viewing with minimal interference from the browser's chrome.

● Speed - By utilizing the WebKit rendering engine that comes built into your Android device, we can ensure a swift, lightweight experience that won't disappoint.

● Privacy - Use Incognito Mode to browse without leaving a footprint, download Orbot and turn on proxy support to mask your identify and location, use StartPage or DuckDuckGo for your search engine, or disable settings that you think leave you at risk. Whatever your concern, Lightning is here to help.

● Features - Full-screen, check. Inverted Rendering, check. All the search engines you want, check. Search Suggestions, Bookmarks, History, User Agents, whatever you need, Lightning does it.

● Open-source - Just as Android open-source, so is Lightning. We believe that the best software is built when communities come together to engineer the best solution. Head over to the repository on GitHub to fork, contribute, or translate. Whoever you are, there's a place for you in open-source.

● Free - Check out the paid version for AdBlock and Unlimited Tabs. Free version is limited to ten tabs open at a time.

Permissions
● permission.INTERNET: Needed to access the internet for browsing
● permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Needed for downloading files and backing up data
● permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Needed for downloading files and restoring data
● permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Needed for sites that want your location (you can deny location access)
● permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Needed for reading the browser history
● permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Needed for keeping the browser history up to date

GitHub: https://github.com/anthonycr/Lightning-Browser

Beta Tester Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/108746004608718111703

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ACRDevelopment

Recent changes:
4.0.8a - Lollipop
* Updated for Lollipop
* Material Design - Same design, new look
* Color Mode - colors browser to match with the website - will be optional in future
* Text reflow added for devices on Kitkat and above
* Inverted rendering improved for some devices
Community Additions
* Added/Updated translations
* Improved find in page ability
* Settings revamp
* Reading mode
* Dark theme
* Bugfixes/performance improvements

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Yesterday 12:54 PM
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A Google User
Friday 11:23 PM
Crap. No way to delete bookmarks. Seriously. No menu and long press does nothing. Waste of bandwidth.
A Google User
6 days ago
Doesn't play embedded videos
A Google User
6 days ago
Love it The design is awesome. I love the material elements. And the color mode makes it a whole lot better. Keep up the good work!!
A Google User
Aug 25, 2015
Memory management Just stays in memory for 30 seconds (If changed apps or clicked home button). After that erases all the tabs and starts from square one. Can't multitask with this browser because of this major hurdle.