Lightning Browser +

Lightning Browser +


Experience 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 infinite information.

● 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. Adblock, 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.

Permissions
● permission.INTERNET: Used to access the internet for browsing
● permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Used for downloading files and backing up data
● permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Used for downloading files and restoring data
● permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Optional
● permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Optional
● permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Optional

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:
3.2.0.1A First beta
* Privacy: Option to disable history sync
* Privacy: Clear history/cookies on exit options
* Privacy: Orbot proxy support
* Feature: Export/Import Bookmarks to backup
* Feature: Inverted/Grayscale rendering modes
* Feature: New search page UI
* Feature: Browser now detects all apps that can open a URL
* Feature: Open previous tab - long-press NEW TAB button
* Bugfix: Encode search
* Bugfix: Updated search suggestions algorithm
* UI: Updated Interface
* UI: Smoothed animations
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$1.50
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4.5
User ratings
362
Installs
1,000+
Concerns
2
File size
697 kb
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About Lightning Browser +
Experience 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 infinite information.

● 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. Adblock, 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.

Permissions
● permission.INTERNET: Used to access the internet for browsing
● permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Used for downloading files and backing up data
● permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Used for downloading files and restoring data
● permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Optional
● permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Optional
● permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS: Optional

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:
3.2.0.1A First beta
* Privacy: Option to disable history sync
* Privacy: Clear history/cookies on exit options
* Privacy: Orbot proxy support
* Feature: Export/Import Bookmarks to backup
* Feature: Inverted/Grayscale rendering modes
* Feature: New search page UI
* Feature: Browser now detects all apps that can open a URL
* Feature: Open previous tab - long-press NEW TAB button
* Bugfix: Encode search
* Bugfix: Updated search suggestions algorithm
* UI: Updated Interface
* UI: Smoothed animations

User reviews of Lightning Browser +
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Tuesday 9:14 AM
a bit on the slow side Chrome and Now Browser load page quite faster.
A Google User
Nov 17, 2014
Perfect lightweight browser Very low ram usage, built in ad blocker, a truly dark theme, and incognito mode are some of the features of this brilliant browser by an XDA developer.
A Google User
Nov 15, 2014
Incognito mode is meaningless For example, open incognito tab and goto some shopping site. Add item to cart. Close tab and close browser. Try above again and notice the item is still in cart.
A Google User
Nov 15, 2014
Perfect mobile browser I've tried almost every browser on Android, including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, UC, CM, Now, Next, Dolphin, Puffin, Boat, and a few others I can't remember. I have always ended up back on Lightning+. It's fast, clean, and the UI is perfect for a touch device. The security options are great, and the built in Orbot (Tor) capability is great. The ad blocker is basic but does what it needs to without slowing things down. And finally it is very light on resources. Nothing is perfect, but this is pretty close.
A Google User
Nov 14, 2014
Great browser! Adblocking without root! For those asking for an exit button, it appears that the developer has saved on "screen clutter". To exit, LONG-PRESS the "back" button on your device. This backs you out to your start page, closes all tabs, and closes Lightning.