Lightning Browser Plus - Web B

3.8
1.48K reviews
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About this app

Lightning Browser Plus is a simple, fast web browser that focuses on design, security, and efficiency. It uses material design, doesn't track you, give you lots of options to protect your privacy. It gets out of the way of the user. I built this browser because I wanted something better.

What this contains over the free version:
● Unlimited open tabs
● Custom ad blocking source controls, choose from default hosts file, local hosts file, or remote hosts file

● Ad blocking - Blocking ads is a core feature of Lightning Browser, meant to improve the speed and security of your browsing experience.

● Design - Lightning's interface was carefully crafted so you can browse as efficiently as possible. 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. Dark Mode, Light Mode, Color Mode, Night Mode... Anyway, whatever you like, there's a mode for you.

● Speed - By utilizing the WebKit rendering engine that comes built into your Android device, Lightning can ensure a swift, lightweight experience.

● Privacy - Use Incognito Mode to browse without leaving a footprint, download Orbot and turn on TOR 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 will try to help.

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

● Open-source - Just as Android open-source, so is Lightning. I believe that the best software is built when communities come together to engineer the best solution. Head over to the repository on GitHub to contribute or translate.

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.RECORD_AUDIO: Utilized by WebRTC, turned off by default
●permission.CAMERA: Utilized by WebRTC, turned off by default

Talk to me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RestainoAnthony

Fork me on GitHub: https://github.com/anthonycr/Lightning-Browser
Updated on
Oct 1, 2019

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3.8
1.48K reviews
A Google user
May 28, 2019
Lightning + is my new default browser for my Android TV box. (The free version does not have ad-blocking.) Unlike Chrome and most Android browsers, Lightning page navigation is mouse-friendly. Lightning's extra mouse-drag.content navigation is easier and faster than Chrome's remote control arrow-down and page-down mouse navigation. I tested dozens of Android browsers. Lightning is the one with the best balance of features. Lightning is feature-rich like Chrome without the bloat, mouse-friendly like Firefox, and, best of all, it has options to offload certain links to external apps like YouTube that are better able to render content. I also like READER MODE with independent font size and dark mode flexibility. Old versions of Lightning were fast but feature-poor. The new Lightning has both speed and great features.
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A Google user
October 17, 2018
There is a text entry bug in the address/search bar. If your text extends past the width of the field it will crash the keyboard and clear the text you entered. Considering it hasn't been updated for over a year, and things aren't really moving on github, I can only recommend this browser if you have really short search queries.
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appanoid
February 4, 2021
I use this as a text-browsing alternative to the normal suspects (mostly Chrome). Unfortunately it appears to be legacy now; it hasn't been updated in over a year and bugs like the inability to Export bookmarks (in the paid version) aren't being fixed. Still worth checking out though if you bear in mind the limitations due to its development status.
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What's new

- Made copy link action available in incognito mode.
- Fixed bug with bookmark and tab drawer transparency.
- Added feature to freeze old tabs until they are accessed if the app restarts.
- Added button to search suggestions layout that inserts the suggestion rather than searching for it.
- Added support for full sandboxed incognito mode on Android Pie (API 28) and up.
- Fixed bug with ad blocker.