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EinkBro

lightweight, fast, but powerful browser designed for Eink devices.
It's a lightweight browser to provide powerful features designed for Eink devices.

E-Ink specific features
* pageUp / pageDown / Back button on toolbar
* Physical volume keys for pageUp/pageDown
* Tapping on screen left/right edge for pageUp/Down (finger button on toolbar)
* Desktop mode feature
* All icons in high contrast colors
* Tab count count toolbar
* Font size change button
* Bold font button
* Reader mode
* Vertical Read mode

Basic UI/Handling:
* optimized for one hand handling (toolbar at bottom)
* tab control (switch, open, close unlimited tabs)
* full material design
* fullscreen browsing (optional)
* navigation button in fullscreen mode
* fast toggle for most important settings
* advanced gesture control for toolbar and navigation button

Some nice extra features:
* small size
* search on site
* open links in background
* Websearch (from marked text context menu)
* screenshots of the whole website
* share/save as PDF
* open links in other apps (for example YouTube)

Permissions that may be used
* INTERNET: it's a browser, so it's expected.
* READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE, WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: for saving web page as PDF or epub file, and for downloading files.
* INSTALL_SHORTCUT: to install web shortcuts on Home.
* ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION, ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: when using some navigation web site, or some web service that needs location, these permissions are needed.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 8.11.0 (81100) suggested Added on 2021-07-15

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
      (9.0)
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
      (9.0)
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

    Download APK 3.3 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 8.10.1 (81001) - Added on 2021-06-30

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
      (9.0)
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
      (9.0)
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

    Download APK 3.3 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 8.10.0 (81000) - Added on 2021-06-18

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
      (9.0)
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
      (9.0)
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

    Download APK 3.3 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log