Lightning

Lightweight web browser

Lightweight web browser with following features:

  • Fast Start Times
  • Small Footprint
  • Smooth Scrolling
  • Long-press a tab to delete it
  • Long-press the back button to exit the browser
  • Ad blocker

The old, archived version was known as acr.browser.barebones.

License: Mozilla Public License 2.0

Website: http://acrdevelopment.org
Issue Tracker: https://github.com/anthonycr/Lightning-Browser/issues
Source Code: https://github.com/anthonycr/Lightning-Browser
Changelog: https://github.com/anthonycr/Lightning-Browser/releases

For full details and additional technical information, see this application's page on the F-Droid wiki.

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 4.5.1 (96) - Added on Jul 1, 2017

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

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

    Download APK 2.6 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • com.android.browser.permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS
    • com.android.browser.permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS
    • com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
  • Version 4.5.0 (95) - Added on Jun 22, 2017

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

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

    Download APK 2.5 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • com.android.browser.permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS
    • com.android.browser.permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS
    • com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
  • Version 4.4.2 (91) - Added on Feb 18, 2017

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

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

    Download APK 2.2 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • INTERNET
    • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • com.android.browser.permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS
    • com.android.browser.permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS
    • com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT