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.

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 5.1.0 (101) - Added on 2019-11-02

    This version requires Android 4.4 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.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

    Download APK 3.3 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 5.0.2 (100) - Added on 2019-09-25

    This version requires Android 4.4 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.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

    Download APK 2.9 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 4.5.1 (96) - Added on 2017-07-01

    This version requires Android ? 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.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

    Download APK 2.6 MiB PGP Signature