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URLCheck

Allows you to analyze (or share) urls before opening them.
New in version 2.7
V 2.7
- Improved Open module apps sorting
- Improved ClearURL catalog updater
- Added CTabs settings
- Some Android 13 improvements
- Fixed issues with module sorting
- Fixed some links not opening
- Fixes and tweaks to strings
- Fixes and tweaks to styles
- Several internal improvements

V 2.6
- Colors!
- Improved Queries remover module
- Improved Patterns checker module
- New module: Log
- New Turkish translation. Thanks to Metezd!
- New Hebrew translation. Thanks to Nhman Mazuz!
- Minor tweak
This application acts as an intermediary when opening url links. When you do so, a window containing information about the url is displayed, allowing you to make changes to it as well.
Specially useful when you need to open an external link either from an email, a social network app or others.


URLCheck is developed by TrianguloY, originally for personal use. It is open source (under CC BY 4.0 license), free, without any ads or trackers, light sized and using as few permissions as necessary (only the internet permission, for module checks that will only be performed when the user request them). The source code is available on GitHub too, if you want to suggest changes, perform modifications or propose a new translation: https://github.com/TrianguloY/UrlChecker


The app is structured with a modular setup, you can enable/disable and reorder individual modules, which include:

* Input text: Displays the current url which can be edited manually. Can't be disabled.

* History: View and revert any change from other modules, including edits from the user (typical undo/redo feature)

* Log: Keeps a log of all checked urls, which you can view, edit, copy, clear...

* Status code: By pressing the button a petition will be made to retrieve that url, and the status code will be displayed (ok, server error, not found...). Additionally, if it corresponds to a redirection, press the message to check the new url. The url is fetched, but not evaluated, so redirection based on javascript won't be detected.

* Url Scanner: Allows you to scan the url using VirusTotal, and check the report. A free personal VirusTotal API key is needed for it to work. VirusTotal™ is a trademark of Google, Inc.

* Url Cleaner: Uses the ClearURLs catalog to remove referral and useless parameters from the url. It also allows for common offline url redirections. Built-in catalog from https://docs.clearurls.xyz/latest/specs/rules/

* Queries remover: Displays the decoded individual url queries, which you can remove or check.

* Pattern module: Performs checks based on patterns. Built-in patterns include:
- Warns for http links, allow to replace it with https.
- Warns for non-ascii characters like greek letters. This can be used for phishing: googĺe.com vs google.com.

* Debug module: Displays the intent uri, and optionally info about the ctabs (custom tabs) service. This is intended for developers.

* Open module: Contains the open and share buttons. If a link can be opened with multiple apps, an arrow will be shown to let you choose. Can't be disabled.

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Versions

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  • Version 2.7 (16) suggested Added on 2022-09-07

    This version requires Android 4.0 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.

    Download APK 201 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 2.6 (15) - Added on 2022-08-19

    This version requires Android 4.0 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.

    Download APK 193 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 2.5 (14) - Added on 2022-08-04

    This version requires Android 4.0 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.

    Download APK 168 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log