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Setter - A multi-purpose search app for Android

A meta-search, reverse image search and translator tool packed in one package.
New in version 0.1.11
* add share to translate option
* use single instance launch mode
* other bug fixed and improvement

What is Setter?


A setter in volleyball game is a critical player who play the role of building up offensive opportunities by passing the ball to hitters for final scoring. This app, Setter, is the same kind of player when it comes to information searching on Android devices.


Setter is a meta-search tool, reverse image search tool and translator tool all packed in the same package. Setter will try every possible way to help you pass your query to as many search providers as you can wish for. It can serve as a system-wide assistant app or can be launched by using widget or in selected text context menu.


What can Setter do?


Setter can help you with the following:


  • Search for the selected text in multiple search engines all at the same time. Currently support search in two user customized web page search engines, twitter, reddit, Chinese Wechat and Chinese Weibo

  • Reverse search for a image file or a image link shared to Setter app, using search engine Google, Bing, Yandex and Chinese Sogou

  • Translate selected text in a popup window provided by local installed dictionary app ColorDict, or pass the text to online translator including DeepL, Google Translator and UrbanDictorary

  • Multiple search engines for you to choose from as the primary global search engine and specialized local search enginen. Support switching among various searching engines on the fly by long click on it's tab title area


Privacy focus


Setter use Android system webview a lot and it make sure Geolocation API is turned off and MetricsOptOut turned on to prevent leaking browsing data to Google.


When doing reverse image search, Setter will resize the image to a low resolution and strip off EXIF data before upload it to the search engines. Setter will also rename the file to a generic name.


Setter support and promot search engines which respect user's privacy, like DuckDuckGo, StartPage and Swisscows. Setter also support and recommend using a local dictionary app to guard your reading habit from leaking.


Anti-Features

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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 0.1.11 (12) suggested Added on 2021-11-15

    This version requires Android 8.0 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 3.9 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.1.10 (11) - Added on 2021-08-29

    This version requires Android 8.0 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 3.9 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.1.9 (10) - Added on 2021-08-29

    This version requires Android 8.0 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 3.9 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log