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"F(L)OSS Browser" is fully free/libre (as in freedom) Android app. The source code is public on Github. The app also does not need any unnecessary permissions.
A simple Android browser based on webview. The base is "Ninja" (https://github.com/mthli/Ninja). The intention is to provide a simple and light wight but powerful browser with a nice looking user interface.

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Security/Data:
  • no unnecessary permissions
  • enable/disable cookies, javascript, location access, history
  • save login data in separate, encrypted database
  • whitelist for javascript, cookies and AdBlocker
  • toggle image loading
  • backup data
  • AdBlocker

UI/Handling:
  • optimized for one hand handling (toolbar at bottom)
  • tab control (switch, open, close unlimited tabs)
  • Android 7 app shortcuts
  • full material design
  • fullscreen browsing (optional)
  • navigation button in fullscreen mode
  • request desktop site

Some nice extra features:
  • full oreo support
  • search on site
  • open links in background
  • Websearch (from marked text context menu)
  • screenshots of the whole website
  • build in file browser (open, share, delete files)
  • open links in other apps (for example YouTube)
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14th November 2016, 08:18 PM |#2  
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File Type: apk browser_v4.5.1.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.71 MB, 798 views)
File Type: apk browser_v5.4.apk - [Click for QR Code] (3.28 MB, 364 views)
File Type: apk browser_v_5.6.1.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.91 MB, 654 views)
File Type: apk browser_5.7.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.69 MB, 450 views)
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Pretty interesting so far, some things:
-Youtube cant do fullscreen
-Why does it always search in this sp engine even URLs
-Adblock would be cool
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15th November 2016, 01:22 AM |#4  
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Nice design. Has basic features with some extras. Is it just me or scrolling's not smooth enough?
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15th November 2016, 01:46 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by Nex23

Pretty interesting so far, some things:
-Youtube cant do fullscreen
-Why does it always search in this sp engine even URLs
-Adblock would be cool

Thanks for your response...
To open a url you had to beginn with "http..." I changed this in the current version now "www..." is enough. I don't think that I will implement Adblock because there are several apps, which can do this better.

Update V2:
- YouTube now can open fullscreen
- opening urls is easier
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16th November 2016, 03:51 PM |#6  
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Thanks @Gaukler_Faun for this new FLOSS app!
I'm going to install your browser and I'll post a feedback ASAP.
Added to my list

EDIT: which license do you use?
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16th November 2016, 04:43 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by Primokorn

Thanks @Gaukler_Faun for this new FLOSS app!
I'm going to install your browser and I'll post a feedback ASAP.
Added to my list

EDIT: which license do you use?

I will use gpl v3. If I have time today I will add it on github. As said it is planned to be released on F-Droid. At the moment I'm working on the context menu for the lists and some ui improvenents.

If since then no new issues are reported I'm going to release the app.

Thanks for your feedback and adding the app to your list.

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17th November 2016, 09:05 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by Gaukler_Faun

I don't think that I will implement Adblock because there are several apps, which can do this better.

Good idea. Threads are full of adblock questions once it's implemented...

This is a great browser with interesting features (save screenshot of the whole web page is useful).

Some suggestions/questions:
• There's no tabs. Do you plan to add them?
• Enable/Disable Javascript per website
• User agent
• Edit bookmark
• Set a homepage
• Export / Import bookmark
• Hide status bar while browsing (optionnal)
• Text reflow
• Unable to select the current URL from the omnibox (pressing the URL bar to search is not a good idea IMHO)
• Swipe to the bottom from the URL bar also closes the app (not explained in the Help menu)
• Pinch in isn't handy sometimes because the app wants to refresh.
• Unable to access to the General settins while browsing. I have to close the app to return to the first screen.
• I checked Form data in the general settings but I have nothing in 'Open PassStorage' after being logged in to XDA.
• Why do we always have https://www.startpage.com in the Open passStorage window?
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17th November 2016, 02:00 PM |#9  
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Hi! I tried your browser (release and release2) and it seems to be fast and lightweight to open. But whenever I tap on the magnifier, app FC. No matter if I write a word or a URL in the search box. I'm on my Moto G 2014, CM12.1, and xposed. Others webview-based web browsers work fine in my device. Any idea what could be the problem? Thanks!
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Hi! I tried your browser (release and release2) and it seems to be fast and lightweight to open. But whenever I tap on the magnifier, app FC. No matter if I write a word or a URL in the search box. I'm on my Moto G 2014, CM12.1, and xposed. Others webview-based web browsers work fine in my device. Any idea what could be the problem? Thanks!

Do you have a FC while searching something with your default search engine or a term on a web page?
No issue with my Nexus 5 - AOSP 6.0.1 - Xposed. Could you provide a log?
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Do you have a FC while searching something with your default search engine or a term on a web page?
No issue with my Nexus 5 - AOSP 6.0.1 - Xposed. Could you provide a log?

Hi, there! As I said, I have others webview-based browsers and they work fine, whether I search for a term or for a URL in their own search bar. And I don't have any default search engine such as Google search bar, if that's what you meant. About the log, as I'm a complete noob, I downloaded AndyLog to create one (it's in XDA ). This is my first time with logs so, please be gentle, and I don't know if it's going to be useful at all . Please, tell me if there's anything else I can do to help. Keep up the good work!
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