A simple Android webbrowser based on webview.
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FOSS Browser

"FOSS 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 weight but powerful browser with a nice looking user interface.

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  • 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


  • 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

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)