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FREE Browser

Privacy browser with Greasemonkey style script support and Cookie Banner Blocker
New in version 2.7
Bugfixes
"FREE Browser" is a web browser for optimal privacy

• fully open source
• no ads, no trackers
• no unnecessary permissions

This app depends on the built-in Android WebView. Make sure to keep it up to date.

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FEATURES
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• AdBlocker using StevenBlack host list
• Measures against browser fingerprinting
• Cookie Banner Blocker: Auto "Deny", based on Cookie Banner Rules from Firefox
• Advanced settings for javascript, cookies and DOM-storage (domain/bookmark based)
• Third party cookies are not supported in general.
• Support for Greasemonkey style scripts (supported: @match, @name, @run-at)
• Optimized for one hand handling (toolbar at bottom)
• TAB control (switch, open, close, unlimited tabs)
• Fast toggle for most important settings
• Zoom in/out
• Search current website
• Web search (from marked text via context menu)
• Save as PDF
• Open links in other apps (for example YouTube)
• Backup
• etc

Versions

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 2.7 (2700) suggested Added on Mar 09, 2024

    This version requires Android 10 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • 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.
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera while the app is in use.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone while the app is in use.
    • android.permission.RECORD_VIDEO
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • org.woheller69.browser.DYNAMIC_RECEIVER_NOT_EXPORTED_PERMISSION

    Download APK 5.3 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 2.6 (2600) - Added on Feb 13, 2024

    This version requires Android 10 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • 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.
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera while the app is in use.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone while the app is in use.
    • android.permission.RECORD_VIDEO
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • org.woheller69.browser.DYNAMIC_RECEIVER_NOT_EXPORTED_PERMISSION

    Download APK 5.3 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 2.5 (2500) - Added on Jan 30, 2024

    This version requires Android 10 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • 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.
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your precise location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location. This may increase battery usage.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera while the app is in use.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone while the app is in use.
    • android.permission.RECORD_VIDEO
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • org.woheller69.browser.DYNAMIC_RECEIVER_NOT_EXPORTED_PERMISSION

    Download APK 5.3 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log