Awesome Open Source
Awesome Open Source


A secure, free and open source WebView-based web browser for Android.

Get it on Google Play Get it on F-Droid

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Need help? Open an issue here, or:


  • To get started with this project, import it into Android Studio or build from the command line with Gradle:

gradlew assembleDebug or ./gradlew assembleDebug


  • Modern, clean UI
  • < 5MB download
  • Tons of settings
  • Blocks ads and trackers


Contributions are greatly appreciated. Feel free to open an issue or pull request. Read the developer docs or help translate


Please read the license before forking.

Online services

SmartCookieWeb uses some online services to improve the browser. Information about what is stored is available here. A document outlining how to replace the current services is available here.

FOSSA Status

Lightning Browser

SmartCookieWeb is a fork of Lightning Browser intended to continue development. Here are some of the changes I've made since I started the project:

  • New, more modern, UI
  • Parental controls
  • Malware blocker
  • Bottom navbar
  • Custom navbar colour
  • Bug fixes
  • 'Force Zoom' option
  • 'Inject JavaScript' option
  • 'Force HTTPS' option
  • 'Always incognito' option
  • Cookie dialog blocker
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