Privacy Browser 2.7.2 has been released. The impetus for this release is a fix for a problem that prevented 2.7 and 2.7.1 from being built on F-Droid. Slightly before the release of 2.7, Android Studio was upgraded from 2.x to 3.0. This upgrade changed the way the Gradle build system plugins integrate with Android Studio. […]
Privacy Browser 2.7.1 has been released. It fixes a crash in version 2.7 when editing a bookmark in the new bookmarks drawer. This crash was introduced late in the development cycle after I had finished testing this feature. It was kindly pointed out by a user shortly after 2.7 was released.
Privacy Browser 2.7 has been released. The bookmarks are now accessible from a DrawerLayout on the right of the screen: Tapping on a bookmark will load it. Long-pressing on a bookmark will open an edit dialog. As can be seen from the screenshot, there is now a create folder floating action button above the create […]
Some websites don’t work well if they don’t recognize the user agent. Much has been written about how browser detection is a flawed system, but some websites still do it. For Privacy Browser, this means that if the default user agent of PrivacyBrowser/1.0 is used, some aspects of certain websites won’t work because the web server […]
Privacy Browser 2.5 has been released. It adds support for SSL certificate pinning in the domain settings. There is also a new Guide tab to explain the feature, which contains the following text: When visiting an encrypted URL (one that begins with HTTPS), the webserver uses an SSL certificate to both encrypt the information sent […]
Privacy Browser 2.4 has been released. It adds a dark theme option. Originally I planned to do a completely black theme for AMOLED devices. However, as I worked on it, I didn’t like the way the black theme looked. Instead, I decided to go with a dark theme, which works well in low light scenarios. If there is […]
There is a forum topic for discussion of the timeline for the 2.x release series. Feel free to contribute to the discussion.
Privacy Browser 2.3 has been released. It fixes a longstanding bug that caused redirects to be included in the WebView history. This made it difficult to use the back button to return to the previous website if there was one (or more) redirects that led to the current page. A feature has been added to […]