Dooble

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Dooble Web Browser
Dooble.png
Screenshot of Dooble Web Browser 1.48
Developer(s) Alexis Megas
Initial release 0.1 September 2009; 4 years ago (2009-09)
Stable release 1.48 (June 20, 2014; 60 days ago (2014-06-20)) [±]
Preview release Non [±]
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system FreeBSD, Linux, OS X, Windows
Engine WebKit
Platform Cross-platform
Size 8 MB
Available in Multilanguage
Type Web Browser
License 3-clause BSD License[1]
Website dooble.sf.net

Dooble is a free and open source web browser. Dooble was created to improve privacy.[2] Currently, Dooble is available for FreeBSD,[3] Linux,[3] OS X,[3] and Windows.[3] Dooble uses Qt for its user interface and abstraction from the operating system and processor architecture. Because of this, Dooble should be portable to any system that supports OpenSSL, POSIX threads, Qt, SQLite. and other libraries.[citation needed]

Features[edit]

Dooble is designed and implemented in order to improve privacy and usability.

Addons

Version 1.26 of Dooble introduced support for addons. As of version 1.40, the TorBrowser Add-On based on Vidalia is supported: Tor Browser Addon.

Bookmarks

Dooble includes a simple bookmarks browser. Users may also modify an existing bookmark via a popup that's accessible from the location widget.

Cookie Management

Along with standard cookie management options, Dooble also provides a mechanism that automatically removes cookies. If permitted, Dooble will occasionally remove undesired cookies.[4][5]

Distributed Search Engine

Dooble partially integrates the distributed search engine YaCy.[6]

Encrypted and Authenticated Information

Most of the data that Dooble retains is stored using authenticated encryption. Dooble does not encode file associations and user settings. Dooble also provides a session-based model using temporary keys.

File Manager and FTP Browser

Included is a non-JavaScript file manager and FTP browser.[5]

Proxy Configuration

Configurable proxy settings provide reasonable flexibility.

Session Restoration

Dooble supports session restoration for authenticated sessions. If Dooble exits prematurely, the user may restore previous tabs and windows at the next authenticated session.

Third-Party Content Blocking

Some Web sites employ iFrames in order to distribute content from one or more third-party Web sites. Since this technology may raise privacy issues with some users, Dooble provides a means of blocking external content.

History[edit]

The first version (0.1) was released in September, 2009.[6] The current version (1.48) was released in June, 2014.[1]

Releases[edit]

Dooble is also available on Nokia's N900.[7]

Reception[edit]

Dooble has been rated as the ninth of ten "top" Linux browsers by Jack Wallen.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dooble Web Browser". Sourceforge. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ Frank Ziemann (August 28, 2009). "Dooble für die Privatsphäre". PC Welt. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Dooble Web browser". Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ Computer-Bild-Editor. "Dooble". Computerbild.de. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Pakalski, Ingo (December 30, 2009). "Dooble-Browser setzt auf Datenschutz" (in German). Golem.de. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Benthin, Falko (August 26, 2009). "Das Dooble-Browser-Projekt arbeitet an einem freien Browser, welcher die Privatsphäre seiner Anwender schützt." (in German). Pro-Linux. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ Aapo Rantalainen. "Release Package for Dooble on Maemo". Maemo. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ Jack Wallen. "Top 10 Linux browsers". ZDNEt UK. Retrieved July 18, 2011. [dead link]

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