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Dooble Web Browser
Screenshot of Dooble Web Browser 1.56b
Screenshot of Dooble Web Browser 1.56b
Developer(s)Dooble Project Team
Initial release0.1 August 2008; 11 years ago (2008-08)
Stable release(s) [±]
2020.02.02 (February 3, 2020; 56 days ago (2020-02-03)[1]) [±]
Preview release(s) [±]
None [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC++
Operating systemFreeBSD, Linux, OS X, OS/2, Windows
Size80.3 MB
Available inMultilanguage
TypeWeb Browser
License3-clause BSD License[2]

Dooble is a free and open-source Web browser that was created to improve privacy.[3] Currently, Dooble is available for FreeBSD,[4] Linux,[4][5][6] OS X,[4] OS/2, and Windows.[4] Dooble uses Qt for its user interface and abstraction from the operating system and processor architecture. As a result, Dooble should be portable to any system that supports OpenSSL, POSIX threads, Qt, SQLite, and other libraries.


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

  • Dooble includes a simple bookmarking system. Users may modify bookmarks via a bookmarks browser and a popup that's accessible from the location widget.
  • Along with standard cookie management options, Dooble also provides a mechanism that automatically removes cookies. If permitted, Dooble will occasionally remove undesired HTTP cookies.[7][8]
  • Dooble Web Browser provides according to the News Portal Hongkiat an "easy to use download manager".[9]
  • Dooble partially integrates the distributed search engine YaCy.[10]
  • 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. The passphrase may be modified without the loss of data.
  • Included is a non-JavaScript file manager and FTP browser.[8]
  • Version 1.53 introduced Gopher (protocol) support.
  • A security passphrase can be created for the browser. The password can be set from the Safe area of the browser settings.[11] "You need to create a master password, otherwise everything is wiped when you exit the program", points out PCAdvisor.[12]
  • Version 1.26 of Dooble introduced support for addons. The TorBrowser Add-On[addon 1] based on Vidalia was added in version 1.40. The Vidalia plugin was removed in version 1.49.
  • The Add-On with the name InterFace[addon 2] expands the browser with social network functions like a messenger with group chat, a friend list, an e-mail client, a chess game, and a forum function like a bulletin board.
  • InterFace is based on Qt and can be integrated as a plugin. It's based on a clone of the RetroShare Messenger. The plugin is considered deprecated.
  • Configurable proxy settings provide reasonable flexibility.
  • Dooble supports session restoration for authenticated sessions. If Dooble exits prematurely, the user may restore previous tabs and windows at the next authenticated session.
  • 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.


The first version (0.1) was released in September, 2008.[10] The current version (2.1.6) was released on January 25, 2018.[13]


Dooble is also available on Nokia's N900.[14]


Dooble has been rated as the ninth of ten "top" Linux browsers by Jack Wallen.[6] Dooble further has been announced as one of the top five best secure browsers.[15] PCWorld reviews Dooble on the feature side as "rendering quickly, even on image-heavy sites".[16] The Guardian recommends Dooble as an alternative browser against surveillance: "Try out a privacy-focused browser such as Dooble.".[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dooble Web Browser". SourceForge. 3 February 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Dooble Web Browser". Sourceforge. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  3. ^ Ziemann, Frank (August 28, 2009). "Dooble für die Privatsphäre". PC Welt (in German). Archived from the original on January 13, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d "Dooble Web browser". Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  5. ^ Poro, Maria (July 7, 2013). "Los 4 navegadores web más ligeros para Linux". Planeta Red (in Spanish). Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Wallen, Jack (January 11, 2011). "10 Web browsers for the Linux operating system". TechRepublic. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  7. ^ Computer-Bild-Editor. "Dooble". Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  8. ^ a b Pakalski, Ingo (December 30, 2009). "Dooble-Browser setzt auf Datenschutz" (in German). Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  9. ^ Kahn, Fahad (February 1, 2014). "20 Alternative Web Browsers For Windows You Didn't Know Of". Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Vatu, Gabriela. "A handy Web browser". Softpedia. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  12. ^ Casserly, Martyn (February 27, 2015). "Dooble review: A security-conscious web browser that is effective but also restrictive". Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  13. ^ "Dooble Web Browser". Dooble. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  14. ^ Aapo Rantalainen. "Release Package for Dooble on Maemo". Maemo. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  15. ^ Dunn, John (2015-03-11). "The best 5 secure browsers 2015". TechWorld. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  16. ^ Harac, Ian (2015-04-05). "Review: Dooble enters the crowded field of alternative browsers". PCWorld. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  17. ^ Tufnell, Nicholas (2015-03-06). "21 tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you stay anonymous online: 13. USE ALTERNATIVE BROWSERS". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 April 2015.

Add-On Links

  1. ^ TOR;, (2013-03-07). "Tor Browser Addon for Dooble". Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  2. ^ InterFace;, (2012-10-31). "Interface - Chat Messenger, Open Source Social Network, Online Chess Game". Retrieved 14 September 2014.

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