Dooble

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Dooble Web Browser
Dooble.png
Screenshot of Dooble Web Browser 1.53
Developer(s) Dooble Project Team
Initial release 0.1 September 2008; 6 years ago (2008-09)
Stable release 1.53 (July 4, 2015; 25 days ago (2015-07-04)[1]) [±]
Preview release Non [±]
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system FreeBSD, Linux, OS X, OS/2, Windows
Engine WebKit
Platform Cross-platform
Size 8 MB
Available in Multilanguage
Type Web Browser
License 3-clause BSD License[2]
Website dooble.sf.net

Dooble is a free and open source Web browser. Dooble 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.

Features[edit]

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

Bookmarks[edit]

Dooble includes a simple bookmarking system. Users may modify bookmarks via a bookmarks browser and a popup that's accessible from the location widget.

Cookie Management[edit]

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]

Download Manager[edit]

Dooble Web Browser provides according to the News Portal Hongkiat an "easy to use download manager".[9]

Distributed Search Engine[edit]

Dooble partially integrates the distributed search engine YaCy.[10]

Encrypted and Authenticated Information[edit]

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.

File Manager and FTP Browser[edit]

Included is a non-JavaScript file manager and FTP browser.[8]

Gopher[edit]

Version 1.53 introduced Gopher (protocol) support.

Passphrase[edit]

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]

Plug-Ins[edit]

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.

Proxy Configuration[edit]

Configurable proxy settings provide reasonable flexibility.

Session Restoration[edit]

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[edit]

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, 2008.[10] The current version (1.53) was released on July 4, 2015.[2]

Releases[edit]

Dooble is also available on Nokia's N900.[13]

Reception[edit]

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.[14] PCWorld reviews Dooble on the feature side as "rendering quickly, even on image-heavy sites.".[15] The Guardian Newspaper recommends Dooble as an alaternative Browser against surveillance: "Try out a privacy-focused browser such as Dooble.".[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dooble Web Browser - Browse Files
  2. ^ a b "Dooble Web Browser". Sourceforge. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ Frank Ziemann (August 28, 2009). "Dooble für die Privatsphäre". PC Welt. 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" (in Spanish). Planetared.com. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Wallen, Jack (2011-01-11). "10 Web browsers for the Linux operating system". TechRepublic. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Computer-Bild-Editor. "Dooble". Computerbild.de. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Pakalski, Ingo (December 30, 2009). "Dooble-Browser setzt auf Datenschutz" (in German). Golem.de. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ Kahn, Fahad (February 1, 2014). "20 Alternative Web Browsers For Windows You Didn’t Know Of". Hongkiat.com. 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". pcadvisor.co.uk. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  13. ^ Aapo Rantalainen. "Release Package for Dooble on Maemo". Maemo. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  14. ^ Dunn, John (2015-03-11). "The best 5 secure browsers 2015". TechWorld. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  15. ^ Harac, Ian (2015-04-05). "Review: Dooble enters the crowded field of alternative browsers". PCWorld. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  16. ^ 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; sourceforge.net/users/doobleaner, sourceforge.net/users/sergeyvar (2013-03-07). "Tor Browser Addon for Dooble". sourceforge.net. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  2. ^ InterFace; sourceforge.net/users/berndhs, sourceforge.net/users/doobleaner (2012-10-31). "Interface - Chat Messenger, Open Source Social Network, Online Chess Game". sourceforge.net. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 

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