Webcat

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A simple webbrowser which allows viewing webpages and surfing sites.
It is based upon the webkit engine provided by Qt5.

Current features include:

  • Landscape support
  • Tabbing support (real without reloading of tabs)
  • Bookmark support
  • Setting browser user agent
  • Setting default font sizes
  • Opening up links in new tab (by long press and hold on link)
  • Copy links (by long press and hold on link)
  • Open media links with internal or external viewer (e.g. LLs VideoPlayer)
  • Setting DNS Prefetch
  • Setting Offline WebApplication Cache
  • Manually add bookmark with specific user agent
  • Fast scroll to top or bottom of page
  • Watch Youtube with internal or external player (e.g. LLs VideoPlayer) with direct link
  • Download Youtube videos in different formats
  • Private Browsing
  • Clear Cache, Cookies, History
  • Page search functionality
  • Simple adblocking (simple rules no bloat)
  • Integrated file manager (with cut, copy, paste, creating folders, permission changes, renaming files)
  • Integrated Download Manager
  • Keyboard Hotkeys (for TOHKBD or bluetooth keyboards)
  • Support different screen resolutions (support for Nexus4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7)
  • Allow setting as default browser
  • Backup Manager (Import/Export Bookmarks,Cookies,History,Settings)
  • Proxy Support

Video demonstration: http://youtu.be/1uVjaETqmMA

0.9 Video demo: http://youtu.be/nNYjdr5tCSs

2.0 Video demo: http://youtu.be/WZXlqOrLKK8

2.0.9 Video demo: https://youtu.be/Ck2TND0-PwE

2.1.0 Video demo Backup Manager: https://youtu.be/sBge7JAlXro

Sourcecode: https://github.com/llelectronics/webcat

From Version 2.9.7 on it is recommend to use QtWebkit 5.212 in combination with Webcat. You can get builds from here: https://openrepos.net/content/llelectronicsdev/qtwebkit-5212-dev

Donations via PayPal

Screenshots: 
Application versions: 
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File harbour-webcat-0.8-2.armv7hl.rpm58.49 KB
File harbour-webcat-0.8-3.armv7hl.rpm64.67 KB
File harbour-webcat-0.8-4.armv7hl.rpm79.63 KB
File harbour-webcat-0.8-5.armv7hl.rpm79.65 KB
File harbour-webcat-0.9-1.armv7hl.rpm92.09 KB
File harbour-webcat-0.9-2.armv7hl.rpm92.05 KB
File harbour-webcat-0.9-3.armv7hl.rpm92.25 KB
File harbour-webcat-0.9-4.armv7hl.rpm99.62 KB
File harbour-webcat-0.9.6-1.armv7hl.rpm123.05 KB
File harbour-webcat-0.9.7-1.armv7hl.rpm123.69 KB
File harbour-webcat-0.9.8-1.armv7hl.rpm125.66 KB
File harbour-webcat-0.9.9-1.armv7hl.rpm134.53 KB
File harbour-webcat-0.9.9-2.armv7hl.rpm134.54 KB
File harbour-webcat-1.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm139.59 KB
File harbour-webcat-1.0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm139.88 KB
File harbour-webcat-1.0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm140.2 KB
File harbour-webcat-1.9.9-1.armv7hl.rpm190.17 KB
File harbour-webcat-1.9.9-2.armv7hl.rpm156 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm156.18 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm156.27 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm156.52 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.0.3-1.armv7hl.rpm156.52 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm167.81 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.0.5-2.armv7hl.rpm167.66 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.0.7-1.armv7hl.rpm168.48 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.0.8-1.armv7hl.rpm177.98 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.0.9-1.armv7hl.rpm182.34 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.0.9-2.armv7hl.rpm182.42 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.1.0-1.armv7hl.rpm195.54 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.1.0-1.i486.rpm206.11 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm202.02 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.2.0-1.i486.rpm212.92 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.2.1-1.armv7hl.rpm217.84 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.2.1-1.i486.rpm228.56 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.2.2-1.armv7hl.rpm218.97 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.2.2-1.i486.rpm229.58 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.3-1.armv7hl.rpm224.99 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.3-1.i486.rpm240.86 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.4-1.armv7hl.rpm230.41 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.4-1.i486.rpm242.32 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.5-1.armv7hl.rpm234.54 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.5-1.i486.rpm246.44 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.6-1.armv7hl.rpm234.73 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.6-1.i486.rpm246.42 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.7-1.armv7hl.rpm238.34 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.7-1.i486.rpm249.41 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.8-1.armv7hl.rpm267 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.8-1.i486.rpm283.6 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.9-1.armv7hl.rpm269.12 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.9-1.i486.rpm284.82 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.9.7-1.armv7hl.rpm302.86 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.9.7-1.i486.rpm318.92 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.9.8-1.armv7hl.rpm310.98 KB
File harbour-webcat-2.9.8-1.i486.rpm325.56 KB
File harbour-webcat-3.0.0-1.i486.rpm359.59 KB
File harbour-webcat-3.0.0-1.armv7hl.rpm344.45 KB
File harbour-webcat-3.0.1-1.i486.rpm360.65 KB
File harbour-webcat-3.0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm345.07 KB
File harbour-webcat-3.0.2-1.i486.rpm361.7 KB
File harbour-webcat-3.0.2-1.armv7hl.rpm345.72 KB
Changelog: 
  • Make quickscroll area smaller, appear after bigger threshold, and don't react on pressed
  • fine tune extraThreshold for landscape quickscroll
  • Disable some debug output
  • Fixed moving of files (causing loss of data) in filemanager
  • Fixed filepicker not able to select files
  • Faster tab switching
  • Don't loose keyboard shortcuts on tab switch / creating new Tab
  • Add function to get nextTab and prevTab
  • Added shortcut for quick tab switching ctrl+tab & ctrl+shift+tab
  • hide tabBar and bookmarkList before switching tab
  • Open Filemanager immediate and don't perform animation when entering about:file
  • Add more keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+W - Close, Ctrl+T - New Tab, Ctrl+N - New Window, Escape - Stop)
  • Allow swiping on urlTitle (only visible after website loaded completely) to switch tabs
  • Use threshold value resolution dependent for back/forward swipes on minimized toolbar
  • Fix highlighted tab not filling whole width with highlight

Comments

naalaa's picture

Hallo llelectronics, I want to spend some money for your good work, but the paypal Button does not work.

This information appears, when I click the button: "Some required information is missing or incomplete. Please correct your entries and try again."

Is it possible to fix it?

 

llelectronics's picture

It is working fine here. Tested it with a private window. Though the mobile version might not work in Webcat :( 
So you need a laptop or pc for it to work or use the Sailfish-Browser. 

I hope the QtWebkit 5.6 Update for SailfishOS will bring in support for newer webstandards which make that work aswell. 

Kabouik's picture

For some reason, the orientation lock button of the extra toolbar has no effect on my Jolla C, Webcat still rotates. Note that the splitview works in portrait too, so Webcat might fail figuring in what orientation it is. I haven't tested on my Jolla. Is it a known issue?

Schturman's picture

Hi. Please add possibility to use Whatsapp Web (web.whatsapp.com) on the tablet version. Thanks.

llelectronics's picture

If I find a way. Using a different user agent seems not to work. 

hoodlum's picture

v 2.2 nice!

Getmantsev's picture

Whether in the browser, the text wrapping feature to make it easier to read messages on the forums?

llelectronics's picture

Normally this feature needs to be implemented into the web engine. The Qt5 WebKit web engine however does not have this feature. 

So unfortunately I cannot implement that. I advise to use the landscape orientation when on forums or try the reader mode which works on certain types of forums. 

dglent's picture

Very nice program, thanks!

delilat's picture

Any chance of integrating Tor?

llelectronics's picture

I don't see a way currently.
It needs first proxy support of some sort I guess.

eson's picture

I have this script on my web site, to redirect mobile phones, but it doesn't work with Webcat. What can I do to make it work? Does it need changes to Webcat config, or do I have to change my script?

<script>
if (screen.width <= 320)
{
   window.location = 'http://www.mymobilesite.com';
}
</script>

Mariusmssj's picture

Well yes, Jolla screen width is 450 some phones will have even 720, I would say that script won't be very accurate to pick out phones.

hoodlum's picture

how can I help you to translate into Russian?

transifex?

llelectronics's picture
MrCool's picture

If I would download a file from OpenRepos I receive this message:

Load failed

Frame load interupted by

policy change

 

Any solution?

llelectronics's picture

Just ignore it for now

hoodlum's picture

How can i import bookmarks from another browser?

llelectronics's picture

This is not implemented yet.

wickedsp1d3r's picture

Please add proxy support.

gexc's picture

For a workaround you may use proxychains to redirect the traffic of this app through a proxy.

wickedsp1d3r's picture

Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately I couldn't get it to work.

llelectronics's picture

I will investigate this. But it seems that currently it is not possible in plain qml. 

abc123's picture

Is it possible to set default quality for video from youtube etc?

If i open an youtube link from webcat it always use low quality but if i search for the same clip from LLs Video Player it's high quality.

llelectronics's picture

This was integrated in Version 1.0 with a long press on the mediabar you can choose the quality in which you want the stream to play. Though it may not detect every stream for every video. 

llelectronics's picture

Seems to be not possible as youtube decides from the browser user agent what rtsp stream to send to the user.

Manankanchu's picture

Great Browser !!! How can I delete predefined bookmarks ? They always reappear after restarting Webcat ...

llelectronics's picture

Currently not possible. This is however on my todo list.

Manankanchu's picture

No problem, thanks for info ... Webcat already replaced the default browser on my Jolla !

jokelap's picture

I wonder how there can empty the browser cache?

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