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WebPirate is a Tabbed WebBrowser for SailfishOS based on WebKit.

A special thanks goes to Ferlanero for helping me with UI design and testing! :)


Note for the Ad Blocker:

You can download filters by clicking "Ad Block" button from the Sidebar and selecting "Update Filters" from the pull down menu.
If you'll find that banners are still visible, open a bug report on GitHub specifing the affected website and if it happened in Mobile version or Desktop one (include the "AdBlock" prefix so I can find it easily, thanks!)


  1. Real Tabs support
  2. Integrated Download Manager
  3. Support for Custom Search Engines
  4. Login data can be saved so the Browser can compile the fields for you
  5. Delete Personal Data (Navigation History, Cache, Login Data, Cookies) on exit.
  6. Favorites can be Imported and Exported, Folder support is available too.
  7. Integrated YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo Player/Grabber
  8. Text Search
  9. Integrated Media Player
  10. Account Integration
  11. File Upload
  12. Session Management
  13. Simple Ad Blocking System
  14. Popup Blocker
  15. Closed Tabs can be recovered
  16. Night Mode
  17. Cookie Management
  18. EXPERIMENTAL Android-like text selection

Source Code and Commit Activity: https://github.com/Dax89/harbour-webpirate

Translations: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/webpirate/

Application versions: 
File harbour-webpirate-1.7-4.armv7hl.rpm279.69 KB07/10/2015 - 10:35
File harbour-webpirate-1.7-4.i486.rpm298.86 KB11/10/2015 - 18:02
File harbour-webpirate-2.0-1.armv7hl.rpm470.61 KB13/03/2016 - 21:27
File harbour-webpirate-2.0-1.i486.rpm361.2 KB13/03/2016 - 21:27
File harbour-webpirate-2.1-3.armv7hl.rpm564.33 KB07/09/2016 - 17:41
File harbour-webpirate-2.1-3.i486.rpm616.23 KB07/09/2016 - 17:41
File harbour-webpirate-2.1-4.armv7hl.rpm560.89 KB15/10/2017 - 18:11
File harbour-webpirate-2.1-4.i486.rpm609.44 KB15/10/2017 - 18:11

Updated to latest SDK


Dax's picture

Yes it's a regression, I will fix it now.

Thanks :)

Feathers_McGraw's picture

Love the latest UI changes!

Recently discovered the SFOS text input option too, so much better on websites without a mobile theme!

Thank you :)

monkeyisland's picture

hi there on my jolla c is since installation the x in the adress bar. is this a bug?

Dax's picture

I know.

Something is changed in Sailfish 2.0.2.x, but I will look at that after the Sailorgram's release.

Schturman's picture

Hi. webpirate is stopped work on It just can't load itself.
Please, can you fix it? Thanks

Dax's picture

I will do that when 2.0.3.x reaches the early access.

I can't fix that now, I'm still on 2.0.1.x

Schturman's picture

ok, thanks...

fabri00m's picture

Appreciate your efforts, nice and responsive browser. There is one feature I am still looking for, maybe I just missed the setting. Is it possible to enlarge the font size, resulting in automatic line break to match the screen width? So far I can zoom in the page, but then parts of the text is exceeding the width of the screen and permanent left/right swipe is necessary in order to display the full line.

Dax's picture

Text reflow feature should be implemented in webkit, I can't to anything for that :(

dalas_revo's picture

Dear Dax,

I really love the interface. Just learned to know webpirate by now, so I can't compare it to the old one. It's very sailfish-ish ;)

However, I don't use it as my main browser for one reason: on several pages scrolling is very laggy. Examples: m.spiegel.com and m.faz.net. Maybe this is a problem of WebKit? I also have this problem on WebCat. Or maybe because I use WebPirate on SFOS alpha 1 on Fairphone2?

Cheers and thanks for your work!


Dax's picture

Lags are related to WebKit.

Sorry for the late reply :)

Schturman's picture

Hi, thanks for update. Really enjoing!
One question, since update I don't understand how to add sites to Quick Grid ?

Dax's picture

That feature should be restored in 2.1 :)

MrPancake's picture

This is now officially the best and my favourite app there is. The new UI seems perfect so far, really enjoying it. One thing I though of so far is that the gesture to close a tab should work when swiping from the other side as well.

Great job! Loving it.

MrPancake's picture

There is one design flaw I noticed, not sure if it was already reported. When the mobile page utilizes the 'swipe down to update' option the pulley menu gets called instead. You can easily try this at the mobile version of Twitter.

Dax's picture

Mmmmh that's tricky I see what can I do :)

MrPancake's picture

There's also no way to refresh the page without scrolling to the top and using the pulley menu.

I hope someone figures out a way to fix the Webkit zoom bug which renders the page smaller at first.

PawelSpoon's picture

Hi Dax,

thanks a lot for the update. realy great !! the new ui is much more sailfish then the old one.

one of my favorite site's is almost not usable in webpirate: www.laut.de

thats why i still need to use partly the stock browser.

Dax's picture

What's the problem? :)

PawelSpoon's picture

actually you cant scroll up and down in a usefull manner.

once the view is in mobile mode, it s lagging extremely

Dax's picture

Ok, I will look at that!

Bobsikus's picture

WHAT have you done :( why this unlogical hell UI ? I don't want to sound like grumpy grandpa, but this is truly unlogically made, before it was great, why changes ? also, not sure, if this is a bug or "feature" but browser agent doesn't work properly, I have "desktop" and m.facebook.com runs that stupid "iPhony version" of facebook, which I don't wanna... before on 1.7.4 it worked normally. Also some translations to Czech are horrible, I don't know, who did it, since last version on 1.7.4 was done by me and there are changes too... I have to look to transifex.. but I am truly reconsidering install 1.7.4 back...

Edit: translations edited

PawelSpoon's picture

i like the new ui. if you do not like the translation: fix it ;-)


Dax's picture

Lots of people doesn't liked the "old ui" because doesn't follow sailfishos guidelines (too many buttons), so with the help of Ferlanero we have created a new one working no-stop for two weeks.

The new UI is gesture based, less buttons and less distractions, it's not perfect, there is a lot of work to do yet :)

About translations, I don't know Czeck language so I can't tell if a translation is good or not, I have just included the updated one.

About the desktop version of Facebook I will make some tests: I have made some changes to the Desktop-User Agent recently

Bobsikus's picture

I see I am maybe the only one, but these Gestures just slows usage down... well, I see I am at minority at this, I can live with that. But I have suggestions. It would be nice to have optionable buttons at main screen at web page, something like in the picture ? (don't laugh, about 2 minutes in mspaint :D )http://i.imgur.com/tY04mLF.png I personally most of the time goes to the settings menu only when I want to change night mode or back, so quick button (not mandatory, user selectable in settings) would be enough for me :) also I believe somebody mentioned it, but I cannot see the option to head back to the previoues page (navigation history in one tab, I open some link but I want to go to the page before I clicked on link) I see the complete history in menu, but I cannot simply click on "back" button or at least I cannot see this option. Also for new tab before I had to just little go up on page and there was a "cross" for a new tab. Now I have to go to the settings page or entirely on top on web page and there is pulley down menu. Again, slowing things down, BUT it can be solved pretty easily I believe, pull down with 2 fingers might open pulley menu anywhere on the page ? :)


EDIT: I realised that two finger gesture is not possible since it works for zoom... so maybe 3 fingers ? :D

Dax's picture

Ok for the used-defined button! :)

About the "New Tab" behavior it can be improved, I want to avoid complex gestures: everything should be available with one hand so a gesture with 2/3 fingers is a bit complex :D

Bobsikus's picture

Thank you for the button :) Yeah I realize, that 3 finger gesture may be overcomplicated, but now it is not ideal :) it was best idea my small brain was able to make after 3h of sleep :D

giskard's picture

Swipe the url bar to right to go back and left to go forward.

Bobsikus's picture

Oooh, I see, i didn't noticed that on the picture, sorry, Ok, I take this one "back" back :) That is pretty convenient I have to say :)

AGA's picture

Interesting new UI but we lost some important functions, such as navigation history, find on page, quick close and quick menu button. I think so these things still a lot of space on the bottom notification bar.