Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. Webcat is an internet browser based on WebKit and Qt5 developed by Leszek Lesner, the developer of LLs Video Player.
Among others, it has all the main functions of a modern browser, including: support for landscape view, tabbing and bookmarks, option for changing the default font size, copy links feature, by long pressing on the link, DNS prefetching and fast scroll. The latest version available is Webcat 0.9.1, which has been recently released, coming with the above changes and enhancements:
- Add to bookmarks menu ‘open in new tab’ or ‘~ window’
- Changed tabbar header to ‘+’ and footer to ‘x’ icons
- Make default bookmarks removable
- Added gesture support for back and forward navigation (for minimized toolbar only)
- Add counter for open tabs in toolbar
- Added extraToolbar with haptic feedback
- Added New Tab, New Window, Reload & Lock Orientation to extra toolbar
- Add list of predefined search engines
- Added url suggestions from history and bookmarks
- Fixed homepage shown wrong on newWindow open
- Added ssl certificate verification dialog
- Added Downloadmanager
- Fixed _parent targets in url
- Show open externally and download options for media files
- Detect images and allow download and opening in contextmenu
- Dynamically grow/shrink suggestionbox
A demo video of Webcat 0.9 can be seen below:
Because it is available via OpenRepos.net, installing Webcat 0.9.1 can be done via either Warehouse or by downloading the Webcat rpm package and installing it directly from the file manager, by double-clicking the package. Download Webcat 0.9.1.
For those who don’t know yet, Jolla is a project developed by former Nokia employees. The first Jolla smartphone is running on Sailfish OS, a modified Megoo Linux system, which is Android compatible, uses Wayland as the default display server , uses Nokia N9′s Maliit touchscreen keyboard and comes with interchangeable covers, allowing the users to easily switch them, in order to change the color/model of the phone and comes with impressive hardware specifications.
While apps with native Sailfish OS support can be installed via the Jolla Store and OpenRepos.net, Android apps can be installed via the same Jolla Store, or via F-Droid, Yandex Store, Amazon App Store, Aptoide and 1Mobile Android Market.