Lightning
Lightning
4.2

5.0

Lightning free download for Mac

Lightning

4.2
19 September 2018

Minimalist Web browser based on Webkit (was Lightning Web Browser).

Overview

Lightning (was Lightning Web Browser) is a minimalist web browser designed with one thing in mind - speed of search. An order of magnitude smaller than other browsers, Lightning loads in less than a second and is ready to use straight away. Enable the "Lightning Lookup" service and search on selected text from any application in an instant by typing command-@.

Based on Webkit (the already fast core of the Safari and Chrome browsers), instead of unloading browsed pages as you navigate, Lightning keeps a buffer of many WebBrowser objects in memory. This allows you to return back to a previously viewed page instantaneously without having to wait for it to reload. This optimisation makes a huge difference to speed of navigation. URL's (starting with http://) or search items can be selected or entered into the address bar. For search terms, select the site you wish use as a search engine on the popup list at the left hand side.

Features:
  • History and Bookmarks are HTML pages containing an (optional) snapshot of the page when it was last viewed.
  • The Bookmarks page is WSYWIG editable to "arrange" them and can be used as your home page. Use the "Manage/Save Bookmarks" menu item to make your changes permanent.
  • Preloads next page off-screen when you hover over a link.
  • Page by Page control over Flash content and cookies.
  • All the usual trackpad gestures including zoom supported.
  • To close a tab or remove a bookmark tap it's icon.
  • Full Spelling/Grammar checking available via edit menu.
  • As a final boost to initial page load try Google DNS on 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4.

What's new in Lightning

Version 4.2:
  • Minor adjustment of background colour for Mojave, Improved interface to blocking functionality, Same Lightning Speed.

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3 Lightning Reviews

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Ninja-Boy
04 March 2011

Most helpful

So, I've been hunting for a download link for the last 20 minutes and can't, for the life of me, find one. Where do I download this? Went to the App Store, but I'm just travelling around in a loop, returning to the same page of adverts again and again .., and again ...
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Version 1.4.2
Nuttawut
20 February 2014
Love this web browser. Clean simple a nd fast.
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Version 3.0
Mac007
17 October 2011
Well that certainly didn't last long. Wonder what happened?
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Version 2.0.2
Ninja-Boy
04 March 2011
So, I've been hunting for a download link for the last 20 minutes and can't, for the life of me, find one. Where do I download this? Went to the App Store, but I'm just travelling around in a loop, returning to the same page of adverts again and again .., and again ...
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Version 1.4.2
1 answer(s)
Mgpalma
Mgpalma
08 June 2011
I clicked on the Download Now button above and it launched the App Store app and downloaded, so not sure why you are unable to get it...maybe you have by now?
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