There is a new application available for Sparkers: Browsh

What is Browsh?

Browsh is a fully interactive, real-time, and modern text-based browser rendered to TTYs and browsers… …Browsh is different in that it’s backed by a real browser, namely headless Firefox, to create a purely text-based version of web pages and web apps. These can be easily rendered in a terminal or indeed, ironically, in another browser. Do note that currently the browser client doesn’t have feature parity with the terminal client.


sudo apt update
sudo apt install browsh

or via APTus-> Web browsers-> Browsh icon.

Launch the browser in a terminal/terminal emulator via the command:


or via menu-> Network-> Browsh Browser.


Author: Thomas Buckley-Houston
License: GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1


Beaker Browser

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Beaker Browser

What is Beaker Browser?

Beaker is an experimental peer-to-peer Web browser. It adds new APIs for building hostless applications while remaining compatible with the rest of the Web. It is an open-source application in development by Blue Link Labs.

From Wikipedia:

Beaker Browser peer-to-peer technology allows users to self-publish websites and web apps directly from the browser, without the need to set up and administrate a separate web server or host their content on a third-party server. All files and websites are transferred using Dat, a hypermedia peer-to-peer protocol which allows files to be shared and hosted by several users. The browser also supports the HTTP protocol to connect to traditional servers.
Beaker is built using the Electron framework and therefore uses the Chromium browser as a renderer for webpages.

Installation (Debian/Sparky testing 64bit only):
It is a prerelease2 version so can be installed from Sparky unstable repository.

It requires nodejs (>= 12.0) which will be installed/upgraded from Sparky unstable repos too. That version removes (but provides too) ‘libnode64’ and ‘npm’ packages.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install beaker-browser

Beaker Browser

License: MIT
GitHub repo:


Midori 7.0

There is a new application available in our repos: Midori 7.0.

Midori is a lightweight yet powerful web browser which runs just as well on little embedded computers named for delicious pastries as it does on beefy machines with a core temperature exceeding that of planet earth. And it looks good doing that, too. Oh, and of course it’s free software.

This point release has been published after over 3 years of development break.
The browser has been completely rewritten in Vala & GTK3.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install midori

Midori 7.0 is available for Sparky 4/Debian Stretch and Sparky 5/Debian Buster users as well.


Midori Git repos:



There is a new appliacation available for Sparkers: the first release of Falkon web browser 3.0.0.

From Wikipedia:

Falkon (formerly QupZilla) is a free and open-source web browser, intended for general users. Falkon is licensed under GPLv3.
Falkon makes use of Qt WebEngine to support modern web standards. It provides several icon sets and other elements to match the native look and feel of users’ desktop operating systems.

David Rosca said:

Falkon is a new KDE web browser, previously known as QupZilla. Following this release, there will only be one last final QupZilla release.

If you were previously using QupZilla, you can manually migrate your profiles to Falkon by moving the config directory (usually in ~/.config/qupzilla/).
There is no automatic migration.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install falkon

or via Sparky Web Browser Installer >= 20180307.

Then run the application from menu-> Internet

Due it needs Qt 5.9, the app is available to Debian testing/Sid and Sparky 5 only, but not older.




There is a new application available for Sparkers: Min web browser.

Min is designed to be fast. It uses less battery power, so you don’t have to worry about finding a charger. Min is written entirely with CSS and JavaScript using Electron, and is open-source software, available on GitHub.

It includes features such as:
– Information from DuckDuckGo in the search bar.
– Built-in ad and tracker blocking
– Fuzzy search
– Full-text search for visited pages
– Reading list
– Tabs improvements (tabs open to the right, and fade out when inactive).
– Dark theme

It can be installed from Sparky repository via:
– Synaptic or
– Sparky Web Browser Installer (>= 20180213) or
– apt commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install min



Web Browser Installer

There is a new, small, home brew application available for Sparkers: Web Browser Installer.

Web Browser Installer lets you install one of 20+ web browsers via one click.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install sparky-webbrowser-installer

The application is available in 3 ways:
– APTus -> Install tab -> Web Browser Installer
– APTus Extra 0.1.45 -> Sparky_WWW
– system’s menu-> Network -> Web Browser Installer

The 3 browsers are installable on amd64 OS only: Brave, Google-Chrome and Opera.
Rest of them can be installed on i686 and amd64.

It’s a first version of the script, fully tested of course but if you find anything not working well, simply let me know via our forums, please.

Web Browser Installer



A new application landed in Sparky repos: Dooble.

Dooble is a secure, open source, WebKit based web browser that provides solid performance, stability, and cross-platform functionality.

From Wikipedia:

Dooble was created to improve privacy. Currently, Dooble is available for FreeBSD, Linux, OS X, OS/2, and Windows. 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.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install dooble


If Dooble will not start, try to launch it in a terminal emulator via the command:
and paste an output on ours forums, please.


Otter browser


The Otter web browser 0.9.10 landed in Sparky repository.

From Wikipedia:

Otter Browser is a free and open-source web browser that aims to recreate the best aspects of the classic Opera (web browser) (12.x) using Qt framework while keeping seamless integration with users’ desktop environments. Otter Browser is licensed under GPLv3.

The present version is still in beta stage, but I recommend to give it a try.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install otter-browser

Otter browser


TOR Browser 5.0


The TOR Browser has been updated to the latest version 5.0 and is available in our repository.

As the Tor Browser Team announced:
– the Firefox has been updated up to version 38esr
– Tor updated to with patches
– Torbutton updated to
– Tor Launcher updated to

Full list of changes is available at the TOR Project blog.

You can simply upgrade existing version of TOR Browser (or make fresh installation) via the package manager:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor-browser

or just upgrade:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade