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Kristall Small-Internet Browser
Kristall is a browser without support for css/js/wasm or graphical websites. It can display user-styled documents in several formats, including gemini, html, markdown, … provided by a server via gemini, gopher, http, finger, …
What is Gemini, Gopher, Finger?
I've never heard these words before, where can i learn more?
Non-exhaustive feature list:
- Browser-like UI based on Qt5
- Light/dark theme
- Fully customizable document styling
- In-browser rendering of text, images and video.
- Searchable/viewable navigation history
- Favourite lists with categories
- First-class crossplatform support. Enjoy all features on all supported platforms!
- Document outlines
- TLS with TOFU and CA support
- First-class client certificate support
Crossplatform all the way
Kristall is available and tested regulary on several operating systems, including:
- Arch Linux
- Ubuntu 20.04
- Ubuntu 18.04
- Windows 10
Note that Kristall may requires the
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
installed on windows. Otherwise it will fail with a message that MSVCR100.dll is missing. Most windows systems have this already installed.
Currently no stable release build is available, but there are packages for Kristall 0.3 available for
Void Linux (Work in progress)
ArchLinux AUR (0.3)
Windows (zip, x86_64)
Linux (AppImage, x86_64)
The project source code is managed on GitHub:
If you want to participate in development or file issues, please use GitHub or write me a mail to
You can also contact me (xq) for support or feature proposals on IRC: