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Shosetsu

A regularly updated light novel reader for android
Shosetsu is a light novel reader for android.

Features include
- Adding novels to your personal library from different catalogs;
- Catalogs that feature scrapers for many websites (currently 4);
- Daytime, nighttime and sepia reading modes;
- Application-wide dark mode;
- Compatible with all versions upwards of Android 5.1;
- Backup and Restore (currently disabled);
- Catalog migration (currently disabled);
- Chapter update notifications for the novels in your personal library;
- Built-in chapter download manager;
- Chapter bookmarking;
- The ability to change text size, coloring, indents and spacing.


Technical details
- All chapters are retrieved by downloading an entire webpage, and scraping off the plain text, which is then turned into a string. Currently only plain text is supported.
- Shosetsu is essentially a web scraper, which can expand its built-in catalog through the use of (shosetsu-extensions)[https://github.com/Doomsdayrs/shosetsu-extensions]. The bare minimum requirements for a new extension are for one to create a child class of ScrapeFormat, and fill in the abstract information, as well as tweak some of the other variables.
- Shosetsu does not, in any way, own copyright over any of the novels present in its catalogs or extensions. All DMCA requests should be forwarded to the original source, as Shosetsu does not host anything. All data is scraped, saved to the users' devices and then displayed.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version v1.1.4-release (27) suggested Added on 2020-10-12

    This version requires Android 5.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 4.9 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version v1.1.3-release (26) - Added on 2020-01-23

    This version requires Android 5.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

    Download APK 5.1 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log