Anticipate

Description

Anticipate (7)Anticipate is an open source web browsing tool that finds and prepares for links on-screen so they load much faster when you open them (similar to what mobile/desktop Chrome does when you’re browsing in them).

When a link is found, Ancitipate does the following using Chrome Custom Tabs*:
– DNS pre-resolution of the main domain
– DNS pre-resolution of the most likely sub-resources
– Pre-connection to the destination including HTTPS/TLS negotiation
– Pre-render the page**

The preparation allows this demo –https://developer.chrome.com/multidevice/images/customtab/performance.gif – to be realized.

To scan for links on-screen, Anticipate uses an accessibility service. You can customize the blacklist/whitelist of in which apps it will scan for links. You can also monitor which links are being pre-loaded with a floating window.

*according to the Chrome Custom Tabs documentation
**only on non-metered connections (e.g. WiFi), according to the Chromium source. The other three steps don’t use much data, so no need to worry.

GitHub (source, issues, feature requests): https://github.com/plusCubed/anticipate

Inspired by Chromer (by Arun Kumar) for using Chrome Custom Tabs. Brought pre-loading & dynamic toolbar color first to the market with open source code.

Screenshots

What’s New

Customize toolbar color:
– Specify default color
– Dynamic color – if defined by a website, use that (works the second time you open a website)
Chrome Custom Tabs has become a limiting factor – more cool features coming soon with other methods of pre-loading.

Permission

Version 1.0.1 can access:
Other
  • full network access
  • draw over other apps
  • prevent device from sleeping
  • view network connections
  • run at startup

 Size: 1 MB

Version: 1.0.1

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