Software Alternatives & Reviews Reviews

Thomas Dickey is the maintainer/developer of the Lynx text-browser. This page gives some background and pointers to Lynx resources.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about and what they use it for.
  • Thinkpad and Linux with only Terminal access to Internet as a lifestyle laptop - Have anyone this setup?
    Lynx is a good option, however, it does not support JavaScript. - Source: Reddit / 12 days ago
  • three ways to browse the web on PC
    Or you can browse in text mode using lynx ! - Source: Reddit / 18 days ago
  • A year in the trenches has hardened Ukraine’s president
    I tried to, but it's over 10000 characters. This gets around paywalls though. - Source: Reddit / 26 days ago
  • Let's build a Chrome extension that steals everything
    > I want the bare minimum that will run normal websites. I know that will break some pages, I'll accept that If you are willing to accept quite a few pages breaking, Lynx is probably the smallest and fastest browser: - Source: Hacker News / 27 days ago
  • Best Linux distro for an old netbook
    And that will be the biggest problem. There are browsers like that require few resources, but don't support many things like Youtube. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Regarding recent browser changes (crosspost wasnt allowed, OG post in comment)
    There's also Lynx, but it's text only and almost useless for 99% of people. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Looking For A CLI Browser.
    Lynx Web browser I'm 100% sure it's cli (but fully text as far as I understand). - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • I wrote a discord web browser (more info in comments)
    If you want to host this bot yourself (don't), the source code is here. It works by piping all requests through the lynx text based web browser. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Easy way to find all nouns that start with "пр-"?
    Yes, it's enough. It won't work in some browsers, though all common ones should be ok, I think. If you inspect the source of the page, the href attribute of the link has those same encircled letters (percent-encoded as %E2%93%A1%E2%93%A4). That is, Reddit's software doesn't replace them with ordinary r u when formatting the comment; it's your browser that does when you follow the link. I've tried it with Firefox,... - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • w3m rocks
    I have the ability to pop into w3m from lynx[0] to view tables when necessary. I also have the option to call the x-www-browser script from lynx for the full graphical/js/css treatment, such as posting this comment from my account. But most of the time, lynx is more than adequate for my modest needs... [0] - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • Redditors who used the internet back when it was still considered a new thing, what is something kids these days will never get to experience?
    I was going to say text-based web browsers (no images), but then I found out Lynx is still being developed. So if you really want to experience it… Lynx. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Adblocking Does Not Constitute Copyright Infringement, Court Rules
    Hell, use a browser like lynx and you avoid all the graphics, javascript, etc. Bet that would give the publishers a stroke if they thought about it. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Any tips or tools for how to run 1000 tabs in an hour for a bot?
    I don't know what kind of scripting capabilities chrome has, but if lynx can handle the website you want to do things on it might be able to do what you want? - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Is Firefox the only alternative to all the chromium-based browsers?
    Lynx is pretty good, but I personally like w3m. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Polish forest officer encounters a Lynx in a hunting stand
    And we all know what browsers they prefer. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Viewing website HTML code is not illegal or “hacking,” prof. tells Missouri gov.
    There are things like w3m and Lynx are even able to view web pages in just a text based environment instead of fully rendered webpage. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Torrenting from your terminal 💻
    One of my favorite ways to torrent is by using lynx 🐆 along with rtorrent 🌊 to effortlessly download and then torrent files using only my terminal window. - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • Since we seem to be sharing some of our non-prod (home) gear, here's mine
    A few here and there are fine. It tends to start conversations that generally wouldn't be touched. If you want to be as purist, use lynx instead, and as a bonus, no more ads :). - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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