New: Lynx Portable 2.8.7 (text-based browser) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on August 2, 2012 - 11:55pm

logoLynx Portable 2.8.7 has been released. Lynx is a text-based web browser. It's handy for low-bandwidth situations and for testing website screen reader compatibility. It's packaged in Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotLynx is a text-based web browser with support for HTML4 (no CSS), HTTP 1.1, tables, frames, and more. Full keyboard shortcut support like q to quit and g to go to a URL. Note that this browser can not save cookies between sessions, apparently due to a bug. Learn more about Lynx... Installer / Format

Lynx Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Lynx Portable is available for immediate download from the Lynx Portable homepage. Get it today!

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This is similar to Links Portable which we released at the beginning of last month, but it does differ in a few ways functionally. Some users had trouble with Links on certain machines, and Lynx offers a nice alternative for being able to test accessibility and working in low-bandwidth situations, so we figured we'd release Lynx, too. Smile

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

I had trouble running Links Portable and asked in the comments for a PortableApps version of Lynx and you delivered! Thank you, this is awesome. Just a nit: Lynx was the first web browser (though not graphical) and predated Links by 7 years so Links is like Lynx. Now if there was a PortableApps version of Alpine (the son of Pine) I'd be in pure text heaven! Smile