I’m not sure what I should call this, but recently I came across Lynx, and thought it was pretty decent software.
Lynx is a terminal based web-browser, that is surprisingly usable(ish)! I managed to do a lot of my day-to-day tasks using Lynx (reading Wikipedia, blogs, searching with Qwant), and now I think about it, maybe I should write the rest of this post in it – let’s try that!
If you’re looking to tinker with Lynx, here’s a list of sites that work:
- Google (google.com)
- Qwant Lite (lite.qwant.com)
- CNN Lite (lite.cnn.com)
- Wikipedia – redirects to ‘alternative Wikipedia’ (wikipedia.org)
- Jacob Sammon (jacobsammon.com)
- Unfathomable (jacobsammon.com/blog/)
All in, it’s an interesting piece of software and a bit of fun to play around with. I’m not sure how useful this’d be day-to-day, because sites like YouTube certainly don’t work.
Realistically, Lynx is designed to be used by a small group of geeks whom are very big on privacy; spyware.neocities.org gives Lynx a rating of ‘not spyware’ – which is always nice.