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Current Version: 2.8.5 (March 2, 2004) / 2.8.7d13 (March 7, 2009)

Lynx is a text-based Web browser that has its origins in the UNIX and DOS command-line worlds. Unlike the "Classic" Mac OS port MacLynx, this implementation of Lynx is kept relatively current, as it's simply a straight port to OS X's UNIX layer ("Darwin"). If you're a Web site developer, you should download this now so that you can dee how effectively your site designs "degrade" in the absence of imagery, styled text, scripting, and all of the other window dressing that graphical browsers bring to the table. But even mere mortals should have a copy of Lynx at hand to do no-nonsense browsing when time is of the essence.

Version 2.8.5 is the latest pre-built command line version of Lynx for Mac OS X that is available with built-in SSL support.

Version 2.8.7d13 is the latest "double-clickable" version of Lynx available for Mac OS X, but it doesn't provide SSL support.

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Related Links

Are you looking for an older version of a browser, but can't seem to find it? The Browser Archive and Darrel Knutson's Macintosh Web Browser Page are the places to visit!

Also Consider . . .

These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!