I want a text-only browser on my iPod. It is not jailbroken (nor do I wish to do so), and it is running iOS 4.2.1. Does anyone know of a way to install any text browser on iOS without jailbreaking? Any of these text browsers would be awesome;

Lynx, Edbrowse, w3m, Elinks, Links, Emacs/W3, Net-Tamer, WebbIE, etc

  • Have you tried to search these names one by one on iTunes app store? Particularly, if you do not want to jailbreak the iPad, there's no other source for apps.
    – shpokas
    Feb 14, 2011 at 6:06
  • I didn't find any of those apps by name in the app store, but I didn't know if there were any other text only browsers in the app store, or if there was a way to install one of those listed from something like iDos without jailbreaking. Feb 14, 2011 at 15:46

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You could go on your iPod to a website like http://pizzaseo.com/tool-lynx.php to emulate the behavior.

  • That's kinda cool. Not quite going to do what I need, but definitely interesting. Thanks. Feb 14, 2011 at 21:38
  • @Andris The link is broken.
    – Matt
    Jul 19, 2018 at 15:53

You could use Atomic Web Browser and turn on Web Compression (uses Google mobilizer). This should leave you with a minimum of graphics on the page.

  • ...or Opera Mini and turn off image loading. Feb 13, 2011 at 23:22
  • Thanks, but I want a text-only browser. Feb 14, 2011 at 15:46
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    What's the difference between "browsing with no images or video" and "text-only browsing"?
    – Cajunluke
    Feb 15, 2011 at 1:21
  • I want a browser that isn't able to load images or video. I'm going for simplicity. Just text and hyperlinks, ignores everything else, including CSS. Feb 22, 2011 at 19:11

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