The upside of a portable app
The installation process can be skipped entirely, as this web browser is portable. This means that the Windows registry and Start menu/screen are not going to suffer any changes, and no leftovers will remain on the drive after its removal.
It is also important to keep in mind that by copying the program files to a removable storage unit, you make it possible to take Lobo anywhere with you and run it on any computer you have been granted access to, with just a click of the button.
Reload pages and upload HTML files
It is possible to launch multiple instances of this tool, yet you should know that it does not support multiple tabs. Thus you are forced to browse the wonders of the Internet one tab at a time. You can also open HTML files, view page source and recent hosts, go back or forward, stop loading a page or reload it, with the help of the integrated controls.
Manage bookmarks and use a proxy server
This utility enables you to add bookmarks, as well as view recent ones or all of them and look for a specified one. A few websites are saved to the menu bar, so that you can easily access them, while you can also change the startup page, input a proxy connection and change the default search engine.
Conclusion and performance
The amount of resources required in order to run this app is low to moderate, which means that it does not put a strain on the computer’s performance. The interface is suitable to all users and the response time is fairly good. However, you should know that it does not always work properly, not loading web pages or even files from your hard drive.
All in all, Lobo is a pretty decent piece of software, when it comes to navigating the Internet, yet an update could be immensely beneficial.
Reviewed by Madalina Boboc, last updated on May 20th, 2014
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- Renamed NavigatorListener to NavigatorErrorListener.
- Updated JavaFX support so it's 1.0 compliant.
Application descriptionLobo is an open source web browser completely written in Java. It is undergoing active development with the aim to ful...