7.7 MB   6,333 downloads
0.98.4 100% CLEAN GPL    
2.1/5 7
Minimal application that enables you to easily browse the World Wide Web, which provides support for adding and managing bookmarks

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Lobo is a simple, Java-built software program whose purpose is to aid individuals in navigating the Internet with a minimal interface and support for bookmarks.

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.

Lobo was reviewed by Madalina Boboc
Last updated on May 20th, 2014
Lobo - The Lobo Browser's main window displaying the homepage and allowing youto navigate and to bookmark itLobo - The General Preferences panel is where you can set the startup page and enable the user agentLobo - The Add Item dialog will let you add a new search engine by entering the name, description, the base url amd the query parameterLobo - The Add/Edit Bookmark panel is where the user can manage his bookmarks by entering the url, the title, the description and the tags

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