Browsh: modern text-based web browser that supports graphics and video

Screenshot of Browsh

If you like web browsers for your terminal, that is to say, based on text, surely you have already tried some other alternative for it. For some reasons or others, this type of browser is very practical for many people, for example, for those who do not have a desktop environment installed on their operating systems. However, you may need one of these in other cases for a particular reason.

In LxA and we have talked about several of these browsers, and today we present you brush in case you didn't know him. And it is not one more, since it is a rather special browser that supports graphics and video, something that other browsers based on a text interface do not support. But not only that, the Browsh browser is considered a modern web browser due to its characteristics, since despite how primitive it may seem, it hides some surprises.

For example, in addition to supporting video and graphics, so you don't miss any details of the websites you load from it, it also has support for HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, images, WebGL content... Saying it like this, it seems that it has little to envy to browsers such as Chrome or Firefox with a graphical interface, although it is true that when you test it, you miss some features, amenities and plugins or extensions that these web browsers may have.

If we get a bit technical, it is true that Browsh is not a web browser, but rather a front-end for the terminal that supports viewing and interacting with web content from our command console. Playing with this tool, and turning certain web content into ASCII art, you will be able to navigate significantly reducing the necessary network bandwidth as its own developer admits, and that works fluently even on less powerful or old hardware.


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  1.   luix said

    Interesting, it should be compared with «links»

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