Otter Browser

Otter Browser
Developer(s)Michał Dutkiewicz
Initial releaseJanuary 1, 2014; 9 years ago (2014-01-01)
Stable release
1.0.03 Edit this on Wikidata / 22 February 2022; 21 months ago (22 February 2022)
Repository
Written inC++
EnginesQt WebEngine, QtWebKit
Operating systemUnix-like (Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD), macOS, Microsoft Windows, Haiku, RISC OS, OS/2, (ArcaOS)
PlatformQt
TypeWeb browser
LicenseGPL-3.0-or-later
Websiteotter-browser.org

Otter Browser is a cross-platform web browser that aims to recreate aspects of Opera 12.x using Qt framework while keeping seamless integration with users' desktop environments. Otter Browser is licensed under GPL-3.0-or-later. It works on Linux-based operating systems, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, macOS, and Windows platforms (others in development).

History

Following the decision by the board to change focus at Opera Software towards quarterly profits, co-founder Jon von Tetzchner left the company. Opera then announced that it would switch from the Presto layout engine that it had developed to the WebKit rendering engine, also used by Google Chromium project. It later followed Chrome again when it changed to the Blink rendering engine. Around the same time, the Opera community website My Opera was closed down. The new Opera left many of its users disgruntled.

At this time, Michał Dutkiewicz began creating Otter Browser.

The first iteration of the browser was released in 2014—an alpha release in binary form and source code. A notable aspect of the emergent browser is its modular model, making it possible for users to replace components.

Version history of Otter Browser
Version Release date
Alpha 1 January 1, 2014
Alpha 2 February 1, 2014
Alpha 3 March 1, 2014
Alpha 4 April 1, 2014
Alpha 5 May 1, 2014
Beta 1 June 1, 2014
Beta 2 August 1, 2014
Beta 3 November 1, 2014
Beta 4 January 1, 2015
Beta 5 April 1, 2015
Beta 6 June 1, 2015
Beta 7 September 1, 2015
Beta 8 December 1, 2015
Beta 9 January 1, 2016
Beta 10 May 1, 2016
Beta 11 October 1, 2016
Beta 12 January 1, 2017
RC4 November 2, 2017
RC5 February 1, 2018
RC6 March 1, 2018
RC7 April 1, 2018
RC8 May 1, 2018
RC9 June 1, 2018
RC10 July 1, 2018
RC11 August 1, 2018
RC12 September 1, 2018
1.0.01 January 1, 2019
1.0.02 December 21, 2020
1.0.03 February 22, 2022

Features

  • Password manager
  • Addon manager
  • Content blocking
  • Spell checking
  • Customisable GUI
  • URL completion
  • Speed dial
  • Bookmarks and various related features
  • Mouse gestures
  • User style sheets

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