Developer(s)Benjamin C. Meyer
Final release
0.11.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 27 September 2010; 13 years ago (27 September 2010)
Written inC++
Operating systemBSD, Haiku, Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2, Windows
Size1.2 MB (Linux)
Available inMultilanguage
TypeWeb browser

Arora is a discontinued free and open-source web browser developed by Benjamin C. Meyer.[2][3][4][5] It was available for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, FreeBSD, OS/2, Haiku,[6] Genode, and any other operating system supported by the Qt toolkit. The browser's features included tabbed browsing, bookmarks, browsing history, smart location bar, OpenSearch, session management, privacy mode, a download manager, WebInspector, and AdBlock.[7]

Meyer discontinued development of Arora due to strictures of non-compete clauses by his employer.[8] Another software developer, Bastien Pederencino, forked Arora's source code, and published a variant called zBrowser – renamed Zeromus Browser in February 2013. Later in 2013, Pederencino published another variant called BlueLightCat. In 2014, some new patches were released on Arora's project page on GitHub, with some Linux distributions incorporating the changes in their individual versions of Arora packages in their repositories.[9] In 2020, Arora was forked again by another developer, Aaron Dewes, and a variant named "Endorphin Browser" was published, with the goal of modernizing Arora and adding new features.[10]

See also


  1. ^ "Release 0.11.0". 27 September 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Lightweight Arora web browser turns 0.10.0". Retrieved 2010-08-07.
  3. ^ "Arora Is an Open-Source Browser with Out-of-the-Box Ad Blocking". Archived from the original on 2 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
  4. ^ "Arora web browser review". Retrieved 2010-08-07.
  5. ^ "Alternative Browsers: Beyond Chrome and Firefox". Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-07.((cite news)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ "Qt4 Ported to Haiku, Developer Preview Release Available". 2009. Archived from the original on 29 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  7. ^ "Webkit-based Arora browser hits v.10, now ships with AdBlock by default". 2009. Archived from the original on 10 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  8. ^ "Retirement from Arora" (JavaScript required to view). arora-dev. Google Groups. 2011-06-20. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  9. ^ "Arora/Arora". GitHub. 25 March 2022.
  10. ^ "The future of Endorphin · Discussion #1 · EndorphinBrowser/Browser". GitHub.