A simple and performant yet powerful window onto the open decentralized web
Odysseus is a simple yet powerful web browser focusing on new ways to discover the webpages you need and want, without relying on central webservices invading your privacy.
These discovery features include:
- Top sites, with initial handcurated recommendations
- Personalized suggestions, harvested from the pages you visit
- Webfeed discovery, integrating with existing feedreaders
- Easily skimmed browser history, with full-text search
- Failing to open a link, suggests compatible apps to install
Get it for $1 on AppCenter
Get Odysseus web browser and more on elementary AppCenter, the open, pay-what-you-can app store for indie developers. Every app is open source and has been reviewed and curated by elementary to ensure a native, privacy-respecting, and secure experience.
Note: This app is only available for elementary OS 5.1 Hera. If you’re on elementary OS 6 Odin, it will not appear in AppCenter. You can reach out to the developer and ask that they update it for OS 6.
1.7.3 – Feb 28, 2021
Add vertical tabs
Enable WebKitGTK web extensions
Replace link promoting webfeeds
1.7.2 – Feb 2, 2021
Fix crash on Manjaro
1.7.1 – Sep 24, 2020
Set your own homepages
Fix UI regression around autoselecting addressbar
Red Panda Adventures easter egg removed (it was a UI test)
1.6.3 – Mar 31, 2020
New French & Dutch localizations
Minor addressbar redesign
Improved error reporting
(Temporary) Red Panda Adventures easter egg
1.6.2 – Mar 20, 2020
New icon thanks to Fatih20 (Nararyans R.I.)
Fix crash resulting from opening local files (the OS no longer provides the "file://"-prefix).
1.6.1 – Sep 8, 2019
Expose YouTube webfeeds.
Fix personalized recommendation display.
Performance fixes for personalized recommendations.
Use non-colourful icons.
Integrate history link deeper into topsites display.
1.6.0 – Jul 10, 2019
Performance optimizations (tidies up database)
1.5.17 – May 20, 2019
Minor layout fix
Show download count
Preparation to support a global dark mode
1.5.12 – Apr 10, 2019
Webfeed discovery support!
Full Dutch localization
Fix topsites editing
Lower threshold for sourcing topsites from browser history
Minor performance improvements
1.5.11 – Mar 9, 2019
Enable MSE, full French translations.
1.5.10 – Oct 28, 2018
Minor visual corrections.
Visually tie status icons to addressbar again, revert having icons in application menu.
Fixes for other themes.
1.5.8 – Oct 14, 2018
Indicates HTTPS (with it's cryptographic certificate) and local pages, errors, and permissions.
1.5.7 – Oct 5, 2018
Indicates HTTPS and local pages.
1.5.5 – Sep 13, 2018
Performance fixes and better labelling on topsites display.
Hides downloads bar in fullscreen.
1.5.2 – Jul 28, 2018
Renders nice previews for webfeeds.
Fixes regressions with topsites interactions and viewsource.
1.5.1 – Jul 19, 2018
Fixes for Juno.
1.5.0 – Jun 29, 2018
Topsites performance and design improvements.
Add indicators for menuitems that are links.
1.4.1 – Jun 4, 2018
Major performance improvements in regards to internal pages. i.e. stops wasting time wasting memory.
Recommends apps for unsupported URL and file types.
Improved accessibility of the downloads bar.
1.4.0 – May 26, 2018
Fills in gaps within the topsites display with my recommendations.
More succinct text in download notifications.
1.3.0 – Apr 13, 2010
You can customize the topsites on odysseus:home!
Minor optimizations to odysseus:history.
1.2.3 – Mar 27, 2018
Your most visited pages are now linked to from the newtab page.
Now speaks French and Portuguese.
Added credits page to thank contributors.
More minor UI corrections.
1.2.2 – Mar 21, 2018
More communicative browser history viewer, with colour coded tabs, tooltips communicating which links you've followed, favicons, page screenshots, and years in all dates.
Fixes for video playback and infinite tab spawnage.
Added a privacy notice.
1.2.0 – Mar 18, 2018
Natural search of your browser history
Added useful "hints" to the footer of the newtab page, which may link to a new credits page.
Reduced prevalance of the "loading" message.
1.0.12 – Jan 3, 2018
Now speaks Czech.
Tabs now open in background.
Short-term style fix for plus.google.com.
Preparations for more localization.
1.0.11 – Jan 2, 2018
Adds more keyboard and middle click shortcuts.
Fixes links displayed in AppCenter.
1.0.10 – Dec 29, 2017
Hopefully this makes it display better in AppCenter.
1.0.8 – Dec 29, 2017
Bugfix: a tab always remains open in each window.
1.0.7 – Dec 29, 2017
Disable broken WebInspector for now.
1.0.4 – Dec 23, 2017
Offers a very smooth browsing and downloads experience.
First AppCenter release, so Merry Christmas!