Orion is a new privacy-respecting web browser. It is a zero telemetry browser, meaning no user information is sent to Kagi (the developer) by default.
On Macs, Orion uses WebKit behind the scenes (like the Safari browser).
This is notable because most browsers on the market are running some variation of Google’s Chromium.
The browser does seem to struggle with rending complex web pages.
Orion supports both Firefox and Chrome browser extensions natively. You can get extensions from the Chrome Web Store or via Firefox Add-Ons.
Orion Reader Mode
Orion gives you a one-click Reader mode. You can click on an icon on the left side of the address bar to activate (or press ⇧⌘R). The settings are remembered in website settings for return visits to the same website.
Built-in ad and tracker blocking
Orion comes with state-of-the-art ad and tracker blocking enabled by default.
Orion Mobile browser
Orion iOS is a full-fledged mobile browser that syncs all user data with the Orion desktop browser:
- Full ad and tracker blocking built-in
- Blocks YouTube ads
- Allows Picture in Picture in YouTube
- Open links in native apps, similar to Opener app, all built-in
- Some extensions work out of the box on mobile (for example, Dark Reader, Bypass Paywalls..)