A new browser - Vivaldi

Yes and it is well worth to note the name Vivaldi. or perhaps consider to download and try the early version? The browser is available for Windows, Mac and Linux and is a new project started by former CEO and co-founder of OperaJon von Tetzchner together with other ex-Opera people.

In a recently published article in a Norwegian online tech magazine Tetzchner said that one reason he and his co-founders decided to start Vivaldi had to do with the direction their former browser Opera had taken, not quite as they envisioned Opera development. 

VIvaldi Screenshot

Vivaldi is built on the open source code of Chromium, yet both looks, feels and functions very different. We all have different tastes when it comes to functions and overall design but I quite like their approach. Integrated mail plus a whole range of other functions will come, sign up at Vivaldi.net to stay updated.

After leaving Opera in 2011, Tetzchner founded Vivaldi in December 2013. Since then he, and others from the original Opera company, have been pottering with the new browser, which offers and promise and a number of features that loyal Opera users may remember. It sports mouse gestures for browsing and the familiar “speed dial” interface that shows your favorite tabs on the new tab page. Multiple tabs can be combined into one for easy browsing of related sites.

For example, if you were doing research online you could group all the tabs on that topic into one to save space. Another feature allows you to take notes right in the browser, along with screenshots, which makes it easy to remember exactly why you thought a page was important.

I've been trying Vivaldi for a few days and it's a great browser that has lots of potential but there are technical issues, quite as expected at its early stage. You might not notice them so easily, all depends on how and where you are using it. However, speed is great and I am sure that fixes will surface in the weeks and months to come!