Opera is a free web browser that's fast, rich in features and innovative. Far behind
Everything to let you surf easily
The Opera web browser offers all the features you need to happily surf the web. Speed Dial and Bookmarks pages are available when you launch the browser and offer you easy access to the sites you use the most and those you've added to your favorites. At startup, Opera also offers a Discover page so you can always keep an eye on the news. It displays the news by topic and you can select the country and the language.
Opera includes a download manager, history and a private browsing mode so you can navigate without leaving a trace. It also lets you install extensions to customize your surfing experience. While the catalog is much smaller than that provided by competing browsers, you will find versions of Adblock Plus, Feedly, Pinterest, Evernote Clearly etc. for Opera.
The Opera address bar is powerful and allows you to perform searches on multiple search engines at the same time, while benefiting from the suggestions for websites that gradually appear as you type.
Excellent design and performance
Opera's design means you get a model of simplicity and practicality. Keyboard shortcuts are very similar to those used by other browsers so you can navigate very conveniently with Opera. The options are where you would expect them to be, and the Speed Dial and Notebook pages are well thought out – generally speaking, the interface is very pleasant to use. Opera is customizable with themes so you can add your own personal touch.
Opera handles the latest web standards to perfection by using the Blink rendering engine. Besides good performance, Opera offers a functionality dedicated to slow Internet connections. Opera Turbo compresses pages to provide quick navigation, even when your connection is barely there.
A browser that's gaining momentum
Opera has all the great qualities you need. It's comprehensive, with a nice interface and regularly innovates to offer you the best possible experience. If you want to move away from Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer, then Opera is definitely the way to go.
Now with bookmark sync
Opera 28 adds bookmark synchronization. Now, similar to Firefox and Chrome, you can create a free Opera account so that wherever you sign in, you will see your bookmarks. This new feature works across Opera for desktop, Opera Mini for iOS and Opera for Android.
While Firefox remains unavailable on iOS devices, bookmark sync puts Opera on level ground with Google Chrome.
- Pros +
- Complete, simple design
- Sync options
- Cons -
- Fewer extensions than other browsers
- English , Spanish , German , French , Arabic , Argentinean , Catalan , Chinese Simp , Chinese Trad , Czech , Danish , Dutch , Euskera , Finnish , Gallego , Greek , Hindi , Italian , Japanese , Korean , Norwegian , Polish , Portuguese , Russian , Swedish , Turkish
- File size:
- 676 KB
- Opera Software | More programs (7)
- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
- Browsers > Web browsers
User rating:53 User reviews
New Opera 17, really sux, it lost everything that I liked and because which it was my favorite browser. I cant understand, what developers were thinking of? They tend to make it like Chrome, and now they will lose every single user. They had a nice and decent 5% of Users, now they gonna come to 0%. Because, why we need another same type of browser as Chrome is? Why we need Opera, when we have Chrome? I starting to think that Google payed to Opera developers, to make it like this, so all users switch to Chrome. I was user of Opera for last 7 years, because it was better, richer, and offered unique features. Now it lost all good things, I will probably switch to Chrome. What a disappointment.
Opera has more or less killed itself. It is useless for people who have to manage large bookmarks collections. If you import bookmarks, you have to klick on every bookmark you want to import, unless they are in a folder. You are not allowed to choose the file which contains the bookmarks. It just grabs bokmarks from an older version of Opera. The new bookmark line takes up far too much space on top of the screen, etc. What a mess!! There is absolutely no reason why anyone should continue using Opera