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.
Extensions can be easily downloaded from the store. You are even able to install Google Chrome extensions from the Chrome Store. Opera has a special type of add-ons that open in the sidebar. Currently there are not many but are ideal to display contextual information about the page you're viewing.
Opera includes a download manager, history, a private browsing mode so you can navigate without leaving a trace, and it is the first major PC browser to include a built-in VPN allowing you browse safely and securely. 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.
- Pros +
- Complete, simple design
- Sync options
- Economic use of resources and data
- 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:
- 708 KB
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User rating:56 User reviews
The Opera 31 is the worst Opera ever. Impossible to even understand how to use it. Old bookmarks are turned into a screen full of tiles that are unusable. Email is gone..It is just a piece of sowtware to avoid. Opera 9.x was supperior to this.
To show how lousy the new Opera (v. 29+) is, many of the available extensions are designed to make it perform more like Opera 12, which was great. Old bookmarks will import, but are in random order, not alphabetized. It is LESS configurable that v.12. I've used Opera for many years. Up through v.12 I'd tell anybody who would listen how great it was; how the Opera team pioneered many technologies now used by other browsers (tabbed browsing, saved sessions, automatic reformatting of pages, and many others). Now you go tho their news feed and they don't seem to be developing ANYTHING! What happened? I will probably keep using Opera some, but am planning on changing my default browser to something else.