Opera is a free web browser that's fast, rich in features and innovative. Far behind Google Chrome,
Everything to let you surf easily
The Opera web browser offers all the features you need to happily surf the web. "Quick Access" and "Notebook" 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 ergonomic choices means you end up with a model of simplicity and practicality. The adopted codes are very similar to those adopted by other browsers and you can navigate very conveniently with Opera. The options are where you would expect them to be, and the Quick Access and Notebook pages are well thought out – generally speaking, the interface is very pleasant to use.
Opera handles the latest web standards to perfection by using the WebKit rendering engine. The latter also replaces Presto, the Opera house engine. This adoption is, however, transient, and Opera should in fact use the Blink renderer developed by Google for its Chrome browser. It's a change in direction that promises many changes, improvements and enhancements in the future.
Besides constant performance, Opera offers a functionality dedicated to slow Internet connections. The Off-Road Mode, formerly called Turbo, compresses pages to provide quick navigation, even when your connection is barely there.
In terms of the interface, Opera is friendly and adopts a modern style with a large navigation area. Its appearance is customizable with themes and you can add your own personal touch.
A web browser that's gaining momentum
Opera has all the great qualities in its category. It's comprehensive, comes with a nice interface and regularly innovates to offer its users the best possible experience. If you want to move away from Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer, then Opera is definitely the way to go.
- New default themes.
- Silent updates and lighter.
- Chromium updated to version 35.01916.114 release.
- 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:
- 848 KB
- Opera Software | More programs (7)
- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
- Browsers > Web browsers
User rating:46 User reviews
The browser stinks. All the most useful features are gone. And the fact it is really Chrome in disguise tells me that money made this happen. They sold out the users for political reasons. Thats why I am 100% done with it. No toolbars. Cannot change buttons. It isn't customizable like it once was. And for all this to happen so sudden like tells me they have been working behind our backs all along. If you people have any principles left, use them. Ditch Opera and use another one. But ditch Chrome too because I know Google is behind all this.
I think Opera v 18 is just a disaster. I used to prefer Opera because of the only feature, Block Content... It is out now, helas