The web browser market for desktop operating system is already crowded with popular web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Project Sparton (the new web browser in Windows 10), Chrome, Firefox and Opera. In addition to these major web browsers, there are dozens of lesser known browsers available with variety of features.
But if you’re not satisfied with the already available desktop browsers for your Windows, Mac or Linux, you can now download a new web browser for your computer. Enter Vivaldi, a new browser in the town with some exciting set of features.
If you’re wondering why blogosphere is covering so much about this new Vivaldi browser when there are plenty of other lesser-known browsers also available, it’s because Vivaldi browser is from former CEO and co-founder of once the very popular Opera browser.
Vivaldi browser for Windows
Just like other web browsers, especially like Opera, it also sports a beautiful interface which can be controlled by mouse gestures. As you can see in the picture, there is a cool toolbar (panel) on the left-side of the browser which includes bookmarks, mail, contacts, downloads and notes buttons. The left panel is smartly executed as it lets us quickly access various features of the browser without denting the usable real estate of the screen. And if you’re on a small screen, you can easily hide the panel by clicking the small Show panel button.
Vivaldi browser lets you take notes right in the browser with screenshots, a feature missing in major browsers.
With default settings, as with the case of most browsers, tabs appear at the top but you can move them to the right, left or bottom by navigating to Vivaldi settings. In addition to that, you can have more screen real estate by hiding the tabs, a feature useful if you know how to switch between tabs using keyboard shortcuts.
The browser changes its UI color as you switch between websites to match the color of the prominent color of the current webpage.
The ability to combine multiple tabs into one is certainly one of the cool features Vivaldi. The feature comes in handy when you have tens of tabs running and want to free up some space.
Vivaldi uses Chromium rendering engine, which is available in Chrome browser.
As of now, only the Technical Preview version of Vivaldi is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Visit the following page to download the newest version of Vivaldi browser.
We tried Vivaldi on Windows 10 operating system and found that it’s quite nice considering that the browser is in its early stages. You can expect many new features including sync, extensions support and mail support in coming days.
Download Vivaldi browser
The download size of current version of Vivaldi for Windows is about 36 MB. After installing and trying out Vivaldi browser, we encourage you visit the download page of the browser again to leave your valuable feedback. You can feedback will help the team behind Vivaldi to add new features and shape up the next version of the browser. Who knows one day Vivaldi might become the number one browser.