Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
Programing language: C++
First release: April 6, 2016
Vivaldi – a freeware web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder and former CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita.
Vivaldi is very similar to the Opera browser in many ways. There are some pretty cool features which are nice, such as the interface, which fades colors to match the dominant color on the page as you navigate between sites.
The Vivaldi features:
– Speed Dial – Quick links to your favorite sites, available in every new tab.
– Speed Dial Folders – Organize your Speed Dials into folders for convenient access.
– Quick Commands – Control everything in Vivaldi with simple text commands
– Fast Forward – Jump to the next page in a sequence. Great for search results.
– Rewind – Return to the first page you’ve visited at a site.
– Notes – Take notes while you browse and link them to a specific site.
– Web Panels – View any site in your Vivaldi side panel. Perfect for side-by-side browsing or social media.
– Side Panel – Fast access to bookmarks, downloads and notes.
– Search Box – Search using a number of providers, or add your own.
– Custom Search Engine – Add almost any search field on the web to Vivaldi.
– Sessions – Save a set of open tabs and open them whenever you want.
– Tab Stacks – Drop a tab on top of another and save it as a stack.
– Visual Tabs – Expand the tab bar to see a visual preview of your open tabs.
– Trash Can – Restore closed tabs or blocked pop-ups.
– Tab Cycling – Quickly navigate between open tabs.
– Tab Stack Tiling – View stacked tabs in a grid or side-by-side.
– Bookmarks Bar – A toolbar to simplify accessing and managing your bookmarks.
– Nicknames – Assign a nickname to a bookmark for fast access from the address bar.
– Mouse Gestures – Perform every key browser action with mouse movements.
– Keyboard Shortcuts – Use key combinations to perform browser actions quickly.
– Speed Dial Background – Personalize the background image of your Speed Dial.
– Web Page Zoom – Zoom the contents of a web page up and down.
– User Interface Scaling – Adjust the size of the elements of Vivaldi’s user interface.
– One-click Color Change – Change the UI of Vivaldi with just one click.
– Adaptive Interface Color – Vivaldi’s user interface adapts to the color of the web page you’re viewing.
Vivaldi uses the Blink rendering engine, as Google Chrome and Opera do. This gives Vivaldi users the ability to install extensions developed for Chrome directly from the Chrome Web Store