Opera

Opera

Free
The Opera browser offers a personalized, fast, and secure navigation experience
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Opera is a safe, fast, and stable web browser that offers you a personalized and secure navigation experience. With permanent care for users' most recent needs, the application is being constantly updated and improved by its developers.

Opera 36 preserves most of its former functionality, yet wrapped into an enhanced user interface. Therefore, the redesigned start-up page allows you to manage the app's features with ease, as it syncs perfectly with the recent bookmarks manager and other internal pages. The program also allows for the newsfeed transmission, yet it conveniently places this feature below the Speed Dial function so that you can have access to the latest discoveries worldwide easily. The topics you are interested in can be swapped more quickly from the settings menu, which is now placed in the top-right area of the start page. If you enjoy changing the browser appearance rather often, you can shift between the available themes at your convenience directly from the start window. The web locations that you once saved manually as bookmarks, unavailable as quick dials because of their less frequent use, are currently easier to visit since the corresponding links can be revealed by clicking on the bookmark icon positioned on the left side of the start page. Similar to the bookmark option, the sync tabs and the browsing history have icon-like representations in Opera's latest version. This way, you can pick up browsing from where you left it on other devices and check at any moment what sites have been visited lately from your computer or portable devices.

The changes that occur with the new version of Opera don't affect great functionality users love about this friendly browser. Namely, the Turbo mode is still preserved, so that computers with scant resources and/or poor Internet connections can experience faster web navigation. The app provides the same simple password and access code preservation for the most visited pages, as well as the handy password synchronization between devices. Optionally, you can use a private window for safe web surfing and the SurfEasy VPN application to connect securely and without any restrictions to whatever websites you wish to visit.

Although the improvements in Opera's new release are rather minor, they confirm the developers' constant attention to details which usually make a difference to users when compared to other browsers.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary

Pros

  • Customizable browser appearance.
  • Valuable security features.
  • Quick dials for most visited websites.
  • Turbo mode for fast web navigation

Cons

  • None
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