the Vivaldi browser
… is starting to impress.
Just another browser in a sea of browsers, but one that seems to have that little extra. Been a while since I have seen such a well thought-out and easy to use browser fill my screens.
That it is so new and still a bit incomplete – been testing Vivaldi 1.11 and earlier versions, makes what has already been put together and released all that more impressive. It can only get better.
progress, and nostalgia
Vivaldi is a browser with provisions for power-users, and I have missed such a browser for years now. Have grown tired of browsers that cannot do this and cannot do that, and that become sluggish and start failing with only a few tabs open.
As one who quite often opens 2-3 dozen tabs in a browser, Vivaldi comes out strong and is easy and quick to work with. Reminds me of old Opera (on Presto) in many ways – which seems to be the intention, although Vivaldi is based on Blink (same as Chrome, Opera and quite a few others) – which pretty much eliminates any compatibility issues.
Clearly quite a few details that must be included and/or ironed out, for Vivaldi to fully deliver on all its promises. Looks like the people behind it have plans in place that align well with what I want though, so I can wait a little longer for the full package.
future looks brighter
I like what I have seen so far, and the future online definitely looks brighter with the arrival of this new browser.
That Vivaldi may stay a minority browser forever, doesn't bother me. It already solves most tasks better than the majority browsers I have on my machines, so who cares about user-numbers.
14.aug.2017 - minor revisions.
last rev: 14.aug.2017