The feature-rich Vivaldi browser finally arrives on Android
Electronics & Gadgets  
thenextweb

Almost three years after launching its desktop version, cross-platform browser Vivaldi has finally released its mobile version today. The brainchild of Opera’s co-founder Jon von Tetzchner, published an Android beta version today that brings swipe gesture for navigation, built-in note-taking functionality, and privacy controls including a no-tracking option. 
 

 

While the browser is in beta, I’ve been using it for a few days, and I haven’t faced any major hiccups. Here are some of the features I enjoyed in the new mobile version:
 
Easy bookmark management
 
Vivaldi calls its bookmarks displayed on its home screen ‘speed dials.’ They’re just tiles to access your favorite websites just with a tap. You can also organize these speed dials into folders such as news, technology, and sports. If you already use Vivaldi as your desktop browser, you can sign in and import all your bookmarks easily.
 
 
Easy navigation
 
Vivaldi’s bottom nav bar is the reason why more apps should add functionality to that part of the app. As shown in the picture above, it gives you access to back and forward history buttons, a shortcut to panels (which includes bookmarks, history, notes, and downloads), and a handy tab switcher. However, my favorite feature is the ability to switch between tabs by swiping left or right on the bottom bar. It’s just like switching between apps on the latest iPhones, and it’s quicker than switching tabs on Chrome’s mobile app.
 
Plenty of option for tab management
 
Apart from swiping to toggle between tabs and the tab switcher in the bottom nav bar, the new mobile browser has plenty of options for tab management. It lets you clone tabs, and review recently closed tabs too
 
 
To share a tab (or a link), just tap on the address bar, and you’ll see options to copy the link, share it, and edit it.

 

Dark mode, screen capture, notes, and no-tracking
 
There are plenty of other small features that’ll probably entice users to try Vivaldi out. For one, you can capture the screenshot of the visible area or the whole page directly through the capture page option present in the menu.
 
Notes is another feature pretty unique to a mobile browser. If you see an item you want to purchase or a link you want to include in a project you’re working on, it’s pretty handy to store them with a note directly in the browser.
 
In addition, Vivaldi mobile’s no-tracking option requests sites to not collect data for ads.
 
 
And, of course, there’s a dark mode for the browser interface.
 
All in all, there are plenty of features in Vivaldi’s first mobile release that can reel people in to try it out. But it’s too early to say if users will switch to it as their primary Android browser just yet.

 
 


 
 


 
More in Electronics & Gadgets
Dual screen nubia Z20 now available globally

Unveiled back in August and on sale in China since then, the nubia Z20 is now officially available for purchase internationally. The dual-screen flagship can now be...

Recently posted . 10 views

India’s cheapest electric car launched! Tigor EV with 213 km range pri...

The previous iteration of the Tata Tigor Electric offered a range of just 142 km on a single charge. The new version, in addition to the fleet operators, will als...

Recently posted . 20 views

Instagram Will Remove the Following Activity Tab on Instagram.

Instagram's head Adam Mosseri confirmed in a tweet today that the 'Following' activity tab was being removed from the app.

Recently posted . 17 views

Essential founder Andy Rubin shows tall and narrow upcoming phone with...

One of the key features of the Android world has always been crazy experimentation with form factors. For a while not so long ago that seemed to have waned somewhat...

Recently posted . 20 views

8 Legendary Rare Cars That We Are Sure Money Alone Won't Be Able To Bu...

While the modern marvels of hybrid engineering and high-octane racing performance come at their own stratospheric heights of bank balance requirements, ever true en...

Recently posted . 19 views

 
 
 

Prashnavali

Thought of the day

"Inspiration Exists But It Has To Find You Working."
Pablo Picasso