Tech of the Day – Vivaldi Internet Browser
Security concerns and performance are at the top of the list when it comes to the concerns of everyday web users, browsers such as Chrome and Mozilla Firefox sometimes compromise both factors with their heavy reliance on add-ons.
Vivaldi was created on the idea of native widgets that curtail the need for multiple extensions, which slow down the browser and leave the browser vulnerable. Vivaldi’s widgets allow you to to keep contacts, email and notes all in the same place.
One of Vivaldi’s main features is that it allows you to take notes alongside the webpage you are currently reading, or easily take a screenshot without having to pull out the Snippet tool.
Tab organization has also been tweaked for easier use. First off, tabs can be arranged on any side of the screen, even the bottom. What really stands out is the tab stacking side-bar, which allows a better view and organization of all of your open webpages. The Speed Dial feature organizes your favorite tabs into groups, and allows to access these tabs as quickly as possible.
Speed Dial is a native function of Vivaldi.
Vivaldi already has 400,000 downloads, which foretells that perhaps there is a new kid on Chrome’s block. Vivaldi was founded by Jon von Tetzchner, the same man behind the Opera browser, which was also known for its innovations but was eventually scaled-down into a Chrome and Firefox clone. Jon von Tetzchner left the company afterwards in order to get back to the roots of what made Opera a hit in the first place – innovation.
Currently, the Vivaldi team promises a new build of the browser every week.
– IT Consulting Denver –