After the developers spent a year refining the beta releases, Vivaldi 1.0 is out. The browser constructed by former Opera technicians is different from the browsers available on the market so far in the sense that it allows users to customize it more.
Jon von Tetzchner, former CEO and co-founder of Opera prides himself with Vivaldi, which is still a work in progress. According to him, Vivaldi is built for all of those users that feel unsatisfied by the current browser market.
As he says so himself, Vivaldi is a browser for power users, meaning that the new browsing tool is made especially for those people who spent lots of time on the internet, configuring and customizing their browser for optimal use.
For those power users, von Tetzchner incorporated features like an interface for command line-like, customizable shortcuts for keyboards, tab stacks, tab customization, and mouse gestures support. Vivaldi even allows its users to stack their tabs wherever they feel like it will come in handy the most.
Jon von Tetzchner’s browser uses the Blink engine from Google. It’s also designed to let users make use of their Chrome extensions.
The former Opera CEO has complete confidence in the ability of its new browser. The latest beta updates were designed to offer the product more stability and polish up its looks. He thinks that the tool is ready for its 1.0 release.
Now, Vivaldi 1.0 is out, and von Tetzchner is extremely pleased with the feedback he has gotten so far. Even though the developing team spent a significant amount of time trying to figure out the right direction for the browsing tool and building the libraries and tools needed, the man is very happy with the end result.
But there are still a couple of things missing from the browser. For example, at first, von Tetzchner wanted to include a mail client feature into his new tool. Apparently, they did not implement the option yet, because there is a lot of work needed for such a feature and the Vivaldi developers required additional time and resources to do so.
Also, users are not yet able to sync their bookmarks, extensions, and setting, but the features are on the TO DO list after the Vivaldi mobile version.
Vivaldi 1.0 is out and all in all, the new browser looks and acts good. It’s not as resource-consuming as Chrome, and it moves faster than IE or Edge.
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