Internet browsing has two main protagonists well known to all: Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Both dispute to be the one with the most users in the world and already, by far, are followed by others such as Apple’s Safari, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer / Edge, Yandex and a very long etcetera … but as an alternative to all of them, and perhaps the best and more serious, we find a development of Norwegian origin.
A veteran and avant-garde browser
Many did not know in 1995 what the Internet was but that year the first version of Opera Browser, a browser almost as old as Netscape Navigator but which has managed to stay in time and consolidate a loyal user base growing, which have led to us not only seeing it on Windows, but also on PCs with Linux, Mac, in APK format for Android devices and iPad and iPhone through its Coast and Mini versions.
It has gone through versions of Windows such as 95, XP or Vista among others.
And if we talk about it, it is not only because of its usability, speed and versatility to adapt to the latest web standards that make it the most recommended alternative to Chrome and Firefox, but also. Its importance is found in that has always been at the forefront of the implementation of bold and advanced ideas that have later been followed by their competitors, such as the speed dial or fast access, blockers pop-ups, user sessions, private browsing or tabbed browsing.
It has a series of functions that contribute to making the web browsing with him one of the best user experiences with this type of programs. Among them we find the following:
- Greater security thanks to its protection against fraud and malware on the network.
- Free VPN feature for browsing with built-in privacy.
- Adblocker incorporated to block ads without the need to download and install extensions, speeding up the loading speed of the webs up to 90% faster.
- Different functions to offer multitasking support: visual bookmarks, tabbed browsing, customizable shortcuts, pop-up video function to not interrupt your work while browsing and playing videos …
- Faster browsing thanks to the Turbo compression function.
- Optimized resource consumption designed for laptops.
- Personalization with more than 1,000 extensions or add-ons and hundreds of themes to give it a touch of its own.
- Synchronization with other devices, whether they are computers, smartphones or tablets.
- Personal news channel.
Besides these you will find those that are already common in this and other browsers such as keyboard shortcuts, incognito browsing or an extensive menu of options for advanced users who want to control every last detail of their experience visiting web pages.
It is not just any browser since it has been avant-garde in ideas then imitated.
If you consider advantages and disadvantages of using it, the truth is that it loses (although everyone loses) regarding Chrome’s performance. However, it offers good results in this aspect that are compensated by certain characteristics that make it very usable, in addition to those related to user privacy, a concept that is currently very important to consider.
Without a doubt, the most reliable alternative browser with the most pedigree that you can download to your computer.
What’s new in the latest version
- Opera 70 comes with easier access to closed tabs, simpler searches, and new icons for the workspace.