Opera Web Browser 24.0.1558.64 / 25.1614.31 Beta / 26.0.1632.0 Dev

A fast and reliable web browser that offers simple, practical and efficient ways for exploring the web and hides under its hood powerful tools for controlling your online privacy
Opera is a web browser that delivers an intuitive search and navigation mode backed up by advanced features that include bookmarks, add-ons, download manager, private data deletion options, mouse gestures, pop-up blocker and more.

Smart and practical interface

The clean feature lineup and elegant lines adopted for shaping up the layout clearly represent a great advantage. It manages to deliver a simple and intuitive working environment by embedding in the main panel only key features for ensuring a seamless browsing session.

Tabs may look and feel a bit robust at a first glance but they are actually quite practical. You may work with pinned tabs and quickly access your favorite websites using “Speed Dials” which enable you to add an unlimited number of pages that are revealed as thumbnails when a new tab is opened.

The Stash page gives you the freedom to keep track of your favorite websites which are organized into a simple list and can be accessed with just one click. You may zoom in or out of the Stash items thanks to the built-in slider and perform search operations by keywords.

When it comes to changing the looks of your web browser you may apply themes by selecting from several default ones or downloading some more. Custom themes can also be created with the aid of images uploaded from your computer.

Extra functionality can be added to your web browser by installing extensions so you can translate webpages, block advertisements, save your passwords, and more.

Discover news and entertainment

The “Discover” feature offers a simple and efficient way for helping bloggers, journalists or news addicts stay up-to-date with the latest news updates based on user preference, namely country and language or subjects of interest (e.g. arts, business, food, health, sports, technology).

Search and navigation mode

Opera adopts a combined search and address bar for helping you look for info on the Internet, displays predictive search suggestions, and lets you organize multiple pages with tabs, activate the full screen mode, make text more readable by zooming in or out, bookmark pages, and retrieve the tabs closed earlier in the current session.

Opera Turbo feature is specifically designed for slower Internet connections, as it saves bandwidth and compresses data while you browse.

A fast navigation mode can be acquired using mouse gestures (e.g. holding the right mouse button, moving the mouse a certain direction) for performing common browsing actions (e.g. close current tab, reload the page), rocker gestures in order to jump backwards and forwards through pages by rocking your fingers between the right and left mouse button, as well as keyboard shortcuts.

Private browsing

You can activate an anonymous mode for searching on the Internet without leaving any traces behind. When you close the private window, Opera automatically deletes browsing history, items stored in cache and cookies.

The web browser makes use of badges for indicating details about the page you have landed on and warns you about suspicious webpages that may contain malware or phishing. For example, when the connection is secure, a lock is revealed in the security badge letting you know that your information remains private.

Plus, the tool blocks insecure content and lets you clear browsing data, namely browsing and download history, cookies and other site data, cache, clear saved passwords, and autofill form data. Cookies may be blocked or added to the list with exceptions.

Sync and developer tools

The Sync mode lets you save your bookmarks, Speed Dial, custom search engines, history and other configuration settings so you can access them across multiple devices. Advanced utilities, such as a DOM view of webpages and highlighting of elements, are there to help developers debug local and remote webpages.

A fast and reliable web browser

All in all, Opera offers simple, practical and efficient ways for exploring the web and hides under its hood powerful tools for controlling your online privacy. This mix of features makes it ideal for all types of users, regardless of their experience level.

Reviewed by on August 12th, 2014


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Editor's Review
VERY GOOD
last updated on:
September 30th, 2014, 13:06 GMT
file size:
29 MB
price:
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developed by:
Opera Software
license type:
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Windows 2K / XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008
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What's New in version 25.1614.31 Beta
  • DNA-23502 deleting entries in opera:history doesn’t work reliably
  • DNA-25113 Chrome tabs create returns opera://startpage/#speeddial instead of opera://startpage/ when no url supplied
  • DNA-25717 It’s not possible to drop file to already opened PDF viewer
  • DNA-25879 Highlight showed after pressing “tab” key on the new start page doesn’t look good on the side panel
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The most full-featured Internet power tool on the market, Opera includes tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, integrated ...

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