Just in April 2016, Vivaldi launched its first public release, is a browser that currently looks like one of the best alternatives to Google Chrome, if it not the best. Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, the founder and former CEO of Opera, is the mind that leads this project and if that ‘s not enough reason to give it a try, maybe you will love that Vivaldi supports Chrome extensions natively.
Today, Vivaldi has released version 1.3 and with this major update includes many enhancements that make the young browser one of the most customizable and interesting on the market.
Personalization and Privacy
Vivaldi developers know that many users are migrating from Chrome thanks to all the customization options offered by the browser. Vivaldi 1.3 offers new options in the field and allows you to create your own themes of the window appearance to look truly unique and give your browser the ultimate look you want.
The side of safety, Vivaldi implemented protection in this version to avoid exposing your IP address when you use WebRTC technology to share files or use audio and video chats from the web avoiding some sites to track you. Now you can select an option from the privacy settings to disable your IP transmission for better performance when using WebRTC.
This version also adds support for more gestures, now you have more than 90 different actions you can customize with a mouse from the options in the settings panel.
Vivaldi is available for Windows, Linux, and MacOS. It is fast, customizable, lightweight, it supports Chrome extensions, multiplatform and has a large battery of unique features that make it one of the most interesting and innovative browsers today. Maybe it’s time to try something new. And I do not even mention how beautiful the rendering of text on it.