Opera Browser for Mac

Opera Browser for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 35 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.5
  • Total Downloads:
    225,961
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 20, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

Editors' Review

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With a new ad-free version of its browser, Opera has finally taken care of its one weak link--those annoying ads in its interface. The premise of Opera has always been the same: develop the fastest, smallest, and most full-featured browser available. Opera maintains the tradition with its latest version. Offering unprecedented speed and low memory usage, Opera is still embarrassing the big browsers by loading most Web pages in a fraction of the time they use.

In addition to fine-tuning speed and performance, the browser includes support for bidirectional languages such as Arabic and Hebrew, and a slide-show feature for Web-based photos. Other features sweeten the deal, such as spatial navigation, a built-in e-mail client with spam parameters, and IRC chat support. As always, Opera continues to offer good-quality encryption and other security measures.

Although Opera's default interface wastes space with redundant tools that visually overpower the browser window, it is wholly customizable. Skins let you change the browser's look to suit your preferences.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"great browser, small broblems"

January 14, 2006  |  By bloggerdate

 |  Version: Opera Browser 8.5

Pros

skinnable, fast (on a mac), mouse actions saves a bunch of time, nice little built ins like RSS reader and email client, tabbed browsing

Cons

has a little bit of rendering problem on some sites (3%) I visit. Have to refreash a couple of times to get right.

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3 stars

"Good, but not as elegant as Safari"

December 29, 2005  |  By volcanic

 |  Version: Opera Browser 8.5

Pros

Very fast.

Cons

Lots of buttons, graphics and menus seem a little junky. The Preferences are especially overcrowded...and good luck trying to figure them out. Overall, I think Camino is a little better.

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3 stars

"It is a good product that is fast and easy to use"

November 16, 2005  |  By eagle69

 |  Version: Opera Browser 8.5

Pros

Oh it is very fast and that make it good

Cons

I really have not found antything wrong with this product.

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5 stars

"Best Opera Browser Yet! And Fast Too!"

November 11, 2005  |  By jlbywater

 |  Version: Opera Browser 8.5

Pros

This is a very fast browser with a simple and clean look. I use this for the Mac, and I like this browser more than any other that I have used.

Cons

This has an RSS reader, but it could be improved.

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3 stars

"Its great if your not a pogo user"

November 06, 2005  |  By Shawn2

 |  Version: Opera Browser 8.5

Pros

Its slow to start but after a little use it does speed right up

Cons

I am a pogo.com user and it won't load up any of the games I have used opera in the past and it usually blazes through the games what happened to this version.

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5 stars

"Now its complete :)"

October 29, 2005  |  By macsteiro

 |  Version: Opera Browser 8.5

Pros

Mail integrated in browser

Reliable

Fast

Many skins

Its the best browser on macs

Support pages is pretty good

Cons

None

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5 stars

"best one out there"

October 19, 2005  |  By master yoda

 |  Version: Opera Browser 8.5

Pros

fastest, most secure, tons of features

Cons

richtext support

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3 stars

"Mac version not as good"

October 13, 2005  |  By EccentricLui

 |  Version: Opera Browser 8.5

Pros

Opera is a very fast browser, loaded with features such as mouse gestures, tabbed browsing and skins. Its a really secure browser more than firefox.

Cons

It's not as good on the Mac as the PC to me Camino 1.0a is faster. Not written using Cocoa so it's not at all visual designed for Mac. Not compatible with some web pages.

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5 stars

"GRRRRREEEEAAAAT"

October 09, 2005  |  By MarianSpartansRule

 |  Version: Opera Browser 8.5

Pros

-Great Personalization

-Easy to use

-Fast

-Free :)

Cons

Hmmmmm..... none that i can think of

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5 stars

"AND ITS FREE"

October 08, 2005  |  By yankees26

 |  Version: Opera Browser 8.5

Pros

It's a very good browser. It is very very fast and now it is free WITHOUT ads.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Opera Software
Publisher web site http://www.opera.com/
Release Date September 20, 2005
Date Added September 20, 2005
Version 8.5
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements Mac OS X
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File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 225,961
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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