Opera

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3839 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    25.0.1614.50
  • Total Downloads:
    12,535,663
  • Date Added:
    October 15, 2014
  • File Size:
    30.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14,400
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Opera's move to Webkit and later embracing the Chromium engine signals a new, much more competitive push by the Scandinavian browser-maker to keep up with speedier demands, yet still maintaining some of the classic signature features of previous versions.

When you open the browser, you'll find a new Discover tab sitting on the welcome page. Opera will curate various news articles around the world. The left drop-down will list various topics and categories tailored around your interests. The right drop-down menu lets you discover content from around the world in various languages. The Discover feature may sound a bit like fancy branding at first for a news aggregator, but it's well executed and appropriate to Opera's mission of being more than just a Web browser.

Off-Road mode also makes its way into the desktop browser, which strips extraneous content from Web pages to give you just the bare-bone parts of a site, while reducing data and memory consumption.

Speed Dial and Stash are both very fluid, well-executed takes on bookmarking. Using Speed Dial is similar to organizing apps on a touchscreen, so it's no coincidence that Opera has designed this browser to be touch friendly with large containers. You can reorder and reorganize your saved pages or drag them into another to create a folder.

Stash is another take on saving pages and reading them later, but functions more like Pocket in that it's meant for pages to be read later. Again, these are features that can be achieved via extensions and Web apps, but having them conveniently built into the browser and working natively brings its own advantages. And this makes sense: earlier in the year, Opera released its mobile version to complement the desktop browser and maintain a consistent user experience much more seamlessly across devices than it has ever really done before.

Opera has maintained a consistent but small fraction of the browser market, with a noteworthy hold on the mobile market with Opera Mini on lower-end devices. Version 15 reflects a refocused initiative on performance, design, and surprisingly, content curation. It's still a long uphill battle when facing heavyweight titans like IE, Firefox, and Chrome, but if users are looking to embrace an alternative take without sacrificing performance, then we highly recommend taking Opera out for a spin.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.8

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3 stars

"Terrible update to a good browser"

October 19, 2014  |  By siriuscanid

 |  Version: Opera 25.0.1614.50

Pros

Fast, clean

Cons

t worked really well until the last update. Do not open some webpages, it crashes and produce error when it worked really ok before the update 25.0.1614.50

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5 stars

"A Simple, Elegant, and Effective product !"

October 16, 2014  |  By FaheyChaim

 |  Version: Opera 25.0.1614.50

Pros

It doesn't get better than this!!

Cons

It is completely up to my expectation

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1 stars

"nothing to be liked"

October 16, 2014  |  By pnyli

 |  Version: Opera 25.0.1614.50

Pros

none at all, none at all

Cons

Can't even set my own HOME page with this junk browser. Interface looks similar to WIN 8 crap so may be same team was involved in its design. And is so slow when compared ro Firefox.

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2 stars

"i lost interest - was once great, now only ok"

October 16, 2014  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: Opera 25.0.1614.50

Pros

-works, but so does its competition.
-extensions
-a google chrome clone (without chrome spying and system take over ... i hate that chrome wants to start with system, slowing down startup).

Cons

-a google chrome clone (without sandbox tech).
-an hostile forum filled with opera-fanatical-fools that insults anyone.
-updater doesn't work with some browser sandbox programs (they break updater so you can not update ... same happens with google chrome, so must be a webkit thing).
-extensions may not shut off with opera program.
-bookmarks etc sucky.

Summary

yes, i know it uses blink, a fork of webkit:/

why use this over google chrome??? not sure. i found i can control chrome by using portable inside liberkey. liberkey updates for me and chrome behaves. don't really need opera then. plus, firefox is sweet.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 25.0.1614.50
  • A bookmark manager allows you to collect and organize your favorite content, including a thumbnail preview for visually recognizing pages.
  • Web notifications let developers deliver native alerts or status information to their users.
  • A PDF viewer displays documents directly in the webview, without the need for installing an extension. The built-in PDF viewer will only be enabled if no other PDF handlers are in use.
  • An experimental start page is available for testing, including new stylistic treatments for Speed Dial entries and the Discover feature.
General
Publisher Opera Software
Publisher web site http://www.opera.com/
Release Date October 15, 2014
Date Added October 15, 2014
Version 25.0.1614.50
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 30.42MB
File Name Opera_25.0.1614.50_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,535,663
Downloads Last Week 14,400
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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