Opera

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3827 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.02
File Size:
26.66MB
Date Added:
July 28, 2005
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
12,421,490
Downloads Last Week:
14,771
Product ranking:
#3 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

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, a slide-show feature for Web-based photos, and an option that allows users of the free, ad-sponsored version to receive either text-based ads served by Google or generic graphical ads. 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. Anyone looking at alternate browsers should check out Opera, the leader of the pack.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 3827 votes

    • 5 star: 2507
    • 4 star: 565
    • 3 star: 317
    • 2 star: 166
    • 1 star: 272
  • Current Version:

    4.3

    out of 86 votes

    • 5 star: 59
    • 4 star: 13
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 5 stars

    "Browser on the rise!"

    August 28, 2014   |   By tdaso

    Version: Opera 23.0.1522.77

    Pros

    Speed, Speed-dial, Stash, Clean interface

    Cons

    Some customization issues.

    Summary

    What started as a bare-bones browser has evolved into an elegant and very promising browser. Development is exponential from version to version. Now it has an innovative bookmarks manager (Opera developer), the absolute best speed-dial, many extensions and an even better interface. The browser is evolving into something special and different than Chrome clones.

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  • 4 stars

    "I like the way it's going"

    August 08, 2014   |   By Hornyhorns

    Version: Opera 23.0.1522.72

    Pros

    Speed, navigation, style, built-in torrent client.

    Cons

    Minor stability issues.

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  • 3 stars

    "Was great, but..."

    August 04, 2014   |   By John4217D

    Version: Opera 23.0.1522.60

    Pros

    Speed-dial!

    Cons

    Getting slower.
    Poor extension library.

    Summary

    Hope they'll improve it and add the support for chrome extensions.

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  • 1 stars

    "What's happened to you?"

    July 27, 2014   |   By bmallek540

    Version: Opera 23.0.1522.60

    Pros

    Works "most" of the time

    Cons

    Big, Big problem with loading pages

    Summary

    Please bring the old Opera back. I'm no computer wiz but it seems like everything that gets and update, upgrade, new firmware, etc. seems to cause more problems than it fixes. Am I the onlu one??

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  • 1 stars

    "Opera 23 is for the BIRDS!!"

    July 26, 2014   |   By fredg06

    Version: Opera 23.0.1522.60

    Pros

    None that I can find.

    Cons

    NO MENU bar, and no other bars either.

    Summary

    I use Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8. Tried Firefox 26, and it works sometimes. It crashes, slows down after about 10 minutes, and just quits! But, Firefox is much faster than IE8, when it works.
    Now, I have found Opera 12 at oldapps.com.
    Opera 12 has a Menu bar, and it very, very easy to use, and fast; plain and simple.
    Any version after 12, is a copy of Google Chrome, and even Google email doesn't look right with Version 12....but I can live with it. Google has dominated Chrome, and any other Browser is not supported very well. ....way to go Google, keep up the selfish work.
    I will stick with Opera 12, with a Menu Bar, and other nice applications.

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  • 5 stars

    "excellent browser"

    July 14, 2014   |   By salesalex

    Version: Opera 22.0.1471.70

    Pros

    renders web pages very fast and with good quality , it is also very customizable and has nice add ons .

    Cons

    the only 'cons' I find is a millimetre of blank space on the top of the page which makes fast switching between the pages a bit annoying

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  • 5 stars

    "BEST BROWSER OF ALL TIME"

    July 13, 2014   |   By Spruill79

    Version: Opera 22.0.1471.70

    Pros

    It has all I need in a browser fast and smooth uses. It does not freeze and crash. It deserves the #1 spot not fair that is #3 it works that Great.

    Cons

    None at all

    Summary

    For people that are confused at what browser to get this one. You will not be disappointed.

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  • 5 stars

    "The Best Browser!"

    June 28, 2014   |   By dogesuchwow

    Version: Opera 22.0.1471.70

    Pros

    Very fast.
    Easy interface.
    Many features.
    Very few crashes.
    Many extensions.

    Cons

    None.I'm very happy.

    Summary

    The best web browser ever!

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  • 4 stars

    "It is fast and okay but not as good as older versions"

    June 26, 2014   |   By musicman4you

    Version: Opera 22.0.1471.70

    Pros

    It is fast

    Cons

    Opera 12.16 and 12.17 was great and then they started to use the Chromium engine.Bookmarks and other features have been stripped down from the great old Opera everybody loved.Im now using mostly Pale Moon and the Opera 12.17 version but don't know if it is secure or not.Seems like this new version is made more for mobile and touch screen users.

    Summary

    I use to recommend Opera but not this stripped down version that is fast.The best Browser I can find now and would recommend to anybody is Pale Moon.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works Great other Reviews not fair Cnet installed junk"

    June 11, 2014   |   By musicman4you

    Version: Opera 22.0.1471.50

    Pros

    Works Great but don't download it here on CNET or you will get the extra junk stuff the first two reviewers did from the CNET installer included in the download.

    Cons

    Works Great but don't download it here on CNET or you will get the extra junk stuff the first two reviewers did from the CNET installer included in the download.

    Summary

    Works Great but don't download it here on CNET or you will get the extra junk stuff the first two reviewers did from the CNET installer included in the download.Download from filehippo or Major Geeks or from the direct Opera Link.

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