Opera for Mac

Opera for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 137 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
23.0.1522.77
File Size:
41.89MB
Date Added:
August 26, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
471,245
Downloads Last Week:
746
Product ranking:
#3 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

With its long history, Opera for Mac stands as one of the most popular Web browsers in the world. Despite its age, this free product has been constantly updated and optimized to run smoothly and keep feature parity with the rest of the competition. What set the app apart from other browsers are the handy mouse gestures, the Off Road mode that uses less traffic, and the handy news aggregator.

When opened, Opera for Mac presents you with its Speed Dial interface where you can pin your most used sites, set the number of columns, and group sites in folders. While browsing, you have the ability to send sites to the Speed Dial as well as the Stash via an address bar button. The Stash is the app's version of a reading list -- it saves articles for offline viewing and can be accessed in a new tab. Two nice features are the Off Road mode, which compresses the data you receive, saving traffic but reducing security, and mouse gestures for effortless browsing. The app supports plenty of themes and extensions that are available online for free. By registering for a free Opera account, you can sync browser settings across devices.

If you're looking for a fast and reliable browser, you won't be disappointed by Opera for Mac. It stands out when it comes to data compression and gesture support, as well as content discovery. You'll especially like the Discover section, available in new tabs, which lets you browse stories by subject and location, making your browsing experience more enjoyable.

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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 137 votes

    • 5 star: 48
    • 4 star: 28
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 14
    • 1 star: 34
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  • 1 stars

    ""Stability Enhancements"..... NOT!"

    June 03, 2014   |   By stevencee

    Version: Opera 22.0.1471.50

    Pros

    When it works, it's pretty fast

    Cons

    Completely UNSTABLE! Worked pretty well until the newest update, now it can't open pages, or they are partially open, or they open, then close, even their own Preference & Plug-In pages!

    I've wasted the last hour trying to get it to just open pages & windows or to keep them open, without crashing constantly. I wish I could just go back to the previous version. There's no excuse for companies to release "Updates" that end up tanking the whole program!

    Summary

    Get it together Opera developers BEFORE you unleash updates on us.....

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  • 3 stars

    "Opera web browser"

    April 15, 2014

    Version: Opera 20.0.1387.91

    Pros

    It does allow me to log in on aarp's web site and will actually let me play games. Safari has problems with even finding aarp.org. Or when it does and I try to log in, it loses the server again. Firefox will find the site; but, won't complete the logging in process. So, Opera is really good for allowing me to log in to aarp.

    Cons

    My favorite search engine is ask.com. Opera will allow me to add ask.com to the list of search engines; but, it won't let me move it up to be one of the defaults. Firefox has always allowed me to add search engines and make any one of them the default.
    Tabs would take some getting used to. I'm used to having links open in the same window or a different window.
    I prefer a bookmarks list from a drop down menu like Safari and Firefox have. It appears that Opera uses a bookmarks bar, like browsers on PCs have. I haven't actually tried to bookmark anything let.

    Summary

    I may hang on the Opera browser just so I can use aarp. But, I'm not likely to make it my default browser. There's still a lot that I have to learn before I can absolutely say that I like it or I don't like it.

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  • 4 stars

    "AN excellent browser"

    April 06, 2014   |   By cydcharisse

    Version: Opera 20.0.1387.82

    Pros

    On my imac its rendering pages faster than Safari, Chrome or Firefox. Unlike some reviews here I'm having zero problems with freezing, downloading or improper rendering. I enjoy using this.

    Cons

    Doesn't have a bookmark manager, which will make this a no-go for some users.

    Summary

    Excellent browser. Glad I gave it a try.

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  • 1 stars

    "Couldn't transfer bookmarks from Chrome"

    March 02, 2014   |   By eob--2008

    Version: Opera 19.0.1326.63

    Pros

    I had used an older version while back and remembered liking it, so when Chrome was giving me trouble I thought of Opera. Downloaded the current version here.

    Cons

    2/23/14 - got latest version here, couldn't import bookmarks from Chrome, the help to tell how to do this specified "File > IImport/export" but that was not in my version!
    No help number or forum! Deleted this one and an older version.
    Eventually settled on Torch - a lot like Chrome, but without the bugs I've been having with Chrome.

    Summary

    I didn't really give it a fair test, I guess.

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  • 1 stars

    "Three-letter 10-character minimum: POS"

    July 23, 2013   |   By MacGuffin

    Version: Opera 15.0.1147.132

    Pros

    Developer keep "updating" it, so it's assumed it's secure.

    Cons

    The "One-line summary" about nails it.

    Summary

    I should've realized that anything lauded by Seth "I get paid by the word" Rosenblatt had to suck. Camino was dropped by its developers and is no longer secure, hence I had to seek a non-Chrome (which I hate) alternative for one e-mail address. Enter Opera. It's ugly (think the worst of 90's interface combined with generic supermarket labels), it's archaic, it doesn't know how to auto-complete e-mail addresses, and to add insult to injury, it freezes, necessitating a force quit. THIS is the browser that should have been abandoned, not Camino (which, unfortunately, had been dying a slow death for a number of years). Browsing with Opera is an exercise in futility. One wishes the fat lady would sing already.

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  • 5 stars

    "Should be #2 in browsers"

    March 01, 2013   |   By Paul McNulty

    Version: Opera 12.14

    Pros

    Does everything other browsers do, BUT better.

    Cons

    Unfortunately it is not recognized by many app downloaders

    Summary

    If it was accepted more it would give Chrome/Firefox a run for the money. A great browser.

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  • 1 stars

    "not displaying web pages"

    July 25, 2012   |   By laago

    Version: Opera 12.00

    Pros

    none, I've tried 3 different versions over the years

    Cons

    like other reviewers I can't get web pages to display correctly so renders it useless.
    This has happened for the past 3 years...........not good enough

    Summary

    try SWR iron

    Chrome + security!

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  • 5 stars

    "The Best!! <br />The Best!!"

    February 16, 2012   |   By muneer_ha

    Version: Opera 11.61

    Pros

    everything!!!

    Cons

    nothing!!!

    Summary

    The best

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  • 1 stars

    "It doesn't display the web pages correctly."

    February 03, 2012   |   By FriskyKid

    Version: Opera 11.61

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of.

    Cons

    It doesn't display the web pages correctly. For sample in my.yahoo.com. And a sign up page for Yahoo is not displaying correctly either. Something missing?? Flash??

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  • 3 stars

    "Deal-breaking flaw: no 1Password support"

    January 24, 2012   |   By gbdoc

    Version: Opera 11.61

    Pros

    Great browser, ....

    Cons

    .... but the 1Password extension is indispensable, so the lack of it in Opera is a deal-breaker. Since Opera does use extensions, perhaps they'd make this possible some day, when I'd love to use it. In the meantime, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox are all pretty good, too.

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