Opera

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

Version:
9.1
File Size:
26.66MB
Date Added:
December 18, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
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/Vista

Editors' review

The premise of Opera has always been the same--develop the fastest, smallest, and most full-featured browser available--and the latest version maintains the tradition. Opera has all the basics covered, including tabbed browsing with an added functionality that lets you hover over a tab to preview a page; a search bar with Google and several other popular portals; advanced bookmarking tools, including one that lets you easily import from any popular browser; and simple integration with your favorite e-mail and chat clients. Mouse-gesture support, keyboard shortcuts, and drag-and-drop functionality further enhance your surfing experience.

With solid basics, Opera's extra features push it to the top of the class. Integrated theme support lets you preview and download themes from within the interface so you know what you're getting before you download. Widgets (akin to Mac OS X dashboard applications) are small, useful programs that appear in a window from any app while Opera is running. The Wand utility helps you autofill online forms and lets you securely save passwords for multiple sites. We really like the addition of BitTorrent support, letting you drop a Torrent link into the address bar and begin a file transfer immediately without the need for an extra app. New in version 9.1, added fraud protection provides another layer of security by identifying fake sites in realtime--a welcome addition for safer browsing. Overall, we think Opera might have what it takes to unseat even the biggest-name browsers if users give it the opportunity. Opera is a must-download for those looking for a full-featured browser with added extras.

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    • 4 star: 565
    • 3 star: 317
    • 2 star: 166
    • 1 star: 272
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    • 4 star: 17
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 1
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    "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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