Opera

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3824 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
9.1
File Size:
26.64MB
Date Added:
December 18, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
12,365,163
Downloads Last Week:
12,398
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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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 3824 votes

    • 5 star: 2506
    • 4 star: 564
    • 3 star: 316
    • 2 star: 166
    • 1 star: 272
  • Current Version:

    4.6

    out of 96 votes

    • 5 star: 69
    • 4 star: 17
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 1
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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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