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 19, 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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  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 3827 votes

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