Opera for Mac

Opera for Mac

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 137 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
9.5
File Size:
41.89MB
Date Added:
June 12, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.3/10.4/10.5
Total Downloads:
470,968
Downloads Last Week:
746
Product ranking:
#3 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.3+

Editors' review

Opera 9.50 maintains the program's tradition of striving for the fastest, smallest, and most full-featured browser available. Opera covers the basics with tabbed browsing, mouse-over previews, a customizable search bar, advanced bookmarking tools, and simple integration with e-mail and chat clients. Mouse-gesture support, keyboard shortcuts, and drag-and-drop functionality round out the essentials.

Opera's extras push it to the top of the class. Integrated theme support previews themes from within the interface, and the new version sports a default redo that's an attractive balance between "dark" and "light" themes. Opera's desktop widgets can appear anywhere while Opera is running. The Wand utility combines autofill with saved passwords, and it's hard to ignore the addition of torrent support and real-time fraud protection. The latest version includes reasonable anti-malware protection courtesy Haute Secure.

The expanded features in 9.50 should make any non-believer do a double-take. Opera Link enables Bookmarks, the Personal bar, Speed Dial, and Notes synchronization across all other Opera instances. Quick Find improves the search tool, allowing for full text searching from the address field, the history panel, and opera:historysearch. The Status bar has been restored as a default, the Wand now lets users confirm a successful login before saving credentials, and spatial navigation--similar to Opera Mini and the Wii browser--has been introduced.

The new version is faster, has multiple back-end changes to handle code better, and overall we think Opera has what it takes to unseat even the biggest-name browsers. You just need to hear it sing.

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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
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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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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