Opera

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3839 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.5
  • Total Downloads:
    12,529,422
  • Date Added:
    June 12, 2008
  • File Size:
    30.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14,400
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 99 votes

    • 5 star 62
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 3839 votes

    • 5 star 2509
    • 4 star 566
    • 3 star 319
    • 2 star 168
    • 1 star 277
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  • 3 stars

    "Terrible update to a good browser"

    October 19, 2014   |   By siriuscanid

    Version: Opera 25.0.1614.50

    Pros

    Fast, clean

    Cons

    t worked really well until the last update. Do not open some webpages, it crashes and produce error when it worked really ok before the update 25.0.1614.50

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  • 5 stars

    "A Simple, Elegant, and Effective product !"

    October 16, 2014   |   By FaheyChaim

    Version: Opera 25.0.1614.50

    Pros

    It doesn't get better than this!!

    Cons

    It is completely up to my expectation

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  • 1 stars

    "nothing to be liked"

    October 16, 2014   |   By pnyli

    Version: Opera 25.0.1614.50

    Pros

    none at all, none at all

    Cons

    Can't even set my own HOME page with this junk browser. Interface looks similar to WIN 8 crap so may be same team was involved in its design. And is so slow when compared ro Firefox.

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  • 2 stars

    "i lost interest - was once great, now only ok"

    October 16, 2014   |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: Opera 25.0.1614.50

    Pros

    -works, but so does its competition.
    -extensions
    -a google chrome clone (without chrome spying and system take over ... i hate that chrome wants to start with system, slowing down startup).

    Cons

    -a google chrome clone (without sandbox tech).
    -an hostile forum filled with opera-fanatical-fools that insults anyone.
    -updater doesn't work with some browser sandbox programs (they break updater so you can not update ... same happens with google chrome, so must be a webkit thing).
    -extensions may not shut off with opera program.
    -bookmarks etc sucky.

    Summary

    yes, i know it uses blink, a fork of webkit:/

    why use this over google chrome??? not sure. i found i can control chrome by using portable inside liberkey. liberkey updates for me and chrome behaves. don't really need opera then. plus, firefox is sweet.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 9.5
    Version 9.5 introduces new features Quick Find and Opera Link, adds a redesigned Address bar drop-down menu, and includes new storage and indexing formats for Opera Mail, among a bevy of other features, changes, and fixes.
    General
    Publisher Opera Software
    Publisher web site http://www.opera.com/
    Release Date June 12, 2008
    Date Added June 12, 2008
    Version 9.5
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 30.42MB
    File Name Opera_25.0.1614.50_Setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 12,529,422
    Downloads Last Week 14,400
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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