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Opera for Mac

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Opera 10 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 10.52 marks the Mac debut of the Carakan JavaScript engine, which the publisher claims is 10 times faster than the previous version. Even in the middle of benchmarking tests, that claim doesn't seem far-fetched.

Opera's extras push it to among the top of the class. Opera's desktop widgets can appear anywhere, even after you close the browser, and Opera Turbo gives users on dial-up connections faster page-rendering speeds. There's Growl and multitouch trackpad support, support for some HTML5 including the video tag, and Opera Unite and its deep feature set for file sharing and streaming is now available to Mac users. Meanwhile, Opera Link enables Bookmarks, the Personal bar, Speed Dial, and Notes synchronization across all other Opera instances, including the iPhone's Opera Mini. Quick Find has improved the search tool, allowing for full text searching from the address field, the history panel, and opera:historysearch. We're also fans of the new inline spell checker that supports 51 languages.

Opera has also finally received an autoupdater and integrated crash reporting. With its combination of speed and built-in services, Opera undoubtedly has what it takes to unseat even the biggest-name browsers. You just need to hear it sing.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.3 stars

    out of 136 votes

    • 5 star: 48
    • 4 star: 28
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 14
    • 1 star: 33
  • Current version:

    2.4 stars

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 2.0 stars

    "No real benefit."

    May 25, 2010  |   By jthomasa1

    Version: Opera 10.53

    Pros

    Nothing stands out.

    Cons

    Not a terribly user-friendly interface. Unstable.

    Summary

    I didn't use it for very long. It had problems starting up and there were no real benefits over Safari or Firefox.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I need page rank and SEO support"

    May 24, 2010  |   By chinhdo

    Version: Opera 10.53

    Pros

    fast, simple interface and some nice features such as tab preview, show all tabs (by expanding the tab-bar)

    Cons

    lack support for add-on. I need page rank and SEO and I tried some JS trick to add them but failed

    Summary

    I'm web developer and web master with FF ware my main browser, now I use Opera for daily surfing because FF is too heavy

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  • 2.0 stars

    "its not junk, but ehhh!"

    May 21, 2010  |   By lcgraham

    Version: Opera 10.53

    Pros

    not much I'm afraid.

    Cons

    I installed 10.5.3 on a Mac desktop, and it tries to upgrade to a windows product.

    Summary

    When I start Opera 10.5.3 (.dmg) on my Mac Desktop, it performs a update check and tries to download the Windows application (.exe)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Better than Google Chrome"

    May 14, 2010  |   By nicholas_bck

    Version: Opera 10.53

    Pros

    Loads fast, though user interface is a bit difficult to find out. Can sync with multiple devices running Opera.

    Cons

    Cannot load some pages properly, crashes sometimes

    Summary

    10.54 is a big improvement over 10.10 but has quite a few bugs they need to fix

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  • 5.0 stars

    "New Version of Opera!"

    May 9, 2010  |   By rpatrick--2008

    Version: Opera 10.53

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    After fishing around, using Google, I found under the Opera Community forum, that iGlasses is indeed not compatible with Opera; an updated version of iGlasses has/will be released, and a "newer"version of Opera is available; whether it is beta or not, the version I am using is 10.5.4; type in Google Opera and iGlasses; you will come to a page where you will have this release, either Universal or Intel.
    All was working before and is working now.
    With all the complaining, I am in the minority to have "Zero"problems because I utilize no plug ins and never did. Lastly, Opera is a browser that not only has it's own EMail client, but a bit torrent client as well!
    For me, no problems, no crashes, and no complaints whatsoever!
    About Opera
    Version information
    Version
    10.54

    Build
    8348

    Platform
    Mac OS X

    System
    10.5.8

    Browser identification

    Opera/9.80 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.54
    Paths
    Preferences
    /Users/robertpatrick/Library/Preferences/Opera Preferences 1050/operaprefs.ini

    Saved session
    /Users/robertpatrick/Library/Preferences/Opera Preferences 1050/sessions/autopera.win

    Bookmarks
    /Users/robertpatrick/Library/Preferences/Opera Preferences 1050/bookmarks.adr

    Opera directory
    /Users/robertpatrick/Library/Preferences/Opera Preferences 1050/

    Cache
    /Users/robertpatrick/Library/Caches/Opera 1050/cache/

    Help documents
    /Users/robertpatrick/Library/Caches/Opera 1050/opcache/

    Mail directory
    /Users/robertpatrick/Library/Application Support/Opera 1050/mail/

    Plug-in path
    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/

    User CSS directory
    /Users/robertpatrick/Library/Preferences/Opera Preferences 1050/styles/user/

    Third parties
    This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit.
    This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young.
    Zlib compression library, developed by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler.
    Eberhard Mattes.
    David M. Gay.
    Portions of this software are copyright © 1996-2004 The FreeType Project. All rights reserved.
    Steven Michaud.
    Xiph.org Foundation
    This software includes the Hunspell spellchecker by Kevin Hendricks (MySpell) and Németh László (Hunspell). The source code modified by Opera is available for download at http://redir.opera.com/hunspell/.
    This software uses the GStreamer multimedia framework and the GLib utility library, covered by the GNU LGPL license. The source code modified by Opera is available for download at http://sourcecode.opera.com/gstreamer/.
    This software includes SQLite 3.6.22

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Couldn't get it to start up. Piece of junk."

    May 7, 2010  |   By kpainte1_dotmac

    Version: Opera 10.53

    Pros

    None couldn't get it to work

    Cons

    couldn't get it to work

    Summary

    Couldn't get it to start up. Piece of junk. Will stick with Firefox, Chrome and Safari

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Can't use it."

    May 4, 2010  |   By chriskey

    Version: Opera 10.53

    Pros

    Nothing at all

    Cons

    Didn't work with my PPC with 10.4 - and overwrote my previous Opera. Disaster - till I remembered I had backed up hard drive on an external drive....

    Summary

    Says it works with 10.4 PPC but it doesn't

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This Browser is unusable!"

    May 2, 2010  |   By Eric Blair

    Version: Opera 10.53

    Pros

    Can't tell you what I liked about this Browser. I crashed almost immediately - over and over again.

    Cons

    This Browser should have never been released. It is unstable and unusable.

    Summary

    I've never had a bad update from Opera before this one. They should be ashamed. Maybe Opera 10.54 or 10.6 will be work.My advice to others: stay with Opera 10.10 for now.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not the best browser"

    May 1, 2010  |   By chubbymexican23

    Version: Opera 10.53

    Pros

    Stupid fast

    Cons

    Sometimes it doesnt load the page

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