Opera

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3831 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
10.53
File Size:
29.09MB
Date Added:
April 30, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
12,490,826
Downloads Last Week:
12,208
Product ranking:
#3 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Opera 10 maintains the program's tradition of striving to be the fastest, smallest, and most full-featured browser available. In this latest iteration, Opera replaced its JavaScript engine, remade the interface for Windows 7, and developed features have solidified the company's position as an innovator.

The big news in Opera 10.50 is the new JavaScript engine, Carakan, that makes Opera arguably the fastest browser around. It also has full compatibility with Windows 7 includes Aero Peek, jump lists, and a design redo that emphasizes Aero's translucent window frames. Longtime Opera fans will notice that its menubar has been hidden and replaced by a drop-down menu that compresses the options into a tree format. The new version also highlights the Closed Tabs box with a prominent tab bar icon styled on the Windows recycle bin, and it's widgets have gained the capability to live on the desktop, separate from the browser. Opera also introduced HTML5 video support in v10.50.

Opera is known for coming with an incredible number of features out of the box. It's the basics such as tabbed browsing and tab previews, a customizable search bar, advanced bookmarking tools, and native e-mail and chat client options. But it also has mouse-gesture support, keyboard shortcuts, password management, antimalware protection from Haute Secure, and drag-and-drop functionality. Its more exciting options include Opera Link for synchronizing bookmarks, your personal bar, Speed Dial, and Notes via My Opera. Opera Unite expands My Opera by letting you create an Opera-hosted Web server to share files and stream media. For users on slower connections, the toggleable Opera Turbo compression engine feeds sites through Opera's own servers for faster load times.

Opera undoubtedly has what it takes to unseat even the biggest-name browsers. You just need to hear it sing.

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    "Even better."

    September 19, 2014   |   By kendawson

    Version: Opera 24.0.1558.61

    Pros

    When I first tried the new Webkit version some time ago, I was terribly disappointed at the apparent lack of user control over things and reverted immediately to Opera 12.17. Perhaps I didn't spend enough time exploring it, I don't know, but I have now installed the latest version 24.0.1558.61 and have found everything that I liked about v.12.17 and more, including an even better speed-dial, stash and the ability to delete browsing history and individual cookies while browsing. We've still got the mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts and there are plenty of useful extensions to add on.

    Contrary to what some people are saying, it does import bookmarks. I found the bookmark import icon on the speed-dial page and it will import into bookmarks or speed-dial.

    Cons

    The only thing I'm missing is the Notes facility which I found really useful.

    Summary

    I didn't think version 12.17 could be improved but I was wrong. I think Opera have stopped supporting it now so to all you 12.17 lovers, I can recommend installing this latest version. It's very polished and fast.

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