Opera

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3841 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    19.0.1326.56
  • Total Downloads:
    12,643,771
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 29, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    31.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,617
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Opera's move to Webkit and later embracing the Chromium engine signals a new, much more competitive push by the Scandinavian browser-maker to keep up with speedier demands, yet still maintaining some of the classic signature features of previous versions.

When you open the browser, you'll find a new Discover tab sitting on the welcome page. Opera will curate various news articles around the world. The left drop-down will list various topics and categories tailored around your interests. The right drop-down menu lets you discover content from around the world in various languages. The Discover feature may sound a bit like fancy branding at first for a news aggregator, but it's well executed and appropriate to Opera's mission of being more than just a Web browser.

Off-Road mode also makes its way into the desktop browser, which strips extraneous content from Web pages to give you just the bare-bone parts of a site, while reducing data and memory consumption.

Speed Dial and Stash are both very fluid, well-executed takes on bookmarking. Using Speed Dial is similar to organizing apps on a touchscreen, so it's no coincidence that Opera has designed this browser to be touch friendly with large containers. You can reorder and reorganize your saved pages or drag them into another to create a folder.

Stash is another take on saving pages and reading them later, but functions more like Pocket in that it's meant for pages to be read later. Again, these are features that can be achieved via extensions and Web apps, but having them conveniently built into the browser and working natively brings its own advantages. And this makes sense: earlier in the year, Opera released its mobile version to complement the desktop browser and maintain a consistent user experience much more seamlessly across devices than it has ever really done before.

Opera has maintained a consistent but small fraction of the browser market, with a noteworthy hold on the mobile market with Opera Mini on lower-end devices. Version 15 reflects a refocused initiative on performance, design, and surprisingly, content curation. It's still a long uphill battle when facing heavyweight titans like IE, Firefox, and Chrome, but if users are looking to embrace an alternative take without sacrificing performance, then we highly recommend taking Opera out for a spin.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.7

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    • 4 star 1
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    out of 3841 votes

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    • 4 star 566
    • 3 star 319
    • 2 star 168
    • 1 star 279
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5 stars

"Great browser,light,fast"

January 31, 2014  |  By Simonna2

 |  Version: Opera 19.0.1326.56

Pros

Light
Ability to install very useful Google Chrome extensions
Fast and working great on my older computer

Cons

Haven't found any,if there are they are little visible.

Summary

Now I'm using it as my main browser for more than moth, and it's works great. So it's great alternative to Google Chrome if Google Chrome isn't work properly.

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5 stars

"SUPERB BROWSER"

January 31, 2014  |  By team_cenation

 |  Version: Opera 19.0.1326.56

Pros

it does the job pretty well.. and it uses cpu less less than google chrome..

Cons

didnt find any

Summary

if u r living in a world of chrome and firefox.. just give it a try... a best alternate browser to chrome..

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4 stars

"Opera has listened to users!"

January 30, 2014  |  By desertdan1

 |  Version: Opera 19.0.1326.56

Pros

Works better than Google's version, more secure.And most of all bookmarks on toolbar :)

Cons

Need to now put in a home button! Also a way to transfer bookmarks from other browsers.Last but not least increase size of the tool bar font & tabs.

Summary

Go get em Opera looking good now my back-up browser!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 19.0.1326.56
  • Opera 19 includes updates to the latest Chromium release, version 32.
  • Bookmarks bar: save, organize, and easily access pages from a bar just below the combined address and search bar.
  • Theme creation: upload images or use images from the web to customize the look of your browser.
General
Publisher Opera Software
Publisher web site http://www.opera.com/
Release Date January 29, 2014
Date Added January 29, 2014
Version 19.0.1326.56
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 31.05MB
File Name Opera_26.0.1656.60_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,643,771
Downloads Last Week 13,617
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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