Opera

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 3840 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    19.0.1326.63
  • Total Downloads:
    12,597,588
  • Date Added:
    February 13, 2014
  • File Size:
    31.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,400
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

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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4 stars

"Great Browser"

February 23, 2014  |  By dudejam79

 |  Version: Opera 19.0.1326.63

Pros

It's fast and smooth. Also Version 19 now includes bookmarks you can add to the browser and don't have to install a bookmark extension. Just go to Settings and checkmark the box under the user interface that says "Show the bookmarks bar.

Cons

Not that I can think of.

Summary

Its a good browser. I've always been a big fan of their Opera.

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5 stars

"Very good browser"

February 20, 2014  |  By c1pr1an

 |  Version: Opera 19.0.1326.63

Pros

-very fast!

-lightweight browser

Cons

Nothing now !

Summary

full featured, secure, fast browser.

Updated on Feb 20, 2014

No version for linux ! :(

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5 stars

"Great browser"

February 16, 2014  |  By Sdaly31

 |  Version: Opera 19.0.1326.63

Pros

-FAST!!
-nice amount of extensions.
-It supports chrome extensions
-lightweight

Cons

Nothing now that version 19 includes a bookmarks bar.

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3 stars

"ok browser"

February 13, 2014  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: Opera 19.0.1326.63

Pros

-its not chrome and respects your privacy.
-full featured, secure, fast browser.
-it's still young, and will rapidly develop into something better.
-always liked speed dial. stash is nice.
-can use chromestore extensions via opera chrome add-on.
-growing number of extensions.

Cons

-lacks reconfigurability (can't change number of rows in speed dial, etc).
-opens multiple processes when running.
-no bookmarks and no add-ons to adequately replace them.
-tab vault add-on not ported (i loved it).
-no linux version
-still need more extensions and porting of presto ones.
-mail integration is gone.
-not compatible with some banking software.

Summary

opera presto was far superior. but this is still a good browser and is easy to use. its hard to judge how this will play out. chromes privacy issues are a big concern, and this fixes that. however, this lacks access to most of the chromestores content and lacks a sandbox. inversely, this is friendlier than google on your systems resources and doesn't include startup entries to slow your boot time (it also has its own updater which is better than chromes). but opera doesn't really distinguish itself from other quality webkit browsers. if this was a new upstart i'd likely give it 4 starts, but you can't help downgrade it out of memory for the browser it used to be.

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1 stars

"Lets' face it Opera."

February 13, 2014  |  By GCG1000

 |  Version: Opera 19.0.1326.63

Pros

ZILCH! GOING CHROME WAS VERY BAD TECHNICAL DECISION for an otherwise superb browser!

Cons

Your chrome based version is NG! YOU should have stayed with your own rendering engine.

Summary

Want a Chrome-based clone? Try Comodo Dragon or Chrome itself!

Updated on Feb 13, 2014

I hope OP stays in business. There are too many really good Chrome-based alternatives out there!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 19.0.1326.63
Chromium is now updated to version 32.0.1700.107.
General
Publisher Opera Software
Publisher web site http://www.opera.com/
Release Date February 13, 2014
Date Added February 13, 2014
Version 19.0.1326.63
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 31.03MB
File Name Opera_26.0.1656.24_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,597,588
Downloads Last Week 13,400
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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