The freshest version of Opera has a built-in ad blocker and a VPN control. The latter provides a safer browsing, protecting your personal computer from fraud and malware, as well as providing more privacy and anonymity. At the same time, ad blocker provides you the Internet without annoying pop-ups releasing you of the need to install additional extensions. Besides, due to this feature, the web pages load faster.
For its users' convenience, Opera offers visual bookmarks, tab cycling, shortcuts customization. VIdeo fans may find the pop-out video feature useful - it allows for browsing and working in other programs without missing anything from the played video.
Notebook owners will benefit from the integrated battery savor that has a visual indicator and can be set to activate at a certain percentage of the remaining power. It may help make your PC work longer for up to 50%.
Opera frees you from the need to browse for the actual currency rate providing a currency converter which works automatically. The price should be highlighted with the currency marker, then the mouse pointer is to be hovered over - the converted sum will appear in a small pop-up window.
In case the already provided options are not enough for your everyday routine, numerous add-ons can be installed from the catalog, still, there are not as many of them as for other, more popular browsers. The browser provides the start screen customization with animated themes, speed dial, quick-access snapshot tool, Facebook messenger and WhatsUp access right from the visual left-hand bar.
The last but not least, Opera provides synchronization of your bookmarks, add-ons, opened tabs, etc. among devices through a personal account, but may not support some peculiar websites (due to its less popularity among users, developers may not check their creations compatibility with Opera).
This is a decent competitor for the other well-known browsers, just keep in mind that its interface noticeably differs from one of the other browsers.
- Has an ad blocker
- Provides a free VPN
- Offers a battery saver
- Includes a currency converter
- Syncs your data
- May not support certain websites
- Not as many extensions as for the other browsers
- No website loading progress bar