6FEATURESYOU DON’TWANT TOMISSOUT ONINVIVALDI
The new browser in town for power users.
by These days, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who isn't using Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Sure, maybe some of you are on Microsoft Edge, while a handful of power users still prefer Opera, but that about sums up the browser market. And then there's Vivaldi, a plucky new browser that is daring to challenge Chrome's dominance. The browser has actually been around for over a year in various alpha and beta stages, but it only recently hit version 1.0, its first stable release. The developers behind Vivaldi is actually founded by the former CEO of Opera Software, and the browser itself is meant to bring back many of the old Opera features that was scrapped when Opera transitioned from its in-house Presto engine to its current Chromium-based Blink engine.
While Vivaldi is also developed with the Blink engine, this young upstart is crammed with features for the serious web user. This isn't a simplified browser designed to appeal to everyone. Instead, with features like splitscreen browsing, tab stacking, and support for mouse gestures, Vivaldi may just be the next go-to browser for power users.
Maybe – just maybe – the browser wars aren't settled after all.