All browsers aren’t the same. Switching to a new one can transform the way you use your computer and revolutionize your experience with some of your favorite online platforms.
Programs like Google Chrome, Apple’s Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge are good and comfortable, but if you step outside that selection, you’ll see there are plenty of alternatives out there—from browsers focused on security and privacy to others prioritizing customization options. Maybe one of those is the perfect one for you.
With a highly customizable, fast, and modern interface, Vivaldi combines a strict approach to privacy with some innovative ideas for how best to get around the web. It also gets interesting new features on a regular basis, like the new Break Mode, which will stop media playback, hide the content from your tabs, and disable all of the browser’s features and menus. That way, you can take a breather until you’re ready to get going again.
Right from the start, Vivaldi blocks all web trackers and online ads, but you can tweak these settings and allow adverts on sites you want to support—like Popular Science, for example.
We’re impressed with the different ways you can manipulate browser tabs in Vivaldi. For example, you can split two tabs to take up half of the browser window each, or stack them on top of each other to reduce clutter inside the app. There’s also an integrated notes tool, should you want to write down personal musings, ideas, or reminders while navigating the web.
Power users will really like the customizable keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures you can add to Vivaldi. You can use these