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Vivaldi

The Vivaldi browser protects you from trackers, blocks unwanted ads, and puts you in control with unique built-in features.

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Avg rating of 4 (70)| 79 comments
Vivaldi Welcome Page
Vivaldi showing Quick Commands
Vivaldi with Tabs on Left side
Vivaldi with a Tiled Tab Stack
Vivaldi's Speed Dials
Vivaldi Notes Panel
Vivaldi with 'Show UI' Off
Vivaldi with Light UI
Vivaldi with Dark UI
Vivaldi Bookmarks Manager
Vivaldi Bookmarks Panel
Vivaldi Themes
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Vivaldi Features

  1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  2.  Privacy focusedVivaldi is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  3.  Block TrackersVivaldi has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
  4.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Vivaldi.
  5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVivaldi can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  6.  Text to SpeechVivaldi allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
  7.  PortableVivaldi can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  8.  Picture in PictureVivaldi allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
  9.  Dark ModeVivaldi supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  10.  Support for GesturesVivaldi supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.

Vivaldi information

  • Developed byVivaldi Technologies
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4 (70 ratings)
  • Alternatives150 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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Our users have written 79 comments and reviews about Vivaldi, and it has gotten 1066 likes

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generalcinema
  
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I have all of the "popular" browsers on my laptop. Nothing compares to Vivaldi. Nothing. It's the browser that Opera always wanted to be, and other browsers just can't touch it. Highly recommended.

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mll
  
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With the recent upgrade to 2.0 (including the bookmarks synching feature that I liked in Firefox), Vivaldi just got better.

But what made me install it as the main browser on many PCs, instead of Firefox, is that it's much less CPU and RAM-hungry.

Add to that the general impression that lots have been done to please geeky surfers (cool options, cool option panel, compatibility with Chrome plugins, highly customisable interface and shortcuts, automatic dark theme at night...), in such an extent that it became my main browser on my main machine too.

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desperand
  
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I love Vivaldi browser features, but because they are laggy and have a lot of bugs, I forced to write the review. Run Vivaldi browser with next flags: > -–flag-switches-begin --debug-packed-apps --silent-debugger-extension-api --flag-switches-end

And then right click on any element in the browser, and open it in Developer Tools (inspect element). And you will see the full picture of why Vivaldi is laggy.

What is Vivaldi?

  • It's Chrome App
  • Which inside Chrome App removing Chrome Aura UI
  • Than inside Chromium Window draw with Chromium V8 & different engines a site
  • This site it's their JS + CSS + HTML code to draw Vivaldi Interface
  • Than Inside rendered site, Vivaldi adds a code block inside already created earlier HTML code your site what you browse.
  • That why whole Vivaldi browser so laggy and have tons of problems related to the performance.

In other words:

  • Vivaldi renders itself via browser engine which must work on SITE instead of browser UI, and inside their UI than they render again a SITE, which provokes MASSIVE performance problems.

So, Vivaldi will NEVER be good and fast browser ever, because it does recursive work on itself, and then on the website what needs to load.

How work Google Chrome / Cent Browser / Opera / Firefox?

  • They render UI (user interface) which is pre-compilated by Operation system instruments instead of javascript / CSS / HTML engine built-in in the browser. They do it ONLY 1 time and display it as a static interface.

What Vivaldi do?

  • They render UI every time when you open any new page, inside this UI they render another site, and only then they display the whole site inside Chrome window, inside this site you will see UI (menus, tabs, etc interface things) and only then you will see the site.

This is absolutely GARBAGE and a big problem.

Why Vivaldi team did that trick?

Because they are website devs, not a professional software dev. It's super easy to write a site interface, and join (include) another site inside already created UI and render it by browser engine. That why whole browser performance NEVER and NEVER will be as fast as any static UI browsers (chromium forks with a native static interface, firefox, Edge, etc).

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mll

Well, I only understood half of your review, and by reading it you seem much more development-savvy than my, but one thing I can reply for sure is that on my many PCs where Vivaldi is installed, it is neither laggy nor buggy (and faster than Firefox that I had been using for years before).

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insidesystem

@mll, tl;dr: vivaldi it's a browser inside browser who run a site inside website. Absurd, is not it? But this is true. Vivaldi do (x * y)^2 amount of work if compare to chromimum or edge. Always. (or around that).

Why? Because whole user interface (tabs, address bar, any visual part that you see) it's just SITE interface. Like good interface, like facebook interface, and bla bla bla. Got idea?

That's why Vivaldi can be so customized.

But whats problem with such method of making a browser?

The problem in next:

  • a chromium browser must to render (calculate how to display a site, calculate all engines for css, js, dom, html, and bla bla bla) and than prepare a dom, to display it just to display an interface (tabs, address bar, panes, and bla bla bla).

After that vivaldi just INJECT inside this rendered by chromium engine another site that a visitor trying to open. And browser again do:

  • let's draw interface
  • let's draw opened website
  • let's draw opened website inside another website in a frame
  • let's align everything properly

Instead of:

  • "a user opens website"
  • website rendered, and displayed to the screen.

Flags above it's a proof that whole interface of vivaldi browser = it's just an WEB elements, web forms, javascripts, css.

Example: It's like a building a build, for building a building inside this builded building. Like russian eggs. You do useless job in several times more than any other browser do.

But pros: you always can customize interface. Cons: you always slower than any other browser (Chromium based with the same version).

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TBayAreaPat
  
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I liked Vivaldi for its split screen, but it was pushy about updates.

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danielcastelli
  
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For my usecase its the best browser around. Fast and reliable, privacy is very good.

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kasaistvan2005
  
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One of best browsers you can use! It's nice and useful.

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Cylancer
  
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Vivaldi is one of the best browser, but still feels like work in progress. Early stage. Although it has much more security and privacy than most browsers it still need adons (or lots of work) in order to selectively use cookies, tracking, scripts, etc. Mail works, but lots of unneeded "features" (ie filters). Greatest downside, it uses insane amount of CPU and RAM. 5 tabs (one stream) uses 20 processes, more than 1,5GB RAM and 6 times more CPU than Frostpunk (2018. game) on high settings.

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Vivaldi platform details

Mac

Works with Mac OS 10.10+ "Yosemite" or later till 11.3 "MacOS Big Sur"

Windows

7, 8 and 10

Linux

Installers: Debian's DEB, RHEL's RPM or in terminal, type " cd ~ " {ENTER} "sh install-vivaldi.sh"

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