Vivaldi

A new browser for the power users by former Opera CEO

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Reviews

Panos Sakalakis
Spencer Roach
 
  • Spencer Roach
    Spencer RoachSoftware Engineer
    Pros: 

    Custom "search engines". Most Chrome extensions "just work". Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Awesome tab features, like Grouping.

    Cons: 

    Some sites fail to load (rare). OOTB UI could use a bit more polish.

    It's a great browser headed in a great direction. Its compatibility with Chrome extensions is a big plus. Extensive set of options allow you to customize at a detailed level, but they don't get in your way if you don't care about that. Last, the browsing history features are amazing.

    Spencer Roach has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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Mike Acler
Mike Acler@agilek · Chief Prototyper, Allprototypes.com
It's a pity there's no real screenshot from the browser on the website - this is what should be selling it. They are just talking and talking instead of showing it...
Jason Dainter
Jason Dainter@jasondainter · International doer of things
@uxboy couldnt agree more. I spent a good 60 seconds looking for a screenshot. The nice design on the site and my product geek curiosity was compelling enough to make me download but I'd have downloaded after 5 seconds if I'd simply have seen the browser on the homepage.
Thom Stoodley
Thom Stoodley@stooodley · Creative Designer
@uxboy ⤦ Press Resources
Tatsuki Tomita
Tatsuki TomitaMaker@tatsukit
@uxboy Thanks for the feedback. You are right. We will add some screenshots!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Not to be a curmudgeon, but what's different or better about Vivaldi? I'm satisfied with Chrome (which has a massive ecosystem of useful extensions), so what am I missing?
Justin Mitchell
Justin MitchellPro@itsthisjustin · I help startups at SoFriendly.com
@rrhoover Well for one thing, Chrome is the biggest resource hog of all time. So far my experience here has been a smooth, high performance browser, but you're right that it's tough to live without certain extensions. I've also been trying out Waterfox (https://www.waterfoxproject.org) for it's 64 bit power and liking it better than Chrome so far.
Sushubh
Sushubh@sushubh · Admin, IBF
@rrhoover Vivaldi support extensions from the Chrome Web Store. Not sure if all are supported. But the ones I use work just fine as they do on Chrome.
Neeraj Thakur
Neeraj ThakurHunter@neerajt4 · Marketer | www.neerajt.com
Vivaldi uses JavaScript and React to create the user interface — with the help of Node.js, Browserify and a long list of NPM modules. Vivaldi is the web built with the web.
Balaji Ramamurthy
Balaji Ramamurthy@objective_b · PM, Practo. Previously PM at Freshdesk.
More than the browser itself, it's all about powerful extensions these days. Don't see this replacing my Chrome usage any time soon.
Sushubh
Sushubh@sushubh · Admin, IBF
@objective_b It should technically support all Chrome extensions. The extension page actually links to Chrome Web Store itself. It is basically Chrome with additional features (notes) and a pretty nice user interface.
Justin Mitchell
Justin MitchellPro@itsthisjustin · I help startups at SoFriendly.com
All I need for this to be complete is a password manager (take your pick, LastPass is preferred), a feature like Lazarus Form Recovery, and an Ad Blocker. Also, unless I'm missing a setting, I'd prefer tabs open up in the background instead of immediately moving me to it when I right click and new tab [EDIT} Alright now I'm confused...certain Chrome extensions seem to work! How are you managing that?!
Sushubh
Sushubh@sushubh · Admin, IBF
@itsthisjustin It is essentially Chrome with a different user interface. They actually send you to Chrome Web Store and probably have no plans to create their own app store like Opera. I have migrated my essential ones and they work just fine in Vivaldi.