Opera is a free internet browser available for mobile phones and computers. The Opera browser is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, and has mobile apps for Android and iOS.
1. What Is Opera?
Web browser with built-in VPN, ad blocker, battery saver, YouTube pop-outs. Speed dial and extensions support wrapped up in a customizable interface.
Opera is one of the most popular modern browsers all over the world (together with Firefox, Chrome and Edge). And its reputation has been established throughout numerous years of research into improving its stability, security and feature-set.
Just like all the other mentioned browsers, you can visit websites. Add bookmarks and explore the download history, as well as install extensions, however there are some elements that help make Opera stand out.
2. Opera’s Top Features
2.1 Smooth user experience
This browser aims to make things as simple as possible not only for experts, but also for novices, and this is why it packs several tools that are meant to make their lives easier.
For example, Opera packs integration with WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. So you no longer need to run third-party apps or keep several tabs open for the web-based clients.
You also get a built-in weather forecast that displays the details about your chosen location. You can also replace the default browser wallpaper with one of the available options or a custom image of your choosing.
2.2 Security-related features
This is the behavior for the ad blocker and tracker blocker, as they do their job without constantly showing which data they blocked. Yet tech-savvy users can still examine it if they need to.
As for the integrated VPN, it comes in handy when you want to access online content that you are banned from because of your geographical location. Unlike dedicated third-party solutions, you do not get a limited amount of data you can use. So you can enjoy its features without any limits.
All in all, Opera lives up to its reputation due to its committed team of researchers that strive to provide users with simplicity and appealing GUI, but without sacrificing anything on the security front.