The intent behind Vivaldi browser when it started out was pretty clear. The company wanted to offer a powerful and customizable browser that appealed to the power users. The browser has come a long way ever since it was released, and as part of a recent update the Vivaldi has picked up some mighty impressive features. Vivaldi web browser (version 1.14) offers vertical reader mode, Markdown support, and other performance improvements.
The Vertical Reader Mode
The Vertical Reader mode is aimed at giving more flexibility to the readers when it comes to accessing content on the web. Unknown to many of us, the vertical mode is one of the best ways when it comes to reading texts in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. Moreover, users can also choose the reading preferences and switch to a dark or light background in Reader mode.
Supports Markdown for Notes
Notes is one of the most notable feature (Pun intended!) of the Vivaldi browser. Notes are often used to scribble things or it’s more of a quick access clipboard. Vivaldi also lets users attach screenshots. The latest Markdown support, however, will let users auto format the saved text and directly paste it into sites like GitHub and Reddit. Markdown is a markup language that can be easily converted into HTML.
Customizable Web Panels
Vivaldi has its own version of speed dial, Web Panels, allow you to pin favorite website in the browser side panel. With this in place, users can browse their Twitter feed or access the football score without having to actually switch the tabs. In the Vivaldi 1.14, users will now be able to reorganize and also customize the Web Panels of the browser. The web pages can also be prioritized in order to access the content in a much better way.
Unlike other browsers, Vivaldi openly offers the choice of search engine to its users. They can choose from secure alternatives like the DuckDuckGo and add multiple search engines. Adding the search engine is a simple drag-n-drop affair.
It is heartening to see Vivaldi browser taking cues from the user’s needs. Mozilla Firefox started out with similar goals but in the recent past, they have done very little when it comes to utilitarian features.