Opera Review

A product by Opera Software

Overview

Opera is a popular web browser developed first time in 1995, continuously maintained and improved. Is a modern program and users will benefit from all new features such as tabs, extensions, synchronization etc. Is based on Chromium, an open source code for web browsers also used by Google Chrome.

Speed
6.83/10

From different tests performed to measure how fast is when you start it or you open web pages, including different web pages in different tabs, Opera is the fastest one. If speed is important for you, then Opera is a great choice.

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Opera
7.38
6.83
5.97
5.96
5.51
5.47
5.46
5.11
4.98
4.40

Security
10/10

This application will alert you if you enter on suspicious sites (malware, phishing)by communicating with an online database where these sites are recorded. Includes a pop-up blocker that will block all pop-ups automatically and in manageable through Options menu.

Opera browser supports private browsing, if you open new windows as "private" your history of visited sites will not be saved in browser's database. Also, you can clear history anytime, manually. Parental controls are available by installing specialized extensions, also available for free.

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Features
8.64/10

Opera comes with a tabbed interface and supports drag&drop to re-order tabs or to add web pages to Bookmarks. It supports extensions and themes and you can browse for them through a nice looking and organized database where are rated and commented by other users. The download manager allows to pause and resume downloads, open folder where files are saved or open each downloaded application with a single click.

Includes mouse gestures to navigate and work with the browser through different movements of your mouse, instead using keyboard.

The omnibox search is working fast, the program is able to save passwords and autofill web forms. You can easily zoom in or out on pages with mouse scroll or enter in full screen mode pressing F11.

Opera doesn't support one click reset to original settings, so you need to uninstall and reinstall it if you want to go back to its original settings.

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Opera
10
9.55
9.55
9.55
9.09
9.09
9.09
8.64
7.73
7.27

Help & Support
6/10

Opera offers a detailed and well organized knowledge base on their website and also an active user forum is available.

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Pro

  • modern design
  • clean interface
  • extensions and themes

Cons

  • cannot reset with one click to default settings

Conclusion
7.71/10

Opera is a high quality browser that brings a modern look and a great usability.

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