Though it’s probably known best for it’s presence in the mobile space, Opera’s desktop browser has always had a good feel to it. It’s very fast, responsive, renders well, and is packed with so many features that other browsers carelessly overlook and don’t seem to consider. Let’s appreciate Opera in this post and check out a few of those features.
Ask anyone about the best browsers in the web browsing market and you’ll likely get the following list – IE, Chrome, Firefox. Those who are more tech-savvy might list Opera as an alternative. Those are the 4 most popular browsers on Windows, but which one is the best? Perhaps none of them. Popularity can be an indicator of quality, but it doesn’t guarantee it.
It has been 2.5 years since we last asked you this question, and its high time to see what has changed in the browser scene. In October of 2010, Firefox won the nod for best browser by a small margin, and IE and Safari trailed the group with almost no votes to their names. How do things look in 2013?
It may seem ridiculous now, but when I was younger, I forked over a great wad of cash for Opera, a revolutionary web browser from Norway. I took it home, excited at finally being able to ditch the slow, clunky web browser that was bundled with my ISP. I remember thinking how amazing it was and how it would dominate the web browsing world. Years have passed. Firefox and Google Chrome have burst onto the scene and Opera’s luster has dulled somewhat. Opera is fighting back though, with a radical overhaul. But is it any good?