Vivaldi launches its first beta

Hi everyone,

We are very excited to announce that Vivaldi Beta is released for download today. With the first technical preview launch back in January this year, we set out to develop a web browser that was fast, powerful and customizable, for power users around the world.

Vivaldi Beta

After 50 snapshots and 4 Technical previews, Vivaldi has now reached Beta.

We cannot thank you enough for all the support we have gotten from our community. We couldn’t have done it without you. Special thanks goes to the Sopranos (our volunteer test team) for always being willing to test our internal builds and give us valuable feedback.

Download Vivaldi Beta from here and spread the word for us. Share this with your friends and co-workers through Twitter and Facebook and get them as excited about this awesome browser as we are.

We will continue to work hard, so expect more features and bug fixes coming before the final release. As always, we love to hear from you. Post your feedback on our forums or below.

For those of you following our previous TPs, here is the feature history overview.

Feature additions since the first technology preview

TP1 (released on 27.01.2015)
  • Tab stacking
  • Notes
  • Speed Dial
  • Bookmarks manager
  • Downloads manager
  • Quick commands
  • Mouse gestures
  • Page actions
  • Sidebar
  • Colored tabs
  • Visual tabs
  • Recently closed tabs
  • Shortcuts
TP2 (released on 05.03.2015)
  • Bookmarks bar
  • On-demand image loading
  • Fast/Forward
  • Spatial navigation
TP3 (release on 28.04.2015)
  • Tab Stack Tiling
  • Unseen page marker
  • Native window
  • Autoupdate
  • Personal data importing
  • Plug-ins on demand
  • Background tabs loading indicator
TP4 (release on 16.07.2015)
  • Startup options
  • Color schemes
  • UI zoom
  • HiDPI support
  • Pinned tabs
  • Task manager
Beta 1 (released on 03.11.2015)
  • Web-panels
  • Chromeless UI
  • Tabs visual navigation
  • Private window
  • Page loading progress indicator
  • Typed history list
  • Smooth scrolling
  • Geolocation support
  • HTML5 h.264 support
  • Full Extensions support

All the best,
The Vivaldi team