Vivaldi’s Jon von Tetzchner has called on Microsoft to stop trying to foist Edge on Windows 10 users.
In case you haven’t heard about Vivaldi before, it’s a Chromium-based “non-conformist” desktop Web browser that goes in the opposite direction to the mainstream. While the major players like Chrome or Firefox are stripping the browser to its bare essentials, Vivaldi offers more and more integrated features and customisation options.
In an in-depth interview, we talk about everything from why Vivaldi is good for web designers to how many users it has and if the Internet of Things is something the company will focus on, going forward.
Vivaldi can’t be a browser for everyone by itself – everyone has to make Vivaldi into a browser for themselves; Vivaldi only offers the ability to do so, with its incredible layout customization engine and a mind-numbing amount of features that can be turned on or off with a click.
Version 1.6 – available for Mac, Windows and Linux – debuts three new features, all revolving around the browser’s flexible tab management system. The highlight of these is the new tab notification feature
Vivaldi 1.6 puts the focus on tabs, making several tweaks and adding new features to improve the browsing experience when you have a bevy of different pages open at once.
Among other cool new features introduced in Vivaldi 1.6, we can mention the ability to save open tabs as a session, making it a lot easier to organize and access multiple browsing sessions, support for nicknaming individual bookmarks for quicker access, as well as support for viewing two or more web pages through tab stack tiling.
We speak to Tatsuki Tomita, COO and co-founder of Vivaldi, to find out what it can offer power users.