One day. Two big Vivaldi browser releases

Vivaldi 3.0 arrives on your Windows, Mac and Linux computer with new Tracker blocker, Ad blocker, Clock and more. First Vivaldi Mobile release now available on Android. Includes new Tracker blocker, Ad blocker, Tab bar and more.

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OSLO, Norway – 22nd April 2020 – Vivaldi Technologies launches its biggest release this year – a new version Vivaldi 3.0 arrives on Windows, Mac and Linux computers and the much-awaited first version of Vivaldi launches on Android devices. 

Now that people are spending a lot more time online, Vivaldi is doubling down on giving users a new browser that protects them from trackers, blocks unwanted ads, and provides them with more useful features than any other browser.

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As we navigate the difficult times of the pandemic together and with millions of people working remotely across the world, the browser takes center stage. The new Vivaldi, both on desktop and mobile, represents the evolving needs of today’s savvy internet users.

–  Jon von Tetzchner, CEO and co-founder, Vivaldi 

Now more than ever, humanity needs an internet that’s well-functioning and open but also private and secure. With the new Vivaldi, users can browse with its wealth of features freely and efficiently without being tracked online.

–  Jon von Tetzchner, CEO and co-founder, Vivaldi 

Both the desktop and mobile versions come with built-in privacy tools – Tracker and Ad blocker. 

With the Tracker blocker, Vivaldi is incorporating DuckDuckGo’s Tracker Radar for easy and effective protection from web trackers. 

On the desktop, Vivaldi continues to add rich features that include a unique clock in the Status Bar, improved Spatial Navigation, and countless customization options.

Packed with unmatched features, the mobile browser launches with a native Ad blocker – the most requested feature for Android – and tracking protection for uninterrupted browsing, privacy, and speed. 

Desktop: What’s new in Vivaldi 3.0

  • Block trackers with a built-in Tracker blocker

Vivaldi does not track its users. And now it will not let others track users either.

Vivaldi’s brand-new Tracker blocker protects users from the ubiquitous web trackers that follow users around the web gathering their personal information. 

Partnering with DuckDuckGo, Vivaldi incorporates DuckDuckGo’s Tracker Radar-powered blocklist, meaning creepy third-party trackers are blocked in the background as users browse the web. This will create a more private and fast web experience with no extra effort or sacrifices.

While the trackers that try to surveil our online activity are becoming increasingly sophisticated, DuckDuckGo Tracker Radar uses cutting-edge technology to effectively unmask and block them. We’re delighted to partner with Vivaldi to make this technology available to more users, giving them simple privacy protection.

– Gabriel Weinberg, CEO and Founder, DuckDuckGo

Block trackers with a built-in Tracker blocker

Enable or disable the Tracker blocker with the shield icon to the left of the address field. The icon indicates what level of blocking is active on the current page.

With three blocking levels on offer, users can enable any level for every website, activate or deactivate it for specific websites – either from the shield icon or by heading over to Settings → Privacy → Tracker and Ad blocking for more granular control.

Furthermore, in the Settings, users can manage sites that they prefer to block/unblock and make exceptions including any addition or change in the blocklists.

  • Block unwanted ads with a built-in Ad blocker

While blocking trackers provides enough protection, some users prefer to block ads in addition to trackers. 

Built into the browser, Vivaldi’s Ad blocker blocks intrusive ads without downloading extensions, bolstering privacy and speed.

However, Vivaldi believes that many users would not wish to prevent the sites they like to visit from generating revenue, and for that reason, the Ad blocker is disabled by default. Vivaldi lets users control the level of privacy protection.

Check the current count of blocked trackers and ads by clicking on the shield icon. Users can make exceptions for sites that they don’t want to be blocked in the Settings.

Block unwanted ads with a built-in Ad blocker

  • Navigate quicker

A notable exception from major browsers today, Spatial Navigation radically reduces the number of keys that are needed to be pressed to navigate links on a web page. It is critical for users who do not use a mouse to navigate around a page. 

In this version, Spatial Navigation has got a significant boost. With the use of SHIFT and the cursor keys, it is possible to find any link with reduced key presses. This is a lot faster than just tabbing through the links on a page, one by one.

  • Clock in the Status Bar

Customize the clock button to show an analog clock face, the current date or seconds.

A unique Clock in the Status Bar

Clicking the clock shows the countdown and alarm functionality. Use countdowns as a reminder to take breaks and the alarm about future events. 

It is easy to forget time while browsing on the internet and the new clock can help users remember important events.

Users can save alarm and countdown presets, and set them quickly through the Clock context menu.

Vivaldi comes with a wealth of useful features. Some of the more popular are listed below:

Mobile: The first version of Vivaldi browser for Android launches  

After a few months in beta, some incredible feedback, and impressive downloads, the stable version of the new fully-featured Vivaldi for Android is here. Available on Android 5 or higher, it’s also compatible with tablets and Chromebooks. 

Screenshot explaining the Android UI

What makes Vivaldi for Android different from the pack?

With a first-of-its-kind User Interface, Vivaldi puts focus on ease of use, flexibility, keeping go-to tools (including Panels, Speed Dials, Notes and Capture) within easy reach, and a distinctive visual appeal. The key functionality is all just a tap away. 

In most browsers, it’s difficult to keep track of many open tabs. But in Vivaldi, users can view the tabs that are open and also switch between them easily. Vivaldi has integrated an elegant desktop-style Tab Strip in the UI by default.

This unique feature improves usability significantly. For more screen space, it can be disabled in Vivaldi Settings.

Screen space is crucial in mobile browsing where every pixel matters. Unlike other browsers, Vivaldi has a carefully designed, intuitive user interface for both portrait and landscape mode.

Landscape mode comes with greater width. When the browser is flipped in landscape mode, it will not look like portrait mode. For maximum space – and easy access – the toolbar at the bottom is removed and buttons moved to the top.

At the same time, even the System Status Bar at the top can be enabled or disabled for more screen space.

Many mobile phones today have large screens and users can browse the desktop versions of sites. For that, all the vertical space is needed and that’s what Vivaldi gives its users.

Here’s a closer look of Vivaldi’s user interface: Portrait, landscape, and a tablet mode:

Vivaldi’s user interface: Portrait, landscape, and a tablet mode

  • Browse privately with built-in Ad and Tracker blocker

In place of ads and trackers, Vivaldi offers privacy and speed. Just like on desktop, the Tracker blocker uses the DuckDuckGo Tracker Radarpowered blocklist.

Off by default, users can enable the Tracker and Ad blockers through the shield icon in the left end of the Address field or head to Settings → Ads and Tracker blocking

The shield icon indicates whether Ad and Tracker blocking is active on the current page. It also helps to enable or disable blocking for specific sites if that’s what users prefer. Users can also manage the blocking level per site from here (or from Settings → Ads and Tracker blocker).

For enhanced privacy, users can also keep their browsing history discreet using private tabs – searches, sites visited, cookies and temporary files won’t be stored by Vivaldi.

Browse privately with built-in Ad and Tracker blocker

  • Sync your data, seamlessly and safely

Sync browsing data – Bookmarks, Speed Dials, saved passwords, autofill information, History (only typed URLs for now), Notes – securely between installations of Vivaldi and other devices with end-to-end encryption.

No third-party servers – Vivaldi stores Sync data on its own servers in Iceland. 

Sync your data, seamlessly and safely

  • Manage tabs with a Tab Switcher

With a quick swipe, find an open tab, private tab, recently closed tab or even a tab that is open on another device. Pro-tip: Rather than copy/pasting a URL to create a duplicate tab, select Clone Tab from the menu to save time.

  • Take notes on the go

Create notes as you browse and sync them between devices with the built-in Notes feature. Unique to Vivaldi, Notes help you do more – faster.

Take notes on the go

  • Snap screenshots

Capture, save and share instantly a full-page screenshot of any website, or just a selection of the area visible on your screen– a unique functionality.

Snap screenshots

  • Do more with Speed Dials on the Start Page

Browser fast, create multiple Speed Dials for different tasks or categories, group and manage bookmarks into folders – all with just a tap. Drag and drop to rearrange Speed Dials, add (and even edit) Speed Dials to the current folder and get to sites quicker.

Speed Dials on the Start Page

  • Search and switch engines on the fly

Switch from one search engine instantly in the Address Bar using nicknames – another unique feature. 

  • Embrace dark mode

Choose between Vivaldi’s dark and light theme and browse more efficiently in tune with personal needs and aesthetic preference. 

  • Tweak Vivaldi even more in Settings

Access the Settings window through the Vivaldi menu and play around with some useful functions:

  • Get a clean house with a quick swipe by enabling Swipe to Close Tabs. 
  • Change the size of Speed Dials with Small Speed Dials.
  • Tick Hide Status Bar for more screen space. 
  • Enable Show Scrollbars on Internal Pages to see how far down the page you are.
  • Browse with Always Show Desktop Site to display the desktop version of the site.
  • Under Accessibility, go for Simplified View for Web pages for clutter-free “reader view” style pages.  

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Vivaldi continues to work towards creating a better, safer and more privacy oriented internet.

And the internet is all about having flexibility in what you do online. We make this possible with a variety of built-in tools in the browser. If it’s useful, we build it in. 

–  Jon von Tetzchner, CEO and co-founder, Vivaldi 

About Vivaldi Technologies

Vivaldi Technologies is an employee-owned company that creates products and services for discerning web users. In everything it does, it believes in putting its users first.

Vivaldi is a powerful, personal, and private browser that adapts to you, not the other way around.

With its flexible, and fully customizable interface, the browser strives to offer the best Internet experience on any device and currently covers platforms such as Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, iOS, Android, and Android Automotive.

Vivaldi has two ground rules: privacy is a default, and everything’s an option. In practice, this means building software that protects users’ privacy but also does not track how they use it. It believes private and secure software should be the rule, not the exception.

Vivaldi is headquartered in Oslo, with offices in Reykjavik, Boston, and Palo Alto. Learn more about it at

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