Vivaldi 5.6

No more locked-in social networks. Say hi to 🐘

Almost all popular social media networks are controlled by large corporations.

Platforms like Mastodon, a distributed social media network based on open standards, help break down overarching control. No owner, no surveillance capitalism, and no tracking or profiling of users!

We’ve joined the Mastodon network with our own instance (server), Vivaldi Social, an alternative that’ll help you to take back control of your newsfeed – and your time.

What is Mastodon? Open standards? What’s our instance all about? Read more.

Connect to Mastodon from the Vivaldi Panel✨

We’ve integrated Mastodon into the Panel (sidebar)!

This is a browser first! 🙌

Now that Vivaldi Social, our Mastodon instance, is integrated into the sidebar, you can communicate with anyone on Mastodon whether they use Vivaldi or not. 

Plus, you can add any Mastodon instance of your choice as a Web Panel to this sidebar, creating a split-screen view. Easy.

Take a deep dive into Panels here. Oh! BTW, Panels are now included in the Editable Toolbars lineup. 👏

The signup process to Vivaldi Social is super easy 🙂

Open to everyone, Vivaldi Social is easy to get connected to. Head to vivaldi.net to sign up for a free account.

Already have a login set up for Vivaldi Sync, Forum, or the Blogging platform? Sign in with your credentials and get an account on the fly on our Mastodon instance.

Note: Your account name has merely been reserved for you on Vivaldi Social. You are not signed up automatically but must opt-in to activate your account.

Pin up those Tab Stacks 😍

This is neat.

Just right-click on the Tab Stack (tab group) and select the pin option from the context menu and free up the space an entire stack uses on the tab bar. 

You can pin Tabs Stacks no matter how you prefer to use Tab Stacking – whether open in two rows (Two-level Tab Stacks), Accordion style, or Compact.

Learn and enjoy the glorious tab features here.

YOU have a new search engine 🔍

Because you prefer to use privacy-friendly search engines, we’ve added a new one.

You.com is now on our list of integrated default search engines.

For now, You.com is only available for Vivaldi users in countries including the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Canada. 

More on this here.

Say Hello to new shiny icons 🎉

The Settings Page is all revamped! And looks beautiful with more color for every category and its oh-so-cool feature icons. 🤩

Discover your favorite features more easily and quickly. (Or disable these new colors, if you prefer.)

Vivaldi Settings showcases a vast array of Vivaldi features. Check them out here.

Reading List on your Android.

Keep calm and carry on reading on phones, tablets, and even in cars. 📖🤩

To add a page to the Reading List, visit the article that you want to save and tap on the Vivaldi icon to view the app’s menu.

It’s easily accessible from the drop-down panel. Tap on the “Add Current Page” button to save it to your Vivaldi Reading List.

And you can also sync your Reading list across multiple Vivaldi devices. 🙌

Vivaldi 5.5

Welcome, Tasks Panel 🎉

Create and track your tasks and schedules more efficiently, without leaving the browser!

All in the new handy, “Tasks” panel in the browser’s sidebar. Life’s sorted! 😍

Add details such as due date, set repetitions, location, and description (including any relevant URL) and reminders.

View your Tasks in the built-in Vivaldi Calendar.

Tasks with due dates will appear in the main calendar view in the appropriate location.

For open-ended tasks, without a set deadline, you can find them in the Agenda view.

Discover different layouts and views with unique functionality in the Vivaldi Calendar. 📅

More about it here.

Account setups Mail and Calendar get super easy.

It literally takes no time to set up a new account now.

Before, some popular services (such as Fastmail) may have required detailed information to set up Mail and Calendar (CalDAV) accounts. Now in more cases, server details are automatically configured for you. 

Just enter your login credentials, and Vivaldi Mail will do the rest. 🙌

Speed just got better!

If you are a fast typer, you are in luck. This version is worth checking out.

We have been working on a lot of under-the-hood changes. As part of this ongoing work, parts of the Address Field logic have been rewritten to improve speed. ✨

Snap layout support in Windows 11.

With added support to Snap layout, you can automatically resize one or more windows to fill the screen upon dragging.

Choose from six different types of layouts to adjust up to 4 windows on your screen at a time. 🎉


Sync Tabs Across Devices!

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Your browsing data is our priority.  We want to keep it safe, and our end-to-end encrypted Sync helps us do that.

With Vivaldi Sync, you can synchronize your content and settings between multiple computers and Android devices including cars. Read more.