What the World Needs is a New Browser - Vivaldi

Seriously. I thought we had enough Internet browsers. I use 3 on a regular basis. I use Chrome as my main working browser. I login using my work ID. I use Firefox to access client related programs like our CRM (Solve 360), Google Analytics, and Google AdWords. Up until today I was using Microsoft Edge to log into my personal email. 

But today I heard about a new browser program called Vivaldi. You can read a long article by Fast Company here. So far the advantages that I see are:

1. Fast loading time
It's fast. Enough said.

2. Panels
This feature is loaded from the left side toolbar. Essentially, you can open up another "tab" and view another website. I'm often looking at 2 different websites or programs at the same time. In the screenshot below you can see that I have opened up our website in the panel and I'm also looking at our tool, SEO-Browser on the right side. This is much simpler to setup than opening a new tab and resizing everything to fit on the screen. There is no "search" capability in the panel - you have to know  the exact URL of the website you want to look at which feels strange. And you can't pop the panel out to be a tab or a new window. That would be nice.

  3. Lot of Customization There is easy access to Settings and lots of options to customize your experience. I haven't tried all the settings. But what I have seen looks great. In contrast to Chrome this program is feature rich. There is a lot to play with. Kinda interesting and fun. Give it a try. Let me know what you think.

 

3. Lot of Customization
There is easy access to Settings and lots of options to customize your experience. I haven't tried all the settings. But what I have seen looks great. In contrast to Chrome this program is feature rich. There is a lot to play with. Kinda interesting and fun.

Give it a try. Let me know what you think.