Chromium-based Vivaldi 4.0 is out and it features Vivaldi's new email client, an RSS feed and calendar, which has been in the works for years. The browser is one of the most important places for work and Vivaldi could now be a lot more useful for those who rely on email to get things done. It's hard to fault Google's record on security and patching but privacy is another matter for the online ad giant. Vivaldi 4.0, released this week, brings an email client to the browser. It's in beta now but can tested and brings support for multiple IMAP or POP email accounts. Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner first aired plans for a Vivaldi email client in 2016.
Remember when web browsers were useful tools? Remember when you could follow sites you liked, check your email, and see your calendar, all without leaving the browser? Or, I should say, remember when you could do all that without Big Tech feeding your personal data into the yawning maw of surveillance capitalism? I remember those days because I am still living in them, thanks to a web browser you might not have heard of: Vivaldi. This week, the team behind the Vivaldi web browser released version 4.0, which seems like an appropriate time for me to tell you that you need to try it out.
Vivaldi has a Speed Dial tab for rapid access to websites. Vivaldi, a new browser designed for'demanding' web users who like to keep multiple tabs open simultaneously, has officially launched following more than a year of public development. Developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder and former CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, the new browser doesn't aim for simplicity in pursuit of mass-market acceptance; instead, it's designed to appeal to hardcore web users. "We're introducing features and customizations that browsers today don't have. We're making it for you," said von Tetzchner in a blog post on the launch of Vivaldi 1.0.