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Vivaldi browser 4.0 adds a mail client, calendar and RSS reader

ZDNet

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.


Raspberry Pi, Linux on Arm users: Now you get a new browser option with Vivaldi

ZDNet

Vivaldi's developers say their browser is better suited to Raspberry Pi users than Chromium, which ships with Raspbian, because of Vivaldi's customization options.


Vivaldi browser tries to end your cookie consent nightmare

ZDNet

Chromium-based Vivaldi has released an update with a new'Cookie Crumbler' feature to alleviate the hassle of cookie consent forms that have plagued the web for Europeans due to its new privacy laws. As all Europeans know, whenever they open a web page they're confronted with a message advising them that the site uses cookies for various reasons and then need to choose "I accept cookies" or "I refuse cookies" or, more often an option to "Manage Cookie Settings" or "Go to cookie settings". Many people just choose to accept cookies just to get the dialogue out of the way so they can view the content they wanted to. The latter directive required websites serving EU visitors to gain their consent before putting cookies on a visitor's computer. Some US news sites simply block visitors from computers connecting from the EU. Vivaldi's latest update, version 3.8 for the desktop, includes an early attempt to remove this annoyance within the Ad Blocking section of the browser's Settings interface.


You're Probably Not Using the Web's Best Browser

WIRED

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 launches customisable browser for demanding web users

ZDNet

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.