Importantly, Vivaldi does not track users, a major issue with popular browsers like Chrome and Firefox. Users can browse within the private window using search engines that also value privacy.
In a statement, the company said: "The vision of Vivaldi is simple – users should be in control of how the browser looks, feels and works.
The new way of managing tabs in Vivaldi 2.0.
"This new upgrade allows users to browse with features that adapt to them, a style that fits and the values that they can stand by."
- Position the tab bar vertically and display the address bar at the bottom (or not at all);
- Adjust default zoom levels and view clutter-free web pages using Reader View;
- Toggle adaptive Themes that change color in tune with the website being viewed;
- Schedule Themes to change throughout the day; and
- Customise Speed Dials and Window Background Image.
The browser can now sync a user's data between multiple PCs, "including their Bookmarks and Speed-Dials, saved passwords and autofill information, History (with only typed URLs), extensions and uniquely, Notes".
Sync options in Vivalid 2.0.
Vivaldi's Web Panels allow users to display their favourite Web apps or sites in a split screen alongside the primary window. The new version also offers much better tab management.
“Our goal since we started developing Vivaldi was to listen to our community of users and provide them with new ways to experience the Web and express oneself like never before. Vivaldi 2.0 does that,” said Vivaldi chief executive Jon von Tetzchner.
The full list of new features is here.
Screenshots: courtesy Vivaldi Technologies