Vivaldi 2.0 is out! This is a major update and I like it. You can see all the details at the link below.
For me the big added feature is encrypted sync. This means my Vivaldi browsing history, bookmarks, setup, logins, can be shared with Vivaldi on my other computers. I really like that.
It also opens the way for Vivaldi to release an Android version of the browser, so you can share all that stuff from your desktop. I use Firefox on Android right now but I’d really prefer to use Vivaldi, so I’m hoping this means an Android version is to be released soon.
Adventure in Upgrading:
I did have an adventure in trying to upgrade to Vivaldi 2.0 on Win 10. The installer kept failing. I tried a lot of things like disabling my anti-virus to no avail. Finally, I uninstalled my old version of Vivaldi – still failed. Now I’m really worried because I am stuck totally without my go to browser. I tried one last time and on the Windows installation wizard I clicked on Advanced. This lead me to a dropdown set for “Install for One User” I clicked on that and changed it to “Install for all users” which changes the file path as to where Vivaldi is installed. Success! Vivaldi 2.0 installed, all my settings are there. Very happy.
I’m not sure what was causing the problem, but this is Windows and Windows gets weird. Similar things used to happen back in the old Opera days too so no big deal.
via Vivaldi 2.0 – Your browser matters | Vivaldi Browser
Like: Why I’m done with Chrome – A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering
This is quite an important thing, with big implications on privacy for Chrome users.
via Epic Privacy Browser, a secure chromium-based web browser that protects your privacy and browsing history | a free VPN privacy browser
With Epic you are always in Private Browsing mode. No history and it blocks tracking cookies. The big thing that makes it different from other browsers with private browsing is that it has a free VPN so your ISP can’t track your browsing. I like that.
I wouldn’t make it my daily browser because I like having history and login details, but if I was traveling or on an open wifi network I’d use Epic.
Privacy Possum makes tracking you less profitable.
Like: Privacy Possum.
Firefox and Chrome. It’s working on Vivaldi. 🙂
Ghacks review for more info.
Lunascape is the first web browser with 3 rendering engines: Trident (IE), Gecko (FF) and Webkit. This is handy for developers and others who want to see what a webpage looks like with different rendering engines.
Runs on Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.
Personally I’m not sure I would use this as a default, but I think it would be handy to have it installed on my laptops.
Beaker is a new peer-to-peer browser for a Web where users control their data and websites are hosted locally.
Bookmark: Beaker Browser
I barely understand the dat:// parts of this. But I imagine this could be important, particularly in places where freedom is limited and for academia.
Source: Kicks Condor Blogging.
Bookmark: via 10 Tab Management Tricks | Vivaldi Browser
These come straight from the users. If you always have a lot of tabs open, Vivaldi is your browser.
Bookmark via How to Set Up Sync in Vivaldi and Synchronize Your Browsing Data
It’s still experimental but fairly stable. From MakeUseof.