Opera Browser: Fast, Safe and Free
Opera is a free Internet browser that is packed with great and functional features to provide its user a fun browsing experience at all times. It has a long list of great features such as quick find, interactive voice, mouse gestures, customized skins and thumbnail previews. The interactive voice command enables the user to navigate the World Wide Web by talking to the browser and it can even read the text to the user.
This browser may also be configured according to the user’s browsing needs. Panels, buttons and toolbars may be customized as a number of skins and widgets are available to choose from. Widgets are tiny applications such as news, games, tools and more. Opera features tabbed browsing, allowing the user to undelete or to save tabs. With Opera, you can view and work on more than one web page at a time. This can be done by using the cascade or tile web pages feature of the browser. Sync bookmarks and Speed dials easily with your mobile phone using the Opera Link feature.
The thumbnail preview is another great feature of this browser. Thumbnails appear as you hover your mouse over a tab so you can easily see what’s on that page without actually going to the site. And since all buttons of the browser are properly labeled, it will be easy even for new users to find what they need in no time.
Now, let’s talk about Opera’s security settings. Opera protects its users against pop-ups, viruses, spyware and phishing schemes as well. With just one click of the mouse, you can clear the browser from all your personal information.
When it comes to speed, Opera does it job well. It starts up and loads fast and is also fast when running applications. On the other hand, Opera still have a number of issues when it comes to compatibility with some websites. This is for the reason that Opera is not as widely used as IE or Mozilla Firefox.
To summarize, although Opera browser is not as famous as some of its competitors (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox), I still highly recommend Opera to new and advanced computer users because of its great features and customization abilities. It is also very easy to use, not to mention that it’s FREE to download. Opera also has mini browser and a mobile version that offers extensive features as well.