Saturday, 21 September, 2019

Vivaldi browser for Android comes with built-in Notes, Sync, and more

Vivaldi finally goes mobile, although only in beta testing for now Vivaldi's customizable browser comes to Android
Cecil Davis | 10 September, 2019, 23:29

Speed Dials offer a quick way to get users to their favorite websites and to organize bookmarks easily, while the Bookmark Manager provides a way to add/edit descriptions and nicknames for websites.

Vivaldi allows switching between the search engines in the address bar using nicknames.

Despite the "beta" tag, Vivaldi for Android is fully featured from the off.

For those of you who are not fans of light themes, it's worth noting that Vivaldi Browser does support dark mode. The mobile browser launches in the speed dials section, which is the same way the desktop version launches and is essentially a series of bookmarks for your favorite sites.

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At the time of writing, the beta version of the mobile browser had been downloaded over 10,000 times.

Vivaldi on Android also gives access to multiple tabs that you can reach by tapping the tab switcher from the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Android has no shortage of good browser options - there's Chrome, Firefox, Kiwi, Brave, Opera and so many more that we couldn't possibly list all of them. You can manually create a new note by going over to the dedicated Notes UI, or from a page, select the content, such as text, and hit the "Copy to note" option in the popup menu. Now Vivaldi is bringing that same philosophy and those same features to mobile, at least on Android, while aiming to keep things simple for mobile use.

Vivaldi for Android is a work-in-progress, so it's important to have this in mind when installing it. Moreover, it also has features such as notes and capture. All you need to do is to use a so-called search engine nickname, which is actually a shortcut to conduct a search using a certain search engine. Furthermore, the editor allows you to add checklists, agenda items, or jot down some pointers - all alongside browsing the Web. A "Clone tab" option on the menu makes it easy to duplicate tabs and you can sign into your Vivaldi account to sync settings, bookmarks and tabs between devices. It also has a focus on security and privacy, so the company doesn't collect excessive user data and uses end-to-end encryption for its sync function. A Reader View is also available, and this looks a lot like the one in Microsoft Edge and which lets you read online articles without being bothered by unnecessary content.