Former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner has revealed a new web browser for hardcore users. It retains some functions from Opera, but also includes some new ideas that the teams thinks will be very useful for those who spend a lot of time on the internet.
Called Vivaldi, the browser has the speed dial feature from Opera for getting quick access to favourite websites. It also introduces customisable keyboard shortcuts, notes, and tab stacks. The keyboard shortcuts shouldn’t be too impressive as most users will likely stick to the defaults out of familiarity. However, the ability to stack tabs into groups will definitely appeal to those who are constantly accused of having too many tabs open.
The team is working on several additional features like email, extensions, and the ability to navigate the web using only a keyboard. It’s hard to say if the browser will catch on, considering that Opera itself controls a very small portion of the web browser market. That being said, it doesn’t look like Vivaldi is aimed at the regular consumer.
Vivaldi is currently in the technical preview stage, and can be downloaded from the official website.