Opera Neon experimental web browser now available for download

Opera Neon experimental web browser now available for download
Opera Neon
This new piece of code does not aim to replace the user's main web browser, instead delivering a few interesting ideas in a visually appealing manner that Opera advertises as a preview of "the way it could be."
Codrut Nistor,

When talking about web browsers and the market share each of them currently controls Opera is, unfortunately, one of those usually placed in "the others" category. However, they continue to deliver attractive products and - speaking for myself - Opera is still a web browser worthy of attention. Its new offspring is called Neon and, although available for anyone to download and try, it is nothing but an experiment for now.

According to the official page, this experiment allows us to "Get a glimpse into what Opera for computers could become." Each of its features is "an alternate reality for the Opera browser," reads the same page, although most of these features can already be found in various browsers that have been around for a while. The list of such features includes a newly developed physics engine, video pop-out, enhanced visual tabs, split screen mode, and more.

Bookmarks and top websites are now displayed as floating bubbles, and there is no traditional address bar - only a line above the floating bubbles that awaits for the user to type something. All in all, Opera Neon provides a completely different experience that does not aim to be better overall than anything else on the market. Those interested can grab it for free, as long as they run macOS or Windows.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-13 (Update: 2017-01-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.