Vivaldi Browser celebrates its third anniversary by adding vertical reading, markdown support for notes, and more
Back in late January 2015, Vivaldi was introduced as a spiritual successor to Opera 12. Since Opera lost a lot of features that made it one special browser when switching from Presto to the Blink rendering engine (also used in Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers), it should not be surprising that Vivaldi has more than one million users already.
Vivaldi is now available for Windows and Linux in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants, as well as for Mac OS X 10.9 or later. Earlier this week, it was updated to version 1.14.1077.41, thus becoming the first browser to offer a vertical reading mode. While this mode might not be of any use to many, its users who often read websites in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese languages will find it really handy.
Next to Tabs Stacks, Tab Tiling, and the comprehensive History screen, the Notes feature is a very popular part of Vivaldi. More than just allowing the creation of simple text notes, this tool also supports Markdown so its users can easily add headers, bulleted lists, and bolding. Even more, Notes also allows previewing simple HTML as well.
The Web Panels feature has also received a few improvements in this version. Now, the width of each Web Panel can be adjusted separately. If you missed Vivaldi so far, it should be enough to say that Web Panels allow you to browse various websites without switching tabs.
All in all, Vivaldi is probably the best web browser you (probably) never heard of, and this anniversary edition is the perfect excuse for giving it a chance.