New browser for the Raspberry Pi: Vivaldi

Launched in 2016, the Vivaldi web browser has been available for Windows, Mac and Linux for some time. Now, it is available for the Raspberry Pi. It’s a bit different to other browsers and boasts the following ‘headline’ features:

  • Advanced tab management – ability to group, tile, move and pin tabs.
  • Side Panel with easy access to bookmarks, downloads, a “tree-style” access to tabs, notes, browsing history and websites of users’ choice.
  • Built-in functionality such as the screenshot Capture tool, Notes and Image Properties.
  • Powerful History overview that lets users explore their browsing patterns, backed by statistics and visual clues.
  • Unique and customizable look and feel of the browser interface with custom Themes and more.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts and Mouse Gestures for quick browser commands.

I haven’t had a chance to have a play on the Pi yet, but I will and I’ll let you know if it’s worth trying. Bear in mind, this is an experimental build so it may not be totally stable yet, but if you’re tired of using Chromium or Web/Epiphany, I reckon it’s worth a try.

You can download Vivaldi here and then install it using the following command:

sudo apt install ./vivaldi-stable_1.13.1008.34-1_armhf.deb

Read a little more about the browser on Vivaldi’s press release.

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