Vivaldi Browser Released for Android in Beta, Features Notes Editor, Reader View

Yolanda Curtis
September 10, 2019

There's even a screenshot tool that allows you to capture a full, scrolling page, while accessibility options enable you to switch on Reader View and get prompted to use it on supported web pages.

Vivaldi has released a new browser for Android, packed with features that it hopes will lure users away from Chrome.

Vivaldi's Android browser will likely be welcome by users of the desktop version as it allows syncing of bookmarks, Speed Dials, passwords, autofill information, and more, all using end-to-end encryption.

If you were tempted to use Vivaldi on PC, but were discouraged by the lack of synchronization between desktop and mobile, you may want to try out the new Vivaldi browser for Android, now available on the Google Play Store.

In other words, you should be getting the same privacy level as in Vivaldi for the desktop, which let's be honest, is not something you should ignore given all the tracking happening on all platforms these days. You can access regular, private, and synced tabs as well as retrieve recently closed tabs from the trash. For example, you could type "w" to search Wikipedia, or "d" for DuckDuckGo. You can also sync the notes across other devices.

In the Android version of the browser, the developers have ported quite a lot of the desktop browser's features.

To let you open a website on multiple tabs, Vivaldi on Android comes with a Clone Tab option that is available from the main menu.

Vivaldi has provided a dedicated Notes tab on the Panels screen to let you find your existing notes. The company says that "data is encrypted on your device using a password that is never sent to us". There's a built-in notes tool too, for jotting down memos and lists without opening another app, plus the ability to take screenshots of entire webpages (not just what's now visible on the screen).

Vivaldi on Android also has both dark and light themes to meet your requirements. "This beta is our way of saying "thanks" for your continued support and patience", said Vivaldi co-founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner in a blog post.

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