The Vivaldi web browser is stepping into a new era with its debut on iOS and iPad. Created by the former CEO of Opera, this innovative browser has finally made its way to Apple devices.
Traditionally, browsers on iOS are built on the WebKit engine, necessitating Vivaldi's iOS version to be developed from the ground up. This resulted in a delayed release compared to its Android counterpart, which has been available since 2018.
Vivaldi for iOS brings a seamless browsing experience with a tab panel reminiscent of its desktop version. Users can effortlessly toggle between tabs, and for those who prefer a single-page view, this feature can be disabled.
The tab switcher provides access to open, private, synced, and recently closed tabs. A long press on the tab switcher allows for the quick opening of a new tab or the closure of the active one. The browser also offers a start page with bookmarks for swift access to favorite sites.
Beyond these familiar features, Vivaldi includes a notepad and a reading list, both of which synchronize across all devices using a single Vivaldi account. Additionally, the browser boasts an ad tracker blocker, the ability to switch between search engines, and the option to change the app's icon.
In parallel with the iPhone version, Vivaldi has launched a browser for the iPad. This version features a side panel for quick access to bookmarks, reading lists, browsing history, and notes.
This marks a significant expansion for Vivaldi, which is already available on platforms like Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, and even in vehicles through Android Auto.