Always coming back to Opera lately
A Former User last edited by A Former User
It may sound a bit weird for some ears, I suppose. But I really like Opera and I am a happy user, for the moment. Things may change of course.
I've been using it for more than a year now and although there are some quirks with it, especially with the new versions. I've not only gotten used to it, but as I said, I'm really liking it.
It always strikes me most, when I try to turn to some other browsers, which may offer something special, that Opera may lack.
So I'm in a hop on and hop off relation to Opera and others.
I had been trying Vivaldi e.g.. It's a great browser with possibly great people, but for me, it's quite too much to customize. When I use it, I always end up with a design that's very much like Opera which comes out of the box.
I like Firefox, actually, but I'm missing the sidebar, the workspaces, the screenshot tool isn't as sophisticated. There's no Flow. But nevertheless it would be one of my go-to's if I had to leave Opera behind.
Edge is great in a way, especially by copying features that Vivaldi and Opera already have for years. It even has some nifty things about it, that are appealing. But still for my taste, you end up with the impression that their sidebar e.g. is really only a copy, not as flexible as Vivaldi's and not as smooth as Opera's. And there's so much Microsoft in it, that it really is kind of bloated. With Opera you get most of its features - and even more - but you see, that it has evolved over time, while in Edge they were added only to be on par.
I like the privacy features from Brave, but it doesn't really appeal to me. If you're not a privacy paranoid and not into crypto, you won't find any sophisticated things in it.
Leaves me with Chrome, which I haven't used for years, and I don't feel any need to change that, actually. It's simple, easy, fast and efficient, but, you know, it's from Google and very curious.
So, coming back to Opera, isn't any wonder for me. Only thing, that keeps me a bit at distance is its connection to China. And I hope, they're what they pretend to be: secure and private.