My personal review of Opera One in July 2023
The Opera browser is as always good-looking and most importantly, works way better than chrome and other chromium browsers and doesnt hang like them. The mobile Opera is always better since it was in java and currently it has features I could hardly find in any other browser.
But that is all good I have to say since Opera isnt keen on upgrading itself with time and users.
What I liked about Opera during my school days weren't same when I am using it for professional purposes.
I hoped with Opera One, things would be different but it is same with a little bit of tweaks in design only where a lot of empty spaces are wasted and crashing as a feature.
Till now, Opera lacks or haven't brought in -
Support to sync installed extensions like chrome or brave or Vivaldi or Edge.
Vertical tabs (requested brave team since 2021 and they brought it in 2023 for final release and it works amazing).
Bookmark structuring and ordering where old bookmarks were on top and new went below but now post 90 version of opera, it is new on top and old at bottom without providing user any control or options to decide which way they want it but now is enforced by Opera.
Support for adding new search engines. Opera mobile has 10 search engines out of the box so it is great but when you go to desktop, it has only 3 and one cannot add any new search engine. I talked to a lot of team of search engines and they said, it is opera fault and you should ask Opera to allow you to do so. I even talked to a opera person and they said, they cannot allow another search engine due to lack of money and the money google gives cannot be cancelled (Opera is obviously oblivious to the fact that if you search through google search, google shows to use chrome and I dont know it is pretty easy to jump back to chrome with that popup, same goes with duckduckgo and bing).
Support for themes and coloring the browser. I used a lot of other lesser-known browsers like naver whale browser and cococo browser and maxthon browser and they all allow the above mentioned things and provide a color theming from their settings itself, if one doesnt want to install any new themes but opera, alas. Plus all of these browsers are constantly updated so no issues of outdated.
I know this post will not approved since Opera has already blocked on twitter and I have banned from this forum twice before but as a user since 2000, I deserve some respect and words.
I can use Opera but when others are providing me control over what I can do with my browser then why should I jump and stay with Opera when support is also not supportive?