Originally posted by Salahuddin1:
I've spent the last several weeks looking for some potential alternatives to Opera 12. Like many of the opinions expressed here, I too have been quite disappointed with the new Opera and have lost trust with the developers and the company.
Hope this helps. Please add any other suggestions to this post for potential alternatives.
I am so glad that you started this thread. Being frustrated with the new Opera is one thing, but to constructively discuss alternatives that might replace Opera 11/12 is great. And for those of us who don't have the skill or time to review all the alternatives and add-ins (thanks so much laurenbacall for your list), this thread is a godsend.
I know your thread title includes 'and use Opera Mail'. I don't, so that feature was not important to me. My alternative browser was Pale Moon (http://www.palemoon.org/). It is also Firefox based, but deletes the E-mail feature and other features that are not commonly used (their technical details tell you which). I have been able to set it up so it closely emulates what I use in my Opera 12. Not mentioned by laurenbacall or others in the '2 Pane Booksmarks' extension for all Firebox based browsers, which shows the bookmark sidebar with the 2 pane style of Opera. I find it a great extension.
I am sticking with Opera 12.x as my primary browser as long as I can, but when I currently get stuck with webpages that don't load, or when the march of technology completely passes Opera Presto based browsers obsolete, I will have Pale Moon.