Vivaldi browser update adds email, calendar and RSS reader
Vivaldi browser has published his New version which adds email, calendar and RSS reader as built-in tools. These features are still in beta phase but are quite convenient for users and provide easy access to essential services.
The first is Vivaldi Mail, a conventional mail service, and the company likes to call it “a fully loaded alternative to Big Tech.” Vivaldi focused on privacy-oriented features for its mail service, and it also helps to stay organized.
Vivaldi claims that all email operations are performed on the user’s computer rather than a webmail server, which may limit flexibility.
Another good feature of Vivaldi Mail is that you can access all your email accounts in one place. It supports IMAP and POP3 for better integration. In addition, the organizational features come in handy for saving time and handling large volume of emails. Vivaldi Mail is only available on the desktop.
Vivaldi Feed Reader for news enthusiasts
Another new feature of the Vivaldi browser is a feed reader which the company says can protect your privacy. Thanks to the Vivaldi feed reader, you can go directly to news from any website of your choice, and there is no promoted content.
The Vivaldi feed player can also integrate with YouTube. So users can subscribe to their favorite channels and add them to their feed in Vivaldi. You can also add podcasts to the feed. The feed reader is available for desktop users at the moment, but it could expand to Android in the future.
Vivaldi calendar for better management
Vivaldi claims that other calendars created by Big Tech collect user data. The Vivaldi calendar comes with some useful features like choosing between private or shared modes, different views, and other cool stuff. Calendar doesn’t offer anything new compared to other similar services on the market, but the company says it doesn’t collect your data.
As for the new update, Vivaldi added a built-in translation function. So you can choose to translate the webpage to 50 supported languages and soon 109 languages. You can also find the translation in the Vivaldi Android app.
If you don’t need any of these features, Vivaldi has provided an option to turn them off. With three layouts, users can choose their preferred view. One is the Vivaldi browser with some essential tools, the other is Classic mode with the main features, and the last is fully loaded with email, calendar and an RSS reader.