Vivaldi users can now check their email, calendar and RSS feeds using the browser’s built-in tools: Version 4.0 was introduced todayAnd it includes Vivaldi Mail Beta, which guarantees a highly customized alternative to web apps developed by Big Tech companies. Apart from any privacy benefits, Vivaldi gives power users what they want: an all-in-one app for browsing, email, and planning.
The email client supports IMAP and POP accounts, so you can attach most email services to it, and open messages in tabs more easily than you do in the current window — just switch between emails if you have the type you need often. The search was also very fast in my experience.
Calendar and RSS Reader includes most of the features I would expect and some great bonuses. For example, RSS Reader also supports YouTube channels, which is handy for those who worry about how to decide not to view creator videos.
Another major feature of this Vivaldi update is the inline translation. The browser can translate entire web pages (automatically, if you wish) into 50 languages today, but the company says it will soon expand to support 109 languages. While the mail widgets are on desktop only, translation is also available on Vivaldi for Android.
For those who don’t want these features in their browser, Vivaldi has come up with a solution: you can choose from three layouts, which will give you a basic web browser, with some powers – user or email features, calendars and RSS feeds. All the features are also available in the Basics layout, but they don’t take up space in the interface.
Since many websites manage their email and calendars, it can be said that this functionality is configured in most browsers. But for those (like me) whose emails and calendars are spread across multiple accounts, dealing with dedicated tools is less confusing. Vivaldi now offers the power that comes with custom tools, with the convenience of never having to leave your browser.