We continue to collect new versions of web browsers with Vivaldi 4.3, and it is that practically all Chromium derivatives have been passed to the monthly release cycle adopted by its base, so from now on we will have updates every month, which is fine, because everything arrives earlier, but also badly, because it arrives less.
Be that as it may, the protagonist of this post is Vivaldi 4.3 and with this browser the little bit is usually not usual, fortunately. We like novelties - well planned and implemented, yes - and in that aspect there are such as Microsoft Edge or Vivaldi, who have a pleasant run. So let’s go with the news of the latter.
Vivaldi 4.3 news
Vivaldi 4.3 is certainly full of news of a very different level, yes, although it should be noted that if the launch of its previous version arrived in the middle of last month, it does so now, and although nothing specific has been mentioned, everything seems indicate that they have joined the monthly launch cycle.
We found in Vivaldi 4.3 improvements on several fronts, among which the support of PWA or web applications stands out. You know what we are talking about: progressive web applications, but not only that; also Chrome-style web shortcuts, so here Vivaldi finally catches up with Google’s browser.
Explained very quickly, it is already possible to create desktop web applications through the context menu of the tabs, whether the website in question supports PWA or not. In fact, it does not matter exactly the same, since in both cases they are applications linked to the browser so the functionality is the same.
The future belongs to the PWAs. While it arrives, this fix, which is the same that Chrome has allowed for many years, can be enjoyed in Vivaldi as is, including the creation of specific menus and launchers in the desktop menu itself.
Other notable new features of Vivaldi 4.3 include the improvement of the screen capturer, the increase in the languages available in the integrated translation service or the revamped of the download panel and the data synchronization module, which, put like this in a couple of lines, seems little , but is not. We recommend you take a look at the official announcement of Vivaldi 4.3 for more details.
But there is more, and it is that Vivaldi 4.3 comes with a couple of changes ready to stop Google a bit. The most important is the default deactivation of the inactivity detection API, a technology that was launched with Chrome 94 and for which the company was accused of implementing another surveillance tool that has already been rejected by actors such as Mozilla, Brave and now Vivaldi.
Likewise, Vivaldi 4.3 has modified the login to Vivaldi Mail and Calendar through OAuth so that it does not imply access to all Google services, only those necessary (Gmail and Google Calendar, in this case) and thus reduce the level of tracking by Google. We remind you, however, that Vivaldi Mail and Calendar are still in beta.
Finally, we cannot forget about Vivaldi for Android, which incorporates almost all the aforementioned novelties plus one of its own, a classic in the PC browser that dares to move to mobile: stacks of tabs. How is this presented on mobile? With a new taskbar dedicated exclusively to the stack of tabs that is in use.