Opera 9.6 Review (Features and Updates)


The browser race has attained a new turn since Google has stepped into it with the launch of Google Chrome. But to take this Competition to new levels Opera 9.6 makes its appearance. Loaded with several Cool new features, it has also got Faster than its predecessor(base version 9.5) Many of the Bugs are fixed too.

Let me tell you that Opera 9.6 comes with some innovative features that most browsers only support through third-party extensions. Here is a quick look on some key features of Opera 9.6

Inbuilt Feed Previews

The new Feed Preview feature lets us view a site’s RSS feed before we subscribe to it ,via Opera’s built-in RSS reader. It is well formatted so you can have a quick glance at what kind of content is included in the feed (Example: whether complete articles or partial content feed) similar to the RSS preview feature in other browsers.

Expanded Opera Link(for better Syncing)

Opera lets you take your favorite search engines and the browser history you enter wherever you go(syncs Opera browser settings across multiple computers). Opera Link also synchronizes notes taken in your Opera browser, your bookmarks, Speed Dial and personal bar.

Low-Bandwidth and Prioritized Email

When you have a Slow Internet connection, Opera’s built-in e-mail client Opera M2 now allows you to access Emails in “low-bandwidth mode” so as to retrieve mails even faster when bandwidth is limited.
With Prioritized Email you can keep an eye on important threads and contacts by following them, or ignore less important threads and contacts with a single click.

FASTER Speed and Improved Language support

Opera 9.6 has quick responsiveness and faster page loading than Opera 9.5. Also Opera had added support for Indonesian, Ukrainian, Estonian, Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil languages.

Some more Features

Among the other cool Features include Speed Dial(fast access to favorite sites from Homepage), Note-taking, BitTorrent support, and even Voice-Controlled browsing.
Opera 9.6 is available for Linux, Mac and Windows computers with support for more than 38 languages.

If Opera is among your favorite Browsers or you have any views on features of Opera let us know in comments.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget that along with M2, Opera is also an IRC client, and has newgroup capabilities as well.

  • Tech freak

    Yup! you are correct.

  • http://www.hispanica-slate.com Ben Fernandez

    Congratulations, excellent looking browser, I would even go so far as to say it is sexy, smooth to the point of being velvety, I love the preview windows when the pointer is over the un opened tabs. Reviews say it is fast but to my surprise it really is fast, and very user friendly, ie you can quickly adapt to the controls.
    Over the moon with the 9.6
    Thanks, Ben