The stable version of Vivaldi 3.0 has been released with built-in tracker and ad protection and a corresponding version for Android.
Although it does not have the huge share market of Google Chrome or the fame of Mozilla Firefox, Vivaldi is still one of the best browsers and every update it receives improves its capabilities even more.
Today, Vivaldi's team An important new update has been released, bringing it to version 3.0 and adding several new features that users will love. First of all, Vivaldi 3.0 comes with built-in surveillance protection, something that was tested a while ago and is now ready for the first time, for everyone.
The new tracker blocker that comes with Vivaldi is powered by DuckDuckGo's Tracker Radar, which is essentially a block list. As many already know, DuckDuckGo has long been one of the leading advocates of privacy around the world, so partnering with Vivaldi is an important step in protecting personal data online.network.
Users can configure ad and tracker blocker from the following path:
Vivaldi> Tools> Settings> Privacy> Block Trackers and Ads
There are three levels available at this time:
- Without exclusion
- Block trackers
- Block trackers and ads
The names of these settings are quite simple, so it is very easy to understand their purpose. Additionally, in the same window you can also configure exceptions and manage resources.
Tracking Block status can also be verified using the shield icon in the address bar. This menu also allows you to quickly determine if the page you are visiting is running third-party crawlers in the background or not.
On the iguru page, Vivaldi accordingly states that it runs google-analytics and that it was excluded. Of course, we have never hidden the above and we state it clearly on the front page of our website.
The third default block level also targets ads, as with this release, Vivaldi also has a built-in ad blocker program that is supposed to make intrusive ads a thing of the past, with no need for further extensions.
What you need to know, however, is that the ad blocker is disabled by defaultchoice, so you need to enable it manually from the above mentioned path. Additionally, it only blocks intrusive ads, so if you want a completely clean ad-free experience, ad blocking extensions are the way to go.
Another new feature in Vivaldi 3.0 is a built-in clock, which features a countdown measurement και συναγερμό, που μπορείτε να διαμορφώσετε από τη γραμμή κατάστασης. Ο σκοπός αυτής της λειτουργίας είναι να σας βοηθήσει να παρακολουθείτε σημαντικά γεγονότα ενώ εργάζεστε στο Internet και εάν δεν χρησιμοποιείτε καμία άλλη application reminder, then the watch is really convenient.
Vivaldi 3.0 is definitely a welcome browser development and the addition of crawler protection and a built-in ad blocker is a living proof that this application is not only interested in profit, but also in protecting users' privacy in every way.
Sure, Vivaldi will continue to improve in the next updates, especially now that the company has entered the mobile market. Vivaldi is currently only available at Android devices, as Apple's enclosed garden makes the iPhone browser a much more difficult task.