Opera is a super fast free web browser that combines all of the best features of the other free browsers in order to provide a perfect alternative to Microsoft’s seemingly omnipresent Internet Explorer offering, which still seems to be stuck in the past in comparison to its open source competition.
The market for free web browsers is not exactly a small one, nor is it lacking in products. Offerings from Mozilla, Flock and a huge variety of other less well-known browsers make the marketplace for free web browsers one of the most crowded of any kind of computer program. So much of our lives now centre around the web and therefore finding your favourite way to access it is imperative to help your life run smoothly.
Unlike any of the other free web browsers out there, Opera features an integrated email client. It works with all of the popular webmail clients such as Google Mail and Windows Live Hotmail as well as POP3 or IMAP mail servers meaning that you can keep track of your e-mail within your browser, meaning that you can manage all of your web-based activities in one place and decreasing the load on your processor by minimizing the number of open programs.
Also, Opera is famed for its speed. It even has a function called Opera Turbo which uses a form of compression technology to help the browser run faster on connections with access to limited bandwidth. This is perfect for those who use public wi-fi or an office network connection that many others are trying to access at the same time.
Overall, Opera is one of the best free web browsers out there. Although, its library of add-ons is not as extensive as Mozilla Firefox and it cannot match the sleek looks and breakneck speed of Google Chrome for the average user. However it is perfect for those with a slow connection and let’s face it, it wipes the floor with Internet Explorer.