Opera Mini PC is a free software that allows you to use mobile versions of Opera on your Windows PC. With this free Opera Mini emulator for PC you get both versions 4 and 6 of this miniature web browser. It’s available for Windows XP and newer versions of Windows, but in order to use Opera Mini PC you have to make sure that Java runtime environment is installed on your PC, since this is a Java application.
Update (May-29-2014): This software seems to have been removed now.
What you see in the image above isn’t Opera Mini, it’s just the control interface of Opera Mini PC. This is where you’ll be starting Opera Mini as well as accessing folders where files that you’ve downloaded are gonna be saved. As you can see launchers are available for both Opera Mini 4 and Opera Mini 6, 6.5 to be more precise, which offers a lot more features like for example tabbed browsing, long click menus, Opera Link, and so on.
Key Features of Opera Mini PC:
- Use Opera Mini on your Windows PC, without needing a cellphone.
- Supports web browsing fully, everything works as it should.
- Offers both version 4 and 6.5 of Opera Mini which can work from the PC.
- Allows you to download files outside of emulator to your computer.
- Completely free and simple to use with very simple setup.
This free Opera Mini emulator for Windows is ad-supported, notice the ad links in the image above. There are no ads bothering you while your browsing, they will appear only when accessing the control panel. Opera Mini PC tries to install toolbars during installation, so be careful.
How to Browse the Internet with Opera Mini on a Windows PC?
If you’re thinking why would someone wanna do this, use Opera Mini on a desktop PC, well there are several reasons actually. You could for example use it to:
- Browse faster if you’re limited when it comes to bandwidth.
- Saving internet traffic and making sure you don’t go over your plan.
- To test and see how your website will look like on a mobile phone.
To use it on your desktop PC, you first have to install it. Once installation completes, icon will be placed on your desktop. Run it and you should be greeted with the control panel which can be seen above. Now decide which version you want to run.
Entire interface is emulated, you can use your mouse and keyboard, navigational controls are at the bottom of the window, just like they are when you’re using Opera Mini on your mobile phone.
When you open Opera Mini 6.5, you’re gonna be greeted with much advanced browser, you get an on-screen keyboard, more modern interface, but keep in mind that more bandwidth and traffic is spent by the newer version of Opera Mini. If you plan on using it to cut down the internet bills, use the version 4.
Opera Mini PC is very useful for a number of different reasons, especially if you wish to cut down your internet bills without compromising secure browsing. Try it and see just how useful it can be. You may also read our post on Opera Mini browser for Android.