As usual every couple of months, Vivaldi has released a new version with several minor innovations, but when we add all the functions that add to the year with each batch of updates, we are in front of one of the browsers that puts more attention on Offer unique features.
Vivaldi 1.14 arrives on time to celebrate the launch of the first public version of the browser in January 2015, when it was only in a preliminary state. And, it does so by bringing a new vertical reading mode, Markdown support for notes, reorganizing web panels and the ability to reorder search engines.
A function that will be used mainly by users who read in Asian languages such as simplified and traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean, and that in these languages is the common way in which the text is displayed.
It must be activated in the browser settings to switch between horizontal or vertical reading mode.
Markdown support in the notes
This markup language is ideal for writing on the web , documenting code, and then, taking notes. With Vivaldi 1.14 the browser that keeps thinking about power users offers support for Markdown within its panel of notes, something quite unique that they already offered.
No need to install extensions , Vivaldi lets you take notes from the sidebar of the browser, even with the ability to add screenshots. Now you can also format the notes with MD.
You can add bold, italic, headings and subheadings, bullets, etc . And you can also use the option to preview simple HTML.
Web panels and search engines
One of the distinctive features of Vivaldi is its web panels, these allow you to add individual websites to the side panel to navigate between them without having to use tabs .
Now you can also rearrange and customize the position of the web panels in the sidebar to give priority to the sites you visit the most.
Other elements that you can reorder also now are the search engines. It has always been possible to change the default engine for multiple options, be they the almighty Google, or private alternatives like DuckDuckGo.
You can add as many as you want, and now you can also rearrange all you add in the order you prefer by simply dragging with the mouse or using the keyboard.
If you already use Vivaldi you can update the browser when you start it for the first time during the day, or you can download the latest version from the official website.