Opera Touch Browser Released for iPhone and iPad

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Opera Touch was released today for iOS. The "light, fast, and secure" browser is specially designed for all-screen devices with no home button like the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and comes with an interface that's optimized for one-handed use.


    Thanks to a floating "Fast Action" menu button located at the bottom of the screen, users can touch to access a radial menu and swipe through several actions, enabling them to open and close browser tabs, perform searches, and navigating forwards and backwards through web pages with their thumb.

    The main screen includes quick access to top and recent websites, and the browser also features built-in ad blocking and comes with protection against disguised online cryptocurrency mining, or "cryptojacking".

    Elsewhere, the app makes use of Opera's My Flow feature, which allows users to transfer URL links, images, and note clippings between devices running Opera over a secure and private connection.

    Opera Touch is available for iPhone and iPad in several languages and can be downloaded directly from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Opera Touch Browser Released for iPhone and iPad
  2. moabal macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2010
    It’s interesting. However, since I cannot set defaults on iOS it’s a non starter for me.
  3. JosephAW macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2012
  4. cerberusss macrumors 6502a


    Aug 25, 2013
    The Netherlands
    Not to be confused with Private Browsing mode.

    Yeah sorry, I'll show myself out right now
  5. paulwmather macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2014
    On an app-per-app basis you can.
  6. star-affinity macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2007
    Really? Could you elaborate, please?
  7. moabal macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2010
    If I get an e-mail with a link in it to a website it will open in Safari by default. It is little things like that you cannot replace.
  8. StellarVixen macrumors 68000


    Mar 1, 2018
    That's pretty much what he thought, I guess. That's truly what setting browser as default mean.
  9. B4U macrumors 68020


    Oct 11, 2012
    Undisclosed location
    Removed and avoided Opera like cancer ever since Opera Software got bought out by companies in China!
  10. m0sher, Oct 2, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018

    m0sher macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2018
    I gave it a try this morning for a few hours again, this browser is definitely not for me. Meh.

    I like Google Chrome but i don’t like its data mining. Nothing compares to Safari browsing the internet on mobile phones IMO, it’s the most solid all around browser.

    In the end I concur and this is one of the other reasons I won’t use it. It was bought out by, Qihoo 360
  11. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    COOL. ANOTHER product from Opera for them to discontinue and pull. Opera Browser, Opera Coast, Opera VPN, etc.
  12. emptyego macrumors newbie


    Apr 12, 2009
    Pennsylvania, USA.
    I use Cake Browser for my daily use, and Safari obviously for everything that gets linked in otherwise. I wish we could set a default. I'd set mine to Cake in an instant!
  13. Marchelius macrumors newbie


    Oct 3, 2018
    Nope, its not for iPad. You can download it and install it but its not made for iPad so it looks terrible. Well not that terrible as Opera Mini with those tabs :D
  14. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    Not that I was going to download this to my devices, but good to know.

    While I have always been a fan of Chrome, I started using Safari progressively more across my Apple devices.
  15. jedy macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2011
    I'm wondering if this browser is just style over substance, just like the now defunct Opera Coast. Can't really try it as I don't have an iPhone (just an iPad). What I really want is tracking protection, a simple way to delete browsing data and Opera's Speed Dial. All mobile browsers that try to reinvent the wheel lack really basic features. The Opera browser on iOS is so full of bugs that never seem to get fixed plus has a clunky interface. I think where mobile browsing is concerned, Opera favour Android.

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