Ever wished your web browser had a built-in word-processor? Of course not, but the bods behind Vivaldi have gone and added one anyway.
Okay, I’ll admit I’m being a little facetious when I call it a word-processor but it’s not a million miles removed from being one.
See, the latest version of the extraordinarily well featured Vivaldi browser maxes out its native note taking tool with some neat new tricks, including a slick visual editor and major new notes manager.
We’re talking rich text formatting with support for images, links, and other attachments. Text search, undo/redo, word count, and even has a full screen distraction-free typing mode.
No extensions and no third party apps required to use the top-tier note pad as it’s available out of the box in the latest update, and accessible from any web page you’re reading.
If you were a fan of Vivaldi’s formerly-humble note jotter you can continue to use it just so, but WYSIWYG YOLO K, right?
“Notes support the Markdown syntax and can automatically attach screenshots and the address of the web page being viewed added to a note,” Vivaldi says of the feature. Notes can be edited without any distraction in a full-screen view, or along with a detailed notes tree view that can be sorted by note title, content, creation date, associated address or number of attachments.
New notes can be created quickly from whatever webpage you’re on, and the the new Notes Manager view makes it easy to manage, find, name, and edit saved notes.
Talking of saving you can use Vivaldi’s built-in sync service to securely sync your notes between different desktops and (rather awesomely) Android too. Data is stored on Vivaldi’s servers (hosted in Iceland, which must save on cooling costs) and are end-to-end encrypted for peace of mind.
There are, naturally, a few other changes to the browser in this update, including more control over the appearance and ordering of in-browser option menus, and a some extra gas in the tank to improve the browser’s overall performance.
Keen to learn more? Head over to the official Vivaldi webpage to download the latest version (or upgrade your existing version to access the new features).
Vivaldi is free, but not open source, software available for Windows, macOS, and Linux in 32-bit, 64-bit and ARM64 builds. An Android version is also available: