The best products do two things well: Features and details. Features are what draw people to the product and details are what keep them there. Only a few weeks ago, we forayed into the IoT space with our previous release and received very positive feedback. Thank you. With the same level of excitement, we’re continuing the Vivaldi journey today with features that focus on details. Vivaldi 1.6 is ready.



Today's snapshot is another release candidate for 1.6 stable. Here we fix an issue that some of you encountered with lost passwords, made a tweak to our tab notifications feature to allow Gmail to work and fixed a problem with Web Panels that could also cause Vivaldi to fail to start.

Note: This build will receive updates from the snapshot autoupdate stream. Even if there are no additional changes, Vivaldi will be rebuilt for the stable autoupdate stream, resulting in another version number change.



With its latest release, Vivaldi becomes the world’s first browser to let you control your smart-home lighting. Taking Vivaldi into the space of the Internet of Things through the Philips Hue wireless lighting system integration is just the first step in exploring this evolution of Internet technology.

Within a decade, many homes will have hundreds of devices connected to the web. We began this journey as Internet and web technologies began to take hold of the desktops of many people worldwide. The journey has given us the Internet on PCs, mobile and other devices. Impressive as these innovations may seem, there is a lot more to come – and a lot of work to be done.


We start off the week with the first release candidate for Vivaldi 1.6. This RC resolves a major regression for Mac users with swiping through history.


India! Incredible India. It’s been close to three weeks since I came back from a long trip through this extraordinary country. While it was my fifth visit here, it was by far the longest one yet. I like to travel for work all over the world and find that meeting people in person is  professionally and personally enriching. Not only did I meet smart people and had great conversations, but I got to experience a bit more than the usual work or tourist fare.

The journey started when we landed in Mumbai, the so-called “financial capital” of India – a city of lights that never sleeps.