Vivaldi web browser continues to add every feature, ever
Continuing with its unstated, but quite obvious ambitions of replicating absolutely everything that exists inside itself, the latest version of the Vivaldi web browser comes with a new productivity feature.
Vivaldi already offers a lot for its zero bucks, with built-in note taking, mail, calendar and RSS reader, alarm, translation service, arcade and Razer Chroma Light integration, to name a few.
Now, in Vivaldi 5.5, web window managers check off the central pillar of any organizational effort: Tasks.
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Accessible from the sidebar, Vivaldi’s Tasks The panel lets you create and manage a basic to-do list right where you are.
Tasks can be as concise or as complicated as you want, as the only required field is a title. But you can also add due dates, recurring events, locations, descriptions, URLs, and calendar reminders.
If you also use Vivaldi’s calendar feature, you can see tasks with due dates in the in-app calendar (in addition to the task panel). Tasks without a due date are listed in the “Agenda” view, instead.
Once you’ve completed a task, check it and it will disappear from view (there is an option to see completed tasks, so they don’t disappear).
You won’t see the Tasks icon in the sidebar by default (I spend about 15 minutes squinting at my screen looking for it). You need to enable the “fully loaded” UI (Mail and calendar feature is enabled in settings, basically).
And then it will appear.
Other changes in Vivaldi 5.5 include support for Windows 11’s Snap feature and faster address field logic so the browser can keep up with frantic typists. Vivaldi’s built-in mail, calendar, and RSS reader simplify integration (i.e., easier setup) and other miscellaneous improvements.
Vivaldi is free, but not open source software based on the Chromium project. You can download Vivaldi for Windows, macOS, and Linux (including 64-bit ARM Linux distributions) from the official Vivaldi website.
If you have already installed Vivaldi on Ubuntu, you can install Vivaldi 5.5 as a standard software update via
aptthe Software update tool or other method. It should be available by the time you read this.