Opera Browser: Fast & Private Reviews

Opera Browser: Fast & Private Reviews

Published by on 2022-09-22

Fast, safe and private, Opera Browser is a beautifully designed web browser with
a Red Dot Award for its stunning user interface. Enjoyed by millions of fans
across the world, it’s built for people on the go and features a lightning
fast web search for instant results. Install Opera Brow...

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Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue

Reviews (30)


So so so Good, Just One Problem

Opera is a great browser I use it for my pc as well it works greatly so many futures great for gamers and more so good I’m telling you it’s better then safari one problem I can across is it closes OperaBrowser when you in settings and you try to go back but that’s nothing really opera spends a lot of time on there browsers making them better each time love the side bar on the computer browser and the fast navigator on the phone one I feel they should add more features to the phone browser like more themes and features that the computer one has but they shouldn’t make it to crowded because again its on a phone oh love this tho definitely 5 stars just gotta fix the tiny bug for the settings on the phone browser and should add themes that the pc app just cause I’d like to match mine with my pc theme thats all really good app and browser tho definitely good and everyone should use also really easy to use and navigate and even tho you think safari and stuff like that is safe its really not opera keeps from ads pop ups blocks cookies has its own vpn and cleaner that works great those features are on pc tho the cleaner and vpn I mean but really get app/browser this is a must have. Nvm just updated the bug is fixed wow now this is great still would like the themes tho. Much love. - The Wondering Bull


Features features features!!!

I love this browser. I’m trying to find the best option for my mind and how it works. I’ve been using safari but have been very disappointed with its performance after a couple hours of use. I like firefox almost as much as opera products. I find opera touch to be friendlier, faster, and it keeps getting better. The UI is simple yet powerful. My personal UX is delightful. I’ve been using the Mac OS version and encourage using it as a supplemental browser at first then post a review or contact opera support with any suggestions and hopefully find a hidden gem of variety in your browsing experience. For those that were not familiar with my use of acronyms previously. UI is user interface and UX is smarrypants lingo for user experience. As for my rating ... i see many apps rated 5 stars. OperaBrowser under promises and over delivers. In the USA, I’m fortunate to have a voice and proudly state opinions and question authority. Share your thoughts shamelessly with pride and kindness. That is an option that i choose. Every person makes choices. I will read other reviews and probably agree with some things that need improvement. For now. 7 stars with a few planetary solar systems that support life equally.


Best desktop browser on the planet

I’ve been using Opera”s desktop browser for about 24 years and it is HANDS DOWN THE BEST BROWSER ON EARTH! Everything is quick and snappy, zoom settings, click and define words, text to voice, “paste and go” has been used by Opera for 24 years, current browsers are just NOW beginning to clue in on the great time saving feature of paste and go....and the best feature on Opera that NOBODY has effectively adopted and EVEN Windows and MAC should adopt is... MOUSE GESTURES! Briefly hold down the right mouse button while sliding mouse left or right allows you the absolute simplest and most effective way to go back and forward to and from websites or web pages. No other browser does this and I have NO IDEA WHY! Firefox made a failed attempt a few years back, I.E. - never, Netscape - never, Chrome - never, Edge - never, Safari - never and I’ve never seen it on any less known browsers, ONLY OPERA and it is a franchise feature once you use it and get it “down”! The portable version of Opera has not had nearly the same effect on me as the desktop version BUT it works very well even though I haven’t found it to be far superior like their desktop offering.


10/10 when you pair with Opera

I'm IT staff for a school district. I've been using Opera on all my windows machines for longer than my career.. all because of the security and resource drain when in background. Try running chrome on a linux/windows 2011 thinkpad. It's a nightmare. Even manages more idle power draw when I clamshell my laptop. Chrome is meant for chromebooks. Opera for any pc. That being said. Opera Touch is literally everything I never knew I wanted in a mobile browser. It's amazing. Real legitimate tab management and built in ad-blocking on an iOS platform is insanely convenient. I use my secured Opera account and my iCloud keychain as my only password managers. They outright and upfront choose user privacy and security over data collection and targeted advertisement. Switch to Opera. Switch to Opera Touch. The seamless integration with your accounts, info, browsing data, all stored securely for you and only you. Also seriously stop using Chrome. And use duckduckgo... gmail is a decent mail service, but they do not care to hide that they sell user data and use search patterns to target you with ads. This isn't a tinfoil rant, it's 2019. The internet has changed faster than web browsers. Time to change browsers.


What Voodoo Magic Is This.

As a child of Oregon Trail on Floppy and DoS based realness, I’ve seen a thing or two, and even become a little cut throat regarding my opinion on apps and operating systems. But I remember the screaming sounds of 56k dial up and AOL on CD being the primary source of internet, so I have no qualms saying how disappointing Browsers continue to be. Lots of solid well built ones but it’s the way we interact and experience the net around us that’s seemed to have peaked then flatlined. Suddenly, Opera busts through like the cool-aid guy with this High level Battle Mage and lets the magic fly. Everything from the discoverable tools that keep appearing like new upgraded spells in an epic RPG, to the beautiful interface and flow from corner to corner it has you feeling like you’re wearing hover boots in a world of flip flops. Truly Magic, and simply put, this is the browser the internet of the future I imagined back in the early 90s deserves. Gold Standard right here, Mozilla and Chrome time to take some lessons, Opera is clearly with us in saying it’s our time, the future is ours and it starts not!


Requires Patience

Easily could be 5 stars, but 2 major mistakes cause me to waste more than double the time I would otherwise spend in a browser. There's little benefit to using this mobile version, so it's just not worth it. The first one noticed is that address bar search is limited to a short list of browsers which track everything you look up. With the one exception of Wikipedia which is not a web browser. The only point to using Opera is that the browser doesn't track me, but the only way to get that benefit is to manually navigate to a nontracking search engine every single time. This also means typing out full web addresses, otherwise it just does the search (like all browsers) and you're being tracked. Unless you set the search engine to Wikipedia, which is unhelpful 99.9% of the time. The most significant issue is that it does not have in page history. It automatically opens a new window every time one clicks a link, so you quickly have dozens of windows open for the same site. There is no forward button but there is a back arrow which just jumps you to the last window, keeping the new window open. Super messy, laggy, tedious, and time consuming to deal with.


Extremely ergonomic

First and foremost, this is now the only non-adware browser I can find on iOS with a sensible tab view, so that alone makes it the only option for me. Also takes solid steps toward user privacy. Besides that, this is pretty much the most ergonomic mobile browser right now. There’s a small learning curve, but once you get used to things you’ll pretty much never need to move your thumb above the bottom third of your screen and you’ll just feel more comfortable than you would with any other browser. It’s basically the only workable one for power users now that every other option has adopted the new tab layout. Definitely missing some features that really should be there (bookmarks without needing to sync being the most notable), but I don’t generally notice, given how I tend to browse on mobile.



pretty good browser . the sites load faster on slower networks while using mobile. more privacy features would be appreciated and if they could add a "play audio in background" feature, that would be useful. may update review later. overall its probably the fastest mobile browser, its just lacking in settings(in general), and when doing a search "type in address" thebmost common URL i type in shows up all the way at the bottom of search reccomendatuons which is annoying because 99% of the time im just trying to go to the URL(which takes up only one space) instead I see tons of google's search reccomendations when all i want is to go to the URL im begining to type, theres no autocomplete either in this case until youve typed the URL a million times. the opera browser should reccomend and autocomplete the url quicker so i dont have to keep typingr the url i previously visited, over and over and over again. its a fast browser though, probably because it does a good job at blocking unnessasary ads or something, so overall a decent browser which needs some more featrues on mobile.


Love the app, except for the stuff I hate.

I had planned, is evermore the same “Stop!“ Please show me the respect and common decency that I deserve by not hijacking my process and requiring me to answer a question before I can be free to complete my tasks. Please assume my intelligence and ability to find an use a “contact us” link to submit my suggestions and feedback should I choose to do so. I am extremely busy and have difficulty focusing on any one task in the midst of annoyances and distractions. It seems to me the reasonable question for your company would be: “do we want this individual using/exploring the benefits of our product or would we rather interrupt his thought process and cause him to forget what the heck he was trying to use it for in the first place, or would we rather have him click yes or no and then give us an answer that we won’t be actionable with anyway, and in this way end up with no changes to our annoying policies and now a potential upgrade gone, or a referral to new business is left feeling unappreciated and frustrated with nothing nice to say about the product?”


Speed and Frugality are No Joke

I have absolutely no idea how - considering all browsers on iOS are WebKit based - but this is *by far* the *fastest browser on this operating system*. If *speed* is truly your number one priority above all other considerations when browsing the web, here ya go. Frankly, I’ve continued to be bewildered for years, now, as to why general tech media has not mentioned Opera - or its “gaming browser” experimental counterpart, Opera GX - if not for any other reason than to chide it. It’s one of the few interesting questions within the subject of web browsing software at the moment. Unfortunately, Opera is literally the only browser on iOS I’ve found with *absolutely zero* Bluetooth keyboard support. I use a hardware keyboard with my *iPhone* every day, so it is pretty much a non-option for me. (Hey devs: you ever have a rainy day or something, look into UIKeyCommand.)


Best Browser in the Game for Apple Products

This is by far my favorite browser available to date. That says a lot, considering it’s competition consists of Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Vivaldi. What separates it from the competition isn’t its aesthetically pleasing themes but rather it’s all the features Opera provides. Now, I’m not gonna go into all the details, if any, as I encourage you to check it out for yourself, but I am gonna name the features, so you have an idea of what to look forward to once you install it on your phone and computer. I’m talking about the Battery Saver, My Flow, Password Sync, and Video Pop-up (to name a few); these are the few features I can recall at the top of my head which truly separates Opera from all other web browsers. But hey, don’t take my word for it, I encourage you to download the program and see for yourself as I guarantee you won’t regret it. Enjoy!


Loved for a while, now uninstalling

So I’ve used this browser for months since getting my iPad Air 3 and have loved it immensely in the time I’ve used it. But in the last few weeks (and I have no idea if this is related to an update or something because I haven’t changed anything as far as settings) the browser has started refusing to open any page in Desktop Mode by default. It’s only opening them in Mobile by default, which means every single page I open I have to switch ‘desktop mode’ on manually, which I did not have to do at any point in the last few months before. This has become an irritation I cannot handle anymore. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. There is no Advanced Settings with an option to change user agent in this version of Opera, therefore I have found no way to fix it. So unfortunately I will have to go back to another browser until this issue is fixed because it is the most annoying thing I’ve ever dealt with on a browser.



I want to say THANK YOU to OPERA!! If u aren’t exactly satisfied with your browsing experience than I urge you to just go to OperaBrowser Store and download Opera . It’s private so you don’t have to answer a thousand questions when your other half decides to spy on you! It’s fast, it feels like it was made just for you or just for me!!! It’s also not stressful! I feel great when I start and the experience eases my soul instead of making my anxiety worse!! I just love Opera and no one is urging me to say any of this! This is from my heart and I will never go back to chrome or any other browser. I’m loving OPERA and if you want to browse the web without being spied upon or getting outraged at all the advertising and slow speeds, and so on, do what I did and go to OPERA!!! U will love it and trust me I am not easy but OPERA GOT ME !!! Thank you OPERA


Useful in a Noble and Creative Way

I didn’t have a high expectation in the beginning since there is already too many outstanding browsers for iOS. However, Opera proved me wrong with their unique way of letting users browse the Internet. As I got used to it’s settings, I found this browser much easier to search on the internet and the security setting is on par with any other heavily security focused browsers. However there is still some room for improvements, as it is a bit slow and laggy sometimes on iPhone 6s Plus. Also, it does not have an option for the browser to automatically start in an incognito mode. Other than that, most of the times, I found the browser easy and smooth to use with minimum worries on privacy and security. I thank everyone who worked hard to build this browser for the users. This is a great start and an alternative option to the Safari Browser. 👍🏼🙏🏼😁


Very Stable, when not Synced?!

Even on my older IOS & multiple older devices Opera makes it easy to use no matter the sites visit or the videos or downloads pulled, I navigate within OperaBrowser flawlessly!!! The only issue I have is when I want to sync my desktop with my mobile devices, it has freeze issues (on mobile device apps only) and I can’t navigate & have to remove and reinstall.. but to no avail?! That’s okay though for me cause I can just as easily customize each device’s Opera as I like, and it actually makes it more versatile and fun to use each device since I have multiple app builds that are uniquely different to each device, it’s better this way for me!! But, I rarely use for work so this may be a problem for those who need it?!



It is fast. BUT, Lots of “new features”, are all dubious benefit or usefulness, or functionality. And, these appear to be at expense of core functions that have become mediocre at best. Problems are: 1, Saving to PDF or iBooks causes it to freeze. 2, Too limited options to save web page . 3, Open link in new tab inconsistently works. 4, Will not open or copy web pages to iBooks. 5, IMPOSSIBLE TO BOOKMARK and categorize bookmarks, as every other browser easily does, 6, frequently , it freezes and must be restarted. 7, Way too difficult to print web pages let alone print them accurately as WYSIWYG. 8, Needs more viewing options and ability to limit videos or resize them, 9, inconsistent spell check. 10, Navigation is needlessly difficult, inconsistent and non-intuitive, 11, Where is the ‘go back’ or ‘previous page, button? 12, What moron decided to put a screen blocking purple circle in middle of screen that doesn’t go away??. IN SUMMARY, IT IS NOT FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH iPad OS-13.


The best browser hands down!

I really enjoy using Opera and I can’t say enough good about it. It’s very solid compared to other browsers and the built in security and free VPN are icing on the cake. I’ve been waiting for a browser to be able to pickup and sync with your other devices for along time. Sending yourself links to interesting websites in order to “pickup where you left off” was a nightmare if you have multiple devices. Hats off to the architects, developers and whomever else may have been involved in its development. The only bad thing I can say is that folks with a short attention span seem to struggle and many I know dropped its use because they don’t want to take the time to relearn how to use a browser. If there was an easier way for them to learn I think they’d be advocates of Opera as well. Thanks!


Just ok

Its an ok browser, but they really need to fix the issue where if a link opens in a new tab you can't swipe left to get back to the original tab, instead swiping left takes you to a blank tab page, which you have to manually close and then reopen the previous page. Its a minor issue but in the age of modern browsers that all navigate the same way its odd that they chose to make it take extra steps. Also odd that when you close all your tabs it doesn't go back to the home page, it just defaults to an empty screen, then you need to open a new tab before you see your bookmarks. If both of those were fixed this would be 5 stars *Update - After a few weeks I am now seeing full page unclosable adds on major websites I used to visit without issues. Something is broken with their ad blocking


Almost Perfect

I love Opera Touch, and I use My Flow all the time. It makes moving between my computer and my other devices really super easy. The only thing that would make me love Opera Touch even more is having back and forebears be swiped. The awkwardness of holding the fast action button and moving to the back arrow gets worse when there’s a webpage that reloads over and over and you can’t hit the back button fast enough to get past it (or hold the back button for a list of previously viewed sites). Already, OperaBrowser is designed to make everything as simple and one-handed as possible. If you could just swipe back the previous page, that would make it perfect. OperaBrowser is amazing. I have come back to Opera because of it. ❤️


Fastest browser I have ever used

I have tested out a variety of different internet browsers over the past few years (just to see if any of them offer additional benefits or faster search speeds). This browser has exceeded all my requirements BY FAR! It has the fastest search speeds and still uses Google as the primary browser (though you can change to whatever browser you desire). It has a simple to use layout and doesn’t bombard you with any ads or promotional material. It also gives you the option for dark mode (if you like that). Rating 5/5 stars for excellent performance. Much better performance when compared to other 3rd party browsers such as: Brave, Dolphin, Chrome, Aloha.


The only reason this app doesn’t have five stars...

The only reason OperaBrowser doesn’t have five stars, is because the old reviews are talking about a different app entirely. Sorry to restate the title but it wouldn’t let me post it with a title that long. Opera may have been lesser in the past, but now it is the perfect app for anyone who can navigate the internet without getting distracted every five seconds, because that’s another problem entirely. Opera has the feed feature which can send webpages or text to this chat that is between you and a computer that you can attach to your account, but the computer isn’t even needed. The computer is only if you sign into your account on Opera on your computer and link the devices. Opera also protects your devices like google, but can block ads and pop-ups on default. It can also remember your sign-ins, it has a cryptocurrency mining protection setting, it can also keep account of your payment methods like an online wallet, so shopping sites that save them can’t keep them and you don’t have to re-enter them all the time. There is also a private mode, that makes it so non of the sign-ins or browsing history is saved, which most browsers do the second part but skip the first. To round out, Opera keeps you browsing the internet efficiently and protected so long as you tell it to (just turn on the settings once and they will stay on). Oh, and one more thing.. you can erase the cookies your device keeps from sites with it as well.


Almost perfect

If you don't want Google following you EVERYWHERE, but Firefox's iOS version is too clunky for you (like it is for me), this is likely your best bet for a Safari alternative. Opera mobile gives you the fast, silky smooth, feature -full mobile experience without the privacy-breaking tracker haven Google offers (Chrome iOS). Especially if you're a user of Opera desktop (or the new beta of Opera GX), Opera mobile's features are actually useful and they feel finished, unlike Mozilla's constantly-behind iOS version of their flagship Firefox browser. In fact, the only gripe I had with Opera Touch was the controls occasionally feeling a bit fidgety. Overall, it wasn't a major issue by any means, though. As much as I like Firefox Quantum on my Macbook & Desktop, the mobile browser goes to Opera Touch for me, and I've even started to use Opera's desktop offerings alongside Firefox as well because of Touch's usability. Give it a try, it's free. And I promise, you won't regret it.


Fantastic! But needs work.

Before this browser was released, I was waiting at least a year for a usable opera browser on IOS, as opera mini is way outdated and no longer supported. After the release trailer came out for this browser I was so excited! As I heard someone say before, “the only flaw to opera browser on PC is there is no browser on IOS”. This is so true for people like me, who need easy transfer going back and forth from a computer and an iPhone. With all that said, this is a fairly new browser that has some cool features, but it really is missing a lot of features. I’d just like to see features added that opera PC has, especially to make the transfer even more seamless. Such as bookmarks, speed dial, password manager, etc...


Swipe left to close tab doesn’t work; dark mode doesn’t work

Swiping left to close a tab does not work at all. And your browser keeps opening tabs. I want the browser to open all new pages in the same tab window. One window. There is no option to make this happen. And as you must know, when I swipe left to go back, the browser hides all these clunky tabs and returns me to a blank page. This is quite dumb. Also, dark mode doesn’t change the browser to dark. So it’s a darkless dark mode. I tried sending you feedback through OperaBrowser but there is no way to do that. So I am left to leave this feedback here on your review page. I hope you fix this fast. I love the browser otherwise. In all other ways, it’s superior to Safari etcetera.


I’m a convert!

I have been an avid Chrome user but decided to try out Opera on my iMac due, mainly to the VPN feature that’s free of charge for unlimited data usage via the VPN that is set up for you to use should you desire to activate it. No! I’m not affiliated with Opera but am just dang happy with using it. Now that I’ve found I can use it on my iPhone AND transfer just as seamlessly and easy as I could with Chrome. I’m absolutely NOT putting Chrime down and would recommend them just as quickly as I will these folks. The difference FOR ME is the ease and lack of cost for running through a VPN with a simple click. Well done! If you read this far, here’s a stupid bit kinda funny (TBH: I love this joke) for you: Q) What’s invisible and smells like bananas? A) Monkey farts!!! 🐒 💨 ~peace ✌🏻


Found this randomly and it's now my favorite browser on iOS

I found Opera Touch randomly while searching the web and wow. I wish I found this sooner! I've been using the Appstore for many many years and this is the best so far. Chrome is not bad but no adblock. Safari is fast but too basic, no usability improvements, Brave is way too glitchy and feels very unstable. Opera Touch works solid just like the PC browser, has good speed, and best of all, amazing usability! The bottom control button is genius and makes OperaBrowser so easy to use. I'm sure people hate reaching their fingers to the top of the screen every time they search or are annoyed how tedious it is to swap tabs. Opera Touch has solved it all. Highly recommended! 👍👍👍


Just gorgeous. Thank you.

This browsing experience, crafted by the Opera team, is so impeccable and impressive. I believe that the new version of Opera marks its return. Some may remember the days of Opera and Netscape Navigator. I have watched this browser evolve over the years knowing that it would be an outlier (and also using it on Linux), but it's always been difficult for it to gain traction. However, I always held a place for it in my heart, and I love the brand and name. So simplistic and elegant. I enjoy seeing the unique take on browsing, and I feel Opera is pushing browser UI/UX forward. I am very proud to be using this browser on my Mac and iPhone. Please keep up the good work, designers and developers. You certainly have fans left!


Almost great..

OperaBrowser ’s UI is very pleasing to look at and rewarding to use. I especially love that the home screen automatically sets focus to the search bar. It’s disappointing that most of the big names (Firefox, Chrome, among others) require a second tap before allowing you to type your URL or search query after launching OperaBrowser or a new tab. The “My Flow” feature is a bit of a mystery to me, as I’m not exactly sure how often most users need to send themselves a link or a text, when a synced bookmark is usually just as easy. For my basic workflow I can’t really find a place for it. This brings me to the reason my review is only 4 stars. BOOKMARKS. Or should I say, the lack thereof. Please oh please add bookmarks to iOS. The desktop Mac app supports bookmarks so I can’t quite figure out what the downside of syncing them between devices would be. It’s really the only thing holding me back from using Opera on all my devices. Until Opera Touch has my bookmarks I can’t really use it, and Firefox will have to be the old dog I stick with. Anyhow, well done developers. Aside from the gaping hole that is ‘bookmarks’ — it’s a beautiful app.


Where’s the data saver?

I only downloaded Opera because Apple forced the closure of Puffin. I did a lot of searching to find another browser with a ‘data saver’ and Opera was the only other one I could find. However when I spent the very little data I have with my wireless plan, there is no data saver?! I don’t get real internet where I live thus I only have the option of my 4G LTE with my wireless provider in which I only get 20 gig/mo data which isn’t enough gigs to do anything. Which is WHY I need a data saver option. I can’t afford paying $15 per gig I go over. I can’t use a browser with a VPN because sites in which I hold an account with have banned me for it. I was saving 80% data a month with Puffin. Where did your data saver option go? Thanks for causing me to spend a bunch of data just to download this to find that you took away the data saving mode. Ridiculous. I’m deleting this useless app.


Always Deliver Advanced Interaction

I love this new version of the Opera Browser app because it has new seemingly innovative interactive controls to offer a fresh experience to browsing. I have been using Opera since 1999 or so, and they have always delivered new interaction conventions that no other browser seems to offer. Some people have a hard time with new and different but I am always delighted to be a first adopter and learn. They were one of the first if not the first ones to propose great features like multi-tabbing, a built-in ad-block, a built-in downloader, speed dial, “paste-and-go”, wallet for passwords and cards, and many more of those really great features that other browsers now offer.

Is O Safe?

Yes. Opera Browser: Fast & Private is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 86,029 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Opera Browser: Fast & Private Is 64.9/100.

Is O Legit?

Yes. Opera Browser: Fast & Private is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 86,029 Opera Browser: Fast & Private User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Opera Browser: Fast & Private Is 64.9/100.

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