Why stop at web browsing when you can also offer an email client? And in the same software? For Vivaldi, the answer is clear: you can easily expand the capabilities of the browser to make it do different things. And it is in this direction that the brand new version of the program, available since June 9, 2022, is heading.
In this regard, the leap forward made by Vivaldi with its update is not entirely surprising for anyone familiar with the spirit of this browser. Launched in 2015, it has chosen to offer many features and a multitude of options to personalize the experience. It has thus been described as the web browser of “power users”.
A mail client directly in Vivaldi
Since then, Vivaldi has continued to evolve to the rhythm of new versions. And today, it’s about adding one more string to the bow of his skills. And this is not a trivial chord: the browser now wants to display and manage your emails, by integrating an internal messaging client. Her name ? Vivaldi Mail.
Here, Vivaldi offers to aggregate several accesses to your different mailboxes on the browser (Gmail, iCloud, Fastmail, Outlook, etc.), offering you a view for each and everything you need to write your letters and interact with your email. Of course, the tool supports IMAP and POP3 protocols, which allow contacting other email services.
Mails can be retrieved locally and stored in a database, in order to consult them offline. For the rest, the features offered in Vivaldi Mail are classic. However, there are some small features, such as the double Unseen or Unread counter, to distinguish those you have seen without opening them, and the others.
In short, what Vivaldi announces is the integration of a kind of Thunderbird or Outlook house (two other messaging clients that are standalone software) in the browser. In fact, Vivaldi always becomes a bit more of a Swiss army knife for your digital daily life. After browsing, mail. And that’s not all.
In addition to this addition, Vivaldi announces the availability in its browser of a calendar and an RSS feed reader, which allows you to query and retrieve the latest publications from a site without having to visit it to see if it there were new things. This comes on top of other features already in place, like translation and note manager.