Well I have to say, I never thought in a million years I’d be writing a blog review on a browser, but here we are! Just for the record, I always forget how to say the name, so I’ve got a trick… Vivian + Aldi (supermarket) = Vivaldi. It works in my head, alright?!
A couple of weeks ago I decided to look into posting on Instagram via a PC again. We all know that I’ve only got a small following on Twitter, but when I tweeted about this, it went mad. Mad meaning, it got 7 likes; that’s quite a lot for me!
When I started working as a digital marketer I initially worked with ‘Grambler’, to this day I don’t know what happened, but it doesn’t work anymore. Since a large part of my daily work routine is with social media, I do enjoy having all my platforms in one place; preferably with a keyboard and a screen.
Where Vivaldi Started
After researching some more, it seems like I’m very late to the band wagon, which I would be mad about, but I’ve found it now! According to their website, Vivaldi dates back to 2013, so I feel like I’ve missed out on a lot, but at the same time, I missed out on the testing stage, didn’t I? However, the browser itself wasn’t actually released for 2 years, so I’m all good with that if you ask me. The headquarters are situated in Oslo, and they also have a technology base situated in Reykjavik, I went there just a couple of months before Vegas, and I can tell you that the people of Iceland all have their heads screwed on. Is that because their natural water is always warm, due to the hot springs? Probably.
Vivaldi is founded by former CEO and co-founder of Opera, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, along with Opera employee, Tatsuki Tomita. Tomita’s name makes me hungry – but it is currently 10 to 1, so I’m sure that will pass soon… hopefully.
What I love about the Vivaldi Browser
The Vivaldi browser is absolutely everything bloggers want in a browser. I recently contemplated getting Hootsuite but then I found this. This browser allows you to view 2 sites at once with a split screen in one window. It has a side panel that replicates a mobile view, allowing you to upload Instagram pictures, enabling you to switch between your downloads, your bookmarks, and whatever your heart desires! For example with my work browser, I’m able to place the displayed ads of the motorbikes and I can just read the information on a particular bike that I can pop on Facebook!
Granted if you focus on Instagram it does lack the whole ‘scheduling’ aspect, and it is yet to introduce the ability to upload multiple pictures at once. However, if you’ve already edited your picture and you’re ready to roll, those who prefer actual keyboards to the touch screen ones will have a right ball with this one!
To put it simply, here are the pros:
- You can have your blog edit on one side and research/photo editing on the other
- If you’re a YouTuber, have your video description edit on the side panel and search for the links on the other
- The hashtags still come up as suggestions!
and here are the cons…
- You can’t log into alternate accounts (IG) and switch between
- Vivaldi doesn’t have the ability to upload full-sized or multiple images on Instagram
That’s all I can think of at the minute! I have only been using it a week so far though, I’ll make sure to add anything I find to the bottom of this post in the meantime!
Have you used this browser before?
First of all, obviously I recommend it… what are your thoughts? Let me know below!