Converging your Web browsing with Opera Mini 4
By Johan Schönjohansch. Thursday, October 25, 2007 8:26:39 AM
Our newest product, Opera Link, has made its way into Opera Mini. With Opera Link, you're able to synchronize and share your bookmarks and Speed Dial with the Opera desktop browser.
So for example, say you're reading a news article on the Web with your desktop/laptop computer and want to continue reading it on Opera Mini. You simply bookmark the webpage; the Opera desktop browser will then synchronize the new bookmark with Opera Link, and voilà! - that bookmark is now instantly available on your Opera Mini.
We see Opera Link as a new way in which people browse the Web. No longer will you be limited to browsing the Web on multiple computers/devices independently, Opera Link will share those browsing experiences.
In addition to Opera Link, we've also made other improvements and squashed some bugs.
Changelog since beta 2:
- Added Opera Link support
- Added Speed Dials
- Added RSS feed support
- Added shortcut *+0 for feeds
- Added shortcuts for speed dials ('*' + speed dial number)
- Added function to ask the transcoders for the title and favicon of a new bookmark or speed dial
- Stylus devices can now scroll shortcut help overlays
- Changed "Fit to width" to "Mobile view"
- Changed "Autozoom" to "Show overview"
- Low, medium and high image quality setting
- Images fit better to the screen (no panning)
- Improved BiDi support
- Page position and scaling is now preserved after reload of page
- Stylus devices without pointer motion events should be able to scroll anyway, just not in realtime
- Faked transcoding progress when using feeds
- Show numbers in ordered lists
- Improved stylesheet handling
- Focus highlight now looks inactive when loading
- New and improved server side cookie handling
You can also chat with other Opera Mini users and some team members in the Opera Mini IRC channel (irc.opera.com, #operamini).
- Johan Schön and the rest of the Opera Mini team