One of the most popular web browsers, the Opera Touch iOS browser has been rebranded as Opera by the company. The announcement reveals that the latest version features a user interface that takes a minimalist approach and is better for one-handed use along with greater efficiency in speed and privacy.
The main announcement came before the third anniversary of the launch of the web browser app. The company mentioned in the blog post that there was a massive jump in downloads in North America and Europe last year. The company’s product manager, Jona Bolin, believes that iOS users chose Opera over their default web browser after the release of iOS 14, as they could use features like “easy-to-use Crypto Wallet, Flow, Ad- blocker, Cookie dialog block and protection against cryptocurrency mining ”.
The new revamped UI has some color scheme changes. The purple logo on the home screen has changed to red. There is a change to the background animations that also help provide a cleaner and smoother design to the web browser application. Opera has also promised that the changes will not affect users’ favorite features and functions.
In addition, the connection to a different platform has been facilitated. Users can launch Opera on their desktop / laptop and click the “Flow” icon in the sidebar which will display a QR code. Scanning the QR code with the browser on an iOS device will sync the links, notes, images, files, and other information with the computer.
The creators of web browser applications have focused on design aesthetics since its launch. Opera Touch has won awards such as the Red Dot Design Award 2018 and the iF Design Award 2019.