How to use the new History feature in Vivaldi browser

History was never that interesting, but if you are a Vivaldi user, things may just be changing! Vivaldi, the web browser is now available in its latest 1.8 version. Vivaldi now comes with a new & a powerful History feature. While almost every popular web browser displays a long conventional list of the websites you’ve visited, Vivaldi decided to make it a bit interesting. The new feature History has come with a tweak where the users can check their browsing history in a graphical presentation with proper visual clues.

History Feature in Vivaldi browser

The new History feature lets Vivaldi users quickly scan through visited websites and get helpful hints for finding old URLs. In addition to the list of URLs offered by most browsers, Vivaldi shows history in a calendar view with detailed statistics about previously visited sites. Graphs and a color-coded heat map overlay add another dimension, showing peaks of online activity and key browsing trends.

History Feature in Vivaldi browser

Vivaldi browser shows History in a Calendar view with statistics about previously visited sites, Graphs & a color-coded heat map, showing peaks of browsing activity. Let us take a look at what it has to offer.

1] Visual Clues– Almost every popular web browser already has the feature of showing the browsing history, but Vivaldi has moved a step ahead and launched its History feature with visual clues. There are times when we don’t really remember the exact search term to find a website from our browsing history. The visual clues of Vivaldi History will certainly help users to get on a particular website easily as compared to the long list of URLs.

2] Calendar View- Not just the visual clues, but the new feature of Vivaldi also helps you check your browsing history with detailed statistics in a calendar view. You can narrow your search by adjusting the calendar month-wise or day-wise. Other search filters include title, date, address and number of views.

3] Graphical Presentation- A color-coded heat map and a detailed graph is also included in the history where you can check your online activity. The graph shows the peak hours when you were most active online.

Does Vivaldi Collect Your Browsing Data

We know that most of the web browsers collect all your browsing history and track your online activities and then sell it to the advertising companies, so as to serve you the targeted advertisements. Users’ privacy is the utmost concern at Vivaldi, and thus it never collects your browsing data. All of this information is strictly private and local to a user’s computer and the company doesn’t collect user’s history data.

Von Tetzchner, Vivaldi CEO said in his statement, “The new History feature shows the kind of data that could be tracked by third parties. Instead of trying to monetize our users’ browsing patterns, we are giving them this data – for their eyes only.”

Download the latest Vivaldi 1.8 web browser and enjoy this new and interesting History feature. Watch the video below to learn more about the latest version of Vivaldi and its new features.

Apart from the powerful History feature, Vivaldi has added some more features to its latest version.

  1. Users can now take notes right from their web browser. The latest version of Vivaldi lets users take note from a web page as well as from any application. Just select text, drag and drop it to the Side Panel of your browser. You can also create notes by using the right-click of your mouse, select the text, right-click and select ‘Copy to Note’.
  2. The unwanted videos on certain websites are really annoying, and the latest version of Vivaldi has a solution. With Vivaldi 1.8 you can now mute a tab and unmute it when you want.
  3. Other salient features of Vivaldi 1.8 include opening links in new tab, improved translations, set home page as the Start page, image search in right-click drop-down menu, ability to enable or disable auto-updates.

What do you think of the new features?

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