Vivaldi 6.5 released with new sessions panel, full history sync, workspaces rules
Vivaldi is a cross-platform web browser designed to live with the web. Based on the Blink engine (same as Chrome and Chromium), it's fast, feature-rich, highly flexible, and user-oriented. A browser built for you, Vivaldi is the brainchild of a founding team of browser pioneers, including former CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, co-founder and leader of Opera Software.
Vivaldi's interface is very easy to customize.Vivaldi combines simplicity and style to create a basic, highly customizable interface that offers everything an Internet user needs. The browser allows users to customize the appearance of user interface elements such as background color, overall theme, address bar and tab positioning, and startup pages, and features such as "stacking" and "tiling" tabs, annotating web pages, and adding notes to bookmarks.
Vivaldi 6.5 for desktop brings a freshly-baked Sessions Panel, which has been among the top-requested features, at least since 2018. It's a new side panel that lets you quickly create, manage, and reopen your saved Sessions. You can rename, edit, and search your saved Sessions, as well as, turn on automatic session backup from the bottom of the Sessions Panel.
The company has done some work to improve Vivaldi's cross-device experience. Tabs synced from other devices were previously accessible via the cloud icon on the Tab bar. You can now view synced tabs in the Windows Panel as well and locate them using the Address Field on your current device.
If you use Vivaldi Sync to move your browsing data across devices, the feature now syncs your entire browsing history in addition to bookmarks, settings, passwords, reading lists, etc. All the browsing data synced across your devices is now end-to-end encrypted, starting with the Vivaldi 6.5 update.
Improving on Workspaces, Vivaldi has added some automation and the ability to set rules for your Workspaces. You can go to Settings > Tabs > Workspaces to create new rules. The feature helps you better organize things by automatically moving the tabs to the correct workspace.
For instance, if you're in your travel workspace and click an Amazon link to shop for something, the tab will be moved to your shopping workspace. Apart from that, the built-in Notes tool in the browser lets you add text snippets to a note you created in the past.
To do so, right-click after selecting a text snippet on a web page, then click on the "Append to Note" option. This feature will let you collate related text content from various sources into a single note.