Vivaldi adds email, calendar and rss feed to browser

The developers of Vivaldi have released a beta version of the browser in which a mail client, rss feed and calendar function are directly integrated into the browser. Users have to turn that on themselves.

Vivaldi’s developers have released a bètaversion of the browser in which a mail client, rss feed and calendar function are integrated directly into the browser. Users have to turn that on themselves.

The new features are in snapshot 2115.4 of the browser. It’s the first time the browser maker’s mail and calendar software has been shown. Vivaldi warns users that the features are still in ‘pre-bèta’ and are therefore not on by default. Users can enable the features themselves at vivaldi://experiments.

Users can import their existing email into the client via imap and pop3. Users can also create a new email address via the browser. By default, some services are an option, including FastMail. It is possible to link multiple email addresses to the mail client, and users can set keyboard shortcuts themselves to, for example, mark selections as read. It is not yet possible to encrypt emails with pgp, but according to the creators that will be in a next release.

The browser also gets a calendar function in addition to the email client. It allows users to import their own calendar and sync it through existing calendar services such as Google Calendar or Outlook, or other services that can be synced through CalDAV.

Finally, Vivaldi also gets its own rss reader. For this, an rss logo appears in the url bar. Users can import existing feeds as .opml-files.

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