Vivaldi is best known for its Chromium-based cross-platform web browser. However, the company indicated last year that it was expanding into other areas.
It introduced a host of new services to rival Google and Microsoft, including Vivaldi Mail, Vivaldi Calendar, and more.
After spending a year in beta, the Mail and Calendar app is now officially available via the browser’s stable channel.
The first version of the Mail application is integrated into the browser, and also includes a calendar and an RSS reader.
One of the great things about Mail is that it displays all emails from multiple accounts in one inbox. As a result, you do not have to switch between accounts.
It also works with any email provider that supports IMAP and POP3, including Gmail. You can use your existing mail service or set up an account at vivaldi.net.
As a result, users should be able to organize emails, manage schedules, to-do lists, feeds, and more without leaving the browser.
The team behind the browser wrote in a blog post: We launched the first version of the new Mail app in the browser. This allows you to handle emails better than before. The functional mail integrates the calendar and RSS reader seamlessly. This gives you greater control over your data and information.
To try Mail, open your browser and go to Settings, then General, and then Productivity Features, to enable Mail, Calendar, and Feeds.
Vivaldi also brings a calendar and an RSS reader
Mail automatically detects mailing lists and mail threads and offers a search feature that allows you to search for any message across your accounts. In addition, it automatically places your messages in views.
Each mail can be displayed in different views, providing different paths to mail. Instead of storing a message in a specific folder, a single message can appear in any folders or views.
The Mail app offers both traditional landscape and portrait views. The browser maintains a database of all messages, labels, filters and searches. As a result everything can be searched offline.
In addition, if you have previously fetched your messages, it also indexes all mail contents before opening them.
Each view comes with a search bar and toggles that can display mailing lists, feeds, trash, and more.
It is turned on by default. But you can turn it off. As a result you can turn off Show Reading when you need to pull all unread emails in a specific folder.
Meanwhile, your email, calendars, feeds, and more are available as a sidebar that you can quickly check while browsing the web without leaving your page.
Similar to Google Calendar, you can also use Vivaldi’s calendar locally or online. However, you can also create or edit events using Inline Event Editing. You can also add events while browsing the web without leaving the browser using quick commands.
There are also some privacy features, such as the ability to watch YouTube videos embedded in an RSS reader, which Vivaldi says may limit user tracking.
The new mail service with calendar and RSS reader integration is available in the latest version of the Vivaldi browser for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. But there is no word on when these features will reach the mobile version.