Developer: Opera Software ASA
Current Version: 12.15
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 18.4 MB - Download
Browse the web with the greatest speed and efficiency using the Opera web browser. You can also double your page-download speed on slow connections with Opera Turbo.
Make your web browsing faster. Everything from loading webpages to opening tabs is optimized to happen almost instantly. You can even speed up browsing on slow connections, with Opera Turbo.
Safe and secure
Reduce your exposure to threats on the web. Industry-leading security and features such as Fraud and Malware Protection and a security bar, ensure your safety.
Easy to use
Fly through webpages by using thoughtfully-designed features. You can search directly from the address field or launch your favorite pages with one click using Speed Dial.
Innovative and powerful
Get the most from the web with great features such as custom search, mouse gestures and Find in Page to help you find content on long pages.
Download Opera now and get more from the web.
Opera 12.15 is a security and stability upgrade. Opera recommends all users to upgrade to Opera 12.15 to take advantage of these improvements.
Want to know more? Visit What's new (http://www.opera.com/browser/new/) to get more information on this version or click here (http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/unified/1215/) to see the full list of technical improvements.
Most Helpful Reviews
excellent second browser - Opera offers quick execution, customizability, and safety (it can check pages you load against its SiteCheck feature—fast and private). It's quite stable. There are not as many extensions available as there are for other browsers, especially Firefox, so you may want to use it as your "light and fast browser" when your main browser is tied up digesting some huge download or is updating. Opera has some excellent features: there's a wonderful page inspector that gives you the code for any element on a given Web page, for example, and its built-in Link feature enables you to back up your bookmarks, passwords and other data to Opera's very secure servers, if you are so moved. And, while there are not as many extensions as with some other browsers, Opera has a wonderful, large collection of skins to please every taste.
Don’t download from App Store unless you want to do a second time - I am not rating the Opera browser (which is wonderful from all reports), but rather the experience I just had when downloading from the App Store. Immediately after downloading, I opered my newly downloaded app, only to be informed that: “The App Store version of Opera is out of date” and was invited to download the version from Opera’s site. I checked the App Store for updates, but found none available. This makes no sense to me. Why keep an app on the App Store only to tell the downloader to go to another site to replace what he just downloaded? Presumably this also means that one cannot rely on the App Store to keep one informed of when Opera updates are required. One reason I decided to download Opera, rather than another browser, was its availability on the App Store. However, this seems to be a variant of the “bait and switch” tactic. Not sure whether Opera or the App Store is more responsible for this situation. Insofar as I have been informed, both are reputable entities. If this is true, I would hope that which ever party has the ability to fix the situation would do so.
More Reviews for Current Version
Doesn’t Open ! - I don't know how this version of Opera even made it past Apple reviewers. I’m using Mac OS 10.8.5 and I am simply unable to run it; I get a crash report every single time.
The fastest web browser I ever used - The fastest web browser I ever used. But sometimes the images can't be loaded normally.
Color Profile - On start in changes color profile of my LCD on Macbook pro 15, Late-2011, running 10.8.4 OS X. may be it's not opera bug, but other apps don't have such effect.
Opera’s obsolete version. - I’d have to conclude that Opera simply decided not to go through the App Store review process and simply stopped submitting after this version. One bit of good news however, if you do donwload this, you’ll immediately be given a prompt to download the current version, so it actually saved me the trouble of looking.
This is the old version - Why is this v12 when the one on your website is v18? The one on the official Opera website is newer and looks and works much better.