If you’re looking for an email option different from the usual Gmail and Microsoft Outlook offerings, a new service is here from Vivaldi.
The browser maker has announced the release of Vivaldi Mail 1.0, which like its more illustrious rivals, is an email client built right into your browser.
However, the company has sought to help its new release stand out from the crowd with a number of features that it hopes will appeal to consumers and corporate customers.
Vivadi Mail 1.0
“Vivaldi Mail is an ode to the original, simple and reliable form of communication. And we hope you enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed building it for you,” said Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner.
“Email can sometimes be chaotic and confusing, but Vivaldi Mail is the partner you need to get the job done – keeping your email organized and easy to navigate.”
The company says it designed Vivaldi Mail, available now on Windows, Mac and Linux computers, around “speed, elegance and… personalization”, looking to give users the chance to make the service their own.
This includes Vivaldi Calendar and Vivaldi Feed Reader, giving you a single portal to your calendars, to-do lists, news feeds and more along with your emails.
Users can combine all their email accounts – including Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo Mail – and manage them in Vivaldi Mail, where they can be sorted and searched to help find messages quickly. Emails are also indexed, which means users can search for them when they are offline, with emails pre-fetched indexed before they are opened.
Vivaldi looks to offer a variety of customization options when it comes to folders and views, with the option to automatically place emails in different views, meaning it can appear in different folders if desired.
Different views can be toggled on or off via buttons and a search bar at the top, with seven central options available – Show Reading, Show Custom Folders, Show Mailing Lists, Show Feeds, Show Trash, Show File, and Show Trash. While all are on by default, users can toggle specific selections on or off, meaning they should never miss an important email.
There are also sixteen configurable shortcuts for activities like composing new emails, replying to emails and more, and the option to switch between several different layouts depending on your preference.
New users can access the service by downloading the Vivaldi browser now, with existing users being able to activate the new addition by clicking Definitions > Generally > Productivity features > Enable email, calendar and feeds.