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Opera Mini gets iOS makeover

Opera has released the Opera Mini 8 browser for iOS 7 which features a new user interface and offers three ways of exploring the web – depending on how quickly a user wants a page to load and how much data is used.

Opera Mini 8 lets users choose from three different modes of exploring the web:

Users can set the different modes as they see fit, e.g., disabling compression on a workplace’s high-speed Wi-Fi, using Opera Turbo with a regular data plan and Opera Mini when traveling abroad.

Beauty is way more than skin deep

On the surface, Opera Mini 8 for iOS has gone through a radical redesign and now sports a fully iOS 7 (and higher) compatible flat design, using transparency to visualize layers. All design elements have been completely re-built from the ground up, to fit in with iOS styling and the familiar user friendliness of Opera’s smartphone browsers.

Go, go, Speed Dial racer!

From the Speed Dial page, users can either select one of several customizable Speed Dial entries to visit a favourite site, or, by swiping to the left, immediately get fresh content from the Discover feature, which lets them choose the content they want. The Discover feature will then provide fresh content from a rich variety of high-quality news websites, blogs and more for a super-easy overview of what’s new on the web.

Stack it up

Managing open web sites is simpler than ever, with the new tab gallery. Opera Mini now shows every tab neatly stacked for a quick overview, so users can handle sites with simple gestures. Swipe left and right to quickly leaf through the open tabs, or swipe up on an open page to close it. Want some privacy? Just select “New Private Tab” from the menu, and you’re all set. You can even switch easily between your private and non-private tabs, keeping their open pages separate. Want to start the day with a clean slate in the browser? Select “Close All” to get that zen feeling of no open pages to worry about.

Additional features in Opera Mini 8:

The Opera Mini 8 browser is available for free in the Apple App Store today.

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