The recent Opera update saw the addition of bookmark sync, a returning feature that again puts the app on par with Firefox and Chrome. Below we explain how it works, and you can also enter our free drawing to win a new MacBook .
Opera aims to be different. It uses the same technology that drives Chrome, yet uses fewer resources and has some unique features. It’s also independent – not coming from Google, Microsoft or Apple like Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari, it doesn’t have to serve their interests.
All the major browsers now feature synchronization, and now Opera joins the club, meaning you can access your own browser data wherever you log in, on any desktop, laptop or mobile device.
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Why would you want to sync bookmarks?
Imagine you’re reading this article on a computer, but you want to stop and read it later on your tablet at home. You could email the link to yourself, or trust you can find it again by searching the web.
To avoid this, you can create an account with your browser, which will save your bookmarks and other browsing data to the cloud. Then, whenever you sign in to your account, you’ll be able to continue browsing where you left off on another device.
How does this work in Opera?
With Opera, you create an Opera account. This is totally free, and not only saves and synchronizes your bookmarks, but also your open browser tabs. It only takes a minute to create an account – but remember to choose a strong password. Once your account has been created, you can sign into any Opera browser and see your bookmarks and open tabs.
To sign in, open the Settings menu in Opera, and click/tap ‘Sign in to Opera.’ Simple! As long as you have an internet connection, synchronization will be instantaneous.
There’s a new Bookmarks manager screen, where your bookmarks are shown as images, which you can reorder by dragging them around. It’s easy to use and looks great.