A new developer snapshot of the most innovative web browser Vivaldi is out today. The snapshot 1.14.1072.3 represents the upcoming app version 1.14 and introduces a new feature – Vertical Reader Mode.
Reader Mode simplifies web pages by removing most of the clutter. It strips out unnecessary elements from the opened web page, reflows the text and turns it into a cleaner looking text document without ads, menus and scripts, so the user can focus on reading the text content.
This is the normal page appearance:
The same page opened in Reader mode:
Vertical Reader Mode
Today’s snapshot features an updated reader mode which provides a new option for displaying pages vertically. It can be useful for users from China, Japan or Korea:
This is especially nice because a vertical display is one of the default ways to view written text in these languages and has the additional benefit of making better use of screen real estate for text-heavy sites because of the aspect ratio of most modern devices (they are wider than they are tall).
Here is a screenshot:
- Windows: 32-bit for Win7+ | 64-bit for Win7+
- macOS: 10.9+
- Linux DEB: 64-bit (Recommended) | 32-bit | 32-bit ARM (test build)
- Linux RPM: 64-bit (Recommended) | 32-bit
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