Vivaldi adds mail, calendar, RSS and translation tools to its privacy-focused browser

Android, Apps, Mac

Vivaldi has released a major update for its eponymous web browser for privacy-minded power users. Version 4.0 brings with it a translation tool, along with beta versions of Vivaldi Mail, Calendar, and Feed Reader. The update is available now on Windows, Mac and Linux, and Android devices.

The tool is powered by Lingvanex, a Cyprus-based company that makes the translators for a wide range of platforms including voice calls and smartwatches. With the update, a new translate icon will appear in the desktop browser’s address field when a web page loads.

You’ll be able to translate a full page to your default chosen language or use the drop-down menu to choose from other languages and additional options. Including never translate and disable auto-translate. The feature is also available on Vivaldi’s mobile browser via the menu.

Vivaldi Mail is arguably the biggest addition. The client can show you multiple accounts in a single inbox and works with providers that support IMAP and POP3, including Gmail.

Vivaldi says it will do the heavy lifting for you by detecting mailing lists. And automatically categorizing your mail to make it easier to find. You can also tweak the three-panel layout to a horizontal split view.

Vivaldi’s Feed Reader, meanwhile, lets you follow RSS feeds. YouTube channels, and podcasts with no promoted content or spying. Finally, Vivaldi’s Calendar is its alternative to Google and Microsoft’s offerings. The new tool supports several online calendars like Fastmail, Zimbra, and iCloud. You can also choose between three different views including minimal, full view, and compact.