In April, Opera Touch— which was developed by Opera, who brought us the Opera Mini Browser—launched in April on Android; the award-winning mobile browser is now available on iOS for all you diehard iPhone fans. It combines the high-end technology of Opera with impactful aesthetics to address the high standards and needs of iPhone users. 

“We are releasing Opera Touch just in time with Apple’s new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR because we believe that our browser is the perfect one to make these new devices really shine,” said Maciej Kocemba, Opera Touch Product Manager. “Today’s new phones have big, beautiful displays, but conventional browsers are yet to adapt to this development. Our product is aimed at people who want to fully appreciate their iPhones.”

The Android version of the Opera Touch won the Red Dot Communication Design Award 2018 for its unique user interface, which solves some of the current finger-gymnastics smartphone users struggle within their everyday lives.

The new iPhone XS Max has nearly twice the display size of the original iPhone that premiered in 2007.  “This shift in size calls for big changes in browser design. With Opera Touch, we made it faster and easier to browse the web when on the go; this is especially useful when you’re using a smartphone with a large display”, said Kocemba. 


Opera Touch is packed with features and design solutions that make using the browser a pleasant and efficient experience.


The browser offers the following features:

  • Fast access to the search function: the browser starts directly in search mode so you can find things faster.
  • Designed for one-handed, easy web browsing with key browser elements at the bottom.
  • End-to-end encrypted Flow connects multiple devices and sends images, notes, links and videos between them.
  • Instant search with text and, QR/barcode search features.
  • Access to tabs from the Opera desktop browser on the iPhone browsers home screen.
  • The browser adapts to you: Your top sites will automatically be added to the browser’s home screen. 
  • Built-in ad blocker with cryptojacking protection.

With Opera Touch, you will be provided with an exquisite browsing experience fit for the cutting-edge hardware that Apple delivers.


Opera Touch vs. Safari: A Side-by-side Comparison of the Key UI Elements

Looking at the image above, you will notice that the home screen in Opera Touch looks more modern. It not only dynamically adapts to your browsing patterns, displaying your favourite websites but also displays the last tabs from your computer browser.

The Fast Action Button in Opera Touch (pictured in the middle) gives you access to your most recent websites, making it very easy to multitask and switch between them. This is unlike in a traditional tab view, that simply lists tabs sorted by the date they were created.

The device on the right shows Flow, Opera’s stream of things you can save for later and share across your devices. You can add links, notes, images and videos to Flow, which makes it a more versatile solution, fit for modern browsing patterns.


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