A pivotal moment has arrived. Vivaldi Technologies launches its biggest release this year – Vivaldi 4.0 arrives on Windows, Mac, Linux computers, and Android devices. Vivaldi on desktop and Android now offer Vivaldi Translate, a built-in, privacy-friendly translation service, powered by Lingvanex and hosted by Vivaldi, keeping translations out of the reach of companies like Google or Microsoft.
The eagerly-awaited beta versions of Vivaldi Mail with Vivaldi Feed Reader and Vivaldi Calendar are now available on desktop. While Vivaldi Mail Beta works with existing mail and calendar services, users can also choose to set up an account on vivaldi.net or add a trusted third-party service, such as Fastmail.
Truly, with Vivaldi 4.0, Vivaldi is making it easier to break away from the locked ecosystems and creepy, surveillance-driven practices of huge corporations.
Vivaldi believes that everything that a user does in the browser is no one else’s business — which is why Vivaldi never tracks its users, collects their data, or willingly compromises on privacy. Vivaldi is committed to rejecting every privacy-invasive technology, such as Google’s FLoC, because collecting unnecessary personal information online is not only wrong but dangerous.
Vivaldi’s end-to-end encrypted Sync keeps users’ browsing data safe, helps to limit unnecessary tracking, and block annoying ads with its built-in Ad and Tracker Blocker on both Android and desktop versions. But there are still less obvious ways where data can be — and is being — collected!
Ever wondered what happens to the texts that are translated when using a translation service like Google Translate? Are they “confidential”? No, because the translations don’t just vanish when closing that tab. Google has access to every piece of text that is translated. And they have been able to get away with it due to the lack of reliable options.
Presenting Vivaldi Translate, powered by Lingvanex.
Together with Lingvanex, Vivaldi offers a translation feature built into the browser that’ll help millions of users globally read translated pages in their preferred languages — safely and securely.
The Lingvanex translation engine is hosted on Vivaldi servers in Iceland. Because there are no third-party servers involved, users don’t have to share what they read with ‘prying eyes’. The Translate icon appears in the right corner of the desktop browser’s Address Field by default, almost immediately when the web page loads, signifying that translation can be activated on the page.
A full web page can be translated with a single click to either your OS language (by default) or choose from the languages in the drop-down. Translation can also be customized with these options:
Always translate – always translate the current language.
Never translate – never translate the current language.
Never translate this site – never be asked about translation on that particular site again.
Offer to translate pages – disable the automatic translation of pages and pop-ups that show automatically. The button remains in the address field to reverse the action.