I must stop to talk a little more about Vivaldi, because I find him extraordinary even in certain details, something that is not often lingered on. For example, a really intriguing thing for me is watching how Vivaldi presents the browsing history.
First of all, the history accessed, if you have synchronized the various devices through the reliable Vivaldi’s servers, is not just that of the computer you are working on, but the overall one. To say, I sometimes operate in smartoworking but even when I am in the office, I easily find the list of sites visited from home. Undoubtedly useful, to always carry your navigation history with you.
Specifically, a very quick way to access the history is to click on the button in the left sidebar, in order to bring up a vertical bar with the list of sites visited. The list itself can be even sorted by date, by number of visits to a site, by title or by address. Undoubtedly comfortable. Moreover, each choice supports ascending or descending sorting.
But where Vivaldi really shines is when CTRL-Y accesses the complete history page. Well, here Vivaldi really has no rivals. still not convinced? Try to access the history with Chrome, with Brave , with Edge or even with Safari . There really is no comparison, for the amount of information reported as well as for the presentation itself!
The way of looking at the history data in Vivaldi is really amazing. There are various views, List , Day , Week and Month . This you see above is the Month view. On the left a sort of calendar, with different colors depending on the number of sites visited. In the center a small summary of the day by day activities, further to the right the list that can be scrolled, as well as other information and intriguing statistics on the overall browsing activity.
Let’s face it: even in personal history, it matters not only what specifically happened, but also – or perhaps more so – how you look at what happened. So, this little demonstration is perhaps important for something that even transcends the simple browser, for the realization that one’s story can acquire a whole new charm, if we allow ourselves to see it in a way that is respectful of the data, and also kind, elegant.
In short, an interesting story, after all, is not simply experienced: it is reallt built, putting together the data in a creative and beautiful way.
Vivaldi docet, in this respect.