If you think about it, Vivaldi is a near-perfect browser that doesn't really miss anything, does it?
Before I start listing why I think Vivaldi is the sweet spot of browsers, I want to make it clear that there is no perfect browser these days. And everyone has different preferences, so you can't say that Browser X is the best choice for everyone.
However, in my opinion, Vivaldi's advantages outweigh its shortcomings.
Privacy: Vivaldi is not totally privacy-focused, but it is privacy-friendly. Vivaldi is based in Norway and therefore the European data protection laws apply, which are very strict.
Speed: In terms of pure speed, there are browsers that are snappier, but if you keep the numerous features in mind, the browser actually performs solidly.
Resource consumption: In terms of CPU usage, Vivaldi is very discreetly on par with Google Chrome, despite all the settings and modification options. In terms of RAM usage, however, Vivaldi has made a big splash. The Vivaldi team has managed to optimize the browser's RAM usage to such an extent that it outplays all other browsers. [Source (click on me)](https://www.neowin.net/news/comparing-popular-browsers-to-find-the-best-choice-for-windows/)
Personalization & Customization: Hands down, Vivaldi easily takes the cake: [https://vivaldi.com/de/features/customization/](https://vivaldi.com/de/features/customization/)
Features: Vivaldi is by far the browser that offers the most features. Not of the same opinion? Then I'll list a few: Note management, reading list, tab stacking, tab hibernating, built-in translator, web panel, mouse gestures, tab groups, show tabs in split screen, ad blocker, built-in email client - just to name a few.
Support: The [Vivaldi forum](https://forum.vivaldi.net) is great because you can ask anything. Unlike Firefox, the developers also listen to the users and the community itself is very friendly. What more could you ask for?
Politics: The Vivaldi browser never really expresses itself politically. Except for few opinions that they will never do anything with [crypto](https://vivaldi.com/blog/why-vivaldi-will-never-create-thinkcoin/), which are also supported with facts, they are not really politically active or share any real political opinion.
(In)dependence: Vivaldi's [business model](https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-business-model/) stands out from the competition. In addition, Vivaldi has now signed a contract with some car manufacturers, which again strengthens Vivaldi's financial performance.
But not everything is rosy, as Vivaldi is based on Chromium. This means that one is dependent on Google, what it does with Chromium. And since the Vivaldi team is very small, unfortunately they can't fork Chromium.
And if you ask me, as a secondary browser I use Mozilla Firefox. Once to support at least some Firefox, because the browser itself has some great features: multi-container, fast and secure synchronization, sharp images and original color fidelity, full-featured uBlock. And you support an alternative to Google's Chromium and the Blink engine.
What are your opinions, let's discuss!