Use the following Opera extensions to enhance your experience!
If you recently switched over to Opera, or perhaps you are a dedicated Opera user, there are many things that you are able to do with Opera. While there are many built in features on Opera, the real power and fun starts when you get into using extensions.
If you are unsure what we mean by extensions, there is an extension store for Opera where you are able to add all types of fun features to the browser using third party tools. You are able to access the store by going to Menu, Extensions, Get Extensions.
There are many extensions to choose from, while there are some useful ones over others, you are sure to find what you need. After using Opera for a while, we have put together a list of the best Opera extensions that can be used daily.
Here we go!
#1 Amazon Assistant for Opera
If you often shop on Amazon, this will be a great extension. It offers you access to Amazon’s daily deals with a single click, and you are able to search using any open tab.
It gets even better, as it reacts with browsing other online stores too. If you are looking at a product at another store, and Amazon stocks it the extension offers you the current Amazon price. While it’s not always cheaper with Amazon, it’s a great way for quick comparison shopping.
#2 Instagram Sidebar
If you are like many of the social addicts out there, you spend a great deal of time sliding through Instagram feeds. This extension is going to help you free up some time, and you won’t even have to pick up the phone! You will find it is just a simplified web app which is located in the sidebar and lets you view the Instagram feed.
You won’t be able to use it for posting, but you are able to leave comments while getting a link for embedding or sharing posts. Once you’re done with it, you can hide it on the sidebar and go back to what you were doing.
#3 QR Codematic
If you have been out of the house in the past couple years, you have likely ran into any QR codes embedded into apps, magazines, they are all over! These things aren’t just made themselves though, and we use this extension to make QR codes quickly. It can be used from the toolbar, or right clicking the menu. QR Codematic is able to create a code for the current page you are on, no more having to copy and paste a URL!
While this is all there is to this extension, but for those of us that use QR codes for sharing web pages, it’s handy.
#4 Todoist Sidebar (unofficial)
We are massive fans of Todoist and find it to be a great extension for Windows 10 users. However, if you spend much of your time in the browser, it may not be all that efficient for managing your time to flip out to the app constantly.
The unofficial extension lets users open the Todoist web app within Opera’s sidebar, allowing quick access to important notes and lists.
#5 Turn Off the Lights
If you watch online videos a bunch, then you may find this extension to be useful. The concept is simple; it will dim all content on the page so you can see the video better.
The external distractions are eliminated to slightly increase viewing experience of the video(s).
If you frequently spend time Tweeting, you are going to fall in love with TweetRight. It provides a simple way for sharing web pages to your Tweet feed. You can either use the toolbar icon, or right click the menu and share pages with Twitter followers quickly and easily.
You will get sent to the web share interface each time, so you won’t have to sign into the extension. It’s much better than copy and pasting URL’s into the app or Twitter site very time.
If you are often on Twitch watching streams, then you need to try this one. It acts as a mini-Twitch style browser which sits right on the toolbar and allows you to quickly search without needing to be on the website.
We think the best feature it provides is being able to set notifications while viewing badges in relation to channels you follow going live. If you add a dark theme, and various settings available, you can really customize your Twitch experience.
#8 2048 Sidebar
When it comes to being online or extensions, it doesn’t all have to focus around work, right? If you’re looking for an easy and quick way to relax a few minutes, then this version of 2048 can be sitting right on the sidebar waiting.
All you will need to use is the cursor keys while you look for the numbered tiles to find the magic 2048, and beyond. What is the highest score you can reach? While some aren’t that great at this game, it is still fun and a great way to waste a few minutes when you need a break.
Get it at Opera Add-ons >>
When it comes to bookmarks, they have become rather unwieldy and hefty. There are times when you simply want a short-term way to access several web pages. Well, Notemark is a good tool for this, as bookmarks are treated more as notes. There are a few that you can keep close by for when you need them.
Perhaps you are wanting to read content later, or you were wanting to research something and want to save it for later. No matter the reason, you can reduce your open tabs by making use of Notemark.