Opera Made a New Concept Browser Called Neon
Opera, the company famed for their mobile browsers released another desktop browser, called Neon. Neon is a concept browser that does not aim to replace the primary Opera browser, which is based on Chrome. Neon is not even ready for everyday use, but then again, it is one cool browser that does away with all the common design concepts that are present in modern day browsers.
Neon is a concept browser. The home page looks quite different from what it looks like on other browsers. Though it still got the shortcuts to bookmarks and the top websites, they are displayed as floating bubbles. The entire concept of Neon is based on circular bubbles. There is no discrete address bar, but just a line above those bubbles in which you can type in the address. It is very cool visually.
Well, we can’t imagine a browser right now with tabs. However, that is what Neon has done. Each website is represented as a bubble. A new bubble for every website you open. The sites can expand from bubbles, or get pulled in. The animations are neat. It is a bit sluggish though, since it is not a final software yet.
One of the smarter ideas in this browser is built-in support for split-screen browsing. Drag one website’s bubble (its tab) over top of an already open page, and it will offer to split your view in two. Their sizes are adjustable, though only one side of the split-screen will respond to other tabs you want to open up — the other side remains more or less fixed.
Like Opera’s contender, Vivaldi, Neon contains a large set of built in tools in the browser. You can directly crap screenshots from the web page, and send them onto chats just via drag and drops. Those are the highlights of Neon for now. It’s available on macOS and Windows, so you can try it out if you’re interested.
Source: The Verge