Vivaldi launches a free built-in email client with an integrated calendar and feed reader


Vivaldi has launched its own free built-in email client, Mail 1.0, with Vivaldi’s Calendar and Feed Reader integrated.

Mail 1.0 also allows users to add multiple email accounts, including Google and existing calendar services. As a result, users should be able to organize their emails and manage schedules, to-do lists, feeds and more without leaving their browser.

The new email client is similar to Gmail and Microsoft Outlook, with messages that are searchable and organized in multiple folders or views. Still, Vivaldi also offers a few slightly more unique ways to customize and manage emails, calendars, and feeds.

There are toggle buttons you can toggle on and off and a search bar at the top of each view.
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For example, each view comes with a search bar and toggle buttons that can display mailing lists, feeds, trash, and more. These are enabled by default, but you can disable them. For example, you can disable “Show Read” when you need to view all unread emails in a specific folder.

Meanwhile, your email, calendars, feeds and more are available as a sidebar that you can quickly check while browsing the web without leaving your page.

In addition, users can customize the layout of the email view in several ways, including the ability to change the vertical three-pane layout to a horizontal split view.

You can quickly add an event to your calendar without leaving the page.

As with Google Calendar, you can also use Vivaldi’s calendar locally or online. However, you can also create or edit events using Inline Event Editing. You can also add events while browsing the web without leaving the browser with a quick command.

There are also some features that privacy buffs might like, such as the ability to watch YouTube videos inline in Vivaldi’s Feed Reader, which Vivaldi says can limit user tracking.

You can watch videos online in Vivaldi’s Feed Reader instead of clicking a link.
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The new client is available on Mac, Windows and Linux computers as part of the latest version of the Vivaldi browser.

Existing Vivaldi users can start using the new feature by going to “Settings” and then click “General.” Then tap “Productivity Features” and then select “Turn on email, calendar, and feeds.”

New users, meanwhile, just need to download the browser and select the “Fully Loaded” layout to enable email.