Opera released a new web browser this week that makes it easier to browse the web on your phone using one hand.
In general, most mobile web browsers keep their controls at the top of the screen, which is great except that means that if you want to do something like change tabs you’re probably going to have to use more than one hand to make that happen.
One Touch is specifically designed for one-handed use and offers quick access to websites you use often.
When you’re on a website, a button with three lines shows up at the bottom of the screen. Tap on that, and it will open up your top sites for easy navigation elsewhere and give you the option of performing a voice search. It’s not an earth-shattering design change for sure, but after using it for a few days I’ve found it really makes the web browsing experience run a bit more smoothly.
The app also offers a new feature called Flow, where you can send a website you’re viewing on mobile to your desktop. It’s really similar to what’s already available in competing browsers and is something you’re probably a bit unlikely to use if you’re not already an Opera browser user on your desktop.
The new One Touch version of Opera is available now for Android. An iOS version is the works.
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