Blog tag: 5 things I’d like to see in Opera
Sunday, August 5, 2007 6:38:36 PM
A little late, but I got my list up in the end afterAgony tagged me. He was tagged by Geoff who was tagged by, BAMAToNE, who was tagged by Lawmune, who was tagged by Daniel G. Now that was a long list, and if you want to follow all the tagging, I suggest you have a look at Remcolantings tagging tree which grew pretty huge in no time. Well, enough chit chat already, here we go with my 5 wishes.
1) Microformats integration:
A while ago, I added a small hack to my blog to get my About box marked up as a hCard. Now MyOpera supports quite a few Microformats, and it is about time to take the next step. Integration with my contact list would be the most essential part of it, but I can see endless other possibilities here.
2) Online synchronization of bookmarks and setting:
I use Opera on multiple machines at home, as well as some computers at work and on my phone. It is a hassle with all these settings and bookmarks. At opera I already have 300Mb of storage, why can't some of this be used for my settings. Synchronizing of settings between platforms would be great. It would mean I didn't have to have a tab with del.icio.us up at all times.
3) UserJs integration with chrome:
Opera has custom buttons, opera has UserJs files, why can't they work together. Maybe Opera doesn't need a full blown extension system, but at least some integration with the chrome is a wish I know I share with a lot of people. It is true that Opera support lots of the extensions in other browsers, but some are so special or proprietary that we will never see them as a future in Opera. I am mainly thinking about extensions that ads integration in your web browser for your chosen web services like del.icio.us, your web mail and the like. I can never see features like that pop up in Opera, but I can see them as a great potentially "extension" to Opera. Widgets is not a replacement here, sorry. If this could all be topped off with a UserJs/Button manager for updates, and turning the futures on and off, then that would be great.
4) Better development tools:
This topic I have already been diving into once before over at David Storeys blog. So head over there if you are interested in details.
5) Page search in Opera Mini:
When I click a link after a search or at for example Wikipedia, it is a hassle to find exactly what I am looking for. Reading the whole document should not be the fastest way. In my desktop I find my self constantly pressing "." before doing a fast search on the word I am looking for to find what I want. Why can't something similar be done in OM. It would save me immensely amount of time surfing on my phone.