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Opera Software released Opera Swordfish today, which is the beta version of the company’s Opera 11.50 web browser.
 
Swordfish adds extension to the popular Speed Dial feature. Speed Dial extensions transform the Speed Dial functionality from its current thumbnail bookmark form, into a dynamic source of updated content, which is available in every new tab.
 
This means that instead of a viewing a static link to a weather website, a Speed Dial extension can now display the forecast for a user’s specific location. Also new to the Swordfish beta browser is the fact that it enables users to securely synchronize their passwords, via Opera Link. This allows them to log into Facebook, Twitter, or their email service and other sites, from anywhere.
 
Opera Link also synchronizes bookmarks, Speed Dials, custom search engine preferences, notes (which users can take notes within the Opera browser), as well as your typed browser history.
 
“We don’t make releases for the sake of releases, nor do we make innovations for the sake of innovation,” said Jan Standal, VP of desktop products, Opera. “We create browsers that make the Web faster and easier to use, and the newest features in Swordfish support that goal.”
 
Users can download (9.6 MB) Swordfish beta from the company’s website and if they downloaded the alpha version, Opera Next will automatically update the browser to the beta version.

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