Opera is one of several browsers to become available on multiple devices so it should come as no surprise that Opera features a syncing service.
What is Opera Link?
Opera Link is just one of the services provided when you create a My Opera account. This service allows you to sync your bookmarks, passwords, speed dial entries, notes and even your browser history. Once you enable Opera Link, your browser will send any data to Opera’s servers where it will remained sync. When you enabled Opera Link on your other devices, syncing will occur automatically so new history items, bookmarks or updated passwords will occur automatically, without any effort on your part.
Opera Link is For Everyone!
Anyone who uses Opera on multiple devices will find this service beneficial. If you use the browser both at home and work, you can add a bookmark during your shift at work so that you can check it at home to read an article with the attention that you think it deserves. You may also find Opera syncing useful if you use Opera Mobile or Opera Mini on your Android or iOS device. Bookmark any pages that might be easier to read on your computer and Opera Link will send those bookmarks to your other devices. No more do you have to email pages to yourself or try to remember long website addresses.
Content You Can Sync
Opera Link can sync bookmarks, speed dial entries and search engines from Opera on your desktop and Opera Mini or Opera Mobile from your phone or tablet. However, only the desktop version is capable of syncing passwords, notes, history and content blocker rules. While you won’t be able to retrieve notes from your phone, for example, it will remain saved to the server so you can access it from home and work. However, you can choose to sync only some of this data when you set up Opera Link and at any time after you have enabled this tool. If you don’t use the notes, then there’s no need to sync this content.
Keep in Mind
Syncing doesn’t always happen automatically. It can take a few moments for your other devices to catch up with Opera Link.
The password you choose for your Opera account should be strong to prevent users from gaining access to save stored data, such as passwords.
Opera creates a copy of your bookmarks before the first time you use Opera Link. If your cat happens to walk across your keyboard and deletes a bookmark, you can locate the “bookmarks.adr.pre_sync” file from your Opera directory and rename it to “bookmarks.adr” to restore those bookmarks. However, this only occurs once and, because syncing occurs continuously, you should not rely on Opera Link as a backup for your bookmarks or other data.
You can access data stored in your Opera account from any browser by visiting “ http://link.opera.com ” even if you do not have Opera on the computer that you are currently using.