20 Sites That Make Great Web Panels in Vivaldi

After writing a quick overview of Vivaldi’s Web Panels, we figured it was only fair to share a few of our favourite sites to use as Web Panels :)

We’ll start it off with a few sites that fall into the ‘social media’ category.

Twitter

Twitter is probably the most obvious use for a Web Panel, so let’s get it out of the way as the first one.

URL to add: https://mobile.twitter.com/home

LinkedIn

If you actually use LinkedIn, it works quite well within a Web Panel.

URL to add: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/

Instagram

Neat way to scroll through your Instagram feed. You can view, like and comment on posts – for “Stories” you’ll need to use the App or web based version of Instagram.

URL to add: https://www.instagram.com

Audio/Video

YouTube

Works remarkably well as a Web Panel, I use it to keep track of my most recent subscriptions and will often have something playing in a YouTube Web Panel while I’m composing emails etc.

URL to add: https://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions

Last.FM

One of the few music sites that functions within a Web Panel.

URL to add: https://www.last.fm/user/YOUR_USER_NAME

Twitch

Watch your fav Twitch.tv vids.

URL to add: https://m.twitch.tv/

Live Music Archive

Almost makes up for Spotify not working in a Web Panel. Almost.

URL to add: https://archive.org/details/etree

Productivity

Dropbox

Quickly access and even manage your Dropbox files via a Web Panel.

URL to add: https://www.dropbox.com/home


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Google Calendar

It’s a useful way to take a glance at your calendar and quickly add events, but you’ll probably get a bit frustrated trying to navigate through much more than those simple functions.

URL to add: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/r

Google Contacts

This a handy Panel to have if you use Google Contacts and are half as forgetful as I am.

URL to add: https://contacts.google.com/

Google Maps

Not really a lot to say about this one… Works well.

URL to add: https://www.google.com/maps/

Google Translate

Perfect for a Web Panel.

URL to add: https://translate.google.ca/m/translate

Google Voice

Make calls, check your voicemail, send messages – all within a Web Panel.

URL to add: https://voice.google.com/messages

News/Weather

Google News

Google News works quite well within a Web Panel, especially after the recent UI update (the one that everyone but me hates).

URL to add: https://news.google.com/

Google Weather

This Web Panel is really just a Google search for the word weather followed by your city and state/province/country, which in turn will display the weather results for that city – including a 7 day forecast etc.

URL to add: https://www.google.com/search?q=weather%20CITY%20COUNTRY

Bleacher Report

Quickly scroll through sports headlines including video content

URL to add: http://www.bleacherreport.com/ (I use http://www.bleacherreport.com/toronto-maple-leafs)

Reddit

Scan through Hot/Popular or a particular channel, All, etc.

URL to add: https://www.reddit.com/r/all/

Hacker News

Looks and functions perfectly.

URL to add: https://news.ycombinator.com/

Diply

While looking for interesting sites to use as Web Panels, I came across Diply. I’d never heard of it and as far as I can tell had never viewed a page on that site. Did you know it’s the 29th most popular site in the US (according to Alexa).

URL to add: https://diply.com/

Buzzfeed

Looks and functions perfectly.

URL to add: https://www.buzzfeed.com/

Unfortunately These Don’t Work

Or perhaps a better ‘heading’ should be “I Can’t Figure Out How to Get These To Work”. If you can, please share the details via a comment below.

Spotify
Wants you to install the mobile App.

Feedly
The ‘sidebar’ that Feedly utilizes takes up too much screen real-estate to be practical in a Web Panel.

Pandora
Wants you to install the mobile App.

Messenger.com
Rumor has it this worked at one point but doesn’t now (?). If you’ve figured out a way to use Messenger.com within a Web Panel please share the URL to add in the comments below. Thanks!

Google Chrome Web Store
I’m not sure how practical this would be to use as a Web Panel, but I’ll never know since it doesn’t work at all.

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • teague June 19, 2018, 12:46 pm

    Pinterest!

  • senja June 19, 2018, 6:51 pm

    Spotify and Messenger – right click, Show Desktop Version.

  • Ross McKillop June 19, 2018, 7:00 pm

    @senja –

    No way!!! Checking that out as soon as I get home! :)

  • NoobNoob June 19, 2018, 7:36 pm

    @senja, that does work for Spotify, but it is too wide to be practical unless you have a ultra wide aspect ratio monitor. On 1920×1080, it takes 45% of the screen just to keep the controls visible. Not sure about messenger, as I don’t use it.

  • Panagiotis June 20, 2018, 12:05 am

    I’ve also have the following pages:

    Pocket
    Instapaper
    Pinterest
    Digg
    Tumblr

  • senja June 23, 2018, 9:27 pm

    @NoobNoob you can also check “Separate Width” and have wider and narrower panels.

  • tony September 26, 2018, 11:25 pm

    Messenger also works in the sidepanel. You have to select “Show desktop view” when right clicking on the icon.

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