Google Chrome

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Finally, Google Chrome is here. A browser which Google claims to be the ultimate :D

"Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier" - says Google.

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Chrome SnapshotThe main features Google boasts of are...
* One box for everything
- Web search. Web history. Address bar. Suggestions as you type. One unified box serves all your browsing needs.

* New Tab page
- Every time you open a new tab, you'll see a visual sampling of your most visited sites, most used search engines, and recently bookmarked pages and closed tabs. Detachable and re-attachable tabs. Each tab is a new process (may be, crashes will be restricted to one tab only).

* Application shortcuts
- Use web apps without opening your browser. Application shortcuts can directly load your favorite online apps.

* Dynamic tabs
- You can drag tabs out of the browser to create new windows, gather multiple tabs into one window or arrange your tabs however you wish -- quickly and easily.

* Crash control
- Every tab you're using is run independently in the browser, so if one app crashes it won't take anything else down.

* Incognito mode
- Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing. (I really doubt that :D )

* Safe browsing
- Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website. (Firefox does that thru Google)

* Instant bookmarks
- Want to bookmark a web page? Just click the star icon at the left edge of the address bar and you're done. (Same for Firefox)

* Importing settings
- When you switch to Google Chrome, you can pick up where you left off with all the bookmarks and passwords from your existing browser. (This is one feature I really liked, kudos )

* Simpler downloads
- No intrusive download manager; you see your download's status at the bottom of your current window.

I have tried it. It is faaaaaast... damn fast. But...

The interface is a bit on the lower side, the spark is missing :)
Also, it is having problems when using https. May be will be fixed soon.

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See also...

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