Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Browser -- Chrome


Google's taken a leap and entered the mainstream browser run. You can add Chrome to the list of browsers you spout off whenever someone asks how to access the net. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome? 

Some of the features include:
- New JavaScript engine called V8 for faster performance
- "Special tabs" above the window, not below the address bar (see image above)
- Address bar auto-completion
- Opera-like "Speed Dial" with thumbnails of your most visited 9 websites
- Privacy mode
- Web apps can be launched in their own window without addressbar/toolbar

Chrome definitely sounds interesting. I haven't had a chance to try it out for myself just yet as there's no Mac or Linux version up yet. But you Windows users out there can try out the beta, if they can find it. I haven't been able to locate the exact download page just yet.

1 comment:

  1. i've been using Chrome for about a day now and it seems to be a lot faster than FireFox or IE... though i do miss the "recently closed tabs" feature in Firefox