Google Chrome is Google's web browser. With it, you can open web applications and games with no hassle and, above all, quickly. It's the main alternative to Firefox and Internet Explorer.
More than a browser
Chrome is a young, fast browser that can browse any web page. It supports all major technologies and standards such as HTML5 and Flash.
With Google Chrome, as well as loading web pages, you can run complex web applications, like Angry Birds and Chrome Remote Desktop, completely free.
In short, Chrome is basically designed to be an operating system within an operating system, the window through which you run all your applications. In fact, that's the essence of Chrome OS.
Private, synchronized browsing
Incognito mode, a browsing mode which doesn't save any file on the hard disk is ideal for privacy: no stored cookies and no images to leave traces.
Totally personalized experience
A unique feature of Chrome is its support for multiple users, which allows shared use of Chrome on a single computer - essential if you have visitors who want to go online or if you only have one PC.
Google Chrome is a program that's very easy to use. Its single bar, Omnibox, lets you enter web addresses and search Google. Going on what you have written, Google Chrome then suggests results from your browsing history, favorite web sites, or applications you already have installed.
Another key point that highlights Chrome's usability is the quick start page, where you can access the sites you visit the most, your favorite web applications, or recently closed tabs (on your PC or on other devices you have synced).
Finally, the Google Chrome options panel is a single page where you can instantly find the settings you want to change. It's much more pleasant to use than the typical window full of tabs that you'll see in Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Clearing browsing data is easy. Go to the Google Chrome Tools menu and in Optionsopen the Advanced panel. There, click the Clear Browsing Databutton, and choose the time period and the type of data you want to delete.
When it comes to the Incognito mode, it's activated from the Tools menu or by pressing Control+Shift+N. You'll see how the window changes its appearance subtly to show that you're now browsing without saving data to your PC.
Exceptional performance and compatibility
From a system perspective, with its V8 engine Google Chrome is at the top of the competition when it comes to comparative speed. This performance improves with each version.
Compatible with all web standards such as HTML5 and Flash, Chrome loads PDF files with its own viewer. You don't need to worry about installing plugins or changing any options: Chrome does it all.
Special care on safety issues
When browsing, security is of utmost importance; Google Chrome filters pages that have viruses so you don't access them and it also loads each tab separately, so if a page becomes unstable, it doesn't shut down the browser.
Today, it's the best on the market
More and more people are using Google Chrome as their primary browser. Its attractive design, superior speed and customization options make it a strong candidate to take the lead in the browser market.
The best alternatives? Only Opera and Firefox can hope to compete.
- Pros +
- Thousand of extensions and themes
- Exceptional performance
- Incognito mode
- Translation and integrated PDF reader
- Data synchronization
- Privacy management
- Cons -
- Sometimes passwords are not imported
- Some pages look bad
- Only block 10% of malware
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User rating:70 User reviews
I like it! It is the best Browser i ever used! It is fast and smart!
On my Lenovo laptop it's fine but on my HP desktop it's a nightmare ... Google drive seems to be the problem on the desktop, I also installed Picaso and Microsoft Office Suite 2013 on the desktop recently (the laptop doesn't have those). I use Windows 7 on both. On the desktop my task manager shows spikes in activity for the video function along with a large amount of activity from the Google drive. No third party extension are installed on Chrome, so it seems to be the combo (of Drive, Picaso and the new Office suite) that doesn't work. Chrome will have to be removed from the desktop.
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