As a consummate tinkerer, I’m always trying new software and different browsers. I downloaded the Google Chrome browser way back when it first came out but never did like it as much as Firefox.
It had been a year or so since I tried Chrome so a couple weeks ago I wondered how Chrome was coming along. I downloaded the newest version of Chrome and to my surprise, it had evolved into a very nice browser.
One of the biggest reasons I enjoy the Firefox browser is its add-on capability. I have add-ons I just can’t live without so making the jump to Chrome was an exercise in wishful thinking. Also at the time, Chrome compatibility with various websites wasn’t quite there yet.
Wow, was I ever surprised. Chrome has evolved to the point where it had all of the add-ons I used in FF. And better yet, it has some other add-ons that made the integration with my android phone a huge plus! I haven’t ran into any problems with browser site compatibility. Another excellent feature of Chrome is bookmark syncing across all of my computers (I use 3).
So, two weeks ago I downloaded Chrome and switched to it permanently. I haven’t really looked back.
If you are sitting around watching football and need something to do, download and try out Google Chrome.
My favorite Add-ons include:
Send link by email
Chrome to phone
goo.gl url shortner
Google Reader notifier
Click & Clean
Open Downloads Window
Google Chrome is also a very streamlined and minimal browser so if you run it on a laptop (like I do) you don’t loose a lot of screen real estate. Chrome also is snappier than Firefox. Tab management is nice too in that if a tab crashes, you don’t have to shut down Chrome – only that tab.
All in all, my opinion is the Chrome browser is ready for prime time and has become my browser of choice. If you haven’t yet tried it, give it a shot.