Google Chrome (Software Saturday)

I like browsers. I have Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Flock, K-Meleon, Safari and Maxthon installed, all of which I use actively for some specific reason or another!

So, when Google released their new browser Google Chrome, I decided to take a look at it.

Being a product from Google, little doubt this browser release has created headlines.

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

Chrome boasts of the following features:

  • Multi-functional address bar: Similar to Firefox address bar feature, when you type in the address bar of Chrome, it provides a list of suggestions from your history, bookmarks and web.
  • 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.
  • Application Shortcuts: Run applications in Google Chrome directly.
  • Dynamic Tabs: Drag tabs out of the window or consolidate tabs from different windows into a single one.
  • Crash Control: Every single tab runs independently in the browser, so if one crashes, then it won’t bring the others down.
  • Incognito: Choose not to save pages in the web history.
  • Safe Browsing: Get warned if you’re visiting a suspect phishing site
  • Instant Bookmarks: Quickly bookmark a page using the star button

View a detailed list of features along with videos.

Google Chrome

So far, the browser looks good. It is also extremely light on system resources. I’ll be using it more often in the next few days to come.

They need to allow addon support. I really hate it when I can’t get Roboform running on the browser or have some kind of ad blocking addon.

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5 thoughts on “Google Chrome (Software Saturday)”

  1. \”I really hate it when I can’t get Roboform running on the browser\”!

    Me too, this is why I don’t use this browser! I actually love the RoboForm software myself. I use it all of the time and it takes all of the menial everyday tasks that I have to perform on my computer daily and shortens them extremely! What once took me fifteen minutes to complete now takes me only one second because RoboForm does the same task with just one click. In fact I wrote a Report about a lot of RoboForm’s capabilities for use that aren’t even touched on in the User’s Manual for RoboForm. You can get that Report here:

    There is also a FREE version of RoboForm that you can download on this web page, just to test the RoboForm software out for yourself! I highly recommend it!

  2. Chrome is a pig. Bu isolating each tab in a separate process, you have to pay a price. On my computer, its uses 20 MB of ram plus 20 more of swap per tab, whereas firefox only the half

  3. \”Your firefox uses less than 20MB ram?\”

    Per tab, yes. I mean, I usually surf with 10+ tabs open and Chrome eats 200+ MB ram not counting the virtual memory, while Fx only uses 90-100 MB.

  4. Wow, that is a lot. Have still not used Chrome so much, simply because of most of the sites I use require logins and I rely on Roboform for the same!

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