Google Chrome

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A free web browser developed by Google with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, sports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background, and offers syncing of browser bookmarks, extensions, passwords, and history between multiple computers by Google account. Additionally, Chrome has Flash and PDF support built into the browser for better speed and security. Chrome Web Apps and Extensions:... More info »


Mac, iPhone, iPad, WindowsAvailable also as unofficial portable app, AndroidAvailable only for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher + Tablet, Linux


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I love it

Positive Comment by OlaMohammad about Google Chrome Also mentioning: Firefox Opera Feb 2014

One of mt favorite browsers alongside with Firefox (my most favorite one) and Opera


i like the look of google chrome. but it is often slow (with windows 7). uses 25% cpu even when i just visit normal websites. with android it is always slow (ok, i alo have slow phone but other browser for android are faster)


Avoid if viewing Youtube, or lots of web browsing.

Negative Comment by gregzeng about Google Chrome Also mentioning: Opera Aug 2013

Google's Youtube policy is that we are not allowed to save their videos on our machines. If you need to view later (or slower speeds, rewinds, etc), use the add-ons that are allowed with Chromium, Opera or Firefox-types of browsers.

All web browsers are clumsy and inefficient, unless you use the correct choice of add-ons. My preference is Opera, since it does not have thousands of choices of add-ons, nor lots of useless and replicated add-ons. Inbuilt to Opera, with need add-ons are: Tab-Close-Undo, Double-click Tab-close, Popup-blocker, Script-blocker, Page-view zoom, Tab-previews, Background tab-openings, instant MHT-file saves, page-source views, address-copy, form-filling,etc.

Opera versions later than 12.xx are similar to Chromium, etc -- bad and narrow selection of add-ons. That's why Opera still offers versions 12.xx. Firefox is still trying to emulate the performance of Opera 12.xx, but its add-ons are messy: poor functioning, no compatible with latest versions of Firefox, & so many similar, overlapping choices. See my site for more detailed comments. Soon - I hope. gregzeng.com


Google Chrome is so far more stable and reliable internet browser which I use on a daily basis.


I've recently noticed that Chrome loads large webpages much slower than Safari in Mac OS X. While the difference isn't large enough to notice in most day-to-day browsing, Chrome tends to stutter and lag out on my Hackintosh when it attempts to load extremely large pages, such as long Wikipedia articles or forum threads.

Meanwhile, Safari can load anything pretty much instantaneously. I love Chrome (and there's no chance that I'm giving up all of its extra features for Safari), but this discrepancy in loading times is rather puzzling to me.


Chrome for iPhone and iPad doesn't have a lot of extra features, unlike other 3rd-party browsers (e.g. Atomic Web Browser, Mercury Browser, iCab, etc...). However, Chrome is a real pleasure to use on my iPhone, which is more than can be said for the other browsers.