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Google Chrome

A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Chromium project with a focus on speed...

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
    Available also as unofficial portable app
  • Linux
  • Android
    Available only for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher
  • iPhone
  • Chrome OS
  • Android Tablet
  • BSD
  • iPad

A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Small Chromium iconChromium project 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. More Info »

Chrome Web Apps and Extensions are available on Small Chrome Web Store iconChrome Web Store .

Available also as portable app:

Available in more than 50 languages. More Info »


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Google Chrome is also a platform with 631 apps listed on AlternativeTo. Browse all 631 apps for Google Chrome

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Google Chrome (sometimes referred to as Chrome) was added by Stuck in Oct 2008 and the lastest update was made in Feb 2016. There is a history of activites on Google Chrome in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Google Chrome or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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Positive Comment by gregzaid about Google Chrome Dec 2015

It really works for me, i use it 95% of the time and works great.


This is a terrible software

Negative Comment by Atoshi about Google Chrome Also mentioning: GNU IceCat Dec 2015

I don't get it, why this browser still remains so popular, even after it became obvious it's a google's (deliberately not used capital letter here) spying hog. Are people such stupid or ignorant to this? This piece of crap sholudn't be such highly rated on site like AlternativeTo, i'm disappointed. Go FireFox, or even better, IceCat.


Privacy is questionable

Negative Comment by LAN about Google Chrome Aug 2014

Google is a known tracker. They make money with our personal data. They earn billions when they sell our data to advertisers. I don't completely trust Chrome when it comes to privacy.


Internet privacy is important. Imagine that the Government's agents follow us 24/7 and take notes of what we buy in the shop, what music we listen in the car and what size of underpants we wear. We wouldn't just think "I don't care, I don't have anything to hide", huh? Even if they apologised and said "You can hide a gun in too big pants and that would threaten our state". We would protest, wouldn't we!? We deserve some privacy and that's why we should support organisations, like Mozilla or DuckDuckGo, instead of Google and other giant corporations.


I use GC on 90% of time I have to work. Fast, simple, google integrated.
But in 2015 it begin to eat all my notebook RAM.


Chrome is Da Best

Positive Comment by purrloin about Google Chrome Sep 2015

Nothing will ever replace Chrome. Ever....


If you are looking for development builds for Chrome .. see this page for links to the various Chrome release channels:

[Edited by DillonSylvestre, September 11]


By far, it is the worlds' current best webbrowser.
I've been using it since the day it was released, I can't name one flaw in it so far. That's how good it is.


Mobile Chrome

Comment by fih10golts about Google Chrome Also mentioning: Mozilla Firefox Aug 2015

I like Chrome for Android. It's pretty fast.
Bun on my PC I always use Firefox. It's the best for browsing and testing websites.


If a site has some problems with https, Chrome doesn't allow you to view that site in any case!
Showing a message like "this site is not protected" and let the user choose if view that page or not, could be better in my opinion.

A similar case is downloading unknown (to Chrome) EXE files: the browser flag them as MALWARE and you haven't a rapid option to open it anyway (unless you go in Download section and choose to "run the risk").


Maybe someone knows how to add bookmarks straight to the correct folder? Without need to choose in the tiny window without any option to see all bookmark folders, but the ability to choose a required sub folder straight away?


Devtools are awesome

Positive Comment by Eostyx about Google Chrome Apr 2012

I can't believe how wicked Chrome devtools are. After putting it off because I was wholly anti-google in the respect of ad-head hunting. But in this world, you don't have enough time to worry about this crap. I use this as my main browser now. I do still have IE and Firefox if I need them.

This is a great browser. Try it.


AdBlocking http stream has only recently become possible (youtard adblocking, et al). Such has been possible in mozila firefox since before the firefox appellation.


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.


Policy created by the naive.

Each viewed portion of the video necessarily is on your end of the network connection.

Addons don't make the interweb browser unstable. That requires either/both poorly coded extensions or/and no interweb management of resources allocated to extensions. Mozilla has routinely refused to create such functionality. Google has no such interest. Opera is not attractive for such [third party] development.

Everything on windows 32bit is slow. Everything on windows 64bit is slow with less than 16 gigs of ram. Everything is slow on OSX (mac) with less than 16 gigs of ram. Everything on shiny gui distros of linux is slow with less than 16 gigs of ram.

Don't be a youtard: