Chrome - web browser by Google

Chrome - web browser by Google

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 10 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
36.0.1985.49
File Size:
28.53MB
Date Added:
July 16, 2014
Price:
Free; iTunes account required.
Operating Systems:
iOS
Total Downloads:
18,145
Downloads Last Week:
127
Additional Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. iTunes account required.

Editors' Note: You must be 17 years old to download this application. The download button opens the iTunes App Store, where you may continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed with an active iTunes account in order to download and install the software. This download may not be available in some countries.

Editors' review

Chrome Web Browser by Google brings the familiar Chrome interface to your iOS device, allowing you to browse just like you would on your computer. With impressive speed and lots of your favorite options, you can check out your favorite sites or take care of business quickly while on the go with this app.

Pros

Speedy: This browser works well with iOS to provide quick loading speeds. While it may not be as fast as Chrome on your computer, there's a noticeable difference between this browser and Safari on mobile devices.

Synced bookmarks: If you log in to your Chrome account through the app, you can sync your bookmarks and tabs across your devices. That means you can pick up reading an article or browsing online right where you left off no matter where you are.

Data usage reduction: This browser also has a data usage reduction feature that can be turned on and off at will. It's useful when you're not connected to Wi-Fi to help you avoid using too much data and incurring overage charges while also improving loading times. And when you're back on Wi-Fi, you can just turn it off and use your browser as normal.

Cons

Ok interface: While it's clear how to search online as soon as you open this app, finding some of the other features can take some poking around. For instance, figuring out how to open a new tab is a little confusing initially. But once you get the hang of the interface, it makes sense where things are.

Bottom Line

Chrome Web Browser is a useful and convenient alternative to Safari on your iPhone or iPad. It runs smoothly, offers a nice set of features, and is free to download and use without limits.

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  • 5 stars

    "About time!!!"

    August 27, 2012   |   By NearlyMad

    Version: Google Chrome 21.0.1180.77

    Pros

    Fast. Clean interface. Good synching with other devices. Quick, easy searches.

    Cons

    None that I could find.

    Summary

    A must have app!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "No Reader Functionality"

    July 13, 2012   |   By louparry

    Version: Google Chrome 19.0.1084.60

    Pros

    If you use Chrome on your desktop, you'll enjoy the familiarity of Chome on iOS.

    Cons

    No Reader functionality. You'll need Instapaper, Readability, or Pocket to be able to convenientiently and comfortably read the text on your iPhone for many web articles.

    Summary

    Unless you use a Read Later app that allows you to reformat and enlarge text, you're going to go blind using Chrome for iOS on the tiny iPhone screen.

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  • 1 stars

    "Privacy Alert!"

    July 11, 2012   |   By sriyantra

    Version: Google Chrome 19.0.1084.60

    Pros

    Does not matter....

    Cons

    These are the folks who just paid millions for tracking our Apple information on Safari illegally...!!!

    Summary

    Why would anyone want to associate themselves with an organization bend towards greed and no corporate morales?

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  • 3 stars

    "Why bother?"

    July 01, 2012   |   By keithsherman

    Version: Google Chrome 19.0.1084.60

    Pros

    It's Chrome.
    Nicer tabs.
    Might be 3 nanoseconds per page quicker. Might.

    Cons

    Might not be 3 nanoseconds per page quicker.
    No Reader. Really. No Reader. On a phone screen, no reader.

    Summary

    Could have been a lot better. Needs to be able to become the default browser, bookmarks as above, but no 1 for me. IT NEEDS A READER.

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  • 3 stars

    "Good but hamstrung by iOS"

    July 01, 2012   |   By rhonindk

    Version: Google Chrome 19.0.1084.60

    Pros

    Works like standard Chrome
    More consistent than Safari for normal use
    Better tab system than Safari
    Google account sync

    Cons

    Limited by OS (Apple issue, not Google)
    Cannot set as default
    Java not really there
    Bookmark bar missing

    Summary

    Is good, would be great if Apple allowed it.
    Jailbreak community adding to it's functionality.
    Unless you are a Safari diehard, this is a better browser. Even with a speec governor imposed by the OS.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good, but needs more features."

    July 01, 2012   |   By EnderDave

    Version: Google Chrome 19.0.1084.60

    Pros

    - By Google.
    - Google account sync, but no Bookmarks. Should have bookmarks pop-up menu.
    - Semi-fast.
    - Search and URL in one.

    Cons

    - No way to get your bookmarks.
    - Pause in page loading.
    - Java-script-less.

    Summary

    Great, but could have greater potential. Needs a built in Java-Script. Needs the ability to get to your bookmarks through some menu.

    Updated on Jul 1, 2012

    All in all, i would use this browser as my primary browser.

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  • 1 stars

    "No good browswer for iOS"

    July 01, 2012   |   By m_chan1

    Version: Google Chrome 19.0.1084.60

    Pros

    - Relatively quick page downloads/caching
    - It's FREE!

    Cons

    - No flash
    - Sometimes it's slow but not related to 3G/Wifi, just slow
    - Still crashes sometimes!!
    - There's a pause whenever you pull up a new page/website!

    Summary

    Browser is dependent on OS of the device.
    It's not bad but not good like Firefox or even... MSIE!

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  • 4 stars

    "Very good; not quite great"

    July 01, 2012   |   By ericschwartz15

    Version: Google Chrome 19.0.1084.60

    Pros

    Seems to load pages faster than Safari. Search/address bar combined. Familiar feel.

    Cons

    No way to set as default browser. This means other apps such as Twitter and shortcuts such as ESPN still take you to Safari.

    Summary

    Once settings can be configured in the iOS settings menu this will completely replace Safari on my devices.

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  • 4 stars

    "Almost perfect! Just a little more and it's great!"

    July 01, 2012   |   By jarekboilo

    Version: Google Chrome 19.0.1084.60

    Pros

    Familiar interface.
    Google account sync.

    Cons

    No bookmark bar.

    Summary

    Better than Safari.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great to see but miss the bookmark bar"

    June 28, 2012   |   By AmandatheLibrarian

    Version: Google Chrome 19.0.1084.60

    Pros

    Unlimited tabs
    Easy tab re-order
    Great tab navigation system
    Sync between devices for bookmarks and log ins
    Incognito Mode

    Cons

    No bookmark bar
    No ability to send PDFs to iBooks for easier reading

    Summary

    This browser is nice and fast and allows for a lot of flexibility, however that lack of bookmark bar is really a big loss. Here is hoping that get edited with later updates.

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