Chrome - web browser by Google

Chrome - web browser by Google

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    39.0.2171.50
  • Total Downloads:
    19,623
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 02, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.
  • File Size:
    49.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    86
  • Platform:
    iOS

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

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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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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 39.0.2171.50
Stability fixes.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date June 28, 2012
Date Added December 02, 2014
Version 39.0.2171.50
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. iTunes account required.
Download Information
File Size 49.35MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,623
Downloads Last Week 86
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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