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Chrome - web browser by Google

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    44.0.2403.65
  • Total Downloads:
    22,708
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 23, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.
  • File Size:
    67.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    59
  • 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 for iOS harnesses the power of Google's Internet browser for your iPhone or iPad. The latest update brings voice search, pull gestures, and support for password managers.

Pros

All data on all devices: Add your Google account or accounts to get your Chrome tabs, bookmarks, history, and other settings on all your devices. If you do not want this functionality, edit your sync preferences under Settings. Click the star on the bottom left of the page to see your saved bookmarks, and click the clock to see your entire history on all your connected devices.

Browse more, use less data: Chrome harnesses Google's power to optimize the pages you visit, thereby using less data and saving you money, if you're not on an all-you-can-eat data plan.

Search by voice: Allow Chrome to access to your microphone, click the Google Voice Search symbol, and speak your search query into your phone. Chrome will deliver the appropriate results the majority of the time -- in our tests, 9 out of 10 searches were fruitful.

Innovative tab layout: Rather than clogging your screen with annoying tabs, Chrome presents one minimal box on the top-right corner that tells you how many tabs you have open. Click this box to pull up the tabs and switch between them. To close a tab, swipe from left to right. This is much easier than crossing out tabs the old-fashioned way on a tiny screen.

Incognito mode: Click Incognito to search privately. Pages you view in Incognito tabs disappear from your history, cookies, and search after closure. Switch back and forth between regular and Incognito tabs with side-to-side swiping.

Pull gestures: The pull-down-to-reload gesture is an easy way to reload pages while on the go. Or you can pull down and to the left to open a new tab, or pull down and to the right to close your current tab.

Support for password managers: Chrome for iOS now supports 1Password, LastPass, and others.

Cons

Clumsy Back button: The new swiping gestures are great, but it's hard to go backward and forward in the same tab by clicking the small left and right arrows in the top-left corner.

Bottom Line

Chrome for iOS is one of the best iOS browsing apps we've tried. We highly recommend it.

 
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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 44.0.2403.65
  • Swipe to navigate: swipe right or left to navigate backwards and forwards
  • Support for accessing Physical Web content from the Today view
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date July 23, 2015
Date Added July 23, 2015
Version 44.0.2403.65
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 67.59MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,708
Downloads Last Week 59
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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