Chromium

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 27 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.0.375.127
File Size:
18.95MB
Date Added:
February 22, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 3.x/95/98/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/7 32-bit
Total Downloads:
142,776
Downloads Last Week:
160
Product ranking:
#43 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Chromium is a sleek, lightweight browser that provides an efficient browsing experience with no unnecessary clutter. We've always been Firefox loyalists ourselves, but Chromium impressed us quite a bit.

To the uninitiated, Chromium's interface may seem rather sparse. There aren't a lot of buttons, and we were momentarily confused by its lack of a search box. With a bit of exploration, though, we soon caught on. We easily imported our bookmarks and other settings from Firefox, allowing us to make a pretty seamless transition. We loved that the search box and address bar are combined into one space; they worked surprisingly well that way. The fact that opening a new tab or window shows a grid of the user's most-visited Web sites is ingenious; getting to your favorite Web destinations has never been faster or easier. In fact, everything about Chromium is fast, from its start-up to the way it handles Web pages. The program's Help file directs users to Google's Chrome Web site, which is fine, as the programs are virtually identical.

Transitioning to a new browser always requires an adjustment period, but overall, we found Chromium to be quite intuitive and pleasurable to use. We didn't have to do a lot of searching for the features that we wanted and, even though it's relatively no-frills, we didn't find ourselves missing anything. Chromium is free. It comes as a zip file and runs after extraction with no need to install. We highly recommend this program to all users.

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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    3.2

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 2
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