Google Chrome beta for Mac

Google Chrome beta for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 31 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    40.0.2214.45
  • Total Downloads:
    48,746
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    53.08MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    68
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Web Browsers

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5 stars

"Updated Chrome version 19.0.1084.15 beta works a treat!"

April 11, 2012  |  By trilarkielf

 |  Version: Google Chrome beta 19.0.1084.15

Pros

This one not only opens, but performs well.

Cons

Haven't experienced this version for more than a few minutes, so can't really review the cons.

Summary

Fingers crossed that the new version maintains/out does previous standards.

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1 stars

"Updated version 18.0.1025.151 doesn't open."

April 09, 2012  |  By trilarkielf

 |  Version: Google Chrome beta 18.0.1025.151

Pros

None at all.

Cons

Won't open. Just bounces in the dock. Have to keep re-installing the previous version as it keeps updating to the new version.

Summary

Useless update. The last version worked fine and was my preferred browser... Certainly not any more!

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3 stars

"Not there yet"

September 09, 2011  |  By ljubimov

 |  Version: Google Chrome beta 14.0.835.159

Pros

Fast rendering of pages
Built-in pdf viewer

Cons

Does not remember passwords well
Does not talk to the keychain to retrieve proxy server password. This is a long-standing bug
Newest release does not remember to open home page when a new window is open
Very limited set of preferences

Summary

Fast browser with a lot to learn from Firefox or even iCab in terms of ease of use and autofill. Might be better on slow/older computers. Still no match for other mainstream browsers. Long-standing bugs absent in other browsers are not removed, although many forums contain pertinent info.

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5 stars

"Chrome render pages *almost* as fast as Google iterates"

June 10, 2011  |  By Justa_Notherguy

 |  Version: Google Chrome beta 12.0.742.100

Pros

Fast boot; fast rendering; maintains speed & stability even with 50+ active pages in individual tabs. Eventually crashes (catastrophically), but long after competing browsers have quit in disgrace, plus Chrome always recovers gracefully.

Cons

Google closely monitors our crash reports plus other metrics gathered behind the scenes, so problems (ie: surprise bugs) can suddenly appear out of thin air and then vanish (ie: code fixes), just as quickly. This cycle may disturb the faint of heart.

Summary

Top marks. The best browser for Macs on Snow Leopard or Lion (previews) -- has been for many months. The rendering alone leaves Safari, Explorer, and Opera in the dust. Like many Macheads, I love Firefox for the flexibility of their huge add-ons catalog but even FF4 can't match Chrome for speed, stability, or pace of improvement. And, since Chrome's add-ons are improving by the day (recent offerings include a Greasemonkey clone), I suspect it won't be long before Firefox loses that edge, as well. For now, Chrome4Mac is the uncrowned king. Try it -- you'll like it.

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4 stars

"Seems to work well with no problems."

May 21, 2011  |  By stevehhhH

 |  Version: Google Chrome beta 12.0.742.60

Pros

Works like others.

Cons

I wish there were a separate entry point for search engines. I also could do without having to tell the software that downloading is ok after I have asked for a download! Also a bit slow in starting.

Summary

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5 stars

"It's so fast your head will spin!"

April 06, 2011

 |  Version: Google Chrome beta 11.0.696.34

Pros

So much faster than Safari or Firefox.
A very clean look with lots of themes/gadgets/extensions to add
The Beta versions is stable and better than the current standard release.

Cons

Noe so far.

Summary

I moved to this browser because I was having all sorts of problems with Safari when opening lots of tabs. My only solution there was to disable javascript, open all the tables, re-enable javascript, and then re-load the pages that needed it. Very time consuming. I've had no such problems with Chrome Beta.

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1 stars

"Waaay too many problems as yet !!!!!"

February 05, 2011  |  By denwin57

 |  Version: Google Chrome beta 9.0.597.84

Pros

Looks like a nice set up once the bugs are out of it.

Cons

This browser will take complete control of your computer!! You cannot even delete it from applications--it keeps coming back !!! If using Firefox or safari--up pops Opera !!!!

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1 stars

"Breaks HTML5 Standards. So Microsoft..."

January 26, 2011  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: Google Chrome beta 9.0.597.83

Pros

It's a free alternative Web browser

Cons

It doesn't follow the HTML5 standard; Google version-jacking

Summary

What can you say when a company gives away a web browser that breaks Web standards? I say: No thanks. Specifically, Google decided all on their own to DUMP the FREE, no royalty fees, H.264 video standard from Chrome in favor of an incomplete, lame alternative they like better for reasons no one outside of Google can comprehend. This is yet-another Microsoft-style-move. Here they are version-jacking Chrome into the stratosphere, and now they're preventing users from being able to render and use HTML5 standard web pages. No thank you Google! Not interested! Time for a new CEO! Oh yeah, you DO have a new CEO! I hope he stops this stoooopidness.
:-(

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4 stars

"Fast safe browser"

January 17, 2011  |  By Jmollster

 |  Version: Google Chrome beta 9.0.597.45

Pros

Speed + security

Cons

Some websites do not work with this browser

Summary

Omnipotent browser which delivers the goods with optimum speed.
Sometimes adobe flash files are not adequately rendered.

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1 stars

"Weak - now you see it - now you don't."

January 13, 2011  |  By Wowie Zowie

 |  Version: Google Chrome beta 9.0.597.45

Pros

It isn't Explorer

Cons

Terrible font support and horrible video support

Summary

It has been deleted from the hard drive

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 40.0.2214.45
  • This release fixes various stability and performance bugs.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date December 17, 2014
Date Added December 17, 2014
Version 40.0.2214.45
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 53.08MB
File Name eula_beta.html
Popularity
Total Downloads 48,746
Downloads Last Week 68
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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