Google Chrome beta for Mac

Google Chrome beta for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.7
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Quick Specs

Version:
24.0.1312.32
File Size:
53.08MB
Date Added:
December 04, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
46,864
Downloads Last Week:
92
Product ranking:
#11 in Web Browsers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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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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