Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3114 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    44.0.2403.125
  • Total Downloads:
    26,295,380
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 29, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    23,358
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Web Browsers

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Editors' Review

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Chrome is the lightweight flagship browser that originated from an open-source Google project called Chromium. It is now one of the more widely used browsers, with a vast ecosystem of extensions and add-ons, a robust JavaScript engine, and a rapid-release development cycle that keeps it competitive.

Pros

Minimal UI: Chrome's overall UI has remained stable since version 1.0: a minimal two-row window with tabs resting above the address bar (Omnibox), three browser controls (Back, Forward, Stop/Reload), a star-shaped toggle for bookmarking, and a settings icon. As you install extensions, active icons appear to the right of the address bar; but beyond that, Google has strict restrictions on adding visible add-ons. That means no toolbars or any undesired overlays, which used to be standard practice. Chrome is minimal for a reason: to maintain a clean browsing experience with maximum screen space for websites. A new Immersive mode hides UI elements to create a full-screen experience without distractions.

Incognito mode: Incognito is Chrome's response to Mozilla's Private Browsing feature. Incognito opens a new window that disables history recording and tracking cookies, and reduces the amount of traceable breadcrumbs. Contrary to popular belief, this does not mean you are free to act unethically, as your ISP still tracks your activity. Chrome version 36 improves upon Incognito mode's design, which features cleaner pop-up notifications and alerts when the browser encounters a crash.

Dev tools: Under the hood, Chrome has some awesome features that make it developer friendly: hardware acceleration for rendering 3D CSS effects; Google's own NaCl (Native Client), which allows secure execution of C and C++ codes within the browser; and an in-house JavaScript engine that improves load times with every release. The Inspect Element tool lays out a website's Document Object Model intuitively for those who want to understand how a site's objects are interacting in HTML and CSS.

Cons

Internet Explorer: If you run an older computer, you may have to use Internet Explorer's insecure browser to get Chrome. Try not to stay in those waters for too long.

Bottom Line

Google has regularly set the standard for speed, stability, and security, so it's no surprise that Chrome's market share continues to rise, especially when combined with its mobile cousin on Android. Google's Internet browser is for casual user and developer alike.

Note: Review updated 7/18/2014.

 
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2 stars

"GOOGLE SUX ROCKS -BOOKMARKS HANGOUTS VOICE. WHAT NEXT?!"

July 09, 2015  |  By livinginvt

 |  Version: Google Chrome 43.0.2357.132

Pros

I DON'T HAVE ANY PLUSES ANYMORE.
I MIGHT EVEN GO TO BING FOR SEARCHES.
SOME MUCH FOR "GOOGLE IT" WHEN I'M SEARCHING, I'LL JUST "BING IT". lol

Cons

MY SAD Reply by livinginvt on July 9, 2015 Oon Bookmarks
of course i can not find where i bookmarked this in the chrome bookmarks. go into the google forum and look up old google bookmark version or something like that and it'll show you how to get the old version. the new version was changed for touch pad leaving the rest of us out in the cold. sorry i cant be more help.
They have also taken their Voice/Chat changing it into Hangouts forcing me to go revert back and forth to the old programs so I can chat with my contacts.
Some crap about not being in the same federation. WHAT EVERY HAPPENED TO JOINING TOGETHER FOR WORLD PEACE?!!!
GOOGLE IS WREAKING ALL THEIR PROGRAMS. THEIR TWEAKINGS ARE MESSING EVERYONE UP. I'M SERIOUSLY THINKING OF GOING TO MOZILLA OR SAFARI. Good Luck.

Summary

CRAP CRAP SO TIRED I FINDING FIXES FOR GOOGLE UPGRADES :(

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1 stars

"Now sucks !!!"

July 07, 2015  |  By ChazM101

 |  Version: Google Chrome 43.0.2357.130

Pros

The new sucks !!!

Cons

It sucks like Internet Explorer !!!

Summary

Switched to Firefox !!!

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3 stars

"Chrome bookmarks ! Help ?"

July 03, 2015  |  By pjsvalli

 |  Version: Google Chrome 43.0.2357.130

Pros

Chrome is fabulous but how do you organize or use the bookmars ?????????????? I('m a biochemist, and have lots, and lots in different folders. Any clues please ?

Cons

Bad, NO bookmark control !

Summary

Why no bookmarks ?

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1 stars

"Worst browser since the beginning of the internet"

June 17, 2015  |  By SINEKTUS

 |  Version: Google Chrome 43.0.2357.124

Pros

Are you kidding me?

Cons

A 320 TB RAM computer will probably start using the pagefile if Chrome is running.

Slow, very heavy on resources and full of bugs.

Once, it froze up the system, and I was on an i3 platform, 4GB RAM, modern computer. Like complete computer freeze. Used so much resources that the OS just halted.


Working as an IT specialist, I actually had to modify my diagnostic procedures because of Chrome. Many people come to me and say "the computer is slow", and we all know that means viruses, low disk space, dusty coolers and stuff like that. It turns out that in many cases, the poor fellows just used Chrome on their computer.

Summary

I had better expectations from one of the biggest companies in the world...

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1 stars

"Was a really superb browser"

June 07, 2015  |  By macbean

 |  Version: Google Chrome 43.0.2357.81

Pros

None any more to think of

Cons

Crashes, constantly trying to add a Google app extension I don't want, loses sign-in credentials, bookmarks are now a disaster

Summary

What the hell are those people at Google thinking these days? Screw 'em. They had a great web browser but kept trying to "improve" upon it. Take the new bookmarks for instance. Gawd, I hate those. Looks like they're trying to emulate the original Windows 8 look, which consumers rejected en masse. I changed to Chrome when Firefox was beginning to run really slow. Well, the folks at Mozilla have taken care of the speed problems, and so going back to Firefox was an easy decision for me. Bye, bye Chrome. It was nice while it lasted.

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1 stars

"Self-Flaggelation .. State of the Art Denial of Service"

June 06, 2015  |  By kidquanta

 |  Version: Google Chrome 43.0.2357.81

Pros

Google Chrome Corpse = STUXNET for Mac ...

Cons

Ceaseless Bookmark Duplicates ... Which are Transferred to iPhone if/when you "Sign In to Chrome" on iPhone ... Complete, Daily, Meticulous Mac/iPhone Maintenance Useless ... State of the Art Denial of Service ...

Summary

Don't Embarrass Your Family by Revealing Your Usage of the Chrome Corpse !

Snail Mail Dust Buries Google Chrome for Mac ...

Get a Real Browser ... sans Self Flagellation ...

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1 stars

"Since the update to 42.0.2311.135 Flash crashes"

May 04, 2015

 |  Version: Google Chrome 42.0.2311.135

Pros

I used to love this product. However, I always used the regular flash and disabled the pepper flash because of the constant crashes.

Cons

They no longer support anything but the pepper flash, which crashes about 40 times a day. Frustrating. Please correct this - I really don't want to switch browsers. I can't tolerate the constant crashing though.

Summary

We need a rollback option - the new version is terrible.

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1 stars

"Lost a lot of data following a Chrome update."

May 01, 2015  |  By jomigagain99

 |  Version: Google Chrome 42.0.2311.135

Pros

Can't think of any, since I have now switched browser to Firefox.

Cons

As one line summary.

Summary

I have used Google and Google Chrome forever. Then, about a week ago, I found a whole raft of Excel files had disappeared. From having 42 GB of free space left on C: drive I now have 50 GB free, so I guess my files are no more. I am only guessing that it was a Google glitch, because I am only partly computer savvy; anyway I'm playing safe and moving on. Sad, that, because I really liked the early Google.

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1 stars

"Resources Hog Shows Little Restraint No Responsibility"

April 29, 2015  |  By Poppypbr

 |  Version: Google Chrome 42.0.2311.135

Pros

Clean, clear cut appearance graphically. It what they do in the background that causes problems for the private user.

Cons

Uses your computer to process its private commercial business transfers that has nothing to do with your browsing. Will sometimes peak to 80% CPU and available memory while on a stationary page, affecting response times, causing pauses and stutters. Ridiculous constant need to update on a nearly daily basis for several minutes as if it was the ONLY software on the planet that mattered. (And they can never get it right once and for all.) Your computer no longer belongs to you because they think it belongs to them. Violates the EULA with Microsoft's "looking the other way" approval. Security zero. Vulnerability 100%. Keeps plenty of ports open multiplying your chances of infection and takes no responsibility for hardware wear and tear, computer crashes that they caused. No offer of antivirus protection, no communication, no explanation, no contact whatsoever. Just change your computer to accommodate their needs without your permission to make the public internet their private tool.

Summary

Google, Microsoft, Verizon and AT&T need to be regulated by the FCC. They are dismantling the internet's usefulness through selfish corporate manipulation of private personal computers. Makes owning a good personal computer a liability. Simple and slow gets left alone. If you have crunch power to spare, you are a Google-Verizon-Microsoft-AT&T target.

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1 stars

"Insecure and unstable"

April 27, 2015  |  By matthew.laverick.5

 |  Version: Google Chrome 42.0.2311.90

Pros

COMODO Dragon/Chromodo (COMODO's fixed version) and Opera are based on this.

Cons

Chrome crashes, A LOT. Out of every virus I have tested in a virtual machine Chrome is the most infected.

Summary

You are better off with another browser - it is nearly as bad as IE6.

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What's new in version 44.0.2403.125
This release contains a number of security fixes.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date July 28, 2015
Date Added July 29, 2015
Version 44.0.2403.125
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
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Total Downloads 26,295,380
Downloads Last Week 23,358
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Price Free

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