Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3088 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.2.149.29
  • Total Downloads:
    25,438,517
  • Date Added:
    September 08, 2008
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24,330
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Chrome is Google's attempt to make the browser disappear and to focus on the applications and pages users are viewing, rather than on the border with its tools. Some of Chrome's basic underpinnings are quite novel, but people will recognize other features as they exist in other, open-source browsers on the market today.

Currently only for Windows, Chrome is blazingly fast and is easily the quickest browser available. Based on Webkit, the same open-source engine that powers Apple Safari and Google's Android mobile platform, Chrome's interface is a drastic departure from other browsers. Instead of the traditional toolbar, Chrome puts its tabs on top. Moreover, the tabs are detachable: "tabs" and "windows" are interchangeable here. Detached tabs can be dragged and dropped into the browser, and tabs can be rearranged at any time. By isolating each tab's processes, when one site crashes, the browser does not.

Within each tab are individual controls, such as forward and back buttons. The search box and the address bar have been fused into a hybrid "Omnibox." The Omnibox includes not only suggestions for URLs culled from your browser's history, it also includes search suggestions from your search engine, and remembers site-specific search engine results. There's also Application Shortcuts, a feature that allows you to create desktop icons for Web-only applications, such as Gmail or Calendar. The stealth mode, Incognito, lets you surf without the history recording cookies.

Chrome lacks plug-ins, and there's the potential for high memory usage given that each tab is its own process. If you're addicted to Web apps and a need for speed, though, Chrome just might be the shine your browsing experience has been looking for.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 58 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 12
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 3088 votes

    • 5 star 1197
    • 4 star 790
    • 3 star 442
    • 2 star 249
    • 1 star 410
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1 stars

"Worst browser ever"

December 17, 2009  |  By jblowfly

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.29

Pros

None, Nothing good to say about it because it can't be used, At least not on my computer.

Cons

Resolving host issue makes browser freeze. What is resolving host?

Summary

Would be great browser if not for that one issue. Can't be used.

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4 stars

"Great Browser"

September 24, 2008  |  By Max2448

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.29

Pros

Still super fast, very light on system resources and very simple to understand and use.

Cons

It "feels" (in my opinion) a little too light, as if it has to little of what it should have. It doesn't have as many features as most other browsers.

Summary

To be honest, I'm a HUGE Firefox fan/user, and I don't plan on changing browsers in a hurry!
BUT, for me the most admirable thing about the Google Chrome is the speed.

Other than that, for me, Firefox is a much better browser, and I'm sticking with it.

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4 stars

"Clean, Simple, Streamlined, Google"

September 21, 2008  |  By explodey

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.29

Pros

Tabs on top of it all, clean simple design

Cons

Unable to print 'selection' when printing - I've found one site (at&t u-verse) where there was no scroll bar for the channel guide - Unable to move "Other bookmarks" link in toolbar

Summary

I love using this program. I wish it would link my bookmarks and settings to my google/gmail account. Bookmark folder needs option to move it's location on the toolbar and option to sort bookmarks by type, not just by name.

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1 stars

"page won't load"

September 19, 2008  |  By antidummy

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.29

Pros

Google fan

Cons

first it loaded pages and for some reason it stop loading,javascript errors (or?) can't do nothing

Summary

it needs work,fix,update,something,im a Google fan

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2 stars

"OK No bells & whistles though!"

September 18, 2008  |  By mikuei

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.29

Pros

Probably no attacks for a while.

Cons

Favs sucks.

Summary

Improve favs functions.

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1 stars

"The worst browser ever"

September 18, 2008  |  By astroview120mm

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.29

Pros

There are no pros

Cons

made by google

Summary

dont get it

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4 stars

"lightweight in both good and bad ways"

September 18, 2008  |  By dannyhouk

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.29

Pros

The minimalist aesthetic (common to all google products) does a great job of putting content first, so the browser never feels like it gets in the way. As the others say, it is much faster than IE and Firefox. Imports your bookmarks from Firefox.

Cons

Not very robust in terms of features, no add-ons. I ran into some errors when trying to run standard javascript on pages.

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4 stars

"as fast as possible"

September 17, 2008  |  By ofayadc

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.29

Pros

so light it flies

Cons

it does not allow realplayer video download

Summary

the best internet browser available

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1 stars

"crashes a lot"

September 17, 2008  |  By zoOL_21

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.29

Pros

pros not found

Cons

crashes a lot, sends to google your online activities

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3 stars

"nice concept, room for improvement"

September 16, 2008  |  By brock8030

 |  Version: Google Chrome 0.2.149.29

Pros

like the home page that allows you to click on a site to get to web address

Cons

can't access favorites easily. can't set up home page . it sets itself.

Summary

I find myself using mozilla firefox more than google chrome . I think that there is room for improvement in chrome and perhaps I will find myself using it more .

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.2.149.29
Version 0.2.149.29 is a security update.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date September 08, 2008
Date Added September 08, 2008
Version 0.2.149.29
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,438,517
Downloads Last Week 24,330
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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