Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3091 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.154.46
  • Total Downloads:
    25,508,521
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 12, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    23,876
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Web Browsers

Editors' Note: 1/12/08-Updated to v. 1.0.154.43-dolcourtj; 11/25/08 - updated v0.4.154.25 - sethr.

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

    3.7

    out of 66 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 9
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4 stars

"Very satisfying"

March 08, 2009  |  By bernardyn

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.46

Pros

Multilingual spelling checker
Multilingual user interface
Simple and clear appearance

Cons

Less tolerant to sites violating html standards

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1 stars

"Google Should go away! DO NOT USE THIS BROWSER."

March 08, 2009  |  By jojo10009

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.46

Pros

It has a nice interface and Fast, THATS WHERE THE COMMENTS STOP.

Cons

Powered by a lame engine, Safari engine. User interface confused me a lot and it lacks many features like ftp uploader and etc.

Summary

I have used Google, IE, Firefox and Xtravo Explorer. The best among them is Firefox and Xtravo. Firefox is the best as we all know but Xtravo is totally beyond browsing. Xtravo has to offer many features that browsers lack along with new features like Document Explorer and Image Grabber.

I would suggest users to use Xtravo (www.jawoco.com) and Firefox (www.mozilla.com) Best Browsers are these rest is Crap.

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4 stars

"good but not so good"

March 08, 2009  |  By Reepak Kumar Majhi

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.46

Pros

like the ignito window

Cons

downloading

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5 stars

"Best browser ever! 5/5"

March 07, 2009  |  By essej86

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.46

Pros

*Super fast browser.
*Looks good.
*The Incognito window is nice.
*Easy To use.
*Downloading is OK.
*Bookmarks are easy to use.
*No useless plug-ins.
*NEVER seen a pop-up since i got it.

Cons

For new users it might take a while to learn.
( Not a big problem tho, easy to use)

Summary

Very Good. 5/5 , Download it

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2 stars

"This is odd"

March 06, 2009  |  By Cnqaus

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.46

Pros

The thrill of the ride, I'm a bit wierded out by my short experience with this browser.

Cons

??? Strange, yet curious. Not sure what to make of it. Certainly not blazing fast, just odd.

Summary

Appears inflexible, limited.

Updated on Mar 8, 2009

On further investigation.....YUCK!! Google should stick to what they do best. No wonder they called it Chrome, looks bright & shiny, but really serves no purpose. Maybe they were chroming when they came up with this half-baked rubbish.

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5 stars

"Absolutely the best browser I've used!"

March 05, 2009  |  By x_Encounter_x

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.46

Pros

Very visually appealing
Automatically spell checks
Bookmarks bar is very easy to use
Not cluttered with useless plug-ins
Super Fast browsing
Simple
Has never let a pop-up get by

Cons

Not quite as customizable as other browsers, but I never mess with that stuff anyways, so personally it's not a con for me.

Summary

I've used Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari, and none of them compare with Google Chrome. It's fast, looks great, and doesn't look cluttered like almost every other browser out there. Try it now. If you don't like it at first, give it a day or two. Even though there aren't quite as many customizable options, there are still plenty of options that you can set to your preference. The built in pop-up blocker works flawlessly. Pretty much everything about it is perfect.

And if your like me and like to visit your favorite websites often, use the bookmarks bar. I know that the other browsers have this feature too, but none look this smooth!

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5 stars

"My favorite browser"

March 05, 2009  |  By gsharp1993

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.46

Pros

Fast, awesome interface, very comprehensive compared to other browsers.

Cons

It does crash every once in a while.

Summary

I use Chrome as my main browser and only use other browsers (i.e. Internet Explorer) for web page tests. I would recommend it to anyone.

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5 stars

"Need For Speed Chrome"

March 04, 2009  |  By wastedmoment24

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.46

Pros

Fast
Nice Visual Looks
Enough of all the five million plug ins required to make a good, effective, but slow browser (firefox).
Nice and simple

Cons

None that I can think of

Summary

If you are looking for a nice fast simple browser to view webpages on well you've found it.
If you are looking for a web browser which has loads of options and preferences, themes, plug ins etc. then Chrome is not for you, however, once you try it out you will be addicted to its speed.

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4 stars

"Impossibly fast"

March 03, 2009  |  By gameguy245

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.46

Pros

*fast browsing- pages load up in 1 second
*tabs can be moved around and be turned into windows
*simple, clean, and effective interface
*crashes don't force me to shut down my entire computer

Cons

*No add-on support
*Most of my programs for internet browsing enhancement don't work here
*opening up multiple tabs can hog up my memory and processing speed.

Summary

Awesome.
thats the one word I have to say for this. Sure, my add-ons don't work here, but all those were for making browsing faster which I don't need because chrome is fast enough.

(P.S. OpenDNS + Google Chrome + a wireless N router makes web browsing ridiculously fast!!)

Updated on Mar 4, 2009

Wow! it it even loads up faster than Firefox!!!

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4 stars

"Fast, But Reliable?"

March 02, 2009  |  By newblueboy

 |  Version: Google Chrome 1.0.154.46

Pros

Blazing Fast Performance
Very Simple Look
Very Good Security

Cons

Doesn't run Flash and Java that Great
Freezes Sometimes

Summary

It's a good browser, but, and always with Google, freezes and crashes. I don't trust it, because of Google's History, but It's a good browser. I kind of think that FF is better, but can't be sure

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What's new in version 1.0.154.46
Version 1.0.154.46 includes unspecified enhancements.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date January 12, 2009
Date Added January 12, 2009
Version 1.0.154.46
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,508,521
Downloads Last Week 23,876
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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