Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3086 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.195.27
  • Total Downloads:
    25,333,785
  • Date Added:
    October 14, 2009
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,523
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Chrome is Google's attempt to make the Web 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 Web browsers on the market today.

Chrome is blazingly fast and is easily the quickest browser available. Based on Webkit, the same open-source engine that powers Apple Safari, Google's Android mobile platform, and several other Web-browsing tools, 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 other tabs do not.

The search box and the address bar have been fused into a hybrid "Omnibox," which includes suggestions for URLs culled from your browser's history and search suggestions from your search engine. It also remembers site-specific search engine results. There's also Application Shortcuts, a feature that lets you create desktop icons for Web-only applications, such as Gmail or Calendar. The stealth mode, Incognito, lets you surf without the history recording cookies. With version 3, themes have been introduced to Chrome and users can reskin the browser with more than 30 choices--not quite the depth of Firefox, but they don't seem to negatively affect performance. A developer's version of Chrome supports extensions, which haven't made it into this stable release yet. 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

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    "What update?"

    October 17, 2014   |   By bryan sisson

    Version: Google Chrome 38.0.2125.104

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    My antivirus informs me to install out of date chrome! Cannot download it! I've dropped my firewall and still no joy!

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.0.195.27

    Version 3.0.195.27:

      Fixed an issue where menu items for certain Indian languages were not properly visible.
      Add support to blacklist the faux www.paypal.com certificate.
      Added NTLMv2 support on Windows.
      FFmpeg files now properly have NX/DBCompat enabled.
      V8 crash fix.

    General
    Publisher Google
    Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
    Release Date October 14, 2009
    Date Added October 14, 2009
    Version 3.0.195.27
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size Not Available
    File Name UNKNOWN
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 25,333,785
    Downloads Last Week 13,523
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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