Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3113 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.195.32
  • Total Downloads:
    26,172,596
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 05, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24,156
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Web Browsers

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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4 stars

"fast fast fast fast ever!!!!!!"

November 12, 2009  |  By nis-sky

 |  Version: Google Chrome 3.0.195.32

Pros

fast fast fast fast ever!!!!!!

Cons

sometime not work good and destroy is charm but one of the best

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5 stars

"Browser wars are over"

November 11, 2009  |  By h377grl

 |  Version: Google Chrome 3.0.195.32

Pros

Speed, clean interface, very light on resources (using it on netbook hp mini 1000), browser for browsing (read bellow for explanation), development focuses on the most important aspects of the browser rather than on new unnecessary features.

Cons

Using stable version atm it's 3.x therefore no addons and no ad-block (want to kill dude that come up with the idea of smiley faces screaming oh my goooood !!! in ads)
That's it, no more cons :)

ps. 4.x will support addons so no more ads.

Summary

I have switched from Opera, because development somewhat started to focus on extending browser functionality by more and more unnecessary features. First it was M2, then torrent client and now opera unite.

I want a browser to browse net, to be fast, to be focused, to be invisible layer between me and the web. Opera used to be that, not anymore. Luckily here is chrome. First release of chrome had some glitches and therefore was pretty much useless as a major browser but now stable 3.x is just what i was looking for, what browser should be:
* fast
* light
* intuitive gui that blends in.

Chrome is not without minuses, rlz and other features that seam like taken straight from theory of conspiracy novel. But there must be a trade off. There is no such a thing as a free meal, in the end someone has to pay and apparently anonymous statistics for Google are worth a lot.

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5 stars

"Fast browser"

November 11, 2009  |  By justice99

 |  Version: Google Chrome 3.0.195.32

Pros

It is very fast

Cons

wish to have private browsing

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5 stars

"best browser"

November 09, 2009  |  By mohammadiran

 |  Version: Google Chrome 3.0.195.32

Pros

perfect , simple , fast , numer 1 browser of the world.

Cons

better then this impossible

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5 stars

"Best browser in the whole wide world!"

November 09, 2009  |  By xinnianhao

 |  Version: Google Chrome 3.0.195.32

Pros

It's faster than any other browser I have ever used. Extension system is going into its rightful place. What else do you ever want? Chrome has speed, customization, and security. However, extension support is in the dev channel for now.

Cons

Nothing to say.

Summary

I am using the dev channel version with all the extensions turned on. There are some minor imperfections, but it's getting there. Adblock, mouse gestures, WOT.... I couldn't believe the dev channel would be so stable. I have not yet encountered a crash on dev and I've been using it for a good 3 months now. Simply perfect.

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5 stars

"The browser that get the job done"

November 09, 2009  |  By deepanjan_nag

 |  Version: Google Chrome 3.0.195.32

Pros

Blazingly fast. No lag between click and action. Never have I seen my Chrome crash. Tabs at top helps preserve vital screen real estate.

Cons

No extensions supported yet.

Summary

If all you wanna do is browse, this is the one for you.

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5 stars

"Fast and Lightweight"

November 08, 2009  |  By Weeble818

 |  Version: Google Chrome 3.0.195.32

Pros

Fast, Not a resource hog like firefox or , god-forbid, internet explorer, good crash management (if one tab starts acting up it doesn't take down your entire browser), and it's low profile, great look for the minimalists.

Cons

Well in the beginning it was the lack of add-ons, but those are here now so all I can think of is maybe a particular add-on or toolbar you may use that might not be available.

Summary

Great fast browser, nice firefox alternative, I'd imagine you'd get a better use of the limited screen real estate on a netbook.

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4 stars

"Quick browser with many pros"

November 07, 2009  |  By meredit

 |  Version: Google Chrome 3.0.195.32

Pros

It's faster than Firefox and IE, a real plus.

Cons

Perhaps it's because I'm a relatively new user, but I miss toolbars. I use PDF Creator frequently and currently have to switch to Firefox to use it.

Summary

The browser is fast, in contrast to Firegox and IE that sometimes bog down. I use Chrome when the other two are sluggish, but do miss access to toolbars.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.195.32
  • Resolved a history issue that affected going back from queries in Google Maps.
  • Fixed issue with Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.2, where no content would be displayed.
  • Fixed an infinite loop in AAC decoding.
  • Fixed a top crasher.
  • Fix issues where setInterval sometimes eats 100% CPU.
    • Security Fixes:
  • User not warned for some file types that can execute JavaScript
  • Possible memory corruption in the Gears plugin
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date November 05, 2009
Date Added November 05, 2009
Version 3.0.195.32
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,172,596
Downloads Last Week 24,156
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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