Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3086 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.249.1045
  • Total Downloads:
    25,333,785
  • Date Added:
    April 01, 2010
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13,523
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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In slightly more than a year, Google Chrome has surprised users and critics alike by leapfrogging to more than 4 percent of the browser market share. That attention and heavy usage is not undeserved. Chrome 4 is blazingly fast, more stable than previous versions, and introduces support for extensions, bookmark syncing, and some HTML5 innovations.

Based on Webkit, the same open-source engine that powers Apple Safari, Google's Android mobile platform, and several other Web-browsing tools, but with a different JavaScript engine, 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 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. The stealth mode, Incognito, lets you surf without the history-recording cookies.

Despite all that's good and new in the browser from Google, it is still a work in development and users are not universally enthralled with Chrome's sheen. Complaints ranging from secure log-in issues to occasional site rendering hang-ups to support for PDFs and some media players. Problems aside, Chrome is more than a surface polish and is well worth using.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 32 votes

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    • 4 star 13
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    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 3086 votes

    • 5 star 1196
    • 4 star 790
    • 3 star 442
    • 2 star 249
    • 1 star 409
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    "What update?"

    October 17, 2014   |   By bryan sisson

    Version: Google Chrome 38.0.2125.104

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    Can't comment yet

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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 4.1.249.1045
    • Fix to prevent crashes with the LastPass extension
    • Add the option to disable 'Offer to translate pages that aren't in a language I read' in Options > Under the Hood
    • This release also addresses one minor security issue:

    • Low Crash with bad FTP response. Credit to Tobias Klein (www.trapkit.de).
    General
    Publisher Google
    Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
    Release Date April 01, 2010
    Date Added April 01, 2010
    Version 4.1.249.1045
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
    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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