Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3091 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.375.126
  • Total Downloads:
    25,508,521
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 11, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    23,876
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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In slightly more than a year, Google Chrome has surprised users and critics alike by acquiring a skyrocketing percentage of the browser market share. That attention and heavy usage is not undeserved. Chrome 5 is blazingly fast, more stable than previous versions, and introduces support for extensions, better bookmark syncing and management, browser preference syncing, and further 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 remains a drastic departure from other browsers nearly two years after it first debuted. 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, and can work with all of your extensions or just the ones you choose.

Unlike previous editions of the browser, version 5 feels fully baked in a way that they didn't. There are still complaints about wonky Web site support, but those tend to be the rare exception, and not the general rule. Minor problems aside, Chrome should be a serious option for anybody who wants a browser that gets out of the way of browsing the Web.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
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    3.7

    out of 3091 votes

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    • 4 star 791
    • 3 star 443
    • 2 star 249
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5 stars

"Google Chrome 17"

March 14, 2012  |  By ganesh1872

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.126

Pros

Pre-emptive rendering

Cons

not much advanced

Summary

Google Chrome 17 has been released recently and it is more advanced than the previous web browsers, One of the good feature is the "pre-emptive rendering" feature.
http://tech2wonder.com/

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5 stars

"easy, efficient and fast"

August 20, 2010  |  By edmondborgeaud

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.126

Pros

fast and easy to use

Cons

no comments

Summary

i recommend this software

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3 stars

"Limited funtionality"

August 20, 2010  |  By johnchik1

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.126

Pros

Simple to use

Cons

Not compatible with Yahoo toolbar

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5 stars

"Excellent browser"

August 19, 2010  |  By Bootedcowby

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.126

Pros

I've been using Chrome since it first came out and have only had it "crash" about 5 times. iGoogle is also another excellent product.

Cons

Chrome still has issues with a few websites that wont load but overall they are rare.

Summary

5 Stars I'd recommend it to anyone.

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4 stars

"Great web browser"

August 19, 2010  |  By ccookie66

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.126

Pros

Fast, great looks, more ad ons then before,

Cons

Some downloads are slow, not as many ad ons as other browsers,

Summary

Google Chrome is a great browser, really fast too!

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4 stars

"I been using Google Chrome for over a year i love it.."

August 19, 2010  |  By mwjr62

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.126

Pros

I love the way the extension on Google Chrome App.work on my LapTop Computer..

Cons

Sometimes it's slow..

Summary

Bottom-line I don't even use Firefox anymore,because it start crashing all the time..
Google Chrome is my No.1

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4 stars

"Love it ,, its great"

August 19, 2010  |  By troybaldy

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.126

Pros

easy to use and pretty fast

Cons

slows down after time it seems, i can't really think of to many cons, i like it alot overall

Summary

I really like chrome, its fast easy to use and very adaptable from the last browser i had

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4 stars

"The fastest, least obtrusive browser available"

August 19, 2010  |  By mrketchfish

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.126

Pros

Blazing speed, only add what you want to add, easy to use, secure

Cons

I'm not real fond of the bookmarking but it's usable. Very seldom, but once in a while, I will run into a webpage that will not render correctly or has features that won't work.

Summary

I tried out Chrome in it's early days and was impressed with the speed and interface. What I found to be a pain was the inability to render some webpages and the fact that flash objects wouldn't display. I uninstalled it. In it's current incarnation, it's got all the good stuff and very few drawbacks. It's faster and more secure than IE or Firefox and easier to use than either. Chrome is my browser of choice though I still keep IE updated for those very occasional instances where Chrome won't do the job for me.

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3 stars

"rated it only three stars because read on............."

August 18, 2010  |  By denigma78

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.126

Pros

best browser for windows XP and Vista, but with Windows it's a different story

Cons

Download manager is not in your face dialongs like FF and IE. No print preview and still has problems with SSL sites and logging onto to Https sites. Version 6 needs to come out soon and fast

Summary

IE8 is faster and more mobile with Windows 7 than FF and Chrome probaly because IE8 was optimized for Windows 7. I upgrade from Vista SP2 and Google Chrome was a speed demon on that OS. Wait for version 6 of Google chrome if you are using Windows 7 because it will be faster.

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5 stars

"Excellent web page"

August 18, 2010  |  By redvers7

 |  Version: Google Chrome 5.0.375.126

Pros

Very Very fast

Cons

speed of changing pages and appearance

Summary

na/

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.375.126
Google Chrome 5.0.375.126 contains an updated version of the Flash plugin.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date August 11, 2010
Date Added August 11, 2010
Version 5.0.375.126
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
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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