Google Chrome

Google Chrome

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    33.0.1750.117
  • Total Downloads:
    25,508,521
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 20, 2014
  • 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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Chrome is the lightweight flagship browser that originated from an open-source Google project called Chromium. It is now one of the more widely used browsers, with a vast ecosystem of extensions and add-ons, a robust JavaScript engine, and a rapid-release development cycle that keeps it competitive.

Pros

Minimal UI: Chrome's overall UI has remained stable since version 1.0: a minimal two-row window with tabs resting above the address bar (Omnibox), three browser controls (Back, Forward, Stop/Reload), a star-shaped toggle for bookmarking, and a settings icon. As you install extensions, active icons appear to the right of the address bar; but beyond that, Google has strict restrictions on adding visible add-ons. That means no toolbars or any undesired overlays, which used to be standard practice. Chrome is minimal for a reason: to maintain a clean browsing experience with maximum screen space for websites. A new Immersive mode hides UI elements to create a full-screen experience without distractions.

Incognito mode: Incognito is Chrome's response to Mozilla's Private Browsing feature. Incognito opens a new window that disables history recording and tracking cookies, and reduces the amount of traceable breadcrumbs. Contrary to popular belief, this does not mean you are free to act unethically, as your ISP still tracks your activity. Chrome version 36 improves upon Incognito mode's design, which features cleaner pop-up notifications and alerts when the browser encounters a crash.

Dev tools: Under the hood, Chrome has some awesome features that make it developer friendly: hardware acceleration for rendering 3D CSS effects; Google's own NaCl (Native Client), which allows secure execution of C and C++ codes within the browser; and an in-house JavaScript engine that improves load times with every release. The Inspect Element tool lays out a website's Document Object Model intuitively for those who want to understand how a site's objects are interacting in HTML and CSS.

Cons

Internet Explorer: If you run an older computer, you may have to use Internet Explorer's insecure browser to get Chrome. Try not to stay in those waters for too long.

Bottom Line

Google has regularly set the standard for speed, stability, and security, so it's no surprise that Chrome's market share continues to rise, especially when combined with its mobile cousin on Android. Google's Internet browser is for casual user and developer alike.

Note: Review updated 7/18/2014.

 
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4 stars

"Still a good browser."

February 22, 2014  |  By weegee2899

 |  Version: Google Chrome 33.0.1750.117

Pros

Usually speedy.
WAY better than internet explorer.
Flash player works good on it.

Cons

The new scroll bar is a bit laggy.
The new tab page is not as good as it was before.

Summary

Besides the cons its good.

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5 stars

"Thanks for listening to users."

February 21, 2014  |  By desertdan1

 |  Version: Google Chrome 33.0.1750.117

Pros

Speed and generally works at all times. A special thanks for fixing the little x in the tabs issue!

Cons

Hard to set fonts for vision impaired, although adjustments are there on display they run over each other!

Summary

My default browser as it always works where Firefox has it's ups & downs

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 33.0.1750.117
  • High CVE-2013-6652: Issue with relative paths in Windows sandbox named pipe policy. Credit to tyranid.
  • High CVE-2013-6653: Use-after-free related to web contents. Credit to Khalil Zhani.
  • High CVE-2013-6654: Bad cast in SVG. Credit to TheShow3511.
  • High CVE-2013-6655: Use-after-free in layout. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
  • High CVE-2013-6656: Information leak in XSS auditor. Credit to NeexEmil.
  • Medium CVE-2013-6657: Information leak in XSS auditor. Credit to NeexEmil.
  • Medium CVE-2013-6658: Use-after-free in layout. Credit to cloudfuzzer.
  • Medium CVE-2013-6659: Issue with certificates validation in TLS handshake. Credit to Antoine Delignat-Lavaud and Karthikeyan Bhargavan from Prosecco, Inria Paris.
  • Low CVE-2013-6660: Information leak in drag and drop. Credit to bishopjeffreys.
  • General
    Publisher Google
    Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
    Release Date February 20, 2014
    Date Added February 20, 2014
    Version 33.0.1750.117
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Web Browsers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size Not Available
    File Name UNKNOWN
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 25,508,521
    Downloads Last Week 23,876
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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