Used by 75% of all Internet users, this free and functional browser has exceeded even the most optimistic expectations – at least from the user’s perspective – by reaching its overwhelming supremacy in barely nine years since its first launch in 2008, a time when Firefox and IE shared a solid 90% of all browser usage in almost equal parts.I guess that Google’s supremacy in the realm of the search engines and its perfect integration with Android devices via the user’s Google account made all the difference.For example, cookies may be allowed to run for certain websites and blocked for all other sites.
Other power functions for enhancing your daily web browsing on the Internet include a build-in PDF viewer (resizing, saving and printing options are supported), custom keywords for your favorite websites, as well as the browser’s ability of remembering previously opened tabs.
Themes can be used for personalizing the way your web browser looks like while extensions give you the freedom to take screenshots, track discounts, read RSS feeds, and more.
You can also configure the browser’s behavior in term of pop-ups, blocking them if you wish to avoid ads from ruining your browsing experience.
Something that other browsers won’t offer you – at least not at this scale – is a full set of extensions devoted to accessibility.
Despite it has its drawbacks, it is clearly the one users prefer, most probably because of its full and seamless integration and synchronization with your smartphone and any other Android devices.
Its continuous yet unobtrusive updates are also worth noting.Chrome isn’t all about streamlined looks and easy-to search options, as it bundles a phishing detector that lets you know each time you land on websites suspected of containing malware or phishing.It implements the sandboxing technology for preventing malware from installing itself on your computer, as well as an automatic updating system for making sure you run the latest security features and fixes.In the interface design area, Chrome is not much different from the rest of its competitors.Actually, it’s not the nicest of them all – think of Opera’s beautiful themes and speed dial, for instance – but that doesn’t seem to detract from its popularity.Google Chrome is a web browser that aims to deliver a fast and simple Internet navigation mode while bundling several powerful features, such as bookmarks, synchronization, privacy mode, extensions, themes, and automatic web page translation.