Saturday, September 13, 2008

Google Chrome

I just wanted to take a quick minute, and blog about Google Chrome. It is a new web browser that was built from the ground up by Google. All of the other major browsers in existence have been "upgrades" that have evolved over time. Here are some of the highlights...

- Individual Tabs as processes - We have all had a browser "lock-up" on us from time to time, but if this happens in Chrome it will only lock up 1 tab, because each of the tabs is its own browser running independent of the other windows.
- Task Manager - Yes, they built a task manager into the web browser.
- Tab Management - You can drag tabs fluidly, and pull them out as their own independent window, and then put them back into your main browser window. You can also setup a set of tabs as your homepage, so that all of your regular webpages open up when your browser opens.
- JavaScript - Fancy stuff on webpages has been re-programmed so that it can run extremely fast.
- User Interface (UI) - The UI is streamlined, and the goal for Google was for the browser to "disappear", so that you could use the application inside of the web browser without a problem.
- Independent Applications - You can turn any webpage into its own independent application that has its own icon on the desktop. It is really cool for Gmail, Google Calendar, and Remember the Milk.

Overall, the speed of Google Chrome is fast, and it really does change the browser experience... However, they haven't released the Mac or Linux versions yet, and there are still some web pages that don't work in it, but as with everything Google it is only a "beta" and they are working to correct those issues...

Check out Google Chrome by clicking here!

No comments: