One of my earliest blog posts i wrote about best web browsers but today i am going to write about the best web browser – Google Chrome. In recent years there has been what many call the browser wars, several browser developers have been up and busy trying to make their products the best when it comes to fastness and security. I have been a big fan of Firefox, it has been my default browser for over 2 years now, and until recently I have pledged my allegiance elsewhere, yes you could guess perfectly – Google Chrome.
I have been using Google chrome side by side with Firefox. I loved Google Chrome because of its interface simplicity; unlike other browsers it has fewer bars and buttons. What I loved most is that you can use the address bar as a Google search bar, so instead of going to Google.com first before searching for something, you simply type in your query into the address bar and hit the enter key and almost immediately have your search results displayed on the browser.
WHY SHOULD ONE CHOOSE GOOGLE CHROME AHEAD OF ANY OTHER BROWSER?
I have been a web developer and website designer for more than 5 years now and I know the browsers very well. I am authoritatively going to give you reasons why you should choose the Google Chrome ahead of any other browser.
STABILITY: Just as you may have experienced, browser crashing is very often in other browsers. Imagine a browser crash when you are sending a very important email or making an important research on the internet. Google chrome is more stable and has a proof of its stability in the integrity of its developers Google. When Google makes something, it lasts.
SECURITY: Google chrome is built with a sandboxing technology that prevents unwanted software applications from installing itself on your machine and it also stops the activities of other tabs from affecting another tab while using multiple tabs at a time. So your tab activities are independent of the others, so if one runs into an error it won’t affect the others.
OPEN SOURCE: Google chrome is an open source application which means you can actually get the full script and can build any browser or even customize it to build yourself a personal browser. So many browser developers can NEVER try to make their browser an open source.
PRIVACY: With the inclusion of the “incognito window” built into Google Chrome, you don’t have to worry about your privacy anymore as none of your history is saved in the browser when you use this window and your cookies are immediately wiped once you close it.
BEST POP-UP BLOCKER: You don’t have to worry about pop-up blockers any more as Google Chrome has a perfect way of dealing with pop-ups.
SYNC: Google Chrome offers the ability to sync your bookmarks, settings and history. You can even sync with its newly released mobile Android version, so you can access your exact same group of tabs you left at work at home.
STANDARDS: With the release of HTML5, Google Chrome is on the forefront of this technology with other browsers following. This innovation means that new websites are moving from HTML4 to HTML5 and you won’t want to still stick with a browser that cannot understand and display your websites correctly on it.
With Google Chrome 19 it means your web page is ready even before you finish typing the address. With its great speed, minimalist design, and advanced support for HTML5, more and more users like me have been attracted to this great browser.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD GOOGLE CHROME: To quickly download Google Chrome simply visit the Google Chrome website. On the top right hand corner, select a language then click “Download Chrome now” button, there will be a pop-up of Google Chrome terms of service and under it you can choose to make Google Chrome your default browser or not, and can also choose to help make Google Chrome better by sending usage statistics and crash reports automatically to Google. After that click on the “Accept and install” button and have your Google chrome downloaded and installed on your system.
CUSTOMIZATION OF GOOGLE CHROME: yes, you can customize your Google Chrome; install themes and other plug-ins. There are so many things you can do to your Google Chrome to enhance it. Visit the Chrome Web Store. I will be writing on how you can customize your Google Chrome next so you should also Subscribe to NetMediaBlog Feeds by Email.