Google Chrome 39.0.2171.95 / 40.0.2214.45 Beta / 41.0.2251.0 Dev
Fast and user-friendly web browser designed to help you navigate the Internet while also allowing you to stay safe and synchronize your websites and bookmarks between multiple computers by signing in into your Google account
Google Chrome provides all the basic web browsing tools, a tabbed interface, support for extensions, records your history, allows you to save bookmarks and so on. On the other hand, it is also designed to take you deeper in the Google universe in order to provide a better browsing experience.
At install, you are invited to make Google Chrome your default browser and you can also choose to send usage statistics and crash to help Google improve the application, which is nothing out of the ordinary. The novelty is represented by the first page opened in the bowser: you can log in to your Google account to get your bookmarks, history and settings on all your devices.
Moreover, Google Chrome comes with the Google Docs extension already installed and enabled. This way you can choose to create and edit documents within your browser.
Google Chrome also has a different perspective on using additional windows for accessing different tools: the respective areas are opened in the browser window, as different tabs. The rule applies to the Bookmarks Manager and to the Settings area.
In fact, the History, the Extensions and the Settings panels are all contained in a single tab. This can be extremely useful, since all tools and features are all in the same place. Setting up and using the browser is very straightforward and, if you encounter any issue, the online Help area should clarify every situation.
Additionally, Google Chrome allows you to customize its interface by installing different themes via the Chrome Web Store. The same location provides Google Chrome extensions that can improve your workflow and more.
Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers out there and, since it comes bundled with different Google products, can prove to be quite efficient.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan, last updated on December 19th, 2014
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What's New in version 40.0.2214.10 Beta
- Contains many stability and developer improvements including:
- Profile Lock, which introduces the ability to "child lock" signed-in profiles.
- New Tabs Page Suggestions, which tries to determine which sites you'd like to visit depending on the the time and day.
- New crash recovery UI.
Application descriptionGoogle Chrome was developed to be a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the ...