Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Google has finally come out with its much anticipated browser - "Google Chrome". It comes with a clean and simple look with no frills attached.
Chrome comes with a horde of innovative features. Its just got one box which acts as an address bar, a search bar and a suggestion box. The new tab comes up with the list of the most visited sites, most used search engines, and recently bookmarked pages and closed tabs. Then there are application shortcuts, instant bookmarks, incognito mode, a simple download manager and the list goes on. One of the most intriguing feature is the integrated task manager for the tabs. So, if one of your tab is not responding or eating too much of your resources, you can just exit that tab without affecting the other tabs.
I have been using it for a week now and find it good. It seems to have combined good features of IE and Firefox and some great additional functionality like task manager to bring out a cool Beta package. Lets see what more will Google offer in its bag. As a web-developer too, I don't think it requires any overhead coding for cross-browser compatibility; though there will be an additional overhead for testing in a new browser.
You may read more about the browser on the launch post on the Google blog. You can download Google Chrome from here.