Google Chrome is the well-known web browser developed by the Californian Company, which combines efficiency and a great number of add-ons for increasing its functions. Its lightning speed makes it one of the most used browsers according to the last market share information, with over a 40% of the browsers usage. There are available different ways of having the application, with an online installer or just by a simple download.
This application is obviously more useful for those users that have a Goggle account since the access is performed automatically once you log in for the first time. This way you can synchronize all its services with the browser, such as Google+ or Google Drive. Its compatibility with other Google free services is also outstanding. By checking the Settings section you can discover several ways to customize the browser for your own sake.
About user’s experience, the web Google Chrome presents itself as an easy to use software with deeper features. The User Interface is very simple, even minimalist, showing just the important information for the users that is the website. Google’s search engine is incorporated in the address bar, also known as omnibox, to look directly for anything on the Internet without reaching the main page in the first place. This way, and thanks to your cookies, you will have suggestions for your searches for more accurate results.
Security is one of the main concerns for its developers, so in order to increase that part, Google Chrome includes some protection against malware and phishing. This kind of function is also integrated on the new versions of Mozilla Firefox and Safari. For a better protection it is recommended to use this browser along with an antivirus for a safer experience. The incognito option is also recommended for those users that don’t want to leave traces behind their steps on the pages they are visited.
Applications and further extensions
Google Chrome’s update has turned into a more complete application, not only offering a fast browsing speed but also some utilities for different uses. Thanks to its Chrome Web Store developers can offer their extensions for the web browser, adding new features such as immediate notes about some website or just downloading games. These Store’s add-ons are firstly verified by Google in order to grant the necessary security for its users.
Most of Chrome Web Store apps’ are free and won’t require any long download process or a heavy installer. Just by clicking on the desired app, once you are logged in your Google account, it will be added to your browser for enjoying it any time you want. There, you will find many apps available, from games and education apps to utilities and even offline Gmail check applications. If you want to program and launch your application for this Google Chrome, check Chromium which lets you test your own applications in a secure way.
Also available for your mobile
Google Chrome is also available in mobile platforms, Android or iOS, in which acts as your desktop web browser. With this software for your phone the screen adapts to your device allowing users to manage better the way they see websites. The interface would be familiar to you if you are used to work with the PC version.
Its navigation bar is actually the search box for looking for what you want. Google Chrome for mobile also lets you talk to an integrated microphone icon located in its interface for voice search; this way you can avoid typing and save time. The app is synced to your current Google account, as well as your favorite websites, that you can customize by swiping your finger through the screen. Google Chrome’s tabs gather one behind each other, in order to make your navigation experience more comfortable.
Google Chrome 51.0.2704.79 Features
These are the main features of this update of Google Chrome:
- Lightning browsing speed for your favorite websites
- Multiple tabs allowed within just one window without limit
- Customizable shortcuts for its different functions
- Attractive minimalist design with a simple interface
- Sandbox mode to not let your data being compromised
- It gets updates automatically, checking the server without losing performance
- Enhanced security while surfing the web
- Additional privacy preferences and options with Incognito mode
- Different professionally made themes
- Add different functions thanks to its extensions
- Search and create bookmarks for your favorite content
For further information about the features and additional applications of this Google Chrome update you can check its official website here.
These are the minimum system requirements to get the installer and to download Google Chrome properly:
- Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Ubuntu version 12.04+ or Mac OS X 10.6
- CPU: Intel Pentium 4 or Intel processor for Mac system
- Memory: 128MB RAM