03 September 2008

Google chrome shines

It just works. Really well. Very quick and simple download. Your Firefox bookmarks get imported and there you have it in pretty minimalistic Google style. I've always thought Google should employ some good graphic designers and the pale blue may not be to everyone's taste but, when you think about it, a browser really just needs to show pages accurately and efficiently and make it simple for you to get around. Google Chrome does just that, with a few nice touches. The screenshot above is a visual guide to your history which I particularly like, although a clear list is available too.

Chrome will also keep track of the sites you visit most often and automatically provide fast access to them which I really appreciate. Firefox's address bar behaved similarly but this is even simpler.

This really does make Internet Explorer awkward, bloated and old-fashioned.

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