Google Chrome

Beta version of Google Chrome for Android

7.2

1849 Votes

  • Category Web browsers
  • License Free
  • Version Beta 55.0.2883.21
  • Size 929.36 kB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000
  • Language English
  • Program by Google

Google Chrome Beta will change the way you surf the web because this web browser makes it easier to find the content you need and link your account to other devices.

Chrome served as Google's way of entering the web browser market. First released for an older version of Windows, it later became available for other operating systems. Google listened to feedback and made changes to make the browser even more effective. It now ranks as one of the top used browsers in the world.

When you have a Google account, you can link everything you do on Google to that account with Chrome. The home page features a search bar that lets you search Google for information and up to eight of the websites that you view most often. This cuts down on the time you spend scouring the web to find a treasured site. Instead of heading back to Google to do a simple search, you can enter your term right in the address bar at the top of the screen. Once you hit enter, your browser will direct you to the top sites on Google that relate to that term.

The toolbar at the top of the screen features a small button that lets you access all your apps. You can visit the web store, check out your Google Drive account, do a search, visit YouTube, enter your Gmail account or look at slides and spreadsheets. The apps page also lets you view any Google Docs you have attached to your account. If you log into your account on any other device, Chrome will retain all your information and let you view those same accounts. You can even view pages you bookmarked on your computer from other devices.

Adding a bookmark is incredibly easy too. Clicking on the star on the right side of the address bar will instantly bookmark your current site and add it to your list. All the bookmarks you save appear in a list under the address bar. If you have a larger number of bookmarks, you can click on a button on the right side of the screen to bring up a list of all those pages.

Google Chrome Beta includes extra security and stability too. Even if you're the type of browser who has dozens of tabs open at the same time, you can rest assured that Chrome won't crash like other browsers do. Security features include new controls that block your computer from accessing sites with malware or spyware. If you do a search and come across a potentially dangerous site, Chrome will alert you of the problem. If you attempt to type in a URL and visit a dangerous site, Chrome won't load that page.

Chrome also comes with some advanced features that will change the way you use the internet. You can let the browser automatically fill in your passwords and user names on certain sites. It can also retain your address and phone number for filling out other forms. Other settings let you change your home page, language settings, font size and even privacy settings. These features helped make Google Chrome the leading browser for many internet users.

Pros:

  • Lets you use all Google features and link those apps to your account
  • Access all apps and saved files/documents from other devices with the same account
  • Security settings include an incognito mode for private browsing
  • Works with operating systems like Linux and Windows
  • Offers early access to some upcoming features

Cons:

  • Beta mode lacks the features found in the full browser
  • May take time for some to learn how it works
  • Beta version may be less stable than you would like
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