Now that Google Chrome (new web browser) is available on the Mac, I’ve given it a full day of testing. These thoughts might change, but I prefer to do a review as soon as possible. Knowing that Google always does a pretty nice job at improving their free products (Gmail, Google Calendars, etc.), I’m sure that the product will improve even more in the not-so-distant future. Here are a few positives and negatives as I look back on the past day:
1. Setup process was a breeze, and allows you to import settings (bookmarks, etc.) from your other previous browsers (Safari, Firefox)
2. Gives you the most screen real estate of any browser to day. Nice added touches like removing a status bar, but allowing it to quickly popup when needed
3. First browser that initially launched with Developer Tools (code inspector). Obviously the other browsers have been around for a while 🙂
4. The only browser I’ve used that allows you to search within the address bar. No need for two bars (address + search)
1. Most pages load very quickly, but I did run into common pages (Facebook) that for some reason paused for quite a while with a “Resolving Host” alert in the status bar. Annoying!
2. While it was the first browser to launch with Developer Tools, the actual toolset is a bit confusing compared to the set that comes with Firefox. Anyone else have issues with this?
Let me know if you’ve given a test, or maybe you will go check it out now?