the release of its beta version in 2008, Google Chrome has been one of
the most used web browsers across the globe. Despite the continuous evolution of
web browsers, Chrome was able to upgrade its features and stay ahead of its
powerhouse competition. The Google team, to their credit never slacked off and
is always working hard to give users around the world a user-friendly and
efficient up-to-date tool to aid them with their web-surfing, not just in their
PCs and laptops, but also in their android phones.
competition between Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer,
Safari and Opera as well as other web viewing software did a very good job of
providing the best features that users can get from them. They continue to
revolutionize Internet surfing by giving people new and unique features. Whether
functional or entertainment-based, these attributes and services are the
leveling factor that affects people’s choice of what web browsing program to
What is so
special about the Google Chrome web browser? What separates it from Mozilla
Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and all the web-browsers out there? People
will see it through its following features:
- Fast and
easy to use. Two of the top features that define Google Chrome are its
speed and simplicity. With respect to all of the web browsing programs out
there, Chrome is the fastest and most user-friendly among them. It is
straightforward and modest, and this allows it to be fast and efficient. The
Chrome browser opens quickly; it is easy and fast to navigate: quick to open
pages and is basically in a very simple structural form that most people would
want their browser to be.
Open Source Engine. This is the program that allows Chrome to open web pages
quickly. Webkit uses computer memory in an efficient manner and thus it allows
that allows it to run various programs and pages at a high level of
performance and a corresponding level of effectivity.
Omnibox. The address bar on Google Chrome has a special feature called
the omnibox, which allows users to perform a search on a certain site without
the need to open the website beforehand. This is done by inputting the site in
the address bar, pressing the Tab button in the keyboard and then typing what
the user want to look up once the omnibox is activated.
Multi-process architecture. This feature allows people to drag and rearrange
tabs according on how they want them to be arranged into. This also allows a
tab to be transformed into a separate browser.
Where You Left Off” feature. This allows users to open the tabs that they last
viewed before they ended their previous sessions. This saves them time and is
also handy whenever their systems crash or sudden power failures occur.
PDF Viewer. Google Chrome has its own built-in PDF Viewer. This saves
users’ time by eliminating the need to download plug-ins to be able to resize
and print PDF files.
Chrome has its Safe Browsing feature that warns users about potential threats
that could harm their computers. It also features Sandboxing technology that
prevents malwares to be installed in the systems of users around the world.
Chrome is also compatible with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Pop Up Blockers to
help maximize secured browsing for users.
Incognito Mode. This is a unique way to browse and open pages. It allows users
to normally surf the Internet without leaving trails of history and cookies in
their computers, by deleting them once they’ve closed all Incognito windows.
The fastest way to enable this mode is by pressing Control with Shift and N on
the Chrome Browser.
Personalized Settings. Chrome allows users to change their settings according
to their liking. This can be done by clicking the three parallel lines on the
right side of the address bar. In there, users can change their preferences,
directories for downloads and everything that is related to their Google
Chrome usage. This feature is not limited for one person. For people who share
computers, Chrome allows create their own user account in a computer along
with their personalized settings and save it. This allows multiple persons to
use the Chrome web browser in one device according to their own preferences by
just logging in with their user account.
Synchronization. This feature takes personalized settings to another level. By
creating an account online, users can basically take their settings with them
anywhere despite using a different PC or Android phone. Their settings,
bookmarks, and stuffs will be saved to their Google account and will be
applied to the system once they logged in and chose to apply them.
Chrome allows user to modify their browsers by implementing themes that
decorates its skin and icons. Users can download these themes from the Chrome
Web Store and even make personalized ones by creating them at
Extensions. Google Chrome is flexible enough that it allows users to install
extensions or custom made tools that would allow them to personalize pages,
manage and download files and do just about everything that they want.
Examples of these programs include Internet Download Manager, Facebook
Designers, Adblock programs, Google Dictionary, Password Box and so much more.
There is an unlimited assortment of extensions out there, which are made for
specific tasks and programs; and users just need to install them in their
Chrome browser so they can enjoy the functions of each.
features. Chrome also possesses other basic but very helpful services such as
Password Manager, Find on page (press CTRL and F), Autofill, Spell Check,
Automatic Updates, Download Manager, and Bookmarking.
of these features can be found in other web browsing software, Google Chrome and
its development team brag of being ahead of updates and being among the first in
implementing special features that stand out among the pack. Although Chrome is
not flawless and perfect, it strives hard to meet up with user needs and never
stops to make itself better. Its relentless evolution can be viewed pretty much
like the Google logo on the Google search engine; it always manages to keep up
with the times.