Google Chrome – My New Browser
…for now, anyway. I discovered just today (by browsing around digg.com) that Google was planning to release a beta of their newest product, a web browser. Enter Google Chrome.
I’m not a huge fan of *everything* Google does, but many people really like the way they handle everything. For browsers, I’ve just about always hated IE, so I’ve defaulted to Firefox. It works for me, but crashes every once in a while. Chrome is only in beta, but I already really like it.
It has a minimalist approach to the user experience – the window isn’t cluttered with options and tweaks everywhere, but at the same time you can’t tweak much behind the scenes either. Maybe that will change once it is out of beta… I like the look and feel of it, though. When you open a new tab, it brings up several of your most visited sites in thumbnails that you can click on. It also has your most recently added bookmarks.
Oh, speaking of bookmarks. It imported all of my Firefox bookmarks, as well as the saved form/login information. I’m not 100% sure if I like that part, but keeping the saved form informtaion across browsers is very cool.
I’ll probably stick with it as long as it is stable. That’s my only real turnoff for Firefox. Time will tell…