Thursday, December 29, 2011

A New Web Browser

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to try the web browser by Google called Google Chrome.  I have been using the browser Firefox for quite sometime, but I have been slowly using Google applications more and more ever since I bought my Android smartphone this summer.  So I wanted to see what Google Chrome is like.  Google Chrome seems to be a simpler browser with less functions than Firefox (I can't find a way to block ads in Google Chrome like I can in Firefox), but it is a faster browser than Firefox as a result.  I have noticed that the Scrabble game in Facebook loads faster in Google than in Firefox and that web pages overall are loading faster in Google Chrome.  As a result, I have made Google Chrome my default browser, at least for now.  I may change my mind, but so far I am happy with Google Chrome.

If you want to try Google Chrome yourself, click here.

Yesterday I saw an article about "Top 10 Essential Google Chrome Apps".  If you want to read the article, click here.  I am trying one of the apps now, Wunderlist.  This apps lets you create lists of tasks you wish to accomplish, and you have the option to assign a due date.  I have even downloaded the mobile version of this app onto my smartphone.  I hope this will help me do a better job of organizing my work.  I will report later how successful I am with this app.


falken751 said...

I used Chrome for quite a while now and thought it was great. But when I run "Spy Bot Search and Destroy" I have dozens of tracking cookies now each time I use it. I don't have them with Internet Explorer. Do you know why that is? I have used Revo Uninstaller and uninstalled it completely.

Vulcan Viper said...

Blocking ads in Google Chrome can be done with AdBlock or AdBlock Plus. It's not as good as AdBlock Plus in Firefox though.

Brad Tomlinson said...

Concerning Chrome apparently creating tracking cookies, I am not worried about it since Norton Internet Security removes them for me. I do not know why Chrome creates them and IE doesn't create them.

Last week I installed the AdBlock extension to Google Chrome, and now the ads have disappeared. So nice.