Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My switch to Google Chrome browser

I have been using Safari on my Mac (and iPad) for last 4 years. During those years I moved briefly to Firefox but abandoned it as slower and non Mac looking app. Now comes Google Chrome 8 which I tried last month and have been using since.

The switch was fairly painless due to two serices that I use:

  • XMarks - synchronization of bookmarks.
  • 1Password - password software with plugins for most web browsers

Now I have Google Chrome with many extensions as shown in the screenshot of my toolbar:

From the left to right:

  1. 1Password
  2. XMarks
  3. Instapaper
  4. Tweetdeck
  5. Video history for YouTube
  6. Evernote
  7. Blogger
  8. Google reader
  9. Google URL shortener
What I really like on Chrome browser is the speed, synchronisation of settings between my computers (Windows and Mac) and system of extensions. Safari has extensions as well, but I did not find them very useful.

Now, what is needed is Google Chrome on iPad and Nokia phones.

1 comment:

  1. I love Chrome (on Windows 7 64 bit in my case), have been running Version 9 Beta for a week, no problems so far. Thought I'd try it for the ability to set a default zoom - great feature on a large monitor.