The market leader for PC web browsers, this is a widely used, extremely reliable and powerful web browser, with the full weight of Google’s support behind it. When it launched, it was a speed champion, easily outclassing other mainstream browsers at the time. These days, it’s still reasonably fast, but the competition has stepped their game up in this regard, and Chrome doesn’t have as much of a huge advantage in pure speed terms anymore.
Offering features like an industry-leading password management system, ability to synchronize bookmarks and history across a variety of platforms, integrated spell checking, and some of the best compliance with web industry standards for loading pages, video, audio, and images.
For additional functionality not included with the browser upon install, there’s also the huge library of third party extensions, allowing you to add new features to the browser. There is a huge selection of browser extensions available that let you add features like ad blocking, deeper integration of certain web services or sites, enhanced privacy features, and much more.
Google has used the Chrome web browser as more than just a tool for browsing the internet, it’s the basis for an entire ecosystem. It forms the core of their browser-based ChromeOS that powers Chromebook devices. It’s integrated with the Chromecast protocol for sharing and streaming videos from the web to supported devices. It’s got a suite of apps and games sold as Chrome Web Apps from Chrome Web Store. Google is one of the biggest and most powerful internet software companies, and central to its web operations is the Chrome Browser. If you don’t want to be part of Google’s wider ecosystem, then many of these additional functions are optional, but they are also to some extent baked into the browser.
Google has an excellent track record for updating Chrome to block malware attacks and to enhance security. Typically whenever a major security flaw appears, Google will have updates to address them within weeks.
We would recommend this browser for any PC users that rely on any of Google’s web services, and to anyone who wants a powerful and capable browser that will be compatible with most of the internet that you intend to browse.
Grab Google Chrome from its website.