Why Mac Google Chrome is Better
Dec 09, 2009 57 Comments
I’m so excited to hear that Google finally released a beta version of Chrome for Mac. I’ve been using it for a day now and I like it so far. In fact, I have replaced my default browser setting with Chrome. Here are the reasons why I prefer Chrome over Firefox and Safari.
Google Chrome for Mac – Less is More
The speed is impressive in Chrome. In comparison with Firefox and Safari, Chrome is faster with the start-up launch and loading web pages. For these reasons, I am switching to Chrome.
Less Interface = More Viewing Area
The interface design of Google Chrome is using the “less is more” approach. Google Chrome dropped the title, status, and search bar to give you more viewing area. This is particularly useful for users who have low-resolution displays. The status bar only fades in when you hover over the links. The address bar is also your search bar (just type and hit enter to search).
It Has Everything
One of the main reasons why I’m using Firefox is the Firebug and Web Developer add-ons. Chrome has built-in Developer Tools (View > Developer > Developer Tools), which is comparable to Firebug.
It also has a start-page that is very similar to Safari. The start-page shows thumbnails of your recent visited pages which. You can pin, remove or shift the thumbnails around. This feature can definitely improve your browsing productivity.
The overall user experience is great. It has nice transition effects for every action you make such as opening/closing a new tab or hovering over the start-page items.
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