Google Chrome. The new browser from the Google team is out and am blogging from it. Here are my some first (random) thoughts about it after using it for 4 hours.
- Simple design and fast in loading the pages.
- It doesn’t look great with no toolbar and menu bar. People who were used to clicking home buttons will have a problem with this.
- It failed to import my settings from my live Firefox. I didn’t want to close it.
- The idea of running a multithread for every tab doesn’t look so great with many processes running.
- Open in incognito window is already there in Firefox3. So it isn’t a new feature.
- A little delay when opening a new tab when you have more window previews in Most Visited.
- The autocompletion of URLs work as same as the Awesome bar of Firefox3.
- I will have to try out the bookmarks bar on a new window. It looks cool.
- Opening a new tab with “+” button is very easy. It still follows the firefox shortcuts to open and close the tabs. The tabs are shown above the URL bar.
- The “Press [Tab]” option to search for a string in the website which you have typed in URL is very cool.
That said, it has got its own advantages and disadvantages at this beta stage. It can be a very good alternative to IE but it will take ages to beat Firefox. With Google renewing the relationship with Mozilla Foundation till 2011 and a strong response from John Lily, my fingers crossed for the next version of Firefox. Now let me go and have a look at this.