|A screen capture showing WordArc, and Chrome's super-clean interface|
There's no denying it. Google has just rocked the world once more with it's latest innovation: The internet browser.
Today, Google released their browser, Chrome, to the world. And while it's still in Beta, it's one impressive piece of software. It's fluid, it's fast, it's intuitive and smart.
Some features I've picked out right off the bat:
1) The address bar searches in real time
: As you type in, it's actively searching and offering you suggestions. I started with "Starbucks" and by the time I typed in "Star" it suggested "Startravel.com" By the time I put in "Starb" it was suggesting starbucks.com - Rememering domains just got a whole lot easier!
2) Text areas are now resizeable
. Don't like the size the text box is set to on a certain webpage? With a simple click, and dragging, you can resize the box to its appropriate size.
3) Increased real estate. With a nice small tab bar, and small address bar, the browsing space is huge. Great for laptops, or people who just want to scroll as little as possible.
4) Fluid animations: You can close tabs, open new ones, and the animations is very fluid and fast - a pleasure to watch. The "Download" bar is pretty nice too (I won't spoil the experience of what happens there, but it's really nice to see)
5) Ajax is FAST
and solid with it. I hit a bunch of Ajax heavy sites like Digg, Facebook, Gmail and more. And I've yet to see a browser render with such stability.
6) The "Task Manager" which is like the Windows Task Manager, and lets you view which tab is killing your system is immediately available, and very fast and a definitely nice new feature.
7) Screen captures of recently viewed webpages, and most-viewed webpages: Opening a new tab, you're offered a visual of webpages, rather than names.
The list goes on, but I have to say, and have to admit, that I'm very impressed with what I've seen so far. One has to give credit where credit is due.
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What are your favorite features? Share them with me, especially if I've missed something great.