There are a few polarizing topics in the computer world (such as the Mac vs. PC debate) and choice of browsers might fit in that category as well. I (Katie) used Internet Explorer for years and then switched to Firefox because of this Daily Digi post from 2009. I still think Firefox is a good browser, and Steph has said she can’t imagine switching because she likes it so much. I’ve become a Google Chrome fan now though, and I can’t imagine going back to Firefox!
Why do I love Google Chrome? It almost never crashes. It’s stable, fast, and reliable – all good things when it comes to surfing the internet. It’s designed well. I love the simplicity and options Chrome has to offer. My favorite thing about Chrome is how well it integrates with all the other Google services I love; gmail, Google Calendar, Google Reader, and more. Yep, I’m ga-ga for Google! Chrome was created because of the different needs of today’s internet user. You can read a comic version of the thought process behind the browser’s design by clicking on the pages in this link.
Here are some great resources to check out if you are interested in using Chrome:
- Why use Google Chrome? The official overview.
- Add themes, extensions, apps, and more from the Google Chrome webstore
- 9 Chrome extensions to keep you winning by Sir Scrapalot
- Killer tips for mastering Google Chrome
- See how I use Chrome to manage my browser bookmarks in this post
If you’ve tried Google Chrome, I’d love to hear about your experience. Feel free to share you favorite tips, extensions, or add-ons in the comments!