Google Chrome is the fastest growing browser in terms of number of users in recent years compared to Firefox and Internet Explorer. It has a simple and minimalist interface, and throughout its short evolution has been demonstrating its promise made at launch: to be the fastest and safest browser.
It has several functionalities that are detailed below.
Navigation with tabs, like all other browsers, but with the novelty that, when opening a new tab, various information is displayed, such as: most visited websites, most used browsers, the last tabs that were closed And the last pages that have been saved as favorites, all of them with small captures of each of those sites, such as to have faster access by clicking on any of those windows.
In turn, the tabs can be organized dynamically and support various actions which can be activated with key combinations. Each tab represents a different process, so you can end it without affecting the rest of the tabs open, which prevents you from having to close the browser before a possible failure in one of them.
Google Chrome warns you when you visit an unsafe website that can host malicious scripts or a site with phishing intentions. To further increase security while browsing, Chrome incorporates a technology called Sandbox, which is responsible for isolating the browser from the rest of the system, preventing malicious programs or scripts from trying to filter themselves, and also preventing access to Relevant personal information.
With respect to the preservation of the privacy of the user, you have the possibility to navigate privately by activating incognito mode, which leaves no trace in the history, and also eliminates cookies after the session ends.
The browser integrates its own download manager, located in a bar that is located at the bottom of the window, which shows the downloads in process; And from there you can manage them, using the usual functions: pause, resume, open finished files, and so on.
Chrome supports extensions, which add extra features. Although this possibility was added recently, there are already thousands of extensions available for download from the official website.
Chrome integrates an address bar to search directly, without having to enter the main page of the preference browser. If you have Google configured as a search engine, the bar supports autocompletion, which facilitates and makes searches faster and more accurate. A feature for automatically completing forms has also been added from data that has been previously entered.
Since some previous versions, Chrome supports HTML 5, the new web standard (in process) that presents several advantages, and that is already beginning to be used in some sites, therefore there will be problems of incompatibility as it can happen with Older browsers.
Chrome now integrates automatic translation in the browser, not being necessary the installation of an extra extension to obtain that useful functionality that is activated when writing in forms of web pages. You also have access to Google's spell checking service, which shows suggestions as alternatives to misspelled words.
This version incorporates a PDF reader and improves the loading speed of 3D graphics using hardware acceleration technology. It also incorporates the possibility of searching for images in Google by right clicking ("Search this image in Google" option) on any photo that appears on a page, which can serve to obtain more information or to obtain the same image with a better resolution.
For more information about the new features of this latest version you can go to the official page to consult Chrome help and to find solutions to the most common problems related to the installation and use of the browser.
Google Chrome 56 (56.0.2924.87) is the new stable release, recently released in January 2017, which can be downloaded for free. Works with Windows, Mac and Linux.