So, what are the advantages of Chrome? Also, what, for that matter, are its disadvantages?
I think the main benefit of Google Chrome is its simplicity. I’ve been using it a while now and find it much easier to use than say Firefox, which I also find unstable at times.
I also like the fact that the home page shows thumbnails of sites you visit most. This is very useful simply because you don’t have to search though lists of bookmarked sites. Moreover, loading time is also fast. In fact, superfast at times.
Other advantages include a drag and drop, and an uncluttered browser toolbar. Actually, I also like this feature as Chrome doesn’t allow different toolbars to be viewed at the top of the browser. Finally, there is also a safe browsing option available. This enables Google to send you information about whether your computer is being attacked by malware.
While all the above-mentioned benefits put Chrome at or near the top of great browsers, it isn’t without its problems. I have found occasionally that it freezes. Now that may be more to do with my netbook, but if it isn’t then it is something that Google should look at. Firefox, on the other hand, can be unstable and slow at times, but it doesn’t freeze.
Also, you can’t sort your bookmarks, and Google’s tracking software records your browsing habits.
Finally, Chrome is rather basic. There are no plug-ins or extensions available to download or advanced options available as found in Firefox.