Back in the day, when I was young and naïve, I had my first lesson in love. Its name was Internet Explorer. Sure, it wasn’t much but I didn’t know any better back then. Thankfully, it didn’t last long, the fights, the frustration; it all just got to be too much. Let’s just say that it didn’t end well and we barely speak to each other anymore.
Years passed and I finally found a new love. Its name was Firefox and we were infatuated with each other. It was magical. Firefox introduced me to the wonders of Browser Tabs. These magnificent little features allowed me to view multiple sites without having to start new instances of the browser, which would normally clog up my taskbar. Ad-Block, No-Script, CSS standards and millions of other add-ons left me in a state of euphoria. Life was good. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end it seems. Things get slow, boring and bloated. Sure the Tabs were great but they didn’t matter if all they accomplished was freezing Firefox. It would lock up, nothing would happen. It was frustrating. Ah well, the relationship was fun while it lasted.
Things got out of hand after that falling out. I tried some other browser but nothing worked. Netscape; Safari; Opera; Konqueror; they were never good enough; disappointments all of them. I fell into an endless spiral of disappointment. What was I to do now? Nothing was good enough. There was no hope; the only choice left was to live the rest of my life as a hermit. It was preferable to suffering from the eternal exhaustion, rejection and despair. I eventually went back to Firefox, cried, begged for forgiveness and for it take me back. While it worked it wasn’t quite the same anymore between us. Those once blissful moments soured into a frustrating love-hate relationship that lasted for years.
Then I met Chrome. We locked eyes from across the room, as if our souls touched and went their separate ways. We’ve been together ever since. Chrome has everything I am looking to find in a browser and more: Tabs, pop -up blocker, DOM inspector, HTML standards compliance, simplicity and elegance. Add in Incognito Mode, Sandboxing, a simple, yet effective Bookmark interface, easy access to recent downloads, internal task manager and an easy way to access closed tabs. Now you’ve got a match! A solid 10 if I do say so myself. We’ve been inseparable!
It was perfect! What if I need to separate my tabs in to different windows? Done! Oh no! I closed that window, how can I get them back? Two clicks later, Window Restored! Password Manager? Check. Most visited websites easily accessible when a new tab is open? At your service! Want to reorder tabs? Easy, just drag. Want to do a quick Google search? Type it in the address bar! Magic! Are some tabs slowing you down? Use that task manager! These are just the tip of the feature Iceberg. Never in my life have I felt so powerful, so in control of the browser and able to do as I wish. Now I get what I want in a simple, easy and minimal window which lets me bask in as much of the browsing experience as possible.
Chrome actually follows the W3C specifications for HTML and CSS standards so things are generally consistent and easy to code for use with this browser. The browser is fast and slowdowns occur rarely. The only real downside is that its memory requirements are proportional to how many tabs and process within the browser are currently being used at the same time.
I would really advise everyone to try Chrome. It’s worked wonders for me and it has become my main browser of choice. I find it to be convenient, secure and a pleasure to use.