Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers and is available for several operating systems. Its minimalist interface makes for an excellent user experience, whilst still having multiple customisation options.
Google Chrome integrates seamlessly with your Google Account ( Gmail, Drive, Hangouts, Calendar etc). When you are connected with your account, it is possible to synchronise data between several computers using Google Chrome.
One of Chrome’s biggest strengths is its comprehensive Web Store which contains thousands of apps, extensions, games etc. The virus protection, ad blockers and security extensions are among the highlights. A selection of Chrome’s best extensions can be found here.
To ensure their privacy, users can browse using Incognito Mode, meaning that when your Google Chrome window closes, all cookies and history from that session are deleted. Equally, Chrome has built in malware and phishing protection. It will notify you with a warning message before entering suspicious sites.
While there are faster browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox, Chrome is one of the fastest browsers. If you want, you can optimise your Chrome browser and make it even quicker by following the steps in this guide.
If you are looking for a functional browser, and are already well integrated into Google’s ecosystem (a Google account, Gmail, Drive etc), then Chrome is a natural companion to that. By pairing with your Google account you will be able to make the most out of Chrome and sync your preferences across all of the devices that you connect to your Google account with. That said, you do not need to have a Google account to profit from Chrome.