Google has done it again. They’ve just introducing a new web browser called Chrome that is fast, easy to use, and has lots of nice features — oh ya, it’s also very pleasant to look at. If Microsoft wasn’t worried before, they had better be worried, now.
Here’s a screenshot of chrome in action:
What I immediately noticed about Chrome is that it is amazingly fast. I use Google Apps (mail, calendar, maps, and docs) a lot and found these sites to be way faster than when using IE or Firefox. Also, opening new windows and tabs is faster, as is start-up time.
I’m definitely looking forward to spending more time using the web with Chrome. And, as more applications move to the web, I guess I might be spending more of my time, in general, with Chrome. That said, one thing that seems to be lacking with Chrome, is support for 3rd-party extensions and plug-ins — maybe that’s why it’s so fast. But, I doubt that that’s really what Google was going after, when it designed Chrome. They were probably trying to build (among other things) a super-fast browser for running Google Apps.