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Google Chrome Pros and Cons

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Internet browsers have become a necessity. Over the past few years, many have been introduced and they have improved in their functionality and performance.

In terms of usage, Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which used to be the most popular, has been overtaken by Google Chrome and now stands in second place. In third place is Mozilla Firefox, which has drawn the attention of savvy internet users because of its versatility and amazing add-ons.

There are other ones out there like Safari and Opera, which fill out the top 5. However, Chrome, which was initially introduced in September 2008, has quickly risen among the top 3 and has now become the browser of choice.

This article is for people who are interested in learning more about Chrome and want to see how it compares to the competition. The latest stable release is version 69.

Simplicity

I don't know about you, but I'm not a fan of cluttered-looking browsers. This is one of the reasons I like Chrome. It's not distracting because all you see is the website you're on.

One drawback is that new users who are used to something like Internet Explorer may need some time to adjust to not seeing menus and icons at the top of the browser. I personally prefer it that way.

Speed

One of the main reasons I decide to try Chrome was its speed. Based on actual tests done to measure its speed, it has an edge over the competition.

I've tried loading the same websites on both Chrome and Firefox. In most cases, there was not too much of a noticeable difference in loading times. In fact, the latter loaded some websites a little faster.

However, I find that Chrome is much better in overall performance. As I write, edit, save, and publish my work, the speed of the browser outperforms Firefox. I also find that is loads articles faster.

Google Chrome Add-on / Extensions

Google Chrome Add-on / Extensions

Add-ons & Extensions

When Chrome was first introduced, one of the main drawbacks (at least for Firefox lovers) was the absence of add-ons and extensions that provide flexibility to the users. However, in January 2010, Google introduced an extension gallery with over 1,500 extensions.

Today, there are over 11,500 of them. Part of the extension gallery includes themes that allows users to change the appearance of the browser. Though it has come a long way with these features, it's not comparable to the add-ons that are available in Firefox.

Tab Browsing

This feature is not unique, but what I like about tab browsing in Chrome is its flexibility. You can easily create new tabs, move them around, and open them in an entirely new window. The New Tab feature allows you to check which tabs you recently visited. This feature is useful if you accidentally close one.

But more importantly, the architecture doesn't cause the entire browser to crash if one of the websites on a different tab crashes. The reason behind this is that each tab is run independently. This means that one is not affected by the performance of another. However, this feature may end up consuming more of your computer's memory.

Other Key Features

Incognito mode opens up a new window and allows private browsing which does not leave any trace (cookies, tracking, history, etc.) on your computer. A Task Manager allows tracking of programs or extensions within the browser so you can examine memory usage and decide whether a specific program or plug-in needs to be terminated.

There is the Omnibox which serves as both an address bar as well as a keyword search box. Chrome also comes with a built-in translation application which helps translate websites in over 50 languages.

My Experience with Various Browsers

I've used the internet for almost two decades now and the web browser that I've used the most is Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

A few years ago, I decided to take Firefox on a test drive. I was impressed by its functionality, performance, and the array of add-ons. I continued using both, but I found FireFox to be much better in comparison to IE.

I've been doing a fair bit of blogging and writing over the past few years and Mozilla's product became my browser of choice, mainly because of its speed. Also, there were a few add-ons which made my life easier. However, over the past couple of years, I noticed it became sluggish. I tried various under-the-hood changes to enhance its performance. Initially, they seemed to work, but it would soon return to its sluggish state.

In the meantime, I had heard about Chrome. I was initially skeptical about trying it, mainly because I didn't want to be using so many browsers. But Firefox was beginning to slow me down, so I decided to give it a try. As you can tell from what I've written above, I'm very impressed with its performance so far.

World Wide Browser Usage as of Dec 2019

Internet Browser Usage World Wide 2019

Internet Browser Usage World Wide 2019

Benefits of Using Multiple Web Browsers

For many years, I've mainly used just one internet browser. I eventually added Firefox as a secondary one, which soon became my primary one of choice. Over the past few months, I've included Chrome to my arsenal. Using multiple browsers makes sense for many reasons which I will highlight below.

  • Security: Given that the internet has become a prime target for scammers and hackers, it's important to use secure browsers. You may decide to use one over the other for stuff like online banking or stock trading. I generally stick with one browser for endeavors that need extra security and use another to visit sites I am not familiar with.
  • Functionality: Given that Firefox comes with thousands of versatile add-ons that may not be available on other browsers, you may choose to use it specifically for certain purposes. Keep in mind that loading too many add-ons will impact its performance.
  • Speed: If you just casually browse and need to load web pages really fast, then maybe Chrome is the one you should use. I do a considerable amount of blogging and writing and it is the best browser in terms of speed when updating and loading web pages.

Using different browsers for different purposes is a personal choice and will depend on what you do. But in my experience, using multiple ones has definitely enhanced my experience. Do note that installing and running multiple browsers can take up memory, so it can affect the performance of your computer. Below are some comments I received when I asked if others use multiple browsers.

Do You Use Multiple Browsers?

Yes

No

"I mainly use Chrome and sometimes IE as Chrome doesn't allow the certain websites to work. I used to use Firefox but it seems slow."-LynetteBell

"I use Chrome. My experience with Firefox has not been satisfactory."-Jillynn

"Yes, I love both Chrome and Safari. But now, after reading this, I want to try Firefox!"-Diva2Mom

"I tried Chrome and it was too much of a hassle to figure out how to transfer my bookmarks so I'm sticking with Firefox. I just don't have time to dink around with things, would much rather just stick with what I know."-Kathryn Wallace

"I have Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on my computer. Firefox is my favorite."-Lorelei Cohen

"I'm just using Chrome for the reasons you suggested."-jolou

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Leave Any Comments and Feedback!

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 08, 2020:

I generally use Firefox as my main browser because I prefer its privacy-centric approach and features. Chrome is more widely used and I also use it. It seems to be more stable for many apps that I use, so I'm forced to use Chrome.

If you have a message on your tablet that your browser is out of date, it's best to update it because it could leave you vulnerable. Most updates include security patches, so I would definitely recommend updating your browser.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 08, 2020:

Hi John, I personally don't use tablets, so I'm 100% sure what the exact issue is when you say you need to delete each "page". I'm assuming you're referring to deleting each email as opposed to being able to bulk-select the spam emails?

If so, it may be that AT&T have updated their app that no longer has that option? I'm surprised that AT&T could not help you with this. Ideally, I would think that being able to choose multiple emails should be a basic option. Is this what you're referring to?

John on February 07, 2020:

Any negatives to adding Chrome as browser. Once in awhile notice says my tablet browser is out of date.

John on February 07, 2020:

I have att.net email. Used to be able to delete spam with 1 tap on tablet page. For a long time now have to tap each spam item & then delete each page. Sometimes 180 items. On labtop able to delete more at a time. Any fix? At&t said ? Seemed to not understand my question.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 25, 2020:

Hi Joe, that's one browser I've not used yet. I mostly use Firefox, Chrome and Edge. I'm glad that it has worked well for you. I may give it a shot. The all new Edge is supposed to be released later this year and it looks promising. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your feedback!

Joe on January 24, 2020:

I use Brave Browser. Used to swap back and forth between Firefox and Chrome but once I found Brave I never looked back.

John on August 05, 2019:

I mostly have used the most popular browser at the time, because it gives me the best experience for compatibility with web sites. Years ago that was Internet Explorer and now Chrome is dominating the browser market. Firefox is that underdog you want to support but I can't use it as my primary browser. Too many sites have issues albeit most are minor they still are issues. Edge was a disaster a badly done re-incarnation of Internet Explorer. They rest are just Chrome clone wannabe's who don't seem to attract many users. Will Edge Chromium be just another clone? Probably so, but it will have good company at the bottom.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 18, 2019:

Yeah, Google Chrome is among the most popular browsers. I am in the process of creating an updated video review. I do use Firefox as well and recently posted an update on my YouTube channel. Thanks for stopping by!

oliver on July 18, 2019:

Very informative article about Pros - cons of Google chrome, I wasn't aware of some of them before reading this. Thanks,keep sharing.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 10, 2018:

The internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that help people like you and me to connect our devices from around the world.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 03, 2018:

Hi there, I don't quite understand your question. If you're asking how much Google Chrome costs, it's free to use.

how much on September 02, 2018:

how much is a chrome

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 26, 2018:

Hi there, in order to activate the Pop-up blocker in Google Chrome, do the following:

(1) Click the "Customize & control Google Chrome" menu button (it's the three horizontal bars in the top-right corner);

(2) Choose "Settings "and scroll right to the bottom, and then click on "Advanced";

(3) Under the Privacy section, click on "Content Settings", and then click on "Popups"

(4) You will see a On/Off button there to enable and disable pop-ups. Also, you will find two sub-sections there to add sites to block pop-ups, as well as, add sites to allow pop-up.

Hope this helps.

bwb30815 on July 25, 2018:

Need help with ( Pop Up Blocker ) in Google Chrome. Need to set Chrome to allow Pop Up in some sites, but block in others.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 21, 2018:

Hi Len, yeah, I've heard of some websites and apps specifically designed to work on Google Chrome.

I mostly use Firefox as my main browser, though I use Chrome as well. I don't use IE anymore, though I do use the new Microsoft Edge.

In the past few days, Hubpages hasn't been working well in Chrome. In fact, I was having issues approving and responding to your comment. So I had to switch to Firefox and it worked ok.

Len on February 20, 2018:

For me Chrome seems to be a nightmare - I was forced into it because a website I like to use, stopped working as the site became only accessible from Chrome

Most of my favorites failed to transfer automatically - those that did do not function

And internet explorer now fails to function

As far as I see it - Firefox need to be investigated and I have avoided using this in the past

Fay Favored from USA on July 06, 2014:

This is a topic I am still up in the air over and appreciate all the info I can get. Have to share this with my husband and see what he thinks. We're undecided what to do yet.

SavioC on October 14, 2013:

Being using Google Chrome by default from my new laptop , its my daughter who explained to me some features of it. Your lens is an excellent piece of info that can come very handy. Thank You for sharing.

seodress on July 11, 2013:

Great article.

WinWriter on May 31, 2013:

I appreciate your well written article and it is very timely for me. Just yesterday, I received an email from a relative asking me to check out Google Chrome. I'm currently using FireFox. Thank you for explaining the features to us.

Gardener Don on May 23, 2013:

I'm a real Chrome fan, but I see my wife still fires p Firefox every time she's on my laptop

John Dyhouse from UK on April 21, 2013:

I have been using Firefox for sometime now but after reading this I am thinking of looking at Chrome

RetireAt57 on March 23, 2013:

I finally switched from foxfire to chrome.

anonymous on January 15, 2013:

Most of the time I really like Chrome but there are some quirks that make me a little nuts. On the balance it is so superior to anything IE I'll put up with the quirks. Excellent lens!

Aunt-Mollie on January 10, 2013:

Unfortunately, I feel 'forced' to use Chrome because Chrome IS Google. In fact, accessing Google.com now from IE is often problematic. Google has a business relationship with Firefox, so that's still a cool one (with lots of tools). One thing about Chrome is that when you use it without the SSL mode, it thinks it can read your mind. I appreciated your article. Liked!

olmpal on January 05, 2013:

Thanks for sharing your experience! I use Chrome for a year now. Before it and sometimes now, IE.

Awab-Ahmad on January 03, 2013:

Your lens is Great. Google Chrome is best browser which i am using especially Google Chrome 2013 which is latest and fast in use.

cmadden on December 25, 2012:

I haven't yet tried Chrome, but find Firefox to be pretty good. I end up with Safari because I'm accustomed to it.

RandySturridge on December 06, 2012:

Chrome is my first choice...then firefox. I am always looking for new versions of all major browsers and have no problem switching one for the other if I can benefit

WBJanitorial LM on November 04, 2012:

I'm partial to Internet Explorer. Firefox does have some good plugins that check for page rank and a few other hands features. Chrome is a good browser but probably the least used by me.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 30, 2012:

@dianehawkins: I've rarely experienced crashes with Chrome, but then again I use it exclusively for Squidoo and don't use too many extension nor have too many tabs open simultaneously. It's a good idea to clear your cache on a regular basis and check the compatibility of extensions. Sometimes it could be a particular website or third-party software.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 30, 2012:

@Diva2Mom: Thanks much @Diva2Mom, I appreciate your feedback and thoughts. Yeah, technology is evolving quickly and sooner than we know, you may have that computerized diaper-change after all...stay blessed, my friend! :)

dianehawkins on October 29, 2012:

I love using google chrome because I can customize it and it has a lot of extensions to choose from but sometimes I hate it because it always crashed.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 24, 2012:

Becaue I am so used to Internet Explorer, I keep downloading chrome and getting out of if. Maybe I should just persevere.

Takkhis on October 20, 2012:

Thanks for sharing Pros and Cons of Google Chrome

Gr8fulGirl on October 03, 2012:

Thanks for sharing your knowledge! I'm definitely not tech savvy, and haven't even tried google chrome yet......but will now!

Ahdilarum on September 11, 2012:

Great I sight about chrome and it's both sides of performance..

Pastor Cher from United States on September 06, 2012:

I have this on my desk top, but haven't used Google Chrome yet. Waiting for some time to work with it before I use it.

Diva2Mom on August 31, 2012:

Excellent lens, with a lot of very informative and valuable information! I used to be "tech-savvy" as my BS Degree is in Networking...but after being a mom of 7, I am so behind in what's the latest in today's technology. BTW, have they invented a computerized diaper-changer yet? hahaha! Just in case I am that very behind and just didn't happen to know, that's all, lol! So, I always admire people who know so much about computers, internet, anything about today's latest/new technology as they're all parts of our lives nowadays. We communicate and do everything mostly on computers...we earn money on Squidoo, simply by the use of a mouse and computer, and saying hello to the monitor every time :)...and to be able to use the MOST effective internet browser there is available, helps tremendously in getting our job done in the most efficient way...so hey, two thumbs up, my friend, for sharing your abundance knowledge and great review on internet browsers. Truly appreciate it! God bless you, my dear friend!

mattyrobinson on August 19, 2012:

For me, it's neck and neck between FF and Chrome. I'm amazed that so many people use Internet Explorer still though.

Deadicated LM on August 15, 2012:

Cool Lens! I love Chrome and find myself using it the most.

nickybutler on July 31, 2012:

Thanks for a very informative browser... I shall be sticking with Firefox!

anonymous on July 07, 2012:

Stopping by to sprinkle a little angel dust over your excellent information here, you sure can teach, must be a teaching motive gift in there somewhere!

anonymous on June 21, 2012:

I tried Firefox several years ago and it gave me lots of trouble and I quit - maybe I should look at it again.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on June 12, 2012:

@anonymous: Hi Karan, I'm assuming you mean "How do you close tabs in Google Chrome?". Well, if you hover your mouse on an open tab, you will see a red "x" to the right of the tab, you can just click on the "x" and it will close. Alternatively, you can right click on the tab, and choose the "Close Tab" option. Hope this helps.

anonymous on June 12, 2012:

@daedrea lm: Plase tell me how to DELETE individual e-mails - I keep trying chrome and going back to explorer because the tabs are so easy to use, please, WHERE is the delete tab?

Jillynn on June 09, 2012:

Chrome is my browser of choice. I love all of the features and have been largely unimpressed with IE and Firefox.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on May 23, 2012:

Your opinion of browsers is very similar to mine. I generally work in 2 open browsers Firefox and Chrome. I love Firefox's speed and ease of use. Chrome pulls into second place as a favorite. IE drives me bonkers and safari is pretty much the same. I am so glad that I installed Firefox and Chrome on my computer. They make working on the Internet so much easier and less frustrating.

Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on May 16, 2012:

Firefox was my favorite for some time but it crashes too often and I think I like Chrome better at the moment. We'll see, what future brings:)

jolou on April 16, 2012:

I love Chrome. I used Firefox for a few years but had the same problem you did, it became too slow. It was easy to transfer all my bookmarks too. Am very happy with Chrome now.

russiangifts from USA on April 07, 2012:

Google Chrome is very advanced from other browsers. As a matter of fact, a bit too advanced for me :-), but I am learning it.

Michey LM on April 01, 2012:

On my system I have faster loads with Chrome.

Blessing from an Angel

Happy April Fool's Day...and have fun

addpeople on March 15, 2012:

Always up for trying different browsers, thanks for the information!

miaponzo on March 14, 2012:

I love Firefox the best.. it gives me the least problems :) Blessed!

girlfriendfactory on March 14, 2012:

As I said before, FF is still my favorite, but I am doing more and more on Chrome just due to how my tabs are set up on each of the browsers, but my sensitive work remains on FF (I still have somewhat of a distrust overall for giving over all of my details to the big G, though I don't know why since I've used gmail as my primary email for what seems like forever).

Another wonderful lens deserving of a Flyby Winging which can be found at Have Wings Will Bless More! They may call me an aimless wanderer, but not all who wander are aimless and at least I wander with a good browser! ~Ren

daedrea lm on February 29, 2012:

Great info here. I love Chrome so much that when I started using it, I pretty much abandoned Internet Explorer. Plus with my Mac, I don't have to deal with I.E. and am lucky that Google Chrome works on Apple. :)

anonymous on February 27, 2012:

Very insightful articles, enjoyed learning about the Chrome system that I'm currently using. *blessed*

uneasywriter lm on February 27, 2012:

Very good information. I am sold on Firefox, but after reading this, I will give Google Chrome a try.

awakeningwellness on February 11, 2012:

I have been thinking of trying Google chrome since Firefox is getting so slow lately, thanks for all the info!

jeremykim2011 on January 25, 2012:

I love Google Chrome. Among the most popular browsers, by far this is the best. But I think Firefox's edge is its add-ons.

Julia Morais on January 24, 2012:

I like Google Chrome, and it's definitely faster than other browsers. This lens helped me compare the browsers better. Thanks!

sousababy on January 24, 2012:

So far, Google Chrome has been great (but I'm not really computer-savvy at all).

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 24, 2012:

@anonymous: You're welcome and thanks, Collette! From using Google Chrome, I've found that it is great for Squidoo. I mostly use Firefox and Chrome.

anonymous on January 24, 2012:

Well you know that I always listen to your suggestions, because you have the patience of a saint. I always appreciate your help Anthony

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 22, 2012:

@kathysart: I'm pretty positive you'll like Google Chrome. I love it especially for Squidoo purposes. Thanks for the squid angel dust! :)

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 22, 2012:

@DecoratingEvents: Yes, Chrome is has gained solid ground over IE and Firefox in the past few months and I think it will continue its rise. Thanks for the blessing!

kathysart on January 20, 2012:

Thanks for all the info.. I need to try Chrome I think. Angel blessed lens.

DecoratingEvents on December 31, 2011:

Chrome is my choice. I love the extensions, simplicity and the omnibar most. It handles everything so fast! Great article. *Blessed

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 26, 2011:

@TonyPayne: I agree, I still prefer Firefox too, but off late, with the rapid releases things have become a little frustrating for everyone, users and vendors alike. The new Firefox 9 has some good improvements, but Google Chrome is still much faster which I use exclusively for Squidoo purposes. Thanks much for the SA blessings!

Tony Payne from Southampton, UK on December 26, 2011:

Excellent information. I still prefer Firefox as I use a lot of addons to help me with web design, bug resolution and with other areas. Chrome doesn't provide these, and I find the lack of a toolbar at the top frustrating. I agree the speed is good. Anything other than MSIE is good :) Nicely done, blessed.

Angela F from Seattle, WA on November 22, 2011:

Great lens - but I'm still lovin' Google Chrome more than Firefox at this point.

gamecheathub on November 20, 2011:

This lens was great! My favorite Chrome feature is the "Incognito Window". Helps me do the organic searches to determine my page rank and stuff.

TransplantedSoul on November 20, 2011:

I started using Chrome most of the time, but a few SharePoint functions don't quite work. So I switched back to IE mostly, but do agree Chrome is better in many ways.

Leilani-m on November 20, 2011:

I use Chrome for some time now, before I used IE, and chrome is so much superior, and doesn't crash like IE used to

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 15, 2011:

@whiteskyline lm: Yes, Chrome is really fast and especially for Squidoo work. Currently, I use it exclusively when working on my Squidoo lenses mainly because of its speed. Firefox still remains my favourite one, not sure for how long though :)

whiteskyline lm on November 15, 2011:

Nice page AJ. I switched to Chrome recently, only because my girlfriend said it's better. It does seem pretty fast, I like it :)

niceman91 lm on November 13, 2011:

I love using google chrome since it's super fast :)

Great lens!keep it up!

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 12, 2011:

@markettrol: There is a Google Chrome extension called Ultimate Chrome Flag which includes Alexa Rank and Google PageRank. I like it and it works great.

markettrol on November 11, 2011:

I like Chrome, but I could not find out how to load google tool bar on chrome....so I still us IE to get the google tool bar for page ranking

norma-holt on November 10, 2011:

Thank you for this informative lens and the lovely way you have explained the different browsers. Well done.

cheech1981 on September 30, 2011:

another pro of chrome is that the version of angry birds actually works, as opposed to playing it on firefox...the birds don't have the same force and you can't beat certain levels without luck unless you play on chrome...still prefer ff though

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 24, 2011:

@Kiwisoutback: I'm with you as well on the add-ons. I'm pretty happy with what Chrome has to offer. I also agree that some websites don't work that well on Chrome, but I'm thankful for the choice we have now.

Kiwisoutback from Massachusetts on September 22, 2011:

So far, I love Google Chrome. I thought I'd miss the add ons and extensions that Firefox offered, but after going without them for so long, I don't need them. On occasion I'll use one of the other browsers to test something. Like you said, Chrome seems to save things faster when working online. For example, this comment. When I push the "add comment" button, I'm willing to bet it will accept the comment faster than Firefox (and definitely IE). The same holds true for other websites, though I've had a little trouble with certain sites using Chrome. CafePress is one of them.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 20, 2011:

@javr: Yeah, when you use Google Chrome, you hardly notice it's there and I really like that uncluttered look. However, for someone new, it can take a little "getting used to" initially.

javr from British Columbia, Canada on September 19, 2011:

It took me a long time to find how to change options in Chrome. Confusing. I guess I have to get used to it.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 06, 2011:

@GrowWear: Yeah MiMi, that's one of the "pains" including some add-ons potentially not being compatible, when one upgrades to a newer version. But I'm glad that Firefox is making smaller and faster upgrades now which minimizes the impact.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 06, 2011:

@anonymous: Thanks for your feedback, Charles. Yeah, I really hope Firefox could speed up their browser. :)

GrowWear on September 05, 2011:

FF is still my fave. Although, I did just become rather aggravated with an upgrade where I then had to fix my tabs and other such stuff back to the way I had it. :)

anonymous on September 05, 2011:

One of the better review lenses that I have come across! Very honestly reviewed and IMO, even as I like the solid feel of FF, I agree with AJ on the sluggishness, which has been done away with the Chrome... IE is far behind. Excellent job and a great review! :)

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 04, 2011:

@AnneVis: I have no problem with Bookmarks on Chrome. I guess if you've mostly used IE and are used to the menus which are hidden in Firefox and Chrome, it takes a little "getting used to". :)

AnneVis on September 03, 2011:

Chrome does not deal well with favorites, so I stick with IE ... Great lens though!

dogface lm on August 24, 2011:

Speed is really big issue for me. That's why I use Chrome.

Candlemakingsup on August 23, 2011:

AWESOME!!

Deeksha on August 11, 2011:

Well explained about the browsers. Since we are dragged into this web world using Internet, we always prefer for a better, flexible and time cutting solutions. So it is good to choose a best browser among these. IE is something unique because it has it's own priority and our Video Conferencing Software is best supported by this IE browser. As of now I prefer using FireFox and Google Chrome. These both are providing flexible features for me and I hope Google will lead some day.

chrisqw on August 10, 2011:

I find chrome lightning fast compared to FF. Very useful lens. Thank you!

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on July 30, 2011:

thanks for this detailed review. my fav one is chrome for squidooing purpose. well written article on different browsers. blessed

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 21, 2011:

@SaraLynn LM: Thanks for your candid feedback about Google Chrome. I don't have anything personal against Google, they are a company like any other. I personally like Chrome, especially for Squidoo after having tried Firefox and IE. Ultimately, it's a matter of choices and one got to stick with what works for them. Good to know that Firefox and IE work for you.

SaraLynn LM on July 20, 2011:

Don't care for Chrome.. don't care for the Big G. They seem to think they own the Internet. Time to take some of the wind out of their sails before they completely ruin everything for everyone.

pramodbisht on July 08, 2011:

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dellgirl on July 01, 2011:

I'm still learning Chrome, I don't have an informed opinion about it yet.