And given that I don’t dance, this is saying something. (I watched Dancing With The Stars last night so dancing is on the mind.) I’ve tried them all. Safari. Firebox. Internet Explorer. And others. The Google Chrome Browser is simply in a league of its own. Nothing comes close. Here’s a quick review of why it works for me and why you might find it helpful as a blogger, writer or a PC/Mac desktop/laptop user:
Syncing. It follows me where ever I go. I log in on any computer and bang! There are all my tabs, extensions and folders. It’s like I never leave my favorite cozy couch and comforter. It syncs across all computers. I have immediate access to all of my tabs and extensions from any machine. I can get started immediately without interruption.
Tabs: Tabs are Tabtastic as a PC Magazine’s review describes them. I can set frequently-used tabs that I can click to access sites immediately. I can park less frequently used sites into folders. All easy to set up and access.
Extensions. These are BIG. I use them often. You can hang free productivity apps from the browser (and they follow me on all machines). There is a simple download process from the Google WebStore. There are hundreds of apps. My favorite 1-click extensions are the Evernote clipper (stores articles, jot notes, clip articles for sharing); Diigo (for quick bookmarking and highlighting); 1Password (password setting, storage and auto login – because who can remember all of their passwords? This works great); Addthis (for sharing via email, twitter, tumblr, facebook and many others); Chrome Notepad (handy, simple note taking app that I use all the time) and Readability (save articles to read later online or offline and syncs to Ipads and Iphones. Works beautifully.) [Read more…]