My search to find useful information that benefits the most people is getting harder and harder.

For years I have been using Mozilla’s Firefox browser. It has many great features that make it very useful.  Most specifically, I like the way; if it closes for any reason, either intentionally or unintentionally, when I reopen it, I have the option of resuming where I last left off, or closing all open windows/tabs and starting fresh. It has many other great features that make it very useful.

Mozilla FirefoxGoogle Chrome

I’ve tried other browsers on and off over time, including Google’s Chrome browser. But I recently discovered a feature of Chrome that set it apart from all others. I like the way it can stay synchronized across all my devices.  With all the talk about the “Cloud” lately, this is just one more step in that direction.

I can start browsing site’s on one device and continue on another.  That is, any windows or tabs that I have open on my desktop, I’ll be able to continue reading on my iPad when I go to the dentist this afternoon. It is not automatic, you simply go into settings, select the device you want to synchronize with, then choose the tabs you want to open.  If a login is required, you’ll need to sign-in again.

Google’s Chrome works with with PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, and Android phones and tablets.

Chrome-Synchronized

Other useful features include:

  • The ability to search or navigate from the same box.
  • Open and scroll thru an unlimited number of tabs.
  • An easy to use incognito mode.  You can put it into a mode where nothing you browse leaves a trace when you close the window.  That includes removing it from your history and removing all computers. You can have incognito and normal tabs open at the same time.
  • Voice search.

One box for navigating or searching & voice search

You can view a video sample of Chrome, here, but keep in mind, that they make things look just slightly easier than it is in reality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tSKZy2ayvMs

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