When Google Chrome first was released I downloaded it and tried it out. It was speedy, but not for me.
I rely on too many things with Firefox that I cannot live without. Specifically some of the Firefox Extensions out there like Adblock Plus, Xmarks, etc. I can’t browse the internet with ads anymore thanks to Adblock. It’s ridiculous, the difference. Xmarks is awesome for syncing my bookmarks between systems.
I’m currently running Xmarks on Windows 7 (Firefox and Chrome), Windows XP (Firefox and Chrome) and OS X (Firefox and Safari). So no matter which browse I’m using on ANY system, I always have my bookmarks. MUST have.
Well I finally decided to check out the new Chrome beta and its supported extensions. All of my necessities are now covered… Xmarks is in the game. Ad Thwart for ads. Even a Twitter app (Chromed Bird). Right now I’m running those three, plus ForecastFox, Woot, Cooliris, ChromeReload, and Gmail Checker. Oh, and a couple other minor ones that I’m playing around with.
So far… I like it. It’s quick, simple. I get all of my extension alerts in one place. I have my bookmarks. I don’t have ads. Good stuff.
One beef so far: I can’t find a way to reorder the extensions bar. They just show up in some random order apparently – which may or may not be related to the order in which they were installed. There may be a solution to this out there, I just haven’t found it. No big deal of course, but it would be nice to order them in some way that I desire.
EDIT: Afterthought: Huge plus for Chrome is the ability to install and activate an extension without restarting the entire browser (Firefox? I’m looking at you….).