(as of 5/2/2017)
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- Enjoy high speed web browsing on an easy to use, minimalistic user interface
- Synchronize your bookmarks, history, and settings across all of your devices
- Browse the internet safely with the highest security rating of mainstream browsers
- View pages in any language with automatic web page translation
Google Chrome is the most widely used web browser in the world. It began as an open source project called Chromium and is still based off of the original build. The browser was originally developed for desktop computers but now has mobile versions for Android and iOS.
Chrome is a very efficient browser with many features to improve user convenience while on the web. It leaves its competitors in the dust on many different performance tests and also has the highest security rating of mainstream browsers. Adobe Flash comes packaged with Chrome when you download it and also automatically updates with the browser for your convenience. Chrome also has automatic web page translation so you can check out web sites created in different languages.
The one downside to Google Chrome is that it tracks some of the things you do while using it. Much of the data that Google collects is non-intrusive such as Chrome installation success, download location, crash data, and frequency of use. They also collect everything you type into the address bar before you even hit return, which might be considered more intrusive. If you don't like this information collected, you can disable most of these in the settings for Chrome.
Google Chrome is a very stable and efficient web browser that has defeated competing browsers in many different benchmark tests. If you are looking for a browser that gets you where you need to go on the Internet quickly and efficiently, look no further. If you are uncomfortable with Google's user tracking, all you have to do is disable those features.
NOTE: Chrome updates itself automatically to ensure you always have the latest version. There is no setting within the program to turn off automatic updates.
▶ Primary file extension
▶ Other file extensions used by Google Chrome 58
|Supported File Types|
|.APNG||Animated Portable Network Graphic|
|.BDIC||Chrome Dictionary File|
|.CSS||Cascading Style Sheet|
|.DOWNLOAD||Partially Downloaded File|
|.HTML||Hypertext Markup Language File|
|.MHT||MHTML Web Archive|
|.NEXE||Chrome Native Client Executable|
|Portable Document Format File|
|.VTT||Web Video Text Tracks File|
|.WEBM||WebM Video File|
|.WOFF||Web Open Font Format File|
|.XHTM||Extensible Hypertext Markup Language Document|
|Additional Related File Formats|
|.HTM||Hypertext Markup Language File|
|.JP2||JPEG 2000 Core Image File|
|.JPX||JPEG 2000 Image File|
|.JSP||Java Server Page|
|.LOCALSTORAGE||WebKit Local Storage Data File|
|.QRM||Qworum Message File|
|.WEBLOC||Mac OS X Website Location|
Updated: May 2, 2017