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Make the most of Google Chrome

Google Chrome IconGoogle Chrome is perhaps the most popular browser in the world right now. But we tend to forget that Chrome is just not your browser but much more than that. Actually it is more of an operating system in a browser than a browser in an operating system. Apart from normal web browsing we can do a whole lot of different things for which we generally require other software. I will list some of them down below.

How to make the most of Google Chrome?

  • Make the most of the popular Apps for Chrome : I can’t stress this enough. Apps can really extend Chrome in such ways that we can almost replace all our software that we install with the webapps we can install on Chrome. I will mention it in the following points.
  • Watch Movies : Who says you need a media player software on your machine to run movies? You can go here and read how to run local content on Google Chrome (or any other web browser), and you won’t need to have Media Software. Same goes for Music files.
  • Email : We can use Gmail for all our email needs. The best thing is that we can simply use the chat feature in Gmail itself, and we can get rid of the GTalk software. It even supports Video calling.
  • Office Applications : Google Docs is a wonderful utility. Besides, it’s free. I use it more often than Open Office these days.
  • Music : As for local Music you can go through the Watch Movies point, but otherwise you have this wonderful app.
  • Games : You can go through a list of ‘Addictive Games’ here.
  • Utilities that you can’t think of : There are hundreds of Apps that are extremely useful and beyond the scope of this simple post. But just to start with you can go here to check out the Recommended Editor’s Picks Collection here.

True you can do pretty much everything on Firefox and Internet Explorer but Google Chrome really makes things much more simpler and fun to use. There are some features that you will not find in other browsers natively. Some of them are :

  • Google Talk Integration
  • Google User Account syncronisation

Actually with Google User Accounts enabled, you can assured that all Google services will be easily available to you. All you will need to do is to go to the services from the Google Home Page and you won’t require to enter your user account information every time. Now Google Chrome even supports multiple user accounts and switching accounts is totally hassle-free.

The best thing is that since Chrome is now an operating system as well, Chrome browser also becomes extremely powerful. If you know any more information, please write them down in the comments section. Enjoy!


By Sarthak Ganguly

A programming aficionado, Sarthak spends most of his time programming or computing. He has been programming since his sixth grade. Now he has two websites in his name and is busy writing two books. Apart from programming, he likes reading books, hanging out with friends, watching movies and planning wartime strategies.

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