Which? thinks Google's Chrome is a hitBrowser is 'simple and stylish'

04 September 2008

A mouse before a keyboard.

Google has launched a test version of a browser that's designed to make searching the web easier.

The new browser, called Chrome, features a streamlined address bar which Google says should enable you to find the site you want in a few key strokes.

When you open a new tab in Google Chrome, you'll see a page that includes snapshots of your most-visited sites, recent searches and bookmarks.

Separate tabs

As each browser tab operates as a separate process, if one tab crashes or misbehaves, others remain stable and responsive, says Google.

Which? Computing editor Sarah Kidner tried out Chrome and was impressed.

She said: 'Chrome is simple and stylish. After a first look, we think Chrome is worth setting up as your default browser. 

'The Chrome interface is crisp and clutter-free compared to Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, but there's a lot more to this browser than first meets the eye.'

Downloading Chrome

Google Chrome can be downloaded from Google's website.

Google Chrome for Mac and Linux users will be available in the coming months. 

Which? will be publishing a fuller review of Chrome within the next day.