Ever since my first steps into the world of Firefox, I have been a bit captivated by the vast improvements that can be seen by changing the method we use to view the web. For one example, Firefox really improved the sidebars in MikeDiDonato.com.
As many of you know, this week saw the start of Google’s web browser Chrome. I have just downloaded the beast and, so far, am pretty impressed with the general snazzy-ness. If you’re curious, but not ready to download, start by reading this little comic strip.
Here are a few of my favorite features so far.
1. Dragging between windows
If you have a window open with multiple tabs you can drag any single tab out of the window and it will go wherever you want to put it. Want a new window for this tab? just drag it outside of the current window. Want to put your tab from this window into the other one you’ve already opened? Bang. Easy as pie.
Whoa. When you open up a new Google Chrome window it comes up with your own personal little corner of the web. It shows you nine of your most viewed websites as well as those favorites that you’ve bookmarked. This will make navigating to MikeDiDonato.com a whole world of easier.
3. Address bar search.
Type something into the address bar that isn’t a link and it will immediately Google Search for you.
Anyone else try Google Chrome and find any cool features that should be appreciated by all?
One thing to note: Apparently the calendar on MikeDiDonato.com is not working properly. Also, I’ve noticed that in my posting window the spell check isn’t working as it usually does. I suspect these little glitches will be fixed over time, but for now take it as a warning that if you’re not willing to play with some not-quite-100%-features, then you may want to hold out until the next version rolls around.