Google Chrome for Mac OS X

Apparently, Google Chrome Will Have Extensions by May. That’s great news for those of you on Windows – even if you’re not running Google Chrome as your default browser, it’s only getting more powerful (and a viable alternative to either Firefox or Internet Explorer).

However, Google Chrome has yet to ship for Mac OS X. There’s half-assed efforts that allow you to run Chrome through a virtual machine, but there’s no way I’d ever do that with any browser (nor would I recommend that course of action).

There’s a sign up page for the first Chrome beta, but look how long it took Google to port Picasa to Mac OS X? Some people have pointed me to Stainless, but I find its UI less-than-impressive. Not to say that Google Chrome for Windows would win any awards, but… the feature set is rather tough to beat.

Until then, I suppose I’ll stick with WebKit nightlies (in the hopes that they’ll adopt a few of the smarter features from Chrome at some point in the future). I asked my Twitter followers what they thought, and the responses were certainly mixed:

roehmholdt: I’ve been asking that question since day one of Chrome.

about 2 hours ago

kalisurfer: we don’t need another sticking browser from google. we already have firefox

about 2 hours ago

chrisgrayson: Google Chrome… without a version for the Mac, I had forgotten it existed.

about 2 hours ago

dkemper: Ah, er, OS X version? Aah, er, shortly. Yes, very soon.

about 2 hours ago

MarkBancks: Maybe OS X will be one of the new extensions ….

about 2 hours ago

chrisutley: Who cares, Chris? Do we really need another browser? Everybody get behind #Firefox and crush IE once and for all.

about 2 hours ago

Fazi14: on the google website they are working on a Mac OS X version.

about 2 hours ago

Xtel: Do you know if there will be one for delicious?

about 2 hours ago

BenWillis: I totally agree, a large portion of the early adoption crowd are mac users, what is google thinking!

about 2 hours ago

jackwilson: RT @chrispirillo: “Google Chrome Will Have Extensions by May.” And when the hell are we going to see a version for Mac OS X?

about 2 hours ago

djbruce: google is already so mac friendly. why would they want to push out safari?

about 2 hours ago

walkinpp: Yeah, I think they need a Mac Version and Linux would be good too

about 2 hours ago

Outsanity: In 2021

about 2 hours ago

jacobovillegas: RT “Google Chrome Will Have Extensions by May.” And when the hell are we going to see a version for Mac OS X?

about 2 hours ago

r0b: I’d like to know when as well. I refuse to run Chrome in VMWare Unity Mode.

about 2 hours ago

pepetideo: you can use the crossover google chrome version for mac… It is not very fast but it works ok

about 2 hours ago

ScottEO: a year later than everyone else for OS X. The usual

about 2 hours ago

jkneen: what is this Mac OSX thing? šŸ˜‰

about 2 hours ago

jakeludington: you have Google Chrome for OS X, it’s called Safari šŸ˜‰

about 2 hours ago

ghigliotty: amen! I love it on the pc but work on a mac. Come on googalinos .

about 2 hours ago

clcradio: I am thinking, if Chrome has extensions, no reason why the browser couldn’t be worked in OSX – sounds crazy, I know.

about 2 hours ago

MacTheMan: “Google Chrome Will Have Extensions by May.” And when the hell are we going to see a version for Mac OS X? (via @chrispirillo)

about 2 hours ago

trapline91: There working on bringing it to mac….http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/mac.html

about an hour ago

robpickering: Agree with @chrisutley, yawn. Don’t care if they never make it.

about an hour ago

Mat_Lane: I know it’s getting past a joke. I want Chrome now! It will deffo be my main browser when its here for Mac

about an hour ago

ekas93: LOL

about 51 minutes ago

pajamasceo: Yeah really. We need Chrome for the Mac pronto. Are you listening Google?

about 23 minutes ago

Are you using Google Chrome – or am I the only one who really wants to see it running on Mac OS X?