Google announced today that the new version of Chrome includes two of the browser’s most frequently requested features: extensions and bookmark sync.
Extensions allows you to add new functions to the browser. Some of them give you one-click access to your favorite applications online, such as Digg and eBay. Others are useful little tweaks that help you perform tasks easier, such as browsing pictures and shopping.
Bookmark sync is a great feature for all of you that use more than one computer. Perhaps you have a laptop at work, and a desktop at home. You can enable your bookmark sync to synchronize all of your bookmarks across all of your computers! When you create a bookmark on one of your machines, it will automagically be added on all of your computers! You won’t need to go searching for a link when you get home at night, or to the office in the morning. They’ll already be there waiting for you!
As of today, the new (stable) release is only available on Windows. If you’re a Mac user, keep your eyes open. Google is working on bringing extensions, bookmark sync and more to the beta soon. Also, all of you Linux users should see extensions already enabled in the beta version.
This is great news, in my opinion. I’m definitely looking forward to making use of the bookmark sync feature! Never again will I lose a bookmark or web page when I use a computer other than my Mac pro!
Are you a Chrome user? If you’ve already used either of these new features, what are your thoughts on them so far? How can using any one browser over another enhance your computer experience? I know we all have our favorites, but I’m curious to know which are yours – and why. What makes you love one over another, when many of the features (and the relative speed) are virtually identical?