Well, I’ve now spent a full day using Chrome, the new browser from Google.
There are many things I miss. AdBlock. Better GMail 2. A download manager (I like DownThemAll for Firefox.) The status bar
(ok, so I like to hover over a link and see where it’s going to open). Update: DOH! You can hover over links. It gives you a popup status bar, which goes away after moving off the link.
There are many things I like. Chrome is fast. It’s wicked easy to move tabs into a new window, and back to the original window. Firefox will let you do it, but it reloads the page. Chrome simple moves the existing process into a new window. Or back into a tab.
The Google Chrome EULA is a bit scary. Supposedly, it’s going to be modified. But we’ll have to wait and see if it truly is. UPDATE: Here is a more "authoritative" post from Matt Cutts on the Chrome EULA question.
And they did change the EULA:
Update, Sept. 3rd 2008: Earlier today, Google changed section 11 of the EULA to read as follows:
11. Content license from you
11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.
I’m looking forward to new features as time goes on. Google is usually pretty good at adding new features based on user response, so I’m sure we’ll see new stuff soon.
I haven’t done any web development yet with Chrome, so I haven’t missed my developer tools in Firefox. But I’m sure I will. Of course, any decent developer uses several different browsers to ensure compatibility anyhow. 🙂