Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google Chrome + Gmail Rocks!

Google Chrome was released for download over 3 hours ago; I've already install and gave it a try with Gmail and it looks the same as it does in IE except now I can make an application shortcut which puts an icon(shortcut) on my desktop. Clicking this shortcut loads Gmail in Chrome minus the omnibar(address bar) and tabs so it kinda looks like a stand alone application. Very cool!

OK now for something that really surprised me today; I have no idea if this feature has been around for a while and I just never noticed or if it's brand Chrome new. While chatting in Gmail with Google talk I noticed misspelled words getting a red squiggly line under them just like you see in a word processor. Google added spell correction in chat! I love it and am already using it a lot. :)

Check out Chrome here: Official Google Blog: Google Chrome now live

5 comments:

Balu nAiR said...

Chrome browser is rocking!! Please check out this link as well.

http://downloadgooglechromebrowser.blogspot.com/

I have highlighted some of the eye catching stuffs about the browser!!

Vaibhav said...

I love the app shortcuts too and can't comment on the Google chat because i don't use it.

here's a comparison I made to Firefox: http://blog.gadodia.net/google-chrome-vs-mozilla-firefox/

TonyB said...

Chrome has an automatic spell checker in it.

Richard Lillis said...

Thanks for explaining Tonyb. I think the spell checker is great and very handy with chat and I am noticing it's also great for this comment post too; I made a few misspellings:)

David Gerard said...

"We are so, so happy with Google Chrome," mumbled Mozilla CEO John Lilly through gritted teeth. "That most of our income is from Google has no bearing on me making this statement." http://notnews.today.com/?p=57