#1 : Startup time
I gotta say it’s freaking fast. It takes me less than 1 seconds for a cold startup. Isn’t that awesome?
My PC’s spec is pretty low with Pentium D and 2 GB memory.
#2 : Minimalist interface
Take a look at IE
The picture above was just for fun hehe. But even though, without those toolbars, Chrome interface offers much more space compare with other browser.
#3 : New Tab
This feature is first introduced in Opera and later, imported to Firefox with Speed Dial addon.
#4 : Better menu arrangement
This is what i’m talking about. “Open Link in New Tab” is above “in New Window”. Since i usually open link in new tab rather than new window, i usually mis-click it on Firefox.
#5 : Inspect Element Feature
I can say, it’s almost as good as Firebug on Firefox. Plus with the “mac-ish” interface, i really love this feature.
# 6: Extensions
Yeah, without extensions, there’s no way i would make a complete switch from Firefox to Chrome. At the moment, Chrome’s extensions gallery is in limited beta and only available for the developers. But once it’s out, Chrome will be a big challenger in the browsers war.
Chrome Extensions Gallery
Ubuntu is obviously lack of a good download accelerator + manager. I have tried so many download accelerators, some provide promising download speed but lack of a good GUI for management (Axel), some well-integrated with GNOME but lack of features (Gwget), etc…
So far, i have found JDownloader is the best available among them.
JDownloader is open source, platform independent and written completely in Java. It simplifies downloading files from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare.com or Megaupload.com – not only for users with a premium account but also for users who don’t pay
Let’s see what JDownloader offers us:
– Platform independent. ( JDownloader is written in Java so make sure you have JRE installed )
– Download acceleration with multiple connections
– Automated downloads from Rapidshare, Megaupload and more ..
– Powerful OCR ( Anti-CAPTCHA )
– Support themes.
– Many additonal plugins and modules. And so many more features.
– JDownloader is well-integrated with Firefox through Flashgot. But if you’re using another web browser like Chromium, you can turn on Clipboard monitoring feature. This feature will monitor your clipboard and automatically imports the links in clipboard.
– JDownloader has a powerful OCR which means, you no longer have to enter CAPTCHA. JDownloader will do it all for you.
– You also can add your premium account if you have one.
– The only problem seems to be the startup time. Java makes JDownloader platform independent but also make the startup time “sluggish”. But if it ain’t problem, JDownloader is really worth-trying.