Skip to content


Chrome for Mac Adds Support for Extensions

googlechromelogo.jpgThe version of Chrome for Mac that was released last December lacked many of the features of the Windows version of the browser, but was the first version that was considered stable enough to earn a “beta” tag. Since then, no updates had been released until today, although rapid development continued in the developer channel, which is considered too unstable for the average user. The latest update for Chrome for Mac adds many of these features, which include extensions and bookmark sync, to the beta version of the browser.

Chrome for Mac users will now be able to take advantage of the 2,200 extensions that are currently available in the extension gallery. Extensions allow the user to add additional features to the browser and many of the various teams at Google have themselves released useful extensions for their respective services. Rather conveniently, extensions can be installed, disabled and removed without restarting the browser.

The update also adds bookmark synchronization, allowing the user to sync bookmarks between several computers running Chrome for Mac, Windows and Linux. Also included is a Task Manager from where the user can see how much memory and CPU each Chrome process is using and kill those processes that are unresponsive. This is made possible by the fact that Chrome runs each browser tab and window as it is own process.

Existing Chrome for Mac users will be notified of the update soon, but it can be downloaded manually right now at the Chrome for Mac website.

Google has released a video introducing users to Chrome for Mac:

Posted in Tech.

Tagged with .

0 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.