Faded Chrome: Google’s Incomplete Mac Browser

by admin November 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm

If you use a Mac and have been looking forward to an OS X version of Google’s Chrome browser, your patience is about to be rewarded. As TechCrunch’s MG Siegler reports, the Chrome team is stomping out the final handful of bugs it’s planning to eradicate before it ships its first OS X beta. I’ve been waiting for the beta for fifteen months, since the arrival of Chrome for Windows and the first word that a Mac version was in the works.

But MG’s story left me feeling kind of glum about Chrome for OS X. He details some of the features that the first beta will lack, at least in complete form:

 Ã‚· The bookmark manager
 Ã‚· App Mode, which lets you launch Web apps such as Gmail in streamlined browser frames from a desktop icon
 Ã‚· Gears, the Google technology that lets Gmail, Remember the Milk, and other Web services work even when you’re disconnected from the Web
 Ã‚· Full-screen mode
 Ã‚· Bookmark syncing
 Ã‚· Extension support

Read more: technologizer.com