and other HubSpot developers have been using Chrome since it launched on Tuesday. They answered that question with a list of five features that set Chrome apart:
(1) Terrific Tabs --
Drag any tab off the bar to launch it in a new window. Drag and drop tabs between separate Chrome windows. External links open in a new tab directly to the right of the tab you're viewing instead of the right-most tab. Create an application shortcut from any tab, you'll get a shortcut icon and a clutter-free window each time you launch it. If a web page malfunctions it only crashes the tab, not the whole browser.
(2) Outstanding Omnibox (Address Bar)
-- Use the Omnibox to go directly to a URL, or use it to guess the page you're looking for -- Google site suggest is built right in. If you want to search Google, just type a question mark before your keyword. Need to access a bookmark but don't want to dig through your folders? Just type a few characters of the bookmark name or URL, look for the star next to the page title that indicates a bookmark.
Bookmarks Be Gone
-- Keep your bookmarks out of sight. Unless you import them from another browser, Chrome will remove the bookmark bar. Just open a new blank tab and you'll see the bookmark bar at the top, on the right there's a list of recent bookmarks. You can also type part of a bookmark name or URL into the Omnibox to fetch it. To bookmark a page, click the star icon next to the Omnibox.
(4) Helpful History
-- Open a new tab and you'll see tiles of your most visited websites. Click the full history link on the bottom to see your browsing by time and date. There's even a search box to find a site by any part of the name or URL.
(5) Useful Utilities
Chrome is a great new tool that will make you more productive. By itself it won't change your business, but it's part of a series of changes having a huge impact on your business. Just like Tivo, the iPod or caller id, Chrome makes it easier to find the content you want, and avoid annoying interruptions.
As a marketer, that means you need to do even more work to create great content and attract an audience.
Originally published Sep 5, 2008 9:15:00 AM, updated June 09 2021