Most of us spend hours each day in front of the computer, and if you’re like most people, that time is often spent browsing the internet. But which browser do you use? If you’re on Apple’s desktop or laptop computers, it’s likely Safari – but if you’re running Google’s Chrome OS or Windows then you may be using Google Chrome instead. 10 Ways Google Chrome is Better Than Safari
At a time when browser security seems to be at an all-time low, with zero-day exploits happening more and more frequently, you may wonder how secure your data really is in your current browser. Many browsers claim to have improved security as a selling point. Check out our recent post on why Google Chrome outperforms its rivals when it comes to security: 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Google Chrome Instead of Firefox or Internet Explorer.
3) Memory consumption
Prior to version 64, Google’s Chrome was known for eating up memory like nobody’s business. Since then, much of that has changed; and under normal usage, it’s actually faster at handling tabs than its competitor. That said, there are still a few areas where Safari beats it—namely in RAM consumption while running apps in background. If you want to get technical about it, here are five reasons why Chrome eats less memory than Safari (and one where they’re equal).
4) Productivity tools
In addition to its speed, there are a number of other things that make Google Chrome far superior to other browsers. Here are 10 productivity tools you can use to turbocharge your workflow using it
5) Extensions & apps
If you’re a Safari user, consider that many extensions on Firefox and Chrome also have versions for your browser. If you use Gmail or Google Calendar, you can access these services from within Firefox and Chrome (via bookmarklets) as well. If there are apps for iPhone or Android, their Web versions may be sufficient enough for your needs. When it comes to browsers on Mac, both Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome get high marks in speed tests.
6) Integration with other Google products
Having Google search and other apps built in to your browser—like Gmail, Docs, Drive, etc.—means you have fewer applications running on your desktop. This can speed up your computer and cut down on clutter. Not only that, but it also makes you more productive by integrating all of these great programs into one window.
7) Privacy by design
It’s possible that your information may be more secure on other browsers, but you have to take an active role in being careful about what sites you visit, plug-ins and extensions you use, and what data you allow to be shared. In contrast, when Google releases a new version of Chrome, it works hard to ensure that your privacy is not sacrificed in any way.
8) Privacy control from within the app
Safari’s privacy controls are on by default—and hidden. To turn them on, click the icon that looks like a padlock at the far right of your address bar. You have to dig into four different settings menus before you can manage blocking cookies or managing don’t track requests from sites (Chrome goes out of its way to make these controls simple and available in a single place).
9) Data tracking prevention tool
Developers at XDA Developers found a way to get data tracking prevention (DTP) tools to work with Apple’s browser. It’s called DoNotTrackMe and its sole purpose is to help users block online ad trackers. DTP was originally built for use with Microsoft Edge, but now it will also work on Safari for Mac and Windows 10 devices thanks to DoNotTrackMe’s plug-in. You can download it here.
10) Easy access from all devices
As convenient as it is to access your browser across multiple devices, such as a laptop, desktop, tablet and smartphone, it’s not easy on your computer. With Chrome (as well as Firefox), you can install add-ons that allow for automatic syncing across all devices. For example, your bookmarks and browsing history will be instantly accessible from any other device signed into your Google account.