In a previous post I discussed why I decided to switch from using my beloved Firefox to Chrome, so I’m not going to go through all that. Granted, the controversy has ended on a positive note, but Firefox has lost a loyal user because of it.
Although I didn’t think the switch would be easy, it actually was. Not only that, but I quickly came to like Chrome once I had it configured the way I wanted.
I had Firefox set up to synch my bookmarks, history, etc… with the Firefox browsers on my phone and tablet. It took a little figuring out, but it wasn’t that difficult. All I had to do was get a special code to add to the tablet and phone versions of Firefox and it was a done deal. It worked like a dream.
Setting up Chrome to synch with my devices was even easier. All I had to do was install Chrome and have it automatically log into my Gmail account and it was done. Not only that, but Chrome does all of this on set-up, unlike Firefox. Even of synching your web browsers across all your devices isn’t something you would think about, Chrome knows its a good idea and does it for you. You have to give them props for that.
The only problem I thought I would have was live bookmarks. In Firefox you can have a bookmark that will feed you the web sites headlines via RSS. I had an RSS folder on the bookmark toolbar and was able to skim the news and tech headlines from my face websites. Luckily I found a Chrome extension called RSS Feed Reader that basically does the same thing, although the folder is to the right of the address bar. But it’s there and ready to feed me headlines with a simple click.
Also, I have to say that once I installed Chrome on my computer, it asked if I wanted to import my bookmarks from Firefox, which made that task a lot easier than expected. All in all, the move from Firefox to Chrome was a breeze, and as much as I hate saying it, I’m not looking back. I really like Chrome. it’s uncluttered, easy to use and loads a lot faster.
I would never tell anyone not to use Firefox, which is a solid product that I still stand behind, but for me, Chrome is now my browser of choice.