I kind of liked the latest browser on the block: Rockmelt.
It is based on Chromium open source project, that is primarily lead by Google. In case Facebook wants to buy a browser it can use Rockmelt–provided the mutual powers and angels agree.
I really liked the idea of a social layer- though I am not sure how the analytics embedded within a browser/report should be used.
Basically it re-designs the interface to put your social networks to the margin, thus quite a boon in you have active social media presence on multiple sites or a power reader/surfer. Timely alerts ping you to status/new messages without cluttering your screen and internet experience. Worth atleast a try or first look for the innovator kind of internet customer.
I still prefer the speed of Chrome– because Rockwell interface is still not easy to transition to – it almost adds in 3 dimensions in terms of where your eyeball should be while surfing (to left/right/margin).
and thats despite the funny fine print in Chrome’s user agreement of “continuing innovation”
4.3 As part of this continuing innovation, you acknowledge and agree that Google may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally at Google’s sole discretion, without prior notice to you. You may stop using the Services at any time. You do not need to specifically inform Google when you stop using the Services.
Google is always experimenting with new features aimed at improving the search experience. Take one for a spin and let us know what you think.
Your selected experiment: You have joined the +1 button experiment. Note that you can only join ONE experiment at a time.
This is your selected experiment.
Use +1 to give something your public stamp of approval, so friends, contacts, and others can find the best stuff when they search. Get recommendations for the things that interest you, right when you want them, in your search results.
Click the new +1 button, and make your mark on the web
Your +1’s are public. They can appear in Google search results, on ads, and sites across the web. You’ll always be able to see your own +1’s in a new tab on your Google Profile, and if you want, you can share this tab with the world.
Please note, it may take a while before you see the button in search results, and it may occasionally disappear as we make improvements. Your feedback will help us make it better!
Navigate search results quickly and easily, with just your keyboard. As you navigate, items are magnified for easier viewing. If you use a screen reader or talking browser, the relevant information is spoken automatically as you navigate.
Current keyboard shortcuts include:
j or DOWN
Selects the next item.
k or UP
Selects the previous item.
l or RIGHT
Moves to the next category (results, sponsored links, refinements).
h or LEFT
Moves to the previous category (results, sponsored links, refinements).
Opens the selected result.
Puts the cursor in the search box.
Moves to the next result, and fetches more results if necessary.
Moves to the previous result, reloading earlier results if necessary.
Print Jobs just got easier- especially if you prefer one printer, use Google Chrome, and can take 2 minutes to set up your printer to print from anywhere in the world through the internet.
It’s called Google Cloud Print– and it makes my life a lot easier when I travel and need to give to printer at home some documents to print rather than rely on external printers. See screenshots below and check out http://www.google.com/cloudprint/ for more
Using two Chrome Extensions, Disconnect and AdBlock you can be sure of having a vary very clean browsing experience-it is recommended especially if you dont like the auto sharing of your personal preferences and cannot be bothered by the Byzantine maze of social media privacy fineprint.
* Search depersonalization is now optional and off by default. Click the “d” button then the “Depersonalize searches” checkbox to turn this feature on (or back off in case you have trouble getting to Google or Yahoo services). For help with anything else, see the known issues below and ask questions at http://j.mp/dnewgroup.
If you’re a typical web user, you’re unintentionally sending your browsing and search history with your name and other personal information to third parties and search engines whenever you’re online.
Take control of the data you share with Disconnect!
From the developer of the top-10-rated Facebook Disconnect extension, Disconnect lets you:
• Disable tracking by third parties like Digg, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo, without requiring any setup or significantly degrading the usability of the web.
• Truly depersonalize searches on search engines like Google and Yahoo (by blocking identifying cookies not just changing the appearance of results pages), while staying logged into other services — e.g., so you can search anonymously on Google and access iGoogle at once.
• See how many resource and cookie requests are blocked, in real time
New in version 2.1: Translated into dozens of languages!
New in version 2.0: Ads are blocked from downloading, instead of just being removed after the fact!
The official AdBlock For Chrome! Block all advertisements on all web pages. Your browser is automatically updated with additions to the filter: just click Install, then visit your favorite website and see the ads disappear!
FAQs:1. This is the official AdBlock extension: the original ad blocker written from the ground up to be optimized in Chrome. There's an unrelated, older Firefox project called Adblock Plus, and they're working on making a Chrome version out of the old AdThwart codebase. At the moment AdBlock blocks some ads that AdThwart only hides, but they're working to improve it. It's available at bit.ly/id2Gqx; if you have trouble with AdBlock, they're good guys and a fine alternative!
We have a limited number of Chrome notebooks to distribute, and we need to ensure that they find good homes. That’s where you come in. Everything is still very much a work in progress, and it’s users, like you, that often give us our best ideas about what feels clunky or what’s missing. So if you live in the United States, are at least 18 years old, and would like to be considered for our small Pilot program, please fill this out. It should take about 15 minutes. We’ll review the requests that come in and contact you if you’ve been selected.
This application will be open until 11:59:59 PM PST on December 21, 2010.