I love this browser just as much as I did when I first started using it. I only have two complaints:
1) Exitings tabs requires me to wait a few seconds as it seems as if my iPhone 5s freezes for a few seconds before I can click the x button. Minor issue, but I do enjoy having my tabs closed the second I want to close them.
2) Upon exiting all tabs and switching to other apps (such as Instagram), and then coming back to Chrome, by default there is a new tab that pops up. I understand how this could be convinient, but since I use Incognito Mode for everything and there seems to be no option for making that the default tab it's an extra step I have to do which involves me immeditiately closing the new tab and switching to incognito. There should be an option to have it as default.
Other than those two, this app is amazing and Chrome itself has always eased the pain of using unorganised and confusing browsers. Chrome is straight-forward and simple. Perfection in my opinion.
Bitchin Browser: there are others but ..,
It’s a “Bitchin’ Browser”: there are others but .., only one Google other Browsers to include quite an extensive list here in appstō but integrating aspects of Google’s innovation creativity and professionalism security and superior customer services and support has set aside others to just independent developers genius and corporate sponsors for purposes of capital generating by the minions. As an epistemologist and UX/VUI cognitive and behavioral scientist (eclectic philosophically, and student of experimentalism marketing, social engineering, predisposed to furthering humanities across all aspects of boundaries of economic and socio-ethnocentric complexities— Googles got it going on but then look at Opera,Dolphin, and especially iCabMobile — WebKit and Gecko aside Omnigroup’s browser needs a evolutionary change too.
You want Chrome, but you need it too and you have the right to universality in your apps (where secured) index your cloud, sync your purchases and financial data best practices that requires your own personal preference and desired outcomes.
Phenomenal, but with one downside...
This iOS version of Chrome was once the perfect browser, but recent updates have removed one simple thing that I, until now, had taken for granted -- the "Save Image" feature. By that, I don't mean that one can no longer save an image -- you can; What I'm referring to was the ability to save from an "image-only" tab (not sure if there's an actual name for them) and save it in its highest quality. Now, the best I can do is save the thumbnail images from the link that leads to the new tab, but these are of such poor quality as they are not intended to be saved. If there is any image I want to save in its highest quality, I'm resorting to other apps to accomplish this.
This may sound like a back-handed compliment, but the reason I still use Chrome as my go-to browser is because I see no flaws within it aside from the issue mentioned above and it's worth the hassle. I do hope that the option to save an image from its own tab by pressing and holding isn't gone for good, because it's the last piece to the puzzle of a flawless iPhone browser (in my subjective opinion).
By Andrew Capistran
This is extremely useful thanks to the update that fixed google chrome. I (as Andrew) had a lot of pages on google and they were gone. I do not know who’d erase these pages but this update is seriously worth it because that was fixed. I am primarily engaged in an obsession and that was why I had those pages. Those pages were of collectors interest. I have embarked on the plan to becoming a firearm collector and I (as Andrew) am really close at it. Like I said those Italian gun shop pages were for the reason of collecting guns. The Italian way of collecting guns is owning a higher number of weapons then forbidden (🚫) from using them or moving them and from buying ammunition. The thing is, ammunition is not allowed. In certain cases, you are required to House the weapons in a safe room that meets police specifications. I (as Andrew) am really close on that gun collecting plan. I really wish to collect guns just like everyone else. One last thing, I had been using google chrome for Italian gun shop pages.
Latest update a user-unfriendly bust
Google yet again insists on “fixing” things in Chrome that don’t need fixing. The browser’s latest (December 10, 2017) release now places bookmarks in a hard to access link in the upper right corner of the browser instead of as before where you could open up a new tab and have all your bookmarks clearly laid out in front of you. What once took one tap now takes at least three and viewing and navigating are more cumbersome than ever.
Changing a user interface just to pretend you are making it better is a sure sign of a company without a clue, desperate to show that they on top of things. Heaven knows what havoc they are letting there developers and programmers wreak on other Google offerings but if Chrome is any indication things are not looking good. Making an app less intuitive, less easy to use, is not the way to go and it is inexcusable for Google to not know this.
The days of “Do no evil” are long gone at Google. ‘Do no stupid” is the most we can hope for now and unfortunately this latest misguided “improvement” to Chrome shows no one is paying attention to that idea either anymore.
Love Chrome but has its issues
By Xxdummy gamer
Normally I love the chrome app, it’s basically the only app I use on my phone and for the most part it works great (love that I’m able to login to chrome on my laptop and phone and share the tabs I have open), but ever since the last update it’s been unusable.
Every time I open chrome I’m greeted by a white screen with the loading bar at the top, which then never loads. If I swipe down to reload the loading bar just fills all the way but the page remains blank. I’ve tried looking on the support page but it just takes me to a page that describes how to download chrome, which I obviously don’t need. I’ve check for software updates on both the app and my phone, I’ve tried it with my VPN turned off and on, but nothing works.
I’m hoping the issue will either resolve itself or there will be another update soon to fix this problem because I really don’t want to have to start using safari.
Lost all my browser tabs!
Very mad I lost over 100 open browser tabs I had collected over the last couple of months that I needed to go through and read/bookmark/take care of/close. I opened the app one day and they were all closed. I went to recent tabs and it was blank!!!
I even went to other devices on my computer and the recent tabs under my iPhone was Blank also!!!! (because google programmed it so it over wrote my previously opened tabs with my new blank version!!!)
What a freaking nightmare so infuriating! I’ll never find out what those 100 tabs I had opened were and there are many lost opportunities now. No viewing my history doesn’t help. I have over 5000 pages of history from the last few months obviously it’s impossible to go through all of that and try to pick out the tabs. Google Chrome needs to build in a history of opened tabs at least for the last couple of months! That takes bytes of data and saves a massive amount of headache and a nightmare like this! I can’t believe they haven’t made this a fundamental feature of the app already it’s almost 2019 and the only option for that kind of thing is by downloading a special browser extension on the desktop but it’s not even available for the iPhone/iPad.
Because of this I don’t want to use chrome anymore as not only is it a privacy problem with google having all of your data but it’s a serious work hazard with Google LOSING all of your data so I’m looking for other browser options that don’t have this problem.
FIST BUMPS PLEASE!!! Amazing Job.
Hello Team, applauses, applauses, applauses..
OUR TEAM, did a fantastic, remarkable, self assurance, team reassurance, Consumer awareness, and User friendly Job remodel.
It’s Fast, Affective, Self Explanatory, User and Kid Friendly, Stated Facts and Policies, and will uphold Consumer Accountability.. Thank You.. Honestly Thank You..
One slight suggestion, if the app version needed to update, can we send an email link for them to see, or have an auto update to each phone linked to our app, that way if the consumer were to use it, they had to log back in. If the phone was stolen an encrypted version sensor from the app would target ip since it’s linked to Google. If not an email link can also do the job, it will tackle the Google email and also link to the app. Due to logging back in. I sometime don’t see the update from the App Store and tend to forget. Please and Thank You. I APPRECIATE IT ALWAISE
Keeps improving, much better now
By Bill Brown
I’m very impressed with the obvious improvements made to the Google Chrome app for iOS. I would much prefer to move entirely off Safari as I am a voracious Google product user (Photos, Docs, Email,Maps, Calendar, more), but would not have given untethering from iOS Safari before now. As we have begun using Google Home more and more, I’ve been looking for ways to better exploit Google Assistant on my iPhone. With Ad-Blocking a limitation in Safari (good, but not great), and with Google’s new ad-blocking features rolling out this week, I’ve been trying to give iOS Chrome a second look. I like it much more now. I do wish, however, that the navigation controls were more like Safari’s, and at the bottom of the screen, not the top. Imitation is a good form of flattery, certainly, but even more important in UX/UI, so I would greatly encourage more of that “design borrowing”.
Poor Choice for a 12.9 iPad
Chrome forces you into Google mobile sites (Gmail, Calendar, etc) on a screen the same size as many laptops. This wouldn’t be quite so bad if Chrome on iOS could handle multiple Gmail accounts correctly. It doesn’t.
For example, go into Gmail mobile site (even if you select Request Desktop Site). It will use your default account. Go to the bottom of the page and tap the ID to select a different account. Once you’re in a different account, tap the three lines that show you labels. Scroll down to the very tiny text that lets you select ‘Desktop’. It goes to desktop mode, but switches back to your default account... even if you sign out of your default account. Not very secure on top of giving incorrect results.
You’re better off using other browsers or a Mac. (Google’s mobile apps are not a viable option on a 12.9 iPad because of they are too trivial - minimal view of information and limited function compared to the full site.)