Chromatic
Chromatic
0.2.4

4.4

Chromatic free download for Mac

Chromatic

0.2.4
26 November 2014

Easily install and update Chromium (Google Chrome project).

Overview

Chromatic is an easy way to install and update Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome. Chromatic allows you to select a release channel (Stable, Beta, …), use the latest build available, or choose a specific build.

Chromatic is Open Source here.

What's new in Chromatic

Version 0.2.4:
  • Now works again thanks to ardecvz on github.
  • Changed to support 64-bit channel within preferences.
  • Added new source for builds.
  • Added ability to change prefix in advanced.

21 Chromatic Reviews

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Cerebrl
26 October 2009

Most helpful

Isn't Google Chrome Intel only? So, why the PPC/Intel compatibility for Chromatic? Just asking.
Like (3)
Version 0.1
RogerKatz
13 November 2014
Current version is 0.2.4
Like (1)
Version 0.2.3
Dwt
11 September 2014
Current version 0.2.3 (a729c95) can't get the list of updates from the server - very useful if it works.
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Version 0.2.3
anonymous-dingo-653
27 September 2013
For those who can't or won't live with the occasional snafus of open source (volunteer) software but still want to whinge about it... in this case get a clue. The solution is right there above in the "similar" software, though as usual for MacUpdate it is not similar. Download Chromatic, set it to "Stable," and it will (re)install the most dependable version. I was back up and running in 3 minutes after the latest update crashed twice.
Like (2)
Version 0.2.3
cmotdibbler
28 August 2012
Version 0.2.2 stopped working (crash on start). Not sure if due to the 10.8.1 ML update or something with the way the chromium links are organized. Very useful application when it worked.
Like (2)
Version 0.2.2
3 answer(s)
Treize
Treize
28 August 2012
Same here. I wrote to Mr Gecko about that : here is his answer : "The issue is something changed within the detection of the location of Chromium. I will try to work on fixing it when I get a chance."
Like (1)
pjmolite
pjmolite
29 August 2012
Same here. Crashes on start.
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cmotdibbler
cmotdibbler
01 September 2012
Just a heads up that the new version works again. Thanks Mr Gecko.
Like (2)
Tanner1294
09 August 2012
This app does work on 10.5 Leopard and on PowerPC but it installs Chromium for an Intel only OS. Waste of time, the system requirements should say something like this.
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Version 0.2.2
misterjspencer
07 August 2012
If you are not sure what the last post means and it might be a bit off putting for anyone looking to download chromatic and get started with chromium....in that respect everything is fine, just tested it and everything else works well.
Like (1)
Version 0.2.2
kingofleon86
30 March 2012
it's a very useful program, but the dev channel now is blocked at february 28...
Like (1)
Version 0.2.2
FalstaffA
28 December 2011
According to Mr. Gecko as of December 28-2011, Chromatic has been updated to 0.2.2 in order to: "Fixed issue with Chromatic not being able to parse the channel causing the whole program to stop working." Well, my thanks to Mr. Gecko for consistently being on top of any issues of not only Chromatic, but all of the software he has developed; Chromatic 0.2.1 is working fine at my end though, nevertheless, thanks again Mr. Gecko.
Like (1)
Version 0.2.2
Bigboysdad
26 December 2011
Love it.
Like (2)
Version 0.2.1
1 answer(s)
Bigboysdad
Bigboysdad
26 December 2011
Apologies - just realised that looks like a sock puppet/ fanboy comment to keep up the ratings of this software and relegate other reviews down the pecking order. That's not the case. If you gain some enthusiasm for Chromium (which isn't difficult if, like me, you discover how simple yet powerful it is), you'll find Chromatic very useful, if not indispensable. To date, almost all of the "beyond beta" updates applied via Chromatic have worked perfectly. But even on the rare occasion where that's not the case, its easy to just revert back to the most recent version of Chromium you were running that worked fine. Chromatic provides Chromium updates every day at least, so do be sure to note whatever latest working version of Chromium you are running in case you have to revert back to it.
Like (5)
FalstaffA
08 November 2011
As of Tuesday, November 08, 2011, Chromatic 0.2.1 is no longer working. Apparently Google changed its API path again.
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Version 0.2.1
1 answer(s)
FalstaffA
FalstaffA
08 November 2011
Chromatic 0.2.1 is working again, either Google fixed a temporary (a number of hours) glitch, or Mr. Gecko (developer) updated the API path.
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4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
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