Google Chrome
Google Chrome
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Google Chrome free download for Mac

Google Chrome

27 November 2020

Modern and fast Web browser.

Overview

Google Chrome is a Web browser by Google, created to be a modern platform for Web pages and applications. It utilizes very fast loading of Web pages and has a V8 engine, which is a custom built JavaScript engine. Because Google has used parts from Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers, they made the project open source.

Google Chrome for Mac is widely popular because it offers Google-specific features on your Mac.

Download Google Chrome on your Mac to get a multi-functional web browser that’s easy to use and customize, no matter your skill level.

Google Chrome is preferred by two-thirds of browser users across platforms, securing that position by serving as a major platform of compatibility for web apps, and should not be confused for Chrome OS which is an operating system.

Licensed as proprietary freeware, Chrome uses the Apple WebKit rendering engine for iOS versions.

When you install Chrome on Mac, you automatically get access to Chrome DevTools with the browser. DevTools allows developers to simulate device and to collect vital information on their code and most other web applications in real-time to debug code and analyze load performance.

Features

  • Bookmarks and settings synchronization across devices and browsers
  • Common Web standards support
  • Advanced Malware and Ad blocking
  • Plugins and extensions
  • Privacy, Speed and Stability
  • A user interface, themes, apps, and desktop shortcuts.
  • Chrome Web Store
  • Automatic web page translation
  • Release channels, cycles, and updates.
  • Release version numbers

Release Channels

Stable Channel

This is the latest stable version and the safe option with all the features tested before release.

Beta Channel

These versions are still in the testing stage so you can expect a bug, but you get to test the newest features first

Dev Channel

Dedicated to the people who use the cutting-edge web platform APIs and developer tools to develop apps for all versions of the web. Weekly updates.

Canary Channel

This is the experimental edition of Chrome with all the newest technologies still under development. This new technology is sometimes referred to as Bleeding edge technology, as it can sometimes break down completely and cause havoc.

The work in progress edition is mainly for developers who want to have information about future releases to help them in their creative processes.

Compatibility

Google no longer provides support for older versions than Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.

FAQ

Can you install Google Chrome on a Mac?

Yes, you can. If you want to use Chrome as your default browser, you will need to manually set it to the default browser on your PC as Mac comes out with the Safari web browser pre-installed.

How do I download Google Chrome on a Mac?

  • Select the correct version and download the installation file
  • Locate and Open 'googlechrome.dmg’;
  • Find Chrome and drag it to the local Applications folder - you might need admin permissions for certain file locations;
  • Open Chrome;
  • Open Finder;
  • In the sidebar, to the right of Google Chrome, click Eject.

How to make Chrome the default browser on Mac

  • Launch Chrome.
  • Locate the initial "Settings" section and scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Click on the "Make Google Chrome my default browser" option.

Can I make Chrome update automatically on Mac?

Click on the "three dots" icon in the top outer right corner. Select the "Help" then click on the "About Google Chrome’ option from the drop-down menu. Enable the "Automatically update Chrome for all users" option and restart Google Chrome on Mac.

What's new in Google Chrome

Version 87.0.4280.67:
  • This release contains native support for Apple M1 devices and a number of fixes and improvements.

A list of all changes is available in the log.

Google Chrome for Mac Old Versions

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FAQ

Can you install Google Chrome on a Mac?
Yes, you can. If you want to use Chrome as your default browser, you will need to manually set it to the default browser on your PC as Mac comes out with the Safari web browser pre-installed.
How do I download Google Chrome on a Mac?
  • Select the correct version and download the installation file
  • Locate and Open 'googlechrome.dmg’;
  • Find Chrome and drag it to the local Applications folder - you might need admin permissions for certain file locations;
  • Open Chrome;
  • Open Finder;
  • In the sidebar, to the right of Google Chrome, click Eject.
How to make Chrome the default browser on Mac
  • Launch Chrome.
  • Locate the initial "Settings" section and scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Click on the "Make Google Chrome my default browser" option.
Can I make Chrome update automatically on Mac?
Click on the "three dots" icon in the top outer right corner. Select the "Help" then click on the "About Google Chrome’ option from the drop-down menu. Enable the "Automatically update Chrome for all users" option and restart Google Chrome on Mac.
What is the current version of Google Chrome?
The latest major version for iOS is 19.0.1084

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737 Reviews of Google Chrome

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DistrictDawg
05 April 2020
Version: 80.0.3987.163

Most helpful

Overall I am satisfied with the browser but the amount of RAM it takes up on my iMac is downright terrible. Otherwise, I use it when my firefox browser cant get something done.
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vitathesa44taehyung
31 October 2020
Version: 86.0.4240.111
Can I download this,because my I forgot my Apple ID?
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Derekcurrie
26 October 2020
Version: 86.0.4240.111
*Be certain you've updated to v86.0.4240.111 --> "Critical Chrome security flaw revealed — how to update now" --> https://www.tomsguide.com/news/chrome-86-security-patch
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Eric•Woehler
21 October 2020
Version: 86.0.4240.111
"Modern and fast Web browser....." .... riddled with security holes and Google tracking every keystroke and every site you visit.. An utter and absolute lack of privacy or security.
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Eric•Woehler
08 October 2020
Version: 86.0.4240.75
Horror show as far as security is concerned - check out https://macintouch.com/post/8769/chrome-86-big-security-update/ suggest looking for alternative - Firefox is my preferred browser, with all the privacy features Google doesn't let you use
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Dp-G4-450guy
07 October 2020
Version: 85.0.4183.121
MACUPDATE ADMIN - version 86.0.4240.75 is out - with over 24 security patches - critical!
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The-Blinded
17 April 2020
Version: 81.0.4044.113
Want Chrome but without Google knowing EVERYTHING about you? Choose Vivaldi (best for privacy is Firefox). Stop Chrome!
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DistrictDawg
05 April 2020
Version: 80.0.3987.163
Overall I am satisfied with the browser but the amount of RAM it takes up on my iMac is downright terrible. Otherwise, I use it when my firefox browser cant get something done.
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ahmedhatata-ah
01 April 2020
Version: 80.0.3987.149
Take care of this last update version , This update was denied as it contain malicious content , hope you fix it because I didnot update
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Aargl
01 April 2020
Version: 80.0.3987.149
I've seen a few reviews stating that Google Chrome became gradually slower since Chrome 70 (such as: https://techbaked.com/google-chrome-80-slower-than-chrome-79/) Can anyone confirm that or give other data/impression? (I mean real life performance, not some unrealistic benchmark ;-) ) I use Chromium 79 but it's hard to say that it got slower across the years, it would need side by side comparison with an old version...
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kenmitch7
16 March 2020
Version: 79.0.3945.117
I have enjoyed using Google Chrome for a number of years. However, it seems to have become infected, resulting in the CPU of my computer ring to almost 100% of capacity. RAM was similarly affected. I had no choice but to remove it from my computer. I can't explain why this happened. I will go back to Chrome.
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Scion777
22 February 2020
Version: 79.0.3945.117
MacUpdate Admin! new version googlechrome-80.0.3987.116 is out
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sanjusofts
21 February 2020
Version: 79.0.3945.117
kindly provide chrome 30 browser version for MAS OS Mojave. 10.14.6
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rafabass05
18 January 2020
Version: 79.0.3945.117
muy buena esta aplicacion, es uno de los mejores navegadores, te mantiene todo sincronizado...
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malakhovks
12 December 2019
Version: 78.0.3904.108
Chrome version 79.0.3945.79 All of a sudden Chrome on my Mac stopped opening HTTPS websites, but still opens HTTP websites. The same websites work in Safari and Opera. I've tried everything I could find online: - turn off VPN - restart Mac - reinstall Chrome - incognito mode (still not working) - turn off antivirus - there's no firewall - removed cookies - 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 DNS servers - tried connecting to different WiFi networks And nothing seems to help. Any ideas what it might be? Just couple days ago everything worked perfectly (as for the last few years), I haven't installed any new software, haven't done anything unusual on this computer.
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Bordwehr
12 December 2019
Version: 78.0.3904.108
It's Google, not the old "Don't be evil" Google, but the (relatively) new plain evil Google. And it wants your data.
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Derekcurrie
26 September 2019
Version: 77.0.3865.90
• First, there was the emergency call to update Chrome to v77.0.3865.90 due to 1 critical and 3 high-risk security vulnerabilities in the previous version. • Then it turns out the buggy installer for v77.0.3865.90 did THIS to many Macs: *Buggy Google Chrome Update Behind Recent Unbootable Macs* https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/buggy-google-chrome-update-behind-recent-unbootable-macs/ - - We await the repaired installer. (0_o)
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zlazkow
28 August 2019
Version: 76.0.3809.132
...btw, the new forum format is terrible. Hard to concentrate, not as compact and pleasant for viewing as the old one. I see it as the current trend, which is too bombastic, too wide, too large, to spread out. Etsy for example did the same thing with their forums too. Most users there don't like it and stopped using the forum all together. Me as well. I suggest to MU, beware. Macupade, YOU don't have to follow the trend necessarily. It is not good for everybody. Not all MU users like this for sure. And you'll experience drastic decrease in visits.
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zlazkow
28 August 2019
Version: 76.0.3809.132
I'm distancing myself from everything related to G. G. only goal is money. Everything G creates is for gaining more and more money. Their advertising like Adwords and etc. are all for money. G. tracking people is for money, because G uses this information for profit. All G projects are evil in nature. No G for and no gmail for me and for millions of users who cut all their ties with G.
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Macfool
20 June 2019
Version: 75.0.3770.100
With Chrome the user is the product.
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Demolition
18 June 2019
Version: 75.0.3770.90
Chrome 75.0.3770.100 was released today: <https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2019/06/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_18.html> Available at: <https://www.google.com/chrome/>
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tayabshabaz
10 June 2019
Version: 75.0.3770.80
Great.
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George6
17 May 2019
Version: 74.0.3729.157
Chrome first wants access to my Keychain, then it connects to google without even having any browser window open. No other browser acts like that, constantly trying to snoop and crawl and connect to services which you never wanted or used, trying to find and report anything that can be sold on the market for ads. For me anything google or chrome is just unacceptable. This is only on my harddisk for testing browser compatibility in webdevelopment.
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dmu
06 April 2019
Version: 73.0.3683.103
When I open a browser... I want to BROWSE. And usually, I have a destination in mind and want to get there ASAP. Every single time I open Chrome, it wants me to log in so it can track everything and sync my info. It was annoying, and I turned it off. But it doesn't really turn off. And the "remember this device thing doesn't work, so I have to do it every time. But I dealt with it. Then, they forced 2-step authentication on me. Now, I open the browser, it opens a new tab. Demands I log in. I do, but then I have to authenticate it on my phone, and check the box to "Remember this device" 60 seconds later I can finally navigate where I wanted to go. So I turned it all off. No more synching. no more 2-step authentication, no more prompting for log in. But guess what? Doesn't matter that I have them turned off. It still wants me to log in. It still needs 2-step authentication. And it still doesn't remember my device despite the hundreds of times I've done it. Now I just avoid it. Garbage software. I still need to open it for certain sites that won't work on Safari, but that's the only time I bother.
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iHAMIDREZA
13 March 2019
Version: 73.0.3683.75
It's the BEST browser...!!!
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Scott-Salbo
13 March 2019
Version: 73.0.3683.75
Well, it's fast. But it's Google, which also means that they are mining everything you do and everywhere you go and selling that info to everyone who wants it. Google used to be the "don't be evil" company. Now it's the "Fuck user privacy" company. Go with Firefox or stick with Safari.
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arimatheia-otto
07 February 2019
Version: 72.0.3626.96
Very slow and completely incompatible with the visual pattern of the operating system.
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mmburke33
06 February 2019
Version: 72.0.3626.81
worked fine for years then suddenly stated reffreshing itself without stop twice a second
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TVieceli
04 December 2018
Version: 70.0.3538.110
Easy and a little safer than Safari.
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tomtomklub
29 September 2018
Version: 69.0.3497.100
This browser is so ugly and users are forbidden from customizing away its ugliness. Important privacy-related settings are hidden deep. All the cruft it installs across the user's home directory makes it incredibly annoying to uninstall and get rid of. Auto-update? No thanks. Uggghhh.
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rcqy
25 September 2018
Version: 69.0.3497.100
Every person with Chrome installed should read this blog article: https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2018/09/23/why-im-leaving-chrome/
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kolkataroy
22 September 2018
Version: 67.0.3396.87
excelent
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Pdandyk
15 September 2018
Version: 69.0.3497.92
Tired of being tracked & harassed!
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evert-2
04 September 2018
Version: 68.0.3440.106
Get all kind of dirty commercials not safe and not able to manage it
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Derekcurrie
16 August 2018
Version: 68.0.3440.84
v68.0.3440.106 is the current version. It is a CRITICAL update as it repairs CVE-2018-6177: Chrome Bug Allowed Hackers to Find Out Everything Facebook Knows About You https://thehackernews.com/2018/08/google-chrome-vulnerability.html
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guoqingzhen
13 August 2018
Version: 68.0.3440.106
fatasitk
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ashishcompuiting
20 July 2018
Version: 67.0.3396.99
Chrome is best
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MHerndz
23 June 2018
Version: 67.0.3396.87
Chrome is a beautiful browser - fast (really fast), clean, secure, organized and lots of options. BUT, it is such a memory/CPU hog that on every Mac I've ever used it on (home & work, 6 altogether), ever since version 1. This week was no exception. Redownloaded/reinstalled after a long hiatus from use. My Mac came to a C R A W L. It was really bad. So it seems I'll never get to use it again. Google doesn't seem to address this issue.
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kend-1
14 June 2018
Version: 67.0.3396.87
Installation of this release completed with no errors, but the application crashed on attempted execution, after considerable navel contemplation. Trying installation direct from Mozilla...
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andystenn212
06 June 2018
Version: 67.0.3396.62
good
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Marlo-R
22 May 2018
Version: 66.0.3359.181
I've seen "One Tab" mentioned as an extension that can help keep track of tabs instead of keeping them all open and using so much memory. I've used it and enjoyed it. Does anybody have any other suggestions for the most useful extensions available for the Chrome browser?
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wlad-2
17 May 2018
Version: 66.0.3359.139
Though Firefox is more handy, especially if proper plugins are attached, Chrome remains the quickest one on Mac. Rare freezes should not distract common user from working with these browser.
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nickysanmartin97
13 April 2018
Version: 65.0.3325.181
muy bueno
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flavien
11 April 2018
Version: 65.0.3325.181
good
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5
prestonlittle
19 February 2018
Version: 64.0.3282.167
Perfect browser, better than the rest on market.
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3.5
yungparkloo88
12 February 2018
Version: 64.0.3282.140
Great
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dirdesmett
13 January 2018
Version: 63.0.3239.132
Think I'm going to stop using this browser. Used to be fast and stable, but nowadays it really doesn't work well with text expansion software. Keeps hanging, garbling stuff and screwing up formatting. I still download and try each update in case they've improved it, but am constantly disappointed. Maybe it performs better on Windows / Google platforms?
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jostaMalcolm
13 October 2017
Version: 61.0.3163.100
Installed Chrome on my Mac and I think that it's the best browser ever. It's user-friendly and simple, that's why I like it. I can't say the same about Safari, unfortunately.
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cig0
25 September 2017
Version: 61.0.3163.100
There's little to no doubt that Chrome is Google's specialized bot net as Windows is the same for Microsoft -- both applications sports all sorts of nasty invasive telemetry impossible to disable without losing usability or downright break them.

As some other users tell here the GoogleSoftwareUpdate daemon is also totally disgusting stuff.
F*ck you Google, I'm moving away from your sticky tentacles!!!

Safari + DuckDuckGo <3 way to go!
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Prince-Isaac
16 August 2017
Version: 60.0.3112.101
For all you Google / Chrome fans out there: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/08/bank-fraud-malware-not-detected-by-any-av-hosted-in-chrome-web-store-twice/
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Wunderhorn
05 June 2017
Version: 58.0.3029.110
1. User who use a lot of tabs will notice that the memory usage is just skyrocketing, the "Google Chrome Helper" processes are just piling up and never reduce their footprint even after closing lots of tabs and or windows. I call this a major memory leak.
2. The activity of the Google Software Update Daemon borders on malware characteristics. How many outgoing connections this things wants to establish is just beyond anything remotely reasonable. I wonder what this software is actually transmitting so feverishly.
3. When restarting Chrome it automatically loads all previously opened tabs instead of incrementally as you click on them as Firefox does - which is way smarter.
4. Power users will miss the convenient bookmark bar on the left. I find it cumbersome without.
That said, it works fast and stable - for a while - until it has to be restarted because of issue #1 (see above).
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Bob Jacobson
01 February 2017
Version: 56.0.2924.76
Before I download the new Chrome, is it creating boxes around search findings? The reason I ask is that Google apparently was and still is testing, randomly among users, the "boxed" design. I finally got rid of it -- actually, someone else removed it for me (thanks, Google) -- and don't want to have to experience it again. Thanks for your tips.
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the hooks
30 January 2017
Version: 56.0.2924.76
I've never seen a browser more comfortable than Chrome, I'm a big fan of it! There is nothing extra buttons users don't need. I think, the simplicity is the main feature the browser should have and Chrome has got it in the best way. That's why I appreciate this app and glad to have it installed on my mac.
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carmenroberson28
24 January 2017
Version: 55.0.2883.95
It's hard to distinguish one browser from the other for me but I've never had issues with Chrome
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pvdg75
03 November 2016
Version: 54.0.2840.87
The best browser I've ever tried. It takes few minutes to get used to it. Chrome is very simple, quick and intuitive soft. Additionally, there are many nice themes so you can customize it to your personal needs.
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prLab
15 October 2016
Version: 54.0.2840.59
Yet again McUpdate links to its insidious installer. This is deceptive conduct and it pisses me off.
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NotUsed
19 September 2016
Version: 53.0.2785.116
Can't they fix the issue that causes click events to stop working?? Seems to be a MAJOR issue with v53... all releases. So annoying. Nothing works... reload the page, everything suddenly works.
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ottoarimatheia
18 September 2016
Version: 53.0.2785.116
Slow. Ugly. Strange tabs style. Good for kids.
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Sgginc
15 September 2016
Version: 53.0.2785.116
Why can't Google SW engineers fix Error 12 when updating. I've tried everything.
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abababa320
15 September 2016
Version: 53.0.2785.113
While searching for offline installer for google chrome I found this website very helpful and easiest: http://www.chromeofflineinstaller.com
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0.5
Lonewolf1
03 September 2016
Version: 53.0.2785.89
Worst update ever... Hangs on startup almost everytime. Interrupt other applications network connection.... Back to Safari again. Can´t use this one...
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Bousozoku
02 September 2016
Version: 53.0.2785.89
It works well enough as a secondary browser. Unfortunately, for me, it is lagging on Blogger and YouTube, in contrast to Firefox. Does that make sense that it works poorly on Google-owned sites? It doesn't. (It's really not bad on other platforms.) It seems, with all of its processes, to require more resources. Using it on a MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz i7 with 16 GB of RAM and SSD, I would think that it would perform extremely well. I use it for a few downloads where Firefox isn't happy, and places where Safari might be better than Firefox. (I don't use Safari.)
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Dm9999
02 September 2016
Version: 53.0.2785.89
I can not use Chrome, because the colors are too saturated on a monitor with a large gamut. Chrome does not use the monitor profile for objects without ICC profile. Safari and iCab are the only browsers that I know, which displays colors corroct in sRGB on all monitors as far as possible. In Firefox you have to change preferences, or use the add-on Color Management..
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Morgan-Freeman
13 August 2016
Version: 52.0.2743.116
!! I cannot find any difference with safari. It did all that safari does.
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Scion777
12 August 2016
Version: 52.0.2743.116
offline installer: https://dl.google.com/chrome/mac/stable/GGRO/googlechrome.dmg
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Jeff-Nailen
30 July 2016
Version: 52.0.2743.82
Version 52.x is a great update, the best version yet. The smaller icons are great for optimizing screen space. Chrome keeps getting better!
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pettifogger0712
30 July 2016
Version: 52.0.2743.82
Hi there Does anyone know what versions were the last that could work with 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 respectively? Thanks!
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distreszed
09 June 2016
Version: 51.0.2704.84
still fires up after system reboot, although removed from login items manually.
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julia555sara
31 May 2016
Version: 51.0.2704.63
I've tried different browsers, like Firefox, Opera and Safari, they are not bad but I feel myself the most comfortable only with Google Chrome. Well, I'll try to be objective describing this app. Great features: - fast processing; - minimalist design (only few buttons but that's enough); - Google homepage with the most using pages; - quick access to the bookmarks; - lots of different extensions; -Google docs work perfectly; - free and easy to install on any device. Less great features: - utmost simplicity for people who appreciate rich functions interface (seems like this is the only feature I have found). So, Google Chrome is considered to be a must have browser on every computer.
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JosephAW
14 April 2016
Version: 49.0.2623.112
I see I was able to run google chrome 50.0.2661.75 on Snow Leopard 10.6 by modifying the Info.plist from 10.9 to 10.6. So they haven't moved to the new xcode compilers with new libs that will exclude 10.6... yet...
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George6
18 March 2016
Version: 49.0.2623.87
is there a way to make this browser respect my privacy? on startup it connects to a dozen websites before i even entered an url!
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Brooklyn-Al
10 March 2016
Version: 49.0.2623.87
A consistent problem I have encountered with Google Chrome is that does not remember passwords or prompt the user to save website passwords. In fairness, all web browsers I have used occasionally do not remember or offer to remember passwords but they (Firefox, Safari) are far better at it. Although, Chrome is a competent web browser for me at least that is a deal breaker, and consequently, I rarely use it.
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Web-Jive
10 February 2016
Version: 48.0.2564.103
Chrome still has a bug to where it will not honor URL protocol handlers like FTP due to the built in FTP client. Try using an ftp://user:pass@website.com link and Chrome will open it in Chrome vs say Yummy FTP or another FTP client. Bad....
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anonymous-skink-4656
06 February 2016
Version: 48.0.2564.103
Great browser. Lots of extenssions. Disadvantages: It is not energy efficient and it is ugly.
People from Google, do some small changes in appearance. More native look! Learn from Opera.
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steveoliver360
14 January 2016
Version: 47.0.2526.111
I love Chrome but because it doesn't support swipe between pages on my Magic Mouse 2 I am forced to use Firefox.
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Scion777
13 December 2015
Version: 47.0.2526.80
Google Chrome download server is crap - half the time it dies about 30-40% through. Add some capacity, Google! For God's sakes, you have money enough !!
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Jeffsters
12 November 2015
Version: 46.0.2490.86
This is VERY sad. I understand that MacUpdate has to make money but to suddenly start this forced "MacUpdate Installer" with no warning or explanation has me seeing the fiasco that was Version Tracker all over again. If I were the Product Manager, and I am one, I would be selling the benefits of our Updater NOT forcing it. I would make the "Install Now..." more compelling as a service which could be seen as "Apple's App Store" for non-app store apps. I would need to put a lot more thought into this but you get the idea! My point being there is the right way to do this and the Version Tracker way to introduce change and unfortunately MacUpdate has chosen to not learn from the past. Going forward I will still use this site but go to the developer's page for the updates and not use the links here. BTW: I defended MacUpdate in the recent MacWorld article on this topic just this week! Don't I feel like the fool! :-(
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Solo68
03 November 2015
Version: 46.0.2490.80
Google Chrome is full of it! Not more than a week ago I just happened to look through Launchpad and found a Google app icon sitting there. I was completely shocked, and immediately lost my temper because the only Google software I installed on my Mac was Google Chrome. But to my utter surprise another app from Google was just sitting there in Launchpad. So I went to my Applications folder so I could uninstall it. But guess what? It was not there. The only Google app that was there was Google Chrome. WTH? Oh, I completely lost it! I thought to myself my computer, my Mac is hacked! I do not remember why, but I went back to Launchpad to look again at this Google app I DID NOT install. Guess what? Along with it, now I saw three other Google apps installed. Words cannot express how furious I was to see this. Not even two or three minutes went by and now four apps I DID NOT install were sitting there in Launchpad. I couldn't contain my anger. My tongue unleashed every verbal slur I could against Google. In a complete rage I went back to my Applications folder to see if I could find any of these Google apps. No! They were no where in sight. I could barely think straight as the chemicals in my brain were firing off in skewed proportions. Finally, I was able to latch on to a single thought that I should do a Spotlight search to find out where these #%&@^ apps were hiding. And guess what? They were in the Applications folder, but they were in a invisible/hidden folder named Google Apps. Again, words cannot describe how pissed I was at this point. Immediately I began uninstalling everything Google on my computer. Long story short, Google can kiss the deepest portions of the crack of my ass! I will never install another Google app on my computer or any other computer for as long as I live. I can care less how much anyone else love's Google, neither do I care if they think their experience with this completely intrusive developer has been a bed of roses, and neither do I care if somewhere deep in the terms of service a statement exists giving Google permission to install whatever the hell they want any time they want. There is no need for me to tell Google to go to hell because that is already a certainty! This review also serves as fair warning to anyone with Google software installed on your computer(s). Also, you can do like I did after this horrible experience and go to the Web to read of similar experiences by other computer users that just happened upon Google apps suddenly appearing on their computers if my story is not enough to convince you to stay the hell away from Google. Lastly, I wish I could remember all of the names of Google apps that seemed to install themselves, but I was far to furious to think straight to remember. Nonetheless, I do recall seeing Google Drive as one of the four. From here on out I completely consider all Google software to be malware/spyware, especially because these apps were installed in an invisible/hidden folder named Google Apps in my Applications folder. Anyone willing, and that is a keyword, willing to continue using Google apps on your computer will not get any flack from me, but I do recommend you get your head examined because you're an idiot! And that's your choice to live with Google putting invisible/hidden malware/spyware applications on your computer. It is a good thing Apple has this app called Launchpad because without it I would never have known Google violated my privacy, and installed apps without my consent. Thanks, Apple!
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Panocha
25 October 2015
Version: 46.0.2490.71
WARNING: horrible, disabling update. It completely broke Java and other plugins, because they decided to remove standards that all other browsers support. I rolled back to version 43 for now to wait and see if they ever come to their senses and fix it, otherwise, they are recommending that you use Safari or Firefox, which I don't want to do! Version 45 is broken too. They broke it after Sept 1st.
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"The Chrome browser does not support NPAPI plug-ins and therefore will not run all Java content. Switch to a different browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari on Mac) to run the Java plug-in."
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Oclair
24 October 2015
Version: 46.0.2490.71
0.46 is a repackaged unofficial installer and is not downloaded from the official developer url. This is unacceptable
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Andrew-Oldman
05 October 2015
Version: 45.0.2454.101
Using Chrome on Windows is pleasure, using it on Mac is problem.
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Lonewolf1
25 September 2015
Version: 45.0.2454.101
The latest versions have been all but good so I've left Chrome as my primary browser. There are better alternatives that actually works fine.
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Fringewood
02 September 2015
Version: 44.0.2403.157
This is the most intrusive browser available, tracking every site you visit and reporting it directly to Google. I made the mistake of installing it once, and removing it was a nightmare, self-replicating applications kept replacing what I deleted. I had to gut the application that was replacing everything (wasn't easy to find) and lock it so it wouldn't replace itself, to finally remove everything. I will never install this trash again on any machine I own.
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JayZONE
02 September 2015
Version: 44.0.2403.157
Great browser. Fast, responsive, intuitive, stable, good-looking, secure, multi-functional, multi-platform and so on. 5 stars, for sure and without any doubts.
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MeCox
19 August 2015
Version: 44.0.2403.155
I like Google Chrome!
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motherhacker
14 August 2015
Version: 44.0.2403.155
Google Chrome is a good browser if you want to have everything synced across your devices. Unlike Safari, which works only on Macs and iOS devices, this browser let you use it on: - Macs - PCs - iOS devices - Android devices - Linux devices Yes, Chrome may use too much RAM. That is the price to pay for quality, I guess. Many people are talking about privacy and things like that in this thread. Do you really think someone is spying on you all the time? Nobody cares about your life and browser history unless you're a president or a billionaire. Why do people always think they're so important?
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juniork
13 August 2015
Version: 44.0.2403.155
Awful browser. Tracks every single move...
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WordWeaver
06 August 2015
Version: 44.0.2403.130
My jaw kind of dropped when I read the notation under the "What's New" section for version 44.0.2403.130. It simply states "This update includes a number of fixes."

Is that some kind of a joke? Is that the best explanation that a huge, rich company like Google can offer? Do they consider us Mac users so low on the evolutionary scale that we do not deserve a more in-depth explanation regarding what is actually new in 44.0.2403.130?

To me, that is the epitome of laziness.

I rarely use Google Chrome, but that kind of a statement does not instill confidence in their product.

At least with Firefox, we know what we are getting.
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DoUgLaSSS
04 August 2015
Version: 44.0.2403.125
I don't think installing Chrome is a good idea for those people who have less than 4GB of RAM. This app uses LOOOOOTS of system resources.
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RogerKatz
28 July 2015
Version: 44.0.2403.107
The MacUpdate actually installs version 44.0.2403.125 9 (i.e., not version 44.0.2403.107 indicated in its Webpage title).
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DevTools-Inc-
23 July 2015
Version: 44.0.2403.89
Google Chrome is the best browser for users who prefer reliability, speed, product security and privacy. See also: http://www.google.com/goodtoknow/online-safety/security-tools/
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Hkim
22 July 2015
Version: 43.0.2357.134
This browser has the highest number of security vulnerabilities of any browser out now: www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/26/chrome_trumps_all_in_reported_vulnerabilities/ How many flavors does bad come in?
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Web-Jive
03 July 2015
Version: 43.0.2357.130
I REALLY wanted to like Google Chrome for Mac but, Google insists on ignoring OS settings and building in features without overrides. The biggie for us is when you click a FTP with credentials, it should launch the app set to handler app (ours is YummyFTP). Instead, it opens the crappy browser FTP window instead completely bypassing the OS settings. Safari and Firefox both work great like this but, not Chrome.....
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Prince-Isaac
19 June 2015
Version: 43.0.2357.124
To all those who simply adore Google and choose to ignore the fact that you are not their customer, that you are only a source of data, please take the time to read this:

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2015/06/google-chrome-listening-in-to-your-room-shows-the-importance-of-privacy-defense-in-depth/

The first paragraph:
Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right to listen to every conversation in every room that runs Chrome somewhere, without any kind of consent from the people eavesdropped on. In official statements, Google shrugged off the practice with what amounts to “we can do that”.

A public service reminder that Google is evil and doesn't give a sh*t about anyone's private affairs while it intrudes on every aspect of your digital life.

Counter-comment from Mikael in 3...2...1...
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Tim27
26 May 2015
Version: 43.0.2357.81
I absolutely HATE the new bookmark saving functionality and the new bookmark manager. I don't know who is working on UI over at Google, but they need to be fired. Horrible design. It's more difficult to do EVERYTHING associated with bookmarks now. Was once a great browser, ruined by this horrid experience.
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Ranjansen
25 May 2015
Version: 43.0.2357.81
Modern but most horrible browser to have Malwares! beware of Chrome. Even on the PC side it is horrible in hogging memory and getting into each and every part of your computer. Try HandsOff and Little Snitch to see how pervasive and home calling it does even when it is not running.
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iMiNiMaL
14 May 2015
Version: 42.0.2311.152
Personally, I agree with these wise words: @Prince_Isaac "I really can't believe that supposed tech-savvy folks who deny all the built-in spyware that any Google app contains still insist that Chrome is the best browser around. Oh yes, it has all those attractive bells and whistles that techsters all love but underneath all the sugar coating lies a cruel and evil technology that captures god (and Gummibear Page) knows what from unsuspecting users, then sells all that data to clients who then target you. This whole business of Google is nothing more than the NSA on steroids. But it seems that nobody gives a crap about all that because, well, it's free and has all those great goodies."
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Dana-Sutton
14 May 2015
Version: 42.0.2311.152
(I use Chromium, but what I have to say applies equally to Chrome). This browser is by far the best available BUT it comes with a huge problem: the existence of malware extensions. I just got bit by one of these that introduced an advertising redirect virus, which nearly drove me bats@@t. I see from http://www.macrumors.com/mac/ that Google is going to adopt a "walled garden" system like the Apple Store to combat this plague, but in case you too get snakebit you ought to bookmark these two sites to have them handy: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-mac-os-x-virus/ (how to get rid of bad extensions) and http://www.fixyourbrowser.com/how-to/remove-adware-mac-osx-safari-chrome-firefox/ and http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-mac-os-x-virus/ (a great and, as far as I can tell, completely honest and aboveboard piece of software to purge your Mac of all adware).
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CDavid
13 May 2015
Version: 42.0.2311.135
For me, Chrome is the best browser ever. It's better than Safari, better than Firefox., Opera and other browsers. Efficient and simple - that's how I characterise Chrome. I've been using it for about 3 or 4 years now. Without any lags. Unlike Safari, it is constantly changing, both in terms of design and functionality. Pros: - Deep integration with Google ecosystem (Docs, Slides, Gmail, Maps...) - I can sync all the data I want among all the devices (both Apple and non-Apple) - I can set a background image Cons: - Preferences menu could have been more user-friendly Bottom line: Chrome browser is great app. For sure.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
16 April 2015
Version: 42.0.2311.90
The thing about Google is, any app of theirs installs more damn stuff, and all over your machine. I at least disable the autoupdate bundle, if I have to use ... and sometimes Safari is so damn cautious about Flash, have to open another browser just to see pix, esp. slideshows.
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distreszed
04 April 2015
Version: 41.0.2272.118
RAM, RAM, RAM...
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