Chrome comes to iOS, we can finally ditch Safari
Toss off your shackles of Safari, iOS users. We are now free to choose our browsers on our overpriced pocket computers! Finally, a minor first world problem solved!
I’m making a little fun, but this is actually a big hairy deal because, well, Safari is good, but Chrome, in its current state, is, well, slightly slower, but still better. It’s slower because Apple has deliberately hobbled it in various ways, although so far the difference seems to be minimal practically speaking.
Why am I recommending a slower browser on your iPhone? Because of the syncing options, of course. Essentially, your open tabs, settings, and bookmarks can now be synced between your phone and any computer running Chrome.
You don’t realize just how freeing this is until the first time you’re stuck looking something up on the way home and grumbling about how you’re going to have to stay on your phone until you find this damn ticket or trivia factoid or whatever.
With Chrome, you just go home, pop open a browser, sign into Chrome, and then select tabs open on other devices.
This functionality alone will make your life about a thousand times easier. Of course, it requires you to ditch your current browser and start using Chrome. But if you’re still using Firefox, you probably don’t want Chrome in your phone anyway.
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