Google released a new beta of its Chrome browser for Macs today. The two new main features are the addition of extensions, something that already came out on the dev channel for Mac last month, and on the Windows version in December. (Google releases new versions of Chrome across different channels, the beta channel available today is the most fully baked)
There are 2,200 extensions now available for Chrome, including ones from Aviary, Brizzly, Google Voice, and there is even an unoffical TechCrunch extension. Extensions are like add-ons on FireFox, they extend the browser’s capabilities with new features.
The new Mac beta also allows you to sync your bookmarks across different computers. Handy. You can download it here.
Google Chrome is an based on the open source web browser Chromium which is based on Webkit. It was accidentally announced prematurely on September 1, 2008 and slated for release the following day. It premiered originally on Windows only, with Mac OS and Linux versions released in early 2010. Features include: Tabbed browsing where each tab gets its own process, leading to faster and more stable browsing. If one tab crashes, the whole browser doesn’t go down with it A...