Chrome has a number of caveats, which have been described elsewhere very well. However, it also has a lot of very good features. First, the obvious, which many other reviews tell about, too:
* It starts very, very fast, faster than MSIE and Firefox on my PC.
* When a web page loads the Java runtime for the first time, it doesn't slow down other tabs.
* When something crashes, only one tab crashes. I only tried this once, but was very thankful that I didn't lose much.
* It autoupdates, just like other Google apps. This is very convenient for your old grandmother who could be scared by upgrade notifications.
* Reopen a tab that was accidentally closed is easy.
* Start page includes most visited sites, with screenshots.
Now the less obvious:
* It can create a "program shortcut", which starts Chome in app mode. This is interesting for software developers, because it makes a web page behave more like an application. No navigation buttons, no dragging into other Chrome windows.
* Incognito mode is very useful to testing websites, because it allows logins and cookies, but doesn't use the same logins and cookies as the normal part of the browser.
* Incognito mode can be very useful for presentations, if you don't want the audience to know what websites you have recently been using.
* When searching inside a web page (Control-F), the scrollbar indicates, where on the web page the search results are.
* I have two screens, and if I have a chrome on each, I can drag a tab from one screen to the other. Extremely nice. This is how most programs should work.
* It is extremely easy to add a custom search. For instance, I want easy access to our Mantis Bug Tracker, and it is extremely easy to configure chrome, so that I can just type "mantis 123" in the URL, and it will show me the issue number 123 in my mantis system. Even the start page automatically gets a mantis search box. In similar ways, you can easily add search engines for your CRM system, your intranet wiki etc. Type "wiki phone" and you have your phone list, or "crm smith" and you have a list of the customers named Smith.
* It automatically creates custom search engines for you. If you have visited dk.php.net and made a search, you can just type "dk.php.net fopen" in the url, and it will activate a search on dk.php.net for the search term "fopen". I renamed that search engine to php, so that I just need to type "php fopen" to get the fopen page.
Important tips when using Chrome:
* Use Alt-Home to switch a page to the start page.
* Use Alt-Left and Alt-Right to go to previous and next page (just like inside Delphi)
* Use Control-T to open a new tab
* Use Control-F to search inside a web page
* Use Control-L to type a new URL
* In order to add a custom search, right click on the URL and edit search engines.