If search engines are our window to the internet, a web browser is the window frame. A good browser should support basic search functions, but the most popular choices act as their own operating system for accessing the web. However, no option has become more ubiquitous with online living than Google’s Chrome browser, which has about 65% of the market.
While there is still plenty of debate over which web browser is the best, there’s a reason why many alternatives to Chrome, including Microsoft’s Edge and Opera, are based on Google’s open-source Chromium project.
One of the reasons for Chrome’s popularity is its clean, polished UI and its versatility. While Chrome’s abilities multiply greatly when you consider the near-bottomless library of extensions, there’s a bounty of stock functionality embedded throughout Chrome you may not even know about. And Google is adding new functionality all the time.