There are a lot of things to like about Chrome. It’s fast and user friendly. But what a lot of Chrome users don’t know is that a few simple tweaks can make their experience even better.
First, there’s the sync feature. What this does is connect your browser through the cloud, so whether you’re working at home or in the office, you’ll get the same experience. To do this, first click on the wrench icon in the top right corner, then click on settings. The first button asks you to sign into Chrome, which you do with your usual Gmail id and password, and you’re good to go. This brings all your bookmarks, settings, and extensions across, so if you click on apps for example? I downloaded Angry Birds at home, and now, in case I want to take a break from work, it’s here too. The same holds true for any passwords you’ve asked Chrome to remember, and site preferences.
Next, faster attachments. Open a new tab, and take a look at the bottom right corner of the screen. Click on the Chrome Web store button, and you get to see a huge number of extensions and applications which can make your browser better. And you can also find Angry Birds here. Anyway, click on the search bar on the left, and type in DOC PDF viewer and hit search. The extension you want is the Viewer by Google, and then you click Add to Chrome on the right. One page to confirm the settings, and it’s done. Now, anytime you see a doc, or a PDF, or a powerpoint, like this one, right click, and view. No need to download.
Go back to settings one more time. The second option you see, is “On startup”. This is a very handy option to have. If you choose continue where I left off, then whenever the browser is closed – whether it’s by you, or by a crash, or because the power went, whatever, it remembers all the tabs that were open. And then, when you start Chrome again, it’s as if there was no problem in between at all.
Finally, Chrome to Phone is an extension for Chrome which you get through the webstore, so first let’s open the webstore again, and search for Chrome to Phone this time. It’s right here on top, and again, you just need to click on Add to Chrome. The next step is to download the Chrome to Phone app on your Android handset – the extension opens up a QR code you can scan to open the link automatically. Download this, and then, when you see something interesting, just right click, and say send to phone, and you’re done. Handy if you want to save an address or phone number while just before you leave for a meeting.
That’s it for this week, thanks for watching.