How to Download Google Chrome Web Browser on Your Mac
(Pocket-lint) – For many, Google Chrome is the only web browser worth using. If you want to see what it’s all about, you’ll be happy to know that downloading and installing it on your Mac is incredibly easy and quick to do. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps so you can finally ditch Safari or Mozilla or whatever for Chrome.
How to Get Chrome Browser on Your Mac
If you use Chrome on your Android phone or tablet, iPhone, or iPad, you might consider using it on your laptop or Mac as well. It will seamlessly sync your bookmarks, passwords, preferences, and open tabs across all your devices. You can literally pick up where you left off, which means you can start browsing on your iPhone, then switch to your Mac and access your open tabs. Plus, numerous benchmarking tests have shown Chrome to be the fastest browser available. There are few reasons not to use it. Unless, of course, you have a problem with Google and its data collection practices. But that’s another article.
Download and install Chrome on your Mac
Google’s Chrome browser is not pre-installed on a Mac. You’ll need to download it, which means you’ll need to open another web browser to access Google’s site to get it. Ironic, right?
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- Open Safari or another Web browser on your Mac.
- Move towards google.com/chrome.
- Click on Download Chrome.
- If the download does not start, click Download Chromium in the corner of the screen.
- Click Accept and Install and wait for the download to finish.
- Once Chrome has finished downloading, your Mac’s download folder will bounce back to the dock.
- Navigate to the download and double click on the file called googlechome.dmg.
- This will open a disk image. In the pop-up window, drag the Google Chrome icon to the Application file.
- That’s it! Chromium is now installed on your Mac.
The first time you open Chrome, your Mac asks if you want to open the app. Click Open and make sure to sign in to your Google account. When prompted, make Chrome your default browser.
Want to know more?
Google has a support page that details how to install Chrome: Download and install Google Chrome.
Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world, and yet because we use it so often, we often forget what it can do. Chrome will let you browse pages, obviously, but it’s also loaded with hidden hacks that can essentially streamline your internet browsing experience and your digital life. From simple tricks that let you send emails from the omnibar (the Chrome name of the address bar) to extensions that let you save images to Pinterest without ever having to go to Pinterest.com , Chrome has everything you could ever need or want. Just check out Pocket-lint’s guide: Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your desktop browser.
Written by Maggie Tillman.