Google Chrome was launched in 2008, being a into tech, I gave it a try but Firefox was still my default browser. Google Chrome was too young and was too unstable for a person like me, who has over 20+ tabs open at once.
In the start of 2011, I started working on multiple devices, I needed something to keep my work synced, though I was using Xmarks to keep my bookmarks synced but I needed more.
I decided to give Google Chrome a try, at that time it has matured and didn’t crash while handling 10+ open tabs. I have been using Google since then and Firefox was little too old fashioned by then.
I have already written about Google Chrome features on the blog, how it lets me work in a complete OS free environment.
But Recently I decided to try Firefox, I still had it installed on my PC all this years but it wasn’t my default browser, I used to for testing webpages and and asking guests to use it for browsing so that they don’t mess with my accounts as they are all logged in all the time.
This is I wanted to use Firefox as a default browser for few days and See If I can go back to using it as a default browser or not.
At had stopped using Firefox when it was version 3.5 and now it is version 20+, There is definitely going to few new things that will make my tech life easy.
So what did I find? Here it is,
This is what I have been missing in Google Chrome, were there are too many tabs open, the browser starts responding slowly, but Firefox is pretty at that, opened 20 tabs but still felt like there is just one tab open, it is that responsive.
I am loving browsing websites in Firefox, it feels fast, the pages look good and respond pretty fast.
It lets you sync everything.
This was the reason I started using Google Chrome, Working on my laptop and desktop becomes easy when all my browsing, bookmarks, login passwords are synced. This feature has been in Firefox from quite some time but I never gave it a try until now. I works just fine.
Will I keep it as my default browser?.
Well, I don’t know yet, there are few things that I have already started missing, I am very much dependent on Chrome apps, It’s not a good thing but I have created a system to make my workflow go smoothly and Chrome apps play a big role in that.
Again, there are many things that can be fixed using Add-Ons, But the profile feature in Chrome is another thing that makes me go back to Chrome. I will be using Firefox for a month or so, to see if I can find a way to tackle this problem.
You can tell us about your preferences and why you love using it, in the comments below.