Every Mac comes with installed on it web browser Apple safari and many use it, but Safari is far from the only browser you can use on a Mac. Although Safari has its advantages and disadvantages, some people prefer to use Google Chrome on their Mac.

Benefits of Using Google Chrome on Mac

Here are some of the most common and compelling reasons people choose to use Chrome:

  • Chrome is connected to the Google ecosystem : you can enter your Google account using Chrome and access all your Google services and data stored in your Google account right in your browser. If you’re a heavy user of Google services, Chrome is the easiest and best way to access them.
  • Chrome is highly compatible : while this doesn’t happen much these days, there are still cases where a site won’t load or doesn’t work properly in Safari. In these situations, you might get lucky with Chrome.
  • Chrome is available on many platforms . Because Safari ships with Apple, it’s only available on Mac and iOS devices (it’s also installed on iPhone and iPad). Apple used to offer Safari for Windows, but discontinued this version in 2012 . Chrome, on the other hand, works everywhere: Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, Linux, and more.
  • Chrome has an extensive extension library : you can extend the functionality of your browser by installing extensions. Safari also supports extensions but Chrome has a much larger selection. Thanks to over 10,000 extensions available for Chrome you can add a huge range of features, from ad blocking to tools for web developers and beyond.

How to download and install Chrome for Mac

Convinced you want to try Chrome on your Mac? It’s easy and free to get and install. Just follow these steps.

  1. Start by switching to Chrome download page on the Mac you want to install it on. (Ironically, you’ll probably have to use Safari to get to this page.) The site detects that you’re using a Mac and automatically suggests the version that’s right for you.

  2. Click Download Chrome for Mac .

    Google download web page
  3. Installer to download Chrome in the specified folder » Downloads «. Open folder » Downloads ‘ and double-click the file googlechrome.dmg to run the installer.

    Downloaded Google setup file in Downloads folder
  4. In the window that appears, drag the Chrome icon onto the icon folders applications . After a few seconds, the installation will complete and you will have Chrome on your Mac.

    Google loading screen on Mac
  5. Before you start using a new browser, clean up the installation files. If you don’t, these files will remain forever, taking up free space on your hard drive. Open window Finder and press arrow Near Google Chrome on the sidebar.

    Search screen showing Google Drive setup file
  6. Return to folder » Downloads » and drag googlechrome.dmg Add to cart.

  7. Go to folder » Applications and double click Google Chrome, to start using the new web browser. If you plan to use it often, drag it to docking station for quick access.

Don’t worry about Chrome’s continued commitment. If you have been using it for a while and find that it does not suit you, you can always remove it from your Mac .

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