Google Bringing Chrome and Search Tools to Mac

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Mac users rejoice, you’re now going to be able to use special Google search tools for the Mac and Google’s Chrome browser is on the way! (Well, you may have to wait a little bit longer.)

CNet reports that Google’s Chrome browser for the Mac should be available before the first half of the year, as the deadline has extended and Google hopes to launch new versions of Chrome for the Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Although it sounds like they have a long way to go.

The Mac and Linux versions are up to the level of a basic “test shell” that can show Web pages. But a test shell is pretty raw.

“That team now is able to render most Web pages pretty well. But in terms of the user experience, it’s very basic,” Rakowski said of the Mac version. “We have not spent any time building out features. We’re still iterating on making it stable and getting the architecture right.”

Google has however launched an experimental Quick Search Box for the Mac, an open source search box which Google has just released in a developer preview mode.

Google Search Mac

This Mac version is much more experimental than its iPhone sibling, Google Mobile App, and through it you will be able to see many of the areas we are exploring: contextual search, actions, and extensibility. It is by no means feature-complete, but is a very good indication of things to come.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • The iPhone version of Google is pretty awesome. The voice search works for me about 95% of the time.

    I’m really not sure why the OS X version of Chrome is taking so long. They have the staff to get it done. How long was Chrome in development before being released?

  • I started using Chrome a few days ago and am impressed at how fast it is. Although it doesn’t display RSS feeds nicely like IE and Firefox do.

  • Good news For Mac Users. All were looking for a nice browser.

  • I am ready to try Chrome since hearing so many good things about how fast it is. Will look forward to the Mac version.

  • Any good articles on the linking value of social websites? Any chance Google will ignore those sites from rankings?

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