Chromium

Version: 19.0.1084.46 || Release Date: 2012-05-18 || License: BSD License Developer: Google | App Owner: ypcs

Chromium is the open-source project behind Google Chrome

Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. This site contains design documents, architecture overviews, testing information, and more to help you learn to build and work with the Chromium source code.

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entry updated. now all links should be fine again (as of Jan 2012).

download link broken for nightly builds.

If you want to easily keep up with the current builds, check out Chromium Updater.

http://osx.iusethis.com/app/chromiumupdater

New builds are created everyday so this comment might become old.

-STABILITY: It divides the processes so in case one page/tab crashes, the other windows continue to work normally.
-SPEED: Safari is the fastest browser, specially in javascript-intensive websites. I have a fast macbook with a good connection so I can't notice difference between Safari/Chromium rendering pages.
-INTERFACE: A good minimalistic design. People want to see webpages not the browser, specially when you have small screens (specially in netbooks).

Some mentions:
-When you type a few letters in address bar, chromium (automatically) fills the rest. In other browsers (not Safari) you have to press DOWN to choose the URL.
-Statusbar shows only when mouse hover (more visible area).
-Resizable comments area like Safari.
-Nice Download manager. I hate Safari download window.

For now the browser looks promising and I MIGHT use it as my primary browser.

Used it for 10 minutes. No flash and quicktime support. Even the flash downloader on the adobe site didn't work. No crashes so far, but not much faster then safari.

Cant wait for the official release. The daily builds are starting to look really nice. After using it as my main browser for a week, I can say it crashes less than Safari 4 or Firefox 3.0.x