New design is terrible
I used to love this app it had a convenient, simple design and I could easily navigate the internet. After the new update, I can’t say any of these things about Chrome. I understand it’s an app, things will change every now and then. But this is a major change that can risk a lot of your users.
The design itself is clunky and strange. There is no more swipe to remove a tab. The toolbar at the bottom (that auto hides, which I personally hate) is ugly, takes up space, and is a downgrade from the user friendly previous version of Chrome I loved. Not to mention it looks like a carbon copy of Safari. Like someone else said in a recent review, If we had to go on the App Store and DOWNLOAD Chrome, rather than use the pre-downloaded Safari, why would you think we liked the design of Safari?
I think you should return to the old design or at least give us an option to go back with Settings. The majority of your users dislike the Safari design, therefore you shouldn’t try to make a copy of them. I will use Safari from now on, until it is updated to look better, because I might as well if your apps look almost exactly alike.
New Tabs Lack Privacy
I’m a loyal user of chrome since It’s introduction i found it to be one of the better browsers for It’s simplicity and privacy compared to other browsers especially when using the mobile app but this update has me searching for other browsers for the simple fact that with the new tabs are now easily displayed (history bookmarks recent)this means anyone using my phone can now have the ability to click on the tab and view all my pages visited.
That is a huge no no for me as I I’m very meticulous when it comes to security and data protection. This new update does not make me comfortable at all as now i feel like anytime I close off a page i must clean my history on the off change that someone uses my phone and gets curious with the tabs right out in the open.
With the menu option on the bottom of the page that has the same listing (settings history bookmarks etc) i don’t see the need for the Tabs under the search bar...it should at least be optional and can be either kept or removed by the user. I hope this can be rectified soon i really don’t want to switch to another browser
Needs fixing, keeps crashing
Update: The issue was fixed for about a month. And then it decided to act up again. If I want to view a link in my email I need to use Chrome for desktop. In fact I normally view stuff in the Google app since Chrome doesn’t work right (as usual).
Normally I would give this app a higher rating but unfortunately it keeps crashing on me. At first I thought it was because I was trying to send a link to a wedding site, but then a link from an email kept crashing as I was trying to read a lengthy article enclosed. It crashed three times in 15 minutes. I am not happy with chrome right now, and unlike when this was happening with my Chrome browser on Windows last year I can't get Canary Chrome for this device to fix it myself.
Counterintuitive and unproductive!!
I really wanted to like the Chrome app for iOS but it turned out to be counter productive. I use a lot of other Google apps over Apple (notable Gmail and Google Maps) and after a lot of prompting from those apps to use Chrome when pushing to Safari, I decided to give it a try. After a month of Chrome usage, the app options, gestures, buttons are counterintuitive and slow. For example, I understand some people like to close their browsing session after but I never do- sure, have a close all button but why is it displayed so prominently in the app start. I have pressed it accidentally so many times and closed out my plethora of tabs which is really annoying. There’s no way to recover them if you open a new tab. There’s no option for opening tabs in background, quick new tab from a current tab just to name a few others. Page loading is slowing and constantly reloads instead of saving page data. The iOS Chrome app needs a major refresh and update before I use it again. But right now it is counterintuitive, inefficient, and unproductive.
This is not the Chrome we all know and love
The new design is basically a clone of safari. Everything is changed: layout of menus and buttons and open tabs, entire visual design aesthetic, screen interactions - nothing remains the same from the chrome app I’ve used for years over anything else available. I still use it because of habit, but that’s all. It feels awkward now, and you have to be more precise in tapping buttons. Actually everything is more difficult to accomplish, especially bookmarking a website and opening/closing a new tab. It just feels cramped and every action I regularly take is hidden in a menu I have to scroll through. Speaking of the main menu for taking actions like bookmarking or “find in page”, its all just crammed into an overflow menu (the ... button) that you have to scroll through. There’s no organization whatsoever and everything is just jumbled up. I’ve been using this update for like a week now and still have to search for what I want and regularly use. LET ME ROLL BACK TO PREVIOUS VERSION PLEASE.
It’s good but one small tweak would really be nice!
by Vũ Trần #2
It’s really good and convenient, I really like the design and small Easter eggs (e.g. 100 tabs = :)/;), dinosaur game), but one thing that’s super annoying, and led me to leave this review is that when you click the close all tabs button there’s no warning or anything. I know that the history and go back exist, but it’s a bit annoying to go through your history when you had 100s of tabs open from different times, and 99% of the time I accidentally click it when the app is open and I also click on open new tab (which is inconveniently next to the close tabs button) at the same time, getting rid of the go back button.
So 1 change that’d be really appreciated is to go back to all the times you closed all the tabs.
EDIT: Nvm I found out the recently closed page is a thing. 5/5 then.
FIST BUMPS PLEASE!!! Amazing Job.
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OUR TEAM, did a fantastic, remarkable, self assurance, team reassurance, Consumer awareness, and User friendly Job remodel.
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One slight suggestion, if the app version needed to update, can we send an email link for them to see, or have an auto update to each phone linked to our app, that way if the consumer were to use it, they had to log back in. If the phone was stolen an encrypted version sensor from the app would target ip since it’s linked to Google. If not an email link can also do the job, it will tackle the Google email and also link to the app. Due to logging back in. I sometime don’t see the update from the App Store and tend to forget. Please and Thank You. I APPRECIATE IT ALWAISE
by Jay m t
I dislike this current version, it reminds me of Safari from Apple. I already have Safari so why will I now need Chrome. Please bring back the design of how the tabs looked and interacted. Why can we no longer see the regular tabs and the incognito tabs in the same area? Why do the tabs look like weird cubes? The preview of the tabs through those cubes is less optimal (to small) than the previous version. I do like the ability to slide tabs around putting them in the order I want. I like the new design of the three dots/ settings/ history area, but I dislike how easy it is to accidentally close all of my tabs. The close all feature would be better placed in the three dots/ settings area if it is even kept. Overall I dislike this new updated design. Once again it is just too much like Safari, and I originally downloaded Chrome to get away from that.
Also I greatly dislike that I can no longer view the clock/ wifi & battery strength while using the Chrome app.
It’s ok but could do better
by Rifle lord
Why is there an intrusive random link box that pops up whenever there’s something in the images section that’s completely random on where it comes and appears to be randomly “related” to what I’m looking at even though if I wanted it I’d have looked for it. Its especially weird for the “incognito” necessary stuff if you get what I mean. If I wanted an article on “that” I’d have looked for it. Seriously. It’s weird intrusive and slows down the flow of what I’m seeing. It’s basically a huge reef spike in a vast open ocean that exists only where the “sailing” would be in that analogy. Otherwise it’s unremarkable in either direction. Oh almost forgot no matter WHAT I look up I have to refresh it for it to work even for general searches like particular memes and political cartoons. It’s not like it’s a website that changes. NVM I just checked and the first search didn’t do that but it HAD been doing that so keep an eye out for it.
Poor Choice for a 12.9 iPad
Chrome forces you into Google mobile sites (Gmail, Calendar, etc) on a screen the same size as many laptops. This wouldn’t be quite so bad if Chrome on iOS could handle multiple Gmail accounts correctly. It doesn’t.
For example, go into Gmail mobile site (even if you select Request Desktop Site). It will use your default account. Go to the bottom of the page and tap the ID to select a different account. Once you’re in a different account, tap the three lines that show you labels. Scroll down to the very tiny text that lets you select ‘Desktop’. It goes to desktop mode, but switches back to your default account... even if you sign out of your default account. Not very secure on top of giving incorrect results.
You’re better off using other browsers or a Mac. (Google’s mobile apps are not a viable option on a 12.9 iPad because of they are too trivial - minimal view of information and limited function compared to the full site.)