Extensions arrive in Chrome for Mac beta

Google has brought extensions to the beta version of Chrome for Mac, as the browser closes the feature gap on its Windows cousin.

Extensions arrive in Chrome for Mac beta

Extensions were previously only available in the considerably less stable developer build of the browser, despite being added to the Windows version back in December 2009.

According to the company, there are 2,200 extensions to try out that “can add useful, informative, fun, or quirky functionality to the browser.”

Another welcome addition to the beta is bookmark synchronisation between multiple machines, which Google promises will work across Windows, Mac and Linux computers.

Alongside the headline features, Google’s updated the beta with improved bookmark and cookie managers, and a task manager for keeping an eye on the browser’s tabs.

The task manager is crucial as Chrome runs each tab as a separate process – the idea being that when one tab crashes it doesn’t take the browser with it. However, this approach can lead to greater memory consumption.

Google will be updating those on the beta channel automatically

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