Great browser, poor tab system with the new update 3/5
The tab system with the new update is rather clunky and difficult to navigate around, rather than a file folder like layout, it has a set of tiles in two columns, each of which display in full, needlessly closing the screen when you’re looking for one tab amongst many. I’ve also experienced problems with webpages freezing if I got to the tabs screen, and then crashing the app, the tabs that freeze to not respond in any way, not to attempts to close them, renter them, and they don’t allow you to enter other tabs when this happens either, only to scroll around the tabs screen or close all tabs. In short this new system seems poorly thought out and poorly rolled out as well, with many bugs and a less dense information display, requiring more time and hassle to use, I don’t object to this “tile display as an option for the less utilitarian user, but as someone who values their time I don’t require the addition of a feature whose only apparent purpose is to take up valuable screen space and increase loading and down times in the app.
I've been waiting for this release!! I've been a chrome fan since day one. However, on the ios platform it looked outdated. Well, today that has changed. I've moved the safari icon off my main menu and replaced it wth chrome!. This is app is fluid now, just need the reader view. But there's a work around. Download shortcuts and then send to safari. Good job Google!!
Love the browser hate the update 2/5
Everything feels more cramped in this version; I prefer the toolbar to be on top instead of bottom. I don’t have claustrophobia but the toolbar really makes me uncomfortable. I wish the toolbar and web address could “hide” from view instead of limiting how much viewing space I have.
Please get rid of the bar 2/5
The bar at the bottom can really be distracting and annoying a lot and the new yo on the iPhone looks too much like safari I wish u guys would go back to the old design it was unique in its own way
Stop Changing Things 1/5
You people think you’re improving things when in reality you continue to screw it up worse and worse and worse! That designers continue you act like they’re mentally retarded!
No Thanks to New Update 2/5
The reason that I liked Google Chrome is because it wasn’t Safari. Now it IS Safari. The new update just looks like a cheap version of Safari. I may actually use Safari now. Please change back to the Chrome that we all loved.
If I wanted to use safari i would
Latest update 1/5
Not a fan of navigation bar being placed on bottom
Hate the new design 2/5
I dislike the new layout and design. It resembles Safari, which I am not a fan of.
Is just like Safari 1/5
Sorry Chrome this is a big disappointment
I hate the new app look on the iPhone 8+ 1/5
What happened to the old look? I want it back.
I like the articles!!! 5/5
I wish this was my default browser instead of safari
New Update 5/5
I have been using chrome ever since I got my iPhone and mac and I like it way better than Safari. In regards to the new UI, I like the new overall feeling of it. My only complaint is that I wish there was an option to move the toolbar back to the top. I’m sure I’ll get used to the new layout, but it’s just muscle memory at this point to move my finger to the top right to add a new tab or the top left to go back. Otherwise I haven’t found anything I don’t like.
Part of my love for Chrome was that it was effectively the same format found on a PC as well as your phone. While the functionality is still there, having a bottom tool bar is very distracting to me as a user. It’s far too easy to unintentionally hit your back button, takes up more space on the screen visually, and as a whole looks less sleek and feels less intuitive than before.
Kind of sad that the main reason I went with Chrome for mobile is going away for an option I think is very unappealing.
Bad UI 1/5
Bad UI for anything that’s not a big phone.
Could you give option to have different UIs? Perhaps a smaller phone version? Everything else is great but please bring back old looks.
Not a fan 2/5
I'm trying to be open to the design change but that's my first issue with the new update. The main issue I have is that I've noticed if I open several tabs from the "articles for you" portion none of them load in the background. I have to manually refresh them.
If this continues I'll probably find a new browser.
New update 3/5
I love using chrome. However with the new version, it’s not for me. I don’t like having the task bar on the bottom. Makes it feel like safari. Might have to check out something else until it can give me an option to have task bar at the top again, or until we can revert back to last version.
Gifs /Google Images 2/5
GIFS are play buttons instead of images you click on to view. And they don’t open up or enlarge even if you wanted to load the image. It’s terrible please change this back
Hate the UI and Design 1/5
It works just fine, it's just I seriously don't like the new UI for Chrome now. I liked how it was before and I sadly cannot revert back to an older version to get it back. I might uninstall and use Safari instead if there's no option to change back.
Glad I read the reviews 1/5
I will not be updating if they moved all controls to the bottom. It’s the reason why I won’t use safari.
Bugs on first use 3/5
How do I attach a screenshot? Opened by local bus transit web app to locate my next bus. New Chrome has problem loading the Map overlay; loads a weird “development only “ map with low detail/difficult to read
you wanted feedback 1/5
here it is: the new design is absolute garbage. change it back.
Redesign is hit and miss 3/5
I’ve been using Chrome as my primary browser for years. One of the things I liked best was having the toolbar on the top. Now that Chrome has switched to a bottom toolbar, I’m constantly looking for the top toolbar out of habit. On the plus side, I like the new tiled tab select window. But the bottom toolbar is a huge detractor for me.
It’s good - different 1/5
I like it. BUT why don’t you (they) have a reader view? Where I can tap a button and strips an article or webpage of all its media and ads and leaves behind just the article itself - nothing else. Another helpful thing that your competitors do is have a narration button. For those with learning disabilities like myself it’s very helpful.
New update makes UI unusable 1/5
It just doesn’t feel right. I switched away from safari for a reason but now what they’re basically the same browser now
Maybe it’s Apple’s fault? 2/5
Not very well optimized for the iPhone, a little clunky and a little sluggish. It also does a bad job of running in the background, so it rarely stays open on the page you were looking at. It also lacks a ‘readers view’ option to mitigate websites that run crappily on the iOS, so it renders certain sites impossible to view. Stick with Safari over this. I don’t love it, but it’s better.
New version thumbs down 1/5
Really disappointed by the newest update that switched the whole look of the browser, and moved the control bar to the bottom. It’s too similar to Safari and further removed from what operating Chrome on a desktop is like. I used the Chrome app because it was preferable to Safari for me. But now after the newest update, there really is no reason for me to use Chrome over Safari. Boo. 😔👎
Great app but .. one thing 4/5
By Ezzzzat !!
The Setting button hidden when no open tabs there.
Option to Revert Back to Old Layout Please 1/5
If your UI is going to look and function exactly like your competitors’, what motivation do your users have to choose you instead of their native software? If I wanted to use a Web browser that looked and functioned like Safari, I’d just use Safari. I don’t know why having the toolbar on the bottom of the screen would be more convenient, but it very much is not. The update is ugly, and turns Chrome into a Safari clone. I have absolutely no desire to use Chrome anymore.
Stupid bug 1/5
Stupid bug where it goes to the screen showing all the windows then freezes
This review is for the newly redesigned app. For years, although I vastly preferred Chrome over Safari or Firefox for iPad, each update brought no really good, useful improvements AFAIC. Same lackluster buggy performance, and so many features you needed the PC version to use. The new version solves all of that for me - it operates like a full PC or MAC version at last. And it’s intuitive, I’ve only had to use Help once.
For a long time I’ve been waiting for Chrome to do something about how difficult it is to use when all of the functions are at the top of the screen. Bottom screen navigation from a good user experience standpoint is the way to go. Will definitely be using over safari full time now.
Move the bar back to top 3/5
I love chrome but moving the bar to the bottom of the page is annoying. I prefer it at the top. At least an option to be able to move it back. It changes the functionality for me
New UI design is great improvement 5/5
The overhaul of the Chrome iOS UI greatly improves its usability and accessibility. Looks great too!
Uploading anything my phone to a website. 2/5
I’m having so much trouble with the new update. I was trying to upload my resume on a website a couple of times already. It tends to take to me a tab page. Where I’m not allowed to go back on it afterwards. I thought whatever I’ll try exiting and trying and again. It’s the same thing , I never had an issue with chrome until now ! Fix this
New Update Awful 1/5
If I had known how awful the update would've been, I wouldn't have done it!!! Like other reviewers have mentioned, things are backwards and too much of Safari feel to it. Ugh. I hope Google realizes how big a fail this update is and goes back to the redesign board ASAP.
Awful Safari copy 1/5
I used to use chrome because I thought it was better than Safari, but now it's just an awful copy of it.
Please, put it back the way it used to be!!!!!
Go back to the one before please 1/5
By Loka la reyna
I don’t like it at all!!! makes me feel like my husband is monitoring my browser for some reason😂 don’t like it would like the regular one please! Thank you
The new update 2/5
I used to love chrome because of the comfortable UI and the way everything syncs on desktop and mobile platforms. Then came the latest update, and bam! I’m back to Safari. I didn’t have any hatred for Safari, I just loved Chrome too much. But now, Chrome has become a bad knockoff of Safari. I think I’d move to Edge by Microsoft because it feels better on desktop now (even the desktop update of Chrome looks immature, and uses way too much ram) and can sync between devices.
Chrome turned really bad lately 1/5
Constantly crashes, pages don’t load properly. Sad as it may sound, I actually prefer to work with Safari.
Never thought I’ll see the day... :(
Terrible update 1/5
The new GUI is atrocious and unintuitive. Please liken it more to previos iterations. It actually became unusable to me; which is a real shame because I hate Safari.
New Update 🤷♀️ 3/5
By PaJana Party
I like chrome for the computer syncing with tabs and how it used to look. I much preferred it to Safari... but now the whole look is clunky. Everything is bold and larger than it was. I don’t mind the layout so much as just the overall look. I will have to use it a bit more to get used to it but as of right now I’m seriously considering at looking back at safari.
Now it’s just a safari clone 1/5
I had this app download because the UI was always simpler and more efficient, now it’s like it has taken a couple steps back to 2009. Not a fan. Terrible update.
New layout 1/5
Change it back to how it was before the update! Why, why is it that as soon as you get used to the way something works, developers think “gee I bet everyone would love if I changed it on them.” NOBODY WANTS TO LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATE NEW LAYOUTS!! The least you could do, before you shove your new stuff down our throat, is give the option to which layout we like.
Was the absolute best browser for IPad and IPhone 1/5
By Colonel Coffey
With recent updates (today is 9/20/18) the app is absolutely useless because of constant bugs which are making it hard for me to get my work done. The old app didn’t look quite as sleek but I had never had an issue with it. Now I haven’t to use safari which doesn’t have any of the features but at least I can upload download and save as needed. The glitches are really bugging me and I would really appreciate it getting fixed soon since the old app was perfect. Once it is fixed I’ll update my review but until then I recommend safari over chrome.
New layout is terrible 2/5
By Qexbu dvnjuvdrhbjiopppp
This new layout is garbage. If I wanted this I would’ve never downloaded chrome and just used safari instead.
New UI is brilliant 5/5
It took a little while to get used to it, but the new UI is brilliant. It’s much easier to use, having everything accessible from the bottom of the screen, and runs like a dream. I only wish they hadn’t made an arbitrary change with incognito mode, moving those tabs to the left side of the tab switcher, opposite of their previous right-side location.
Trying to bring in Safari users at old users’ expense? 1/5
I got Chrome because Safari’s layout is unintuitive for thumbs (they shouldn’t have to bend that way, guys.) Now Safari is better, because at least in that app I can refresh with one click! Awful UI update.