35 – Google Chrome

UP 19 places this year and still the top rated web browser on the list

Chrome can be used across multiple platforms, and there are now many plugins and extensions available to extend its functionality.

Website: google.com/chrome
Cost: Free
Availability: Download

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 26
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 60
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 35

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 54.    2017: 61     2016: 33     2015: 22    2014: 27    2013: 26
2012: 35     2011: 45     2010: 44     2009: 55    2008: –       2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected Google Chrome as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“Excellent browser with fabulous array of extensions that integrate with other learning tools such as Evernote, Feedly, Pocket and Loom.” Learning Content Developer, Spain

“You have knowledge at your finger tips. I learn about things I didn’t even know I needed to know :)” Learning & Development Coordinator, UK

Previous comments

“In my mind Google Chrome has surpassed Firefox as the best browser out there.  The extensions available to integrate an endless list of tools with your browsing experience makes Chrome a focal point of my online experience.” Dave Lee, USA

“Mainly for the extensions! They save my life.” Anon, USA

“I’d be lost without Chrome as my browser. My Chromebook died a couple of months ago and ordered a new one. Within 10 minutes I was back online, set up with the same extensions, tweaks, and tools that I’d had on the previous device. The extensions available from the Chrome web store work effortlessly. Need to identify the colour on a webpage? Use the Colorzilla extension. Want to delete cookies from a single site from within the browser? EditThisCookie will do that. Clip whole or partial pages to Evernote? There’s an extension for that. Simples.” Andrew Jacobs, L&D Manager, UK, 2016

“The best browser yet” William Colmonares, University/College teacher, Equatorial Guinea, 2016

“best browser for my needs. I find that all of my google usage works best with this search engine” Virginia Goen, 2015

“best browser” Danny Ortegon, 2014

“extensions, plugins, life ” Debra Robnson 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“amazing collection of browser plugins that add significant functionality to Chrome”