I’ve been a Chrome user for quite a while and before that, Firefox for a long time. I decided to make the move almost 2 years ago, right after extensions were introduced. The main reasons to do so were the start time (cold and warm), which by that time were blazing fast on Chrome compared to the slow Firefox and the cool new Chrome start page. So far I’ve been happy with Chrome besides a few problems with it’s extension capabilities, but the recent launch of Firefox 7 made me question my decision. The new Firefox is as fast, if not faster than Chrome on start time and apparently consumes significantly less resources. That, combined with more powerful extensions is a recipe for a great browser.
Now the requirements. What is really important to me is, besides the speed and footprint, are a few particular extensions. Good support to Google Bookmarks, Evernote, Read it Later, a Session Manager, AdBlock, a bulk media downloader and a Twitter client.
So far I came to the following analysis:
|Google Bookmarks||Partially. YAGBE works but it’s not great.||Yes, thru GMarks|
|Evernote||Yes, thru official extension||Yes, thru official extension|
|Read it Later||Yes||Yes|
|Media Downloader||No. Apparently this is a Chrome API limitation||Yes, thru DownThem All or Download Helper|
|Twitter Client||Yes, TweetDeck app||No. Could not find a web app at the same level as|
|Nice Start Page||Yes.||Yes, thru myfav.es.|
So what is your opinion? Have any extension suggestions? Firefox or Chrome?