While there is plenty of debate out there as to which browser is best, for my money it's the sleek, minimalist package known as Google Chrome. And the data shows that most users agree: According to the latest numbers from W3Schools, 73.7 percent of people are using Chrome, more than double the next highest, Firefox (15.5 percent), with IE (4.8 percent) and Safari (3.5 percent) far behind.
These numbers are based on visitors to W3's site, so they aren't a definitive representation of the greater population; Net Applications gave Chrome about 56.43 percent of the global browser market share in December, for example. But no matter what the final tally may be, Chrome is undeniably a popular browser, and if you're not using it, you should at least consider checking it out.
One of the reasons for Chrome's popularity is its clean, polished UI and its versatility. While Chrome's abilities multiply greatly when you consider the near-bottomless library of extensions, there's a bounty of stock functionality embedded all throughout Chrome's guts that you may not even know about.
Click through our slideshow for a list of 32 hidden tricks hidden inside Chrome that you really need to be using