Saturday, November 19, 2005

Speed surfing with the Google Web Accelerator

Another cool utility from the Google beta labs: Google Web Accelerator Download. Came across it this morning and I must say there is a noticeable difference in the speed at which some of the sites load.

I'll see if this perception last over the next few days. The download and installation were very quick and simple - very Google-like. It works both for IE and Firefox. Once installed, it loads in your systray, so you can have it running or not. When it is though, on the top right corner of Firefox it will let you know how much time you've saved by using it.

It the few sites I've loaded to give it a run and see a difference, according to it, I've saved 14.6 seconds as I write this. This doesn't seem much, but you do notice a change; especially on sites with a lot of graphic content. The EVE Online home page loaded a lot faster than usual. A great lot.

So I'll blink Google Web Accelerator as a 'coolutility' (my BlinkList tag) and it'll appear in my Cool Utilities links section of this blog (lower on the right column).

Happy speed surfing!!

2 comments:

Michael Wales said...

Google Web Accelerator has been relaunched recently - check out my technology news blog for an article.

CrazyKinux said...

Thanx Mike! Great info; blinklisted your blog.