Newest Chrome Beta release lets you sync custom dictionaries

The newest Chrome Beta release will let you sync your custom dictionary in Chrome across devices. You will have to sync your settings in Chrome to access your custom dictionary on any device. Google has also refreshed the dictionaries for Chrome's default spell checker, and has added support for Korean, Tamil and Albanian languages. The new spell checking engine is also available for Google Docs, and will even be able to recognise proper nouns.


Google is also going to roll out support for grammar, homonym and context-sensitive spell checking in English. You'll be able to use these new functions by enabling the "Ask Google for suggestions" spell check feature.


Chrome for Windows, Linux and Chrome OS will receive these enhancements in the coming weeks. Support for Chrome on Macintosh computers will be coming soon.

Better spell checking abilities

Better spell checking abilities



Last month, Google released a new Chrome beta channel for phones and tablets running Android 4.0 or above. This is a significant release by Google as it is trying to bring Chrome for Android in line with the much-loved Desktop version of the browser. Google announced that the beta channel for phones and tablets is in line with their beta versions of Chrome for Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS. Google says that bugs are to be expected in the version, since that is the point of the beta release. The up side to a rough, slightly sluggish app is that users will be able to preview and try out the latest features on the Chrome app.


Google has promised periodic updates for the beta version. What is even better is that users can install the Beta version of Chrome for Android alongside the current version of Chrome for Android.


Google says that Chrome for Android is already starting to benefit from all the speed, security and other improvements that are already a part of Chrome’s other platforms. In this beta update, Google says that it has improved the Octane performance benchmark on average by 25-30 percent. Some more interesting features, like HTML5-based CSS filters, have been incorporated too. Chrome 25 on Android brings a slew of updates and improvements over the current Chrome 18-based stable channel, including better HTML5 support and JavaScript performance.

Published Date: Feb 28, 2013 11:30 am | Updated Date: Feb 28, 2013 11:30 am