Still using your computer's default web browser to access the internet?
It is important to know that your smart office has alternative options that can help you and your team. If you are not familiar with the term, a browser is software that allows you to get and see information from the World Wide Web, more commonly known as the Internet. You use browsers on your smartphone and your desktop computer to check email, use search engines, access financial information and to check your favorite websites like FarmFutures.com.
Google Chrome is a free browser that has the benefit of the Internet's most powerful search engine and a plethora of add-on tools that help you increase efficiency. The Chrome Web Store has apps and browser extensions that can help you to integrate software you already use within your web browsing experience.
Applications and extensions for weather, accounting software, and even proofreading services like Grammarly. Some other features of the browser are that it can calculate and convert information right in the Omnibox—the location where your URL, or website address, is usually displayed.
You can also add the Chrome browser to your smartphone, tablet, PC or Apple computer, as an alternative to the default browsers on those devices.
Whether or not you plan to keep your current browser, it is a good idea to have a second option installed. This ensures that you have backup access to the web should you have problems with a browser software. You may also occasionally come across websites or software that will only work on certain browsers it is vital to have an alternative readily available.
The opinions of Jessica Michael are not necessarily those of Farm Futures or the Penton Farm Progress Group.