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Firefox/Chrome: Gmail's address book is nice, but isn't mind-blowing.
Earlier today, Clif wrote on how Chrome and Safari are stealing users from IE globally, however, here comes more bad news for Internet Explorer. According to stats released by website tracking firm Stat Counter, Firefox has overtaken Internet Explorer as the most used browser in European countries.
According to Stat Counter, Firefox now has 38.11% share in the European market as compared to IE’s 37.52%. However, here’s the catch. Firefox is not gaining users from Internet Explorer, instead Google Chrome is the one that is making dents into their market share. According to the Stat Counter CEO, Firefox has more or less been stable, whereas IE has been the one losing market share.
Google Chrome has about 14.8% market share as compared to 5.06% in December last year. That itself is a huge gain. Firefox on the other hand have lost market share since last year.
In addition to Google Chrome, this feat can also be credited to the new browser ballot system for browsers that was enforced on all new Windows PCs by law of the European Union.
However, IE is still one of the top browsers in North America, but that crown could soon be placed on top of Firefox’s head too. Google Chrome is by far one of the best browsers available today. However, with Firefox 4 around the corner and the new Opera 11 browser it will be very hard for Internet Explorer to overcome the competition.
My prediction is that Google Chrome will own around 25-35% market share by end of 2011 and Opera should end up with 5-7% while Firefox remains stable or sheds some more users.
I've received almost 4,000 emails from Twitter, and I only know that because Graph Your Inbox told me so. Graph Your Inbox is a Google Chrome extension that reveals the stats about your Gmail account in graph form, based on any search you want, without even asking for your username and password.
Just fire up this Chrome extension, enter some search terms (boolean searches and Gmail advanced searches work, too), and away you go. Figuring out how many Twitter followers or Facebook emails you've received over time is just one possibility. You could search for a friend's email address and get an instant graph of your relationship (your email relationship, anyway), or you could see if you've been getting more emails from work lately.
Graph Your Inbox is a powerful tool that gives you a new way of looking at your Gmail account, and it's a lot of fun. It's a bummer that it only works with Chrome right now, though.
It's just one analytics firm's research, but it's a notable milestone: Google's Chrome browser surpassed Safari in U.S. browser market share, according to analysis of 3.6 billion page views by StatCounter. Chrome had already moved past Safari in global browser usage, but just eked ahead of Safari in the U.S. recently to third place, having 8.97 percent to Safari's 8.88. Internet Explorer owns about 52 percent, Firefox holds onto second with 28.5 percent, and other browsers make up the remainder. [Business Wire via Gizmodo] More »
If you ever thought previously mentioned Xobni looked cool, but you prefer Gmail to Outlook, free Gmail plug-in Etacts adds many of the same features. You get social information, conversation history, and advanced sending preferences right in your Gmail sidebars.
The Etacts plug-in automatically adds detailed contact information to the sidebar of messages, as shown above, similar to previously mentioned Rapportive, but Etacts takes it one step further. Not only do you get links to any social networks that contact is a part of, and some of the information contained therein (such as their occupation and location), but you also get a detailed summary of your mailing history with them, complete with nice little graphs and charts. All this information is also available in compose mode as well, so you know exactly who you're sending it to.