I know that many of you have a Gmail account. I do too! There are lots of great reasons to use Chrome as your choice of browsers, but there are some great specific reasons related to Gmail running in Chrome to also consider.
First of all, you can run any of your favorite websites as if it were a standalone desktop app. You can see my taskbar on the right. The gmail website is running in special app mode and it even gets its own icon.
Email is important to me so it is running on my desktop all day long. I simply minimize it when I'm not looking at it. A chrome window in "app" mode loses the tabs bar and the address bar and simply gives a cleaner interface with more space for the specific site information. Notice how that looks below.
In order to take any website in to 'application' mode (like in our case, Gmail), click the Chrome settings button (right side of window, in line with the address bar), then choose Tools, then 'Create application shortcuts'. You can choose to drop the icon on your deskop, or taskbar, or both. In my case, I have my gmail pinned to my taskbar since it is always there!
Once you do this, you will see your current browser window drop off the top bars and it will now look more like typical app that your are running on your desktop.
A second cool feature of Gmail in Chrome is that you can have the option to pop up a notification box whenever new mail arrives. The pop up will appear in the lower right of your screen and will tell yoiu the basics of who is emailing you and what the subject is. Then you can decide to go read it right away or wait til later.
To turn this feature on, notice the setting in the diagram below:
Gmail = awesomeness, Chrome = awesomeness - together like chocolate covered strawberries. Bon apetit!