incognitoInternet Explorer who??? My web browser of choice is Chrome! (Have you heard of it?) If not, suffice it so say that Chrome is a fast, free browser offered by Google. PC Magazine recently reviewed the vast array off browsers on the market and Chrome received Editor’s Choice. One of the reasons I continue to use it is that I love Incognito (or private browsing mode). So, what’s so special about Incognito?

  • Webpages that you open and files that you download while you’re incognito aren’t recorded in your browsing and download histories

  • All new cookies are deleted after you close all incognito windows that you’ve opened (see also what is a cookie?)

  • Changes you make to your Google Chrome bookmarks and general settings while in incognito mode are still saved

You don’t have to be visiting “cliche” sites for this to matter… If you share computers with other people and don’t want them to see what you’re up to – say, planning a surprise party or an anniversary trip – using Incognito mode is one of the best ways to keep your search history secret. And yes, there’s an app for your mobile device. Check out more of Chrome’s features here or watch the 1-minute video below to see Incognito mode in action.