Wednesday, October 14, 2015


I remember when Google Chrome used to be the fast, snappy, and light weight browser that we all knew and loved. However, the browser has been heavily bogged down by numerous updates that include tons of features that were not necessary for daily use, mainly in the experimental section. New APIs, apps, extensions, and themes were added. Not all of these slowed the browser down, but the new enhancements did a number on RAM and CPU usage. Essentially, Chrome became an operating itself with the introduction of Chrome OS. Chrome on other desktop operating systems mirror Chrome OS and carries with it the bulk that slows the machine down. Chrome is now slow and bloated -- and much of that could be said about Google Groups.

Recently I have become aware that Google Chrome decided to start blocking the Polarity installer from being downloaded on a user's computer. This has never happened before and I was not aware of it until many emails came in stating that Chrome has blocked all downloads of Polarity on any site. Not only that this is annoying for the user, it is also annoying to me since it gives Polarity a bad reputation which has already been reflected by a couple of software vendors. This made it entirely more complicated for me to push out updates to all the websites that allow users to download Polarity. I have contacted Google Groups on this issue, and the support was sluggish and inaccurate. I was simply given the instructions to rectify this issue for a Chrome App/Extension rather than a Windows application. Not only that, the Polarity Installer also does not perform any of the "deceptive" behaviors listed.

This is highly unfair for new software developers as it gives them a bad name in the software world. Even though I do not depend on Polarity as a way to make a living, there are many others that also work very hard to do just that. I hope that Google will change its policy to actually reviewing each program that blacklist instead of blacklisting them based on its market share online.

Tl;dr: With that being said, it is best to download Polarity from other browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Opera, etc...

Another response from Google may take a while and completely resolving this issue may take even longer.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Some updates

Now that the Polarity Forum is finished, I am now focused on finishing translations in Polarity. Once Spanish is completed, translations to other languages should come much quicker. A major update is also in the works.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Polarity 7.0.1 and 7.0.2

These two updates have been released to iron out some of the issues that occurred in version 7.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Polarity 7

Polarity 7 is now out along with a newly redesigned website. This is one of the largest updates that I have pushed out for Polarity and many of the new changes were from user feedback. This update also fixes important issues with PolarPass as well.

Visit the new page:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Polarity has finally reached 250,000 downloads worldwide! It has gotten 40,000 downloads from just last month alone and it will continue to increase.

Stacks is a new web app that saves tabs on Polarity and should be released soon. Translations for Spanish and Russian are also coming soon.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Polarity 6.3

Polarity 6.3 is now out. This update is mainly a UI update which adds shadows to the tab container. The shadows help to better define where the tabs are and provide depth that mimic those in Android's Material Design. Other design changes included a better minimal scrollbar look, which may end up replacing the regular Windows scrollbar in future updates, and tab size readjustments to make a more coherent user interface.

As for features, most of these were user requested. These can be found in the new tools menu in the settings panel located at the top right corner of the browser. Some of these features include pop out mode for Youtube videos, changes to website translation, and more. A new image viewer was added into this build as a beta feature which could be enabled in the settings. The new image viewer offers a cleaner interface which centers the image when you first view it. You are also allowed to zoom in and out of the image as well as move it around the screen.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Phlee for Google Chrome

Phlee for Google Chrome has been released. Download it now at: