Now, I’m a bit hesitant to recommend this Google service yet because I have noticed a few very minor bugs which all revolve around using sites that you have to log into. I’m going to go ahead and tell everyone about this because I think the benefits outweigh the costs.
The Google Web Accelerator is a little application that you download and install which will significantly speed up your Web surfing experience. In a nutshell, it works by pre-fetching linked pages from the one you are looking at so that it’s ready in case you do actually click on a link.
As you can see from the attached screen shot, after running it for a few weeks on my machine it’s saved me about 37 minutes of wait time. That may not seem like a lot now, but when you break it down to every page that loaded a bit quicker it seems faster than it is.
Update March 21, 2010: Google Web Accelerator is no longer available for download.