10 Useful Google Chrome Extensions To Improve Your Browsing
Well we all know that when it comes to extensions and add-ons, no browser can beat Firefox. But now we can see that the number of Google Chrome extensions is increasing day by day. Many Firefox users are greatly impressed with Chrome’s speed but are still not ready to leave all their Firefox add-ons that they use everyday.
So today we have a list of 10 amazingly useful Google Chrome extensions to give you an idea of what chrome has got to offer. Check them out:
Have Gmail accounts that you want to manage without any hassle? If so, then this extension is for you. It allows easy management of Gmail accounts by letting you use the following features:
- You can read your email without having to leave the current tab with Mail preview window
- Delete, archive, spam, star and mark as read functionality
- Receive desktop and sound notifications on the arrival of a new mail
- Support for multiple Google and Google Apps accounts
- Allow opening the Mailto-links in your Gmail or Google Apps Mail account
- Manage all your labels or priority inbox
Want to know the sites and pages that present security threats? Now you can easily know all these types of threats by using WOT. Millions of users worldwide rate the websites based on their personal experiences. You can see the reputation ratings by the side of search results when using Google, Yahoo! and Bing etc by using the WOT add-on.
Now saving inspiration and other types of bookmarks is easier than ever — thanks to Clip to Evernote. It is used by many designers for this purpose. Now you can save content to Evernote and then find it easily by searching for it in your Evernote account.
Shareholic for Google Chrome is a great extension that allows sharing links from within the browser with anyone you want using your favorite services like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Evernote, Delicious and Digg etc.
As the name suggests, this extension adds a button to Chrome that allows you to push links, maps, and presently selected text and phone numbers to your Android device easily.
This extension lets you shorten the current site URL with the Google URL Shortener service. A must have for all the people who need to shorten links often!
7. Google Tasks
Google Tasks has made adding and managing tasks extremely easy. You can do it in any of the 3 ways mentioned below:
- Just type “Your new task” into the Chrome Omnibar and add a task from the web page you are on.
- Add a task by clicking on the Tasks icon, now view tasks and task lists and mark a task as completed
- Add text to a new task by simply highlighting the text on any web page and then right clicking it.
The name says it all. Google Similar Pages allows you to easily and quickly preview and explore other pages that are similar to the one you are browsing — on the run. So now you can find more pages about a topic without having to spend time searching on Google.
Do you want an extension that lets you annotate, archive and bookmark webpages easily and quickly? If so, then Diigo is ‘the’ extension for you.
You can use this handy tool for:
- Bookmarking links to archive web pages or to read later
- Attaching highlights and stickies to a webpage as a reminder
- Sharing pages with annotation through Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz
- Accessing anywhere, through iPhone, iPad, Android.
- Creating groups to pool findings, share resources or curate content
- Automatically cross-posting to social bookmarking site Delicious (optional)
Want to know how to ammeliorate performance of web pages? If so, then you should definitely use YSlow. This extension analyzes web pages and then advises ways of ammeliorating their performance based on a set of rules for high performance web pages. It grades web page based on one of three pre-determined ruleset or a user-defined ruleset. It also suggests ways for ammeliorating the page’s performance, summarizes the page’s components, shows statistics about the page.