Google Chrome: 13 of the Best Extensions

By Posted 20 Jul 2010, 12:51

Recently I switched from Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome, now a month or so in I am starting to figure out which extensions are worth installing and which are a waste of time, a recent Switched article may be worth checking out if you are new to Chrome.

Their article (here) lists 13 of their favorite extensions, which should make your web browsing experience more fulfilled and more efficient.

Lets start with the Downloads extension, this extension adds a new button two the top right of your web browser, clicking this gives you quick and easy access to your recently downloaded files, rather than using a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+J) or navigating through the browser’s menu system. You can find the download extension here.

Another nifty extension is Google Dictionary (found here), once installed you will have quick and easy access to word definitions. There are two main functions which are offered, you can either double click on a word on a website to see its definition (a small bubble will appear), or you can click the dictionary button on the far right of the address bar, type in a word and click define.

Finally we will talk about AdBlock, if you get annoyed with Ads this is a must, simply install the extension (here), once installed a large percentage of common ads will be blocked from downloading, therefore your web browser will have a cleaner feel and should perform faster. There is only one problem, sometimes AdBlock mistakes useful content as an advert, however if you install the Browser Button for AdBlock you can quickly tell AdBlock to trust certain sites, thanks to a new button placed in the top right corner of Chrome.

If you check out the source link below you can find out about other extensions including Weather Channel, DayHiker (Calendar), Google Voice, Chromed Bird (Twitter) and much much more.

Which is you favorite Google Chrome extension?

Source: Switched

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