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25 Handy Google Chrome Extensions To Improve Your Browsing Experience

I love Google Chrome. Its simplicity, speed and performance are top notch, undoubtedly. Fans laud its lean, stripped-down interface, and its fast browsing. They also appreciate the free extensions that give Chrome the ability to do all kinds of nifty things. With Google Chrome extensions, you can add more features to the browser to help you with designing, debugging, and working on websites.

Many users have been impressed with Chrome’s speed but have been hesitant make the switch from Firefox because of add-ons that they use regularly. In this post we will check out some of the best 25 extensions to download and use with Google Chrome. So here they are for you, gear your Chrome and boost your productivity up.

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1. Alexa Traffic Rank

Alexa Traffic Rank is Alexa Internet’s free extension for Chrome, and is the only extension that includes you in Alexa’s traffic panel. The Alexa extension accompanies you as you surf, providing you with Alexa data about the sites you visit without interrupting your browsing.

Alexa Traffic Rank

2. Firebug Lite for Google Chrome

Firebug Lite is not a substitute for Firebug, or Chrome Developer Tools. It is a tool to be used in conjunction with these tools. It provides also some cool features like inspecting HTML elements with your mouse, and live editing CSS properties.

Firebug Lite for Google Chrome

3. StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is the easiest way to discover interesting photos, videos, web pages and more, recommended by people sharing your Interests. Share interesting finds with anyone via email, StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter and more. Start exploring today.

StumbleUpon

4. AutoPager Chrome

AutoPager is a Chrome extension which automatically loads the next page of a site inline when you reach the end of the current page for infinite scrolling of content.

AutoPager Chrome

5. feedly xt

Feedly transforms your favorite websites into a fun, magazine-like start page. Integrates with Google Reader, Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

feedly xt

6. Google Chrome to Phone Extension

This extension adds a button to Chrome that lets you seamlessly pushes links, maps, and currently selected text and phone numbers to your Android device.

Google Chrome to Phone Extension

7. Ad Remover and Better UI for Gmail

This extension leaves you the possibility to remove all the ads in Gmail™ and to enhance the Gmail’s UI.

Ad Remover and Better UI for Gmail

8. AddThis – Share & Bookmark

AddThis allows you to instantly share, bookmark, print, or even translate pages with one easy-to-use tool. We’ve optimized AddThis to be as fast as it is easy, so you can share whenever you like without slowing down Chrome.

AddThis - Share & Bookmark

9. Forecastfox

Forecastfox delivers international weather from AccuWeather.com.

Forecastfox

10. Webpage Screenshot

Fast&Simple extension to capture the whole webpage. Even long pages are saved in one image file. This extension lets you save PNG/JPG image of any webpage. Just one click.

Webpage Screenshot

11. Smooth Gestures

This Mouse Gestures extension allows you to move the mouse while holding the right mouse button to trigger actions, such as page navigation or tab management.

Smooth Gestures

12. exfm Music

Exfm makes finding great music a snap. exfm scours the web to automatically find great music on sites you visit. The ex.fm site has tons of great music including a Tastemaker’s section which features a curated pool of music from the web’s top bloggers.

exfm Music

13. Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote Web Clipper is the best way to remember all of the great stuff you see online. Forget about bookmarks and open tabs, save the actual web page – text, links, images and all with a single click.

Evernote Web Clipper

14. PanicButton

PanicButton makes it easier for you to hide all of your tabs at once just by clicking on a button. They are then saved as bookmarks in a separate folder. Afterwards, the PanicButton turns green and shows you how many tabs are currently hidden.

PanicButton

15. Sports Scoreboard

The cleanest and simplest sports extension out there. Just way the Chrome would want it.

Sports Scoreboard

16. Troll Emoticons

If you thought Facebook and Twitter were awesome… Think again. Now they’re about to be even awesome with Troll Emoticons!

Troll Emoticons

17. Google Mail Checker

Displays the number of unread messages in your Google Mail inbox. You can also click the button to open your inbox.

Google Mail Checker

18. Steep and Cheap Countdown Timer

A covert ops Chrome extension for those who must keep a vigilant eye on the latest ODAT (One-Deal-At-a-Time) deals. This extension monitors steepandcheap.com and displays the time remaining for the current deal.

Steep and Cheap Countdown Timer

19. Page Snooze

Ever find yourself with too many tabs open? We’ve all been there. Page Snooze can help manage tab overload by allowing you to…

Page Snooze

20. Google Dictionary (by Google)

Double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble. View the complete definition of any word or phrase using the toolbar dictionary.

Google Dictionary (by Google)

21. Turn Off the Lights

The entire page will be fading to dark, so you can watch the video as if you were in the cinema.

Turn Off the Lights

22. Google Translate

This extension adds a button to your browser toolbar. Click the translate icon whenever you want to translate the page you’re visiting.

Google Translate

23. Add to Amazon Wish List

Amazon Wish Lists are universal. You can add anything from any website to your Amazon Wish List making it easier than ever to keep track of all the items you want in one place.

Add to Amazon Wish List

24. FastestChrome – Browse Faster

Save time and enhance your productivity! Get quick definitions, auto-load next pages, search faster, and more.

FastestChrome - Browse Faster

25. Speed Dial

Enjoy the new Speed Dial for Google Chrome with a fast and intuitive design. Set the number of dials in the page, select your desired theme and background image, and now use site logos as your speed dials.

Speed Dial

As Chrome extensions and applications continue to grow and evolve wildly, it’s possible that more and more Firefox lover will embrace the Google Chrome as their default web browser. Also do share to us if you have nice extension in your Chrome, there’s always a space for great tool!

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Comments

  1. John s on March 13, 2013 at 10:57 am said:

    This is a great post! i got a couple of these while i continued to read!