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.
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.
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.
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.
5. feedly xt
Feedly transforms your favorite websites into a fun, magazine-like start page. Integrates with Google Reader, Google+, Twitter and Facebook.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15. Sports Scoreboard
The cleanest and simplest sports extension out there. Just way the Chrome would want it.
16. Troll Emoticons
If you thought Facebook and Twitter were awesome… Think again. Now they’re about to be even awesome with 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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
24. FastestChrome – Browse Faster
Save time and enhance your productivity! Get quick definitions, auto-load next pages, search faster, and more.
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.
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!