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12 amazing add-ons for Google Chrome web browser

I have been using Google Chrome from quite a long time now and the speed and lower memory usage makes it much better. But there were lots of features were lacking which always stopped me to switch fully from Firefox to Google Chrome. As I am addicted to use lots of Firefox extensions and frankly speaking I can’t live without them.

But now, there are lots of Google Chrome Extensions you can try out. To use them, you have to first download the latest beta version of Google Chrome.

List of 12 very useful add-ons for Google Chrome web browser

1) Google Chrome Backup : It is a small tool that you install and run independently of Google Chrome. It enables you to back up and restore your Chrome user profile settings.

2) StumbleUpon : I know you all use Stumbleupon  and not having a Stumbleupon toolbar for Chrome was really annoying. But now, clicking a button is all you have to do as you do in Firefox. This is still the web version of the Stumbleupon toolbar. You have to just click the SU logo on your browser and it will open a web toolbar so you can go stumbling. Just click the SU logo now on your browser and it will instantly open a web toolbar so you can go stumbling. After finishing, you can click on the SU logo again and toolbar goes away. When you are finished, press the button again and the web toolbar goes away. Much faster and more convenient for those impulse moments when you want to have a quick stumble or two.

3) Chromed Bird : This really makes your Google Chrome more lively because this extension adds a button on your Google Chrome toolbar to give an easy access to your Twitter account. You can tweet or read recent tweets by your friends, just by clicking the button. You can also make any tweet favorite and access that later.

4) RSS Subscription Extenstion : Another thing lacking in Google Chrome was webpage RSS feeds was not being auto-discovered. But now you can install this extension and clicking on it helping you to preview the feed content and subscribe. The extension comes with 4 feed readers predefined (Google Reader, iGoogle, Bloglines and My Yahoo) but also allows you to add any web-based feed reader of your choice to the list.

5) Google Mail Checker : It places a button in your toolbar that checks the unread mail in your inbox. Clicking the button will give you a preview for all unread messages. But, I am missing one thing that I can’t login into multiple accounts to check unread mails in all different accounts.


6) AddThis – Email, Bookmark, Share, Translate : This is a extension which I was waiting for in Google Chrome web browser and now I can share any webpage to Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Mixx etc. in just one click.

7) YouTubeDownloader : Another cool extension which helps you to download YouTube videos right from the YouTube  video page. After installing this extension , when are on video page you will find “Download” button in yellow color in right hand side of the webpage. Now you can download any video right from there in HD, 3GP, MP4, FLV format onto your desktop.

8 ) PageRank & Alexa Rank checker(Drag and Drop) :  This is simple bookmark which helps you to see the page rank and alexa ranking of the opened website in a small window in the left side.

9) Aviary Screen Capture : A must tool for bloggers and designers which helps you to capture the screenshot of any webpage and edit directly in your browser with Aviary applications. There are lot of other editing options too like image editor, markup editor, vector editor, color palette editor, effects editor & audio editor.


10) goo.gl URL Shortener : This is new Google URL shortener which allows you to shorten the current website URL with your favorite social sites like  twitter, facebook, blogger, delicious, digg, myspace, gmail or your default mail client.


11) Google Wave Notifier : This extension is for those who don’t want to open their Google Wave account again and again for checking unread waves. It displays the number of unread waves and notifies by a pop-up also.


12) Facebook for Google Chrome : This extension helps you to read your Facebook news feeds and wall and can change status by clicking on your profile picture. But still it does not support to comment, like or dislike the posts on news feeds. Hope, the developers of this extension are working on this issue.

After all these add-ons, I think Google Chrome web browser is steadily making its space in web browsing market and is giving tough fight to Firefox.

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56 Responses to 12 amazing add-ons for Google Chrome web browser

  1. Larry Battle February 1, 2010 at 3:03 AM #

    “Nothing” by Salmonella is the best extension that I’ve used.
    https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/mabenbhpjlchigbbpafligkdnlhjbmel

  2. Tony February 1, 2010 at 1:04 PM #

    I don’t like the Google url shortener. I prefer chrome muse. More options available.
    .-= Tony´s last blog ..66 Beautiful and Free iPhone & iPod Touch Wallpapers =-.

    • Yogesh Mankani February 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM #

      Thanks for sharing this. I will surely give a try to Chrome muse.

    • finale matchs coupe du monde June 24, 2010 at 5:04 AM #

      Nice, thanks: )

  3. Predictii February 1, 2010 at 1:08 PM #

    I don’t use Google Chrome.. but post is good
    .-= Predictii´s last blog ..Biletul Zilei 01.02.2010 =-.

    • Yogesh Mankani February 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM #

      Thanks for liking my work :)

  4. Suresh Khanal February 1, 2010 at 2:05 PM #

    Its great to know now Chrome started to allow extensions. Now its hard time to Firefox. Internet Explorer is almost dead now and the competition goes between Chrome and Firefox. Let’s see what’s there in future.

    But it is great advantage for us the users, we’re getting better and better facilities.

    Thank you for this post. I’ve bookmarked and tweeted the post. I believe “What goes around comes around”
    .-= Suresh Khanal´s last blog ..What Goes Around Comes Around =-.

    • Yogesh Mankani February 3, 2010 at 8:16 PM #

      Thanks for share and for liking it. And I am absolutely agree that the competition is always best for the end users.

      Off topic : I believe same bro.(what goes around comes around)and I think you already noticed that :)

  5. Sachin Gopalakrishnan February 1, 2010 at 5:01 PM #

    I really think you should just try opera; as a browser its just way above the rest. Google chrome is really just been hyped mostly.
    .-= Sachin Gopalakrishnan´s last blog ..Productivity In 11 Words =-.

  6. Sachin Gopalakrishnan February 1, 2010 at 5:01 PM #

    I really think you should just try opera; as a browser its just way above the rest. Google chrome is really just been hyped mostly.

  7. Pubudu Kodikara February 2, 2010 at 8:28 AM #

    Nice list mate! aviary and the backup plugin will become very useful for me 😀
    .-= Pubudu Kodikara´s last blog ..Want to Completely Uninstall a Program Without Leaving Junk? =-.

    • Yogesh Mankani February 3, 2010 at 8:19 PM #

      Backup plugin I have tried a few days back and its really very easy to use and a powerful tool too. Thanks for dropping a comment dude :)

  8. gautam hans February 2, 2010 at 11:14 AM #

    I didn’t have any idea that google chrome too has addons, i guess i should give it a try
    .-= gautam hans´s last blog ..25 Super Firefox Addons For Bloggers =-.

    • Yogesh Mankani February 3, 2010 at 8:20 PM #

      Yup now its the best time to try man, because there are more than thousands add-ons. These are few which I liked and working fine for me :)

  9. Tinh February 2, 2010 at 12:49 PM #

    Thanks for the list, I have found out the Chrome extension gallery, I could not think there are so manu extensions for Chrome
    .-= Tinh´s last blog ..I am 30. It is time for Birthday Party! =-.

    • Yogesh Mankani February 3, 2010 at 8:21 PM #

      Lolz, even I don’t know before seen the same gallery you have told us. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. alexander128 February 2, 2010 at 5:20 PM #

    very usefull post,thanks.
    .-= alexander128´s last blog ..VLC Media Player 1.0.5 =-.

    • Yogesh Mankani February 3, 2010 at 8:21 PM #

      My pleasure dude.

  11. neha February 2, 2010 at 6:01 PM #

    hey thnk u for the information.got so many useful information.chrome allows extentions sounds cool,must be better then firefox.nice post dear

    • Yogesh Mankani February 21, 2010 at 5:21 PM #

      Ya it is coming as a main rival for Firefox and I think it will overcome the success of Firefox very soon.

  12. [email protected] February 7, 2010 at 12:01 PM #

    Thank you very much. Is there any addon to block flash ads in chrome?

    • Yogesh Mankani February 8, 2010 at 2:29 AM #

      Its my pleasure. Yes, I found a google chrome extension for blocking flash ads, i.e, Flashblock for Chrome. It might be useful for you because I haven’t tried it yet personally.

  13. San Diego Wedding DJ April 13, 2010 at 1:37 PM #

    Wow, I had no idea there was a pagerank application for Chrome. That increases it’s usefulness for me by a lot. Thanks for the info.

  14. piese auto May 11, 2010 at 2:16 PM #

    very interesting thanks for them.I use Google Chrome every day.
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  15. Pariuri Online June 9, 2010 at 5:16 PM #

    Thanks for that mate. It has been edited now.

  16. Alex June 17, 2010 at 1:03 PM #

    Amazing collection. I have tried these all. The PageRank checker is awsome. Now I can check website page rank on my status bar. Thanks alot. I have bookmarked your site.

  17. airstrip June 20, 2010 at 5:14 PM #

    I don’t use chrome, because i think firefox more faster especially for slow connection.

  18. Karen June 20, 2010 at 6:02 PM #

    Interesting post, this is first time i read information about google chrome, but i think it would be great if you write about other browser too.

  19. Alexandru Buzzz July 21, 2010 at 1:36 AM #

    This is an awesome collection. I just love Chrome. I mainly use Google SEO extension, and Google Reader Notifier. Chrome is just the fastest!

  20. Silviu Buzzz July 21, 2010 at 1:40 AM #

    Chrome is the best browser, on my opinion. Since I’ve downloaded it, I never used anithing else….

  21. insurancesmart July 28, 2010 at 12:56 AM #

    I never knew before, google chrome also has an addon like firefox.

  22. Jim August 24, 2010 at 9:07 AM #

    I too have been slowly switching to Google Chrome. I like the simplicity, yet I initially missed all the fan fare of fire fox. This is slowly changing as chrome building more and more extensions. I particularly like my page layout.

  23. Icechen1 September 14, 2010 at 4:30 AM #

    Chrome Backup is pretty redundant now that Chrome 6.0 comes with the ability to sync your profile settings automatically to their servers.

  24. Diana Eftaiha September 21, 2010 at 7:17 AM #

    NEAT thanks for sharing

  25. elemente caroserie October 16, 2010 at 3:30 PM #

    Hi, I also use Google chrome, I find it attractive and useful. Thank you for sharing your experience

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  27. auto dealers online November 10, 2010 at 8:31 PM #

    It is good that Chrome do much steps forward in his chalange whit Modzila Firefox and E explorer. But they must do more and must promote it. It is good that they do this steps anyway.

  28. Umberto November 12, 2010 at 5:42 PM #

    Hello, I love you , guys!
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  29. bamboo chopping boards November 13, 2010 at 4:48 AM #

    I absolutely love the features on Google chrome… especially the fact that you customize it to fit your style…..

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    I sincerely appreciate the effort you are putting into the blog! I am a daily reader and your content is very entertaining.

  31. pariuri online June 15, 2011 at 1:32 AM #

    Great list, thx for effort .. best article:)

  32. hats online for you June 20, 2011 at 9:40 PM #

    I too have been slowly switching to Google Chrome. I like the simplicity, yet I initially missed all the fan fare of fire fox. This is slowly changing as chrome building more and more extensions.

  33. Cheshire June 24, 2011 at 3:03 PM #

    The AddThis add-on is awesome, couldn’t live without it!

    Great list by the way!

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  36. Dezmembrari auto July 22, 2011 at 8:32 PM #

    Chrome is best !
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  37. Piese July 27, 2011 at 2:09 AM #

    I ‘ use Chrome daily.

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    Thanks for the information on google chrome.If some features is added it would be the best.Thanks for the list of add-ons in google chrome.

  40. anvelope iarna August 28, 2011 at 3:48 PM #

    Aviary Screen Capture is the best app from Chrome. I don’t have this tool on the other browser and this is why I like Chrome

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    I use SerpTrends and other SEO addonds.
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