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.

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

  1. 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 =-.

    • 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 :)

  2. 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 =-.

  3. 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.

  4. 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? =-.

    • 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 :)

    • 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 :)

  5. 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! =-.

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

    • 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

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

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  15. 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.

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  17. I love seeing websites that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. It’s the old what goes around comes around routine.

  18. 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.

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