Are you switching to Google Chrome? – Extensions that will make you decide!

When I first start using Google chrome which was introduced search engine giant Google, by end of 2008; I didn’t get much impression about it. It was fast for sure, but as a developer Firefox was feeding all my requirements with its rich extensions and plug-in. After a long gap I again downloaded The Google Chrome to find out difference of browser capability to one of my newest site and I got stunned. It is fast and came with new useful extensions. As a loyal Firefox user, I had gone though few articles to find out the difference and ongoing battle between Firefox and Chrome. Let’s have a look what Tech giants find out about this new browser,

When first formed, a review by Tech Herald was “Will Google Chrome shape the way Web browsers are developed and designed? It is too early to tell, but Google has certainly come up with something appealing and unique. Will Chrome replace Internet Explorer or Firefox? Perhaps not in its present form, and not for a very long time. Overall, Chrome is a killer little application to have and offers a nice break from tradition when surfing the Web. While there’s plenty of room to for growth and improvement, the first beta release is impressive.” – Tech Herald

Uses rate of this is growing faster to fastest, within 1 year it crossed Safari. By the end of December 2009, 9.8% share for Chrome and 3.8% for Safari; just thinking what will happen after this year (Source W3Schools Browser Stat).

This light weight browser become my daily friend because of following features:

  • It is faster than any other browsers
  • Works really well with low specific machines.
  • Work seamlessly at same speed with or without many tabs than any other browser (You can see more you open Firefox tabs more resources it uses, test it on Task Manager)
  • It has smart search engine detection tool.
  • Simple elegant interface.
  • Increasing rate of extensions as its source is free for all, developers are getting chances to show their innovative ability.
  • Downloads is bit easier, you will get track of your download instantly.
  • It remembers your most visited links and make it easy to find out, reduce searching time.
  • Are you Google Holic? Chrome is your first option.

There are lots of features included with this new growing browser and I am quite confident people will adopt it more in future. It is true it still have lacking in supporting extensive featured plugins that Firefox has, but it is just a matter of time for Google to close that gap. You can find some important links which might help you to know more about Google Chrome.

Important readings:

Chrome Extensions, resources you should use!

1. Top 46 Google Chrome Shortcuts That Save Time

All the shortcut command while using Google Chrome. Separated by categories and well explained.

2. Google Reader

Google reader extension by Google. Easy way to view all your unread items from GReader. Displays the Google Reader unread count. Clicking the icon shows a preview of your reading list in a popup (or it can open Reader in a new tab, see the options page for configuration).

3. Adthwart

AdThwart makes browsing the web less taxing on both your computer and your sanity. Choose from a number of filter lists, including the continuously updated EasyList. You can just install and forget it.

4. Chromed Bird

I am using it and it is great! Quick, easy to update and notify. It has URL shortener capability and most of all copy and paste your favorite article it will do the rest.

5. RSS Subscription Extension

Detects RSS the site you are visiting. Allows you to click and view the contents and if you want subscribe.

6. StmbleUpon

Stumble UP your favorite site? Just one click and it will redirect you to your StumbleUpon account to confirm your bookmarking.


Still on its first release, but not bad as a SEO tool. It search for the top ranking sites according to searched keywords. You should try it.

8. META SEO inspector

Meta data is not just the usual HTML meta tags, but the XFN tags, various microformats, the recently introduced canonical attribute, the no-follow links and so on.

9. Feedly

A magazine-like startpage. A fast and stylish way to read and share the content of your favorite sites and services. Provides seamless integration with Google Reader, Twitter, Delicious, YouTube and Amazon.

10. One Number

Your Gmail, Wave, Reader all in one single button. Make your Chrome less crowded.

11. Quick Scroll

After you click on a Google search result, Quick Scroll may appear on the bottom-right corner of the page, showing one or more bits of text from the page that are relevant to your query. Clicking on the text will take you to that part of the page.

12. Digg

Digg for chrome. Digg your pages right from browser.

13.TooManyTabs for Chrome

Ever tried having 20 tabs or more open in Chrome? You can’t even see the favicon of the tabs, not to mention the tab titles! If that happens to you, TooManyTabs is a must-have extension that manages your tabs, reduces your tab overflow, and saves your sanity!

14. Delicious

Adds a button in your Chrome Toolbar.
Now with ctrl + D keyboard shortcut and selected text populates your delicious notes field.

15. Blog This

Are your Blogger user? Then this is the right extension for you. It will linkup your favorite post from any web page. Should use.

There are even more extensions are coming every single day from different part of the world. So it is really hard to give an specific name of the best one. The extensions references given above are based on ratings and popularity. You can find more extensions and download your preferred one from GOOGLE EXTENSION site.

You will tell me know!

Yes, i am not perfect. You are the judge and definitely more experimental so please let me know if you find any interesting plugins, and please don’t forget to share!

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