Google has recently opened up its treasure trove of Google Chrome Extension gallery (say bye to Chrome Extensions). And within days of its arrival, people have downloaded the extensions some hundreds of thousands of times. With new extensions being added every day, Firefox (as a platform) is losing its place. More and more people are switching to Google Chrome as their default browser. Here are some extensions that you may like to add to Google Chrome.
Google Mail Checker
Developed by Google, this extension may remind you of the Gmail Notifier. Unlike the Firefox add-on, Google Mail Checker doesn't ask for Google account credentials - it uses Chrome's cookies to log into Gmail inbox. Number of new unread mails are highlighted in red.
Well, Evernote may be your favourite note-taking tool, but if you haven't checked Zoho lately, you're missing out on a lot of things. None can organize your notes as effectively as Zoho Notebook does. And now, all this in the form of a tiny extension. You can clip the URL of the page you're currently browsing; you can take a screenshot of the page or you can clip selected text to Zoho Notebook with this extension.
RSS Subscription Extension
Google Chrome lacked a very basic feature that Firefox boasts of, for a long long time — RSS subscription option in the address-bar (called the Omnibar). Addressing this 'problem', Google developed this extension to give quick access to subscription options.
Xmarks Bookmark Sync
"Xmarks is the #1 bookmarking add-on. Xmarks synchronizes across multiple computers, and across web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. After you install the add-on, click on the notification to set up Xmarks and start backing up and synchronizing your bookmarks. Xmarks sync profiles give you full control over which bookmarks are synced to which computers, allowing you to keep private bookmarks at home while syncing everything else to your work computer. Xmarks automatically keeps a backup of each bookmark change, making it easy to backup and restore your bookmark sets." Download and enjoy!
LastPassLastPass is a free online password manager and Form Filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure. LastPass supports Chrome, Firefox, and IE as Plugins (Opera, Safari, Opera Mini via Bookmarklets), allows you to import from every major password storage vendor (such as Roboform, Keepass, PasswordSafe, MyPasswordSafe, Sxipper, TurboPasswords, PassPack, Firefox and IE's built in password manager) and export too, captures passwords that other managers won't including many AJAX forms, and allows you to make strong passwords easily. Your sensitive data is encrypted locally before upload so even LastPass cannot get access to it. One Time Passwords & Screen Keyboard help protect your master password." (See also: Keepass Password Manager)
"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." Once you install this extension, you would why it's your new addictive homepage.
It's a Twitter client inside Chrome. It has (almost) all the feature Twitter offers. The developers are quick to add new features to Chromed Bird as they are being introduced in Twitter.
Google Reader Notifier
"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)." Great extension for Google Reader fans.
Aviary Screen capture
Remember Screengrab add-on for Firefox to take screenshots of web-pages? Well, this extension does more than what Screengrab offers - you can also edit the screenshots taken, through Aviary Image Editor.
Web-developers, rejoice! Firebug finally for Google Chrome. One of the reasons why many developers were reluctant to turn to Google Chrome was that they were missing Firebug, the have-it-all web-development add-on for Firefox. Firebug Lite misses out on a lot of things Firebug-on-Firefox offers. Considering the number of people switching to Google Chrome, Firebug Lite will definitely see some major updates in near future.
Another very useful extension for debugging IE style errors. This extension displays any webpage using Internet Explorer rendering engine. Webpages which can only be displayed in IE can be viewed inside Google Chrome without leaving it.
Shareaholic is a web-application, "The Better Way to Share Across Twitter, Facebook, E-mail, and More." This extension gives one-click access to share links to different networks. You can create an account with Shareaholic to choose which of the services to show. By default, it creates a shortened link of the page you're browsing (using Bit.ly), so you can also use it as an alternative for Bit.ly's extension.
Are you a Google Tasks fan? Then, this is for you! It might not as simple and effective as Remember The Milk but Google Tasks is well integrated with almost all Google applications. Besides, lot more features are being added to Google tasks. This extension lets you add, edit and mark tasks (as done).
Wikipedia Chromium Edition
"Wikipedia Chromium Edition gives you one click access to your favorite encyclopedia. Search and browse Wikipedia right on the webpage you are viewing. Must have extension for all Wikipedia fans." My favourite!