Chrome is now the second most popular browser in the world, surpassing Firefox at the end of last year. One major reason is its rapidly expanding One of the reasons it has grown in popularity could be because of its expansive Chrome Web Store. In this “store” you will find thousands of applications that will extend the functionality of Chrome. Anything from games to productivity and security apps.
Today, lets take a look at some of the more useful and all around fantastic chrome extensions that will make your work day more productive, cut down on wasted time and a more pleasurable experience.
Once ‘Search by Image‘ has been installed, you can right click any image on the web and do a search by image on Google and find where that image and similar images are being used on the web.
Shows Google PageRank and AlexaRank of current web page, quick access to Geo IP Location, Whois, Alexa, backlinks and indexed pages
StayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.
An essential extension for anyone who makes money through Google Adsense. The extension has two main features. Firstly, it lets you easily glance at your stats quickly without logging into your account. Secondly, it places an in site ad overlay over the advertisements on your website that shows exactly how much each zone is making.
Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, one-click upload to share.
Enjoying the page you’re looking at and interested in other similar pages? Trying to find more pages about a topic you’re researching, but having a hard time coming up with the right query on Google? Google Similar Pages can help. Now you can quickly preview and explore other pages that are similar to the one you are browsing — on the fly.
For Gmail users, Boomerang will prove very useful. Schedule messages to be sent at specific point in the future, or even at a random time. Prepare email reminders, or schedule that reply for better timeliness. Boomerang integrates nicely with Gmail, and scheduling messages is a simple matter making a selection through a easy access drop down menu.
See exactly what a website is tracking with Ghostery. It shows trackers, web bugs, pixels and other hidden scripts. It can also be used to block images and embedded objects from websites you don’t trust.
This extension adds a button to Chrome that lets you seamlessly push links, maps, and currently selected text and phone numbers to your Android device.
Replace your boring Chrome default page with the Incredible StartPage. The app replaces your start page with a stylish board that shows all your bookmarks, apps and closed tabs. There’s also a handy note taking feature and links to Gmail and Google Calendar.
By clicking on a link for a supported document format you’ll be taken to the Google Docs Viewer. No more downloading large files and launching another application just to view it. The Google Docs Viewer does not work on files that require a log-in to view, but you can make it ignore specific domains in the options so you will still download the file.
Split Screen is a simple extension that lets you view two websites at the same time, side by side, without having to resize your windows.
The way Temporary Email Alias works is, right-click on the email address field and select generate an email address. All of the messages will be forwarded to your Gmail account.
iMacros was designed to automate the most repetitious tasks on the web. If there’s an activity you have to do repeatedly, just record it in iMacros. The next time you need to do it, the entire macro will run at the click of a button! With iMacros, you can quickly and easily fill out web forms, remember passwords, create a webmail notifier, and more.