Google Chrome plugins.

Posted: December 15, 2010 in Internet, Software, Technology

There are many reasons why I love Google Chrome. Its speed, for instance, its highly ergonomic interface, the “process isolation” technology, which prevents an issue in one tab from screwing with processes in other tabs, and many, many others. But what I want to specifically highlight today is Chrome’s extensions. These little software addons make my life so easier!

I just want to show what Chrome extensions I have on my laptop. I use the following:

Chrome Flags – not very practical (for me), but it’s fun to have anyway. It identifies the country which hosts the server on which the site you’re currently viewing is stored by analyzing its IP.

Chrome Bird – a Twitter extension. Pretty functional, allows you to view/post twits, search, start following someone, as well as gives you an access to your settings. The entire Twitter.com in one addon, you don’t even have to go to the site anymore. I don’t twit myself, but I use it to stalk a few people.

Chromey Calculator – pure awesomeness! An extension that gives you an access to WolframAlpha engine (it’s like a mixture of calculator and Wikipedia). If you ever need to calculate something, use this product.

Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google) – allows you to view .doc, .ppt and .pdf files in your browser. Nuff said.

Google Dictionary (by Google) – probably the most frequently used plugin. It gives you definitions of words when you double click on them.

Google Mail Checker – displays the number of unread messages in your Gmail. When you click on the icon, it opens Gmail in a new tab. Very simple and very useful.

IE Tabs – shows a web page in a way it would have been shown in Internet Explorer. Sometimes, sites are written to be displayed in certain browsers only, which leads to annoying lags when you trying to view them using other browsers. This application solves that issue. It might also be useful if you’re a web-developer and working on optimization of your web-page.

(it’s an old screenshot)

Notifier for Google Wave – still haven’t deleted that. It notifies you of new waves at Google Wave. Google Wave was an awesome project by Google. Hence it’s not longer supported by Google due to the lack of the interest from the public, it has no future (though some of its features will find a new life in other projects). Sad, very sad.

Unfriend Finder for Facebook – this plugin has two very important functions: 1) it creates a new page on Facebook that displays all the people that unfriended me since the installation of this plugin and 2) it shows me my potential prank-victims.

Ooops! Wrong picture. Haha! :)

That’s it, pretty much.

What extensions do you use?

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