Friday, February 12, 2010

Chrome Extensions: Love at First Bite

First of all, if you're not using Google Chrome yet and you have a choice (I realize some of you work goons are still forced to use IE 6 . . .) what's wrong with you?

Second, if you're not using Chrome extensions yet, you need to.

I'm currently packing 10 extensions under the hood, each of which is super awesome.

If you're like me, you probably have a two second attention span, so I'll just tell you about five I think you'll be interested in.

1.  AdBlock.  Hands down, this extension is a must.  Have you ever realized how many Web pages have highly bothersome video adds all over the place?  Here's the Men's Warehouse dude challenge:  Try this extension out for at least a week.  You're gonna like the way your Web pages look, I guarantee it.
2. Google Mail Checker Plus.  Gives a very quick and robust preview for your email.
3. Cooliris.  If you search Google Images a lot, this is a huge time saver:  I especially recommend that you make a special search engine in your Chrome address bar as I've explained in a previous post.
4. Google Voice (by Google).  Dead useful if you use Google Voice.  If you do, this is seriously a must, check it out.
5. Google Dictionary (by Google).  Surprisingly useful, this extension lets you define a word simply by double clicking on it and adds an amazingly potent app in your address bar.  Even if you don't use Chrome, check out the dictionary, it's impressive and very straightforward: google.com/dictionary

Again, if you're not using Chrome yet, do yourself a very big favor and start, and make sure you install some useful extensions:  https://chrome.google.com/extensions?hl=en-US

As always, let me know if I can help with anything (I'm probably more geeky than most of my scant readership).

4 comments:

CCF & JRF said...

We have made the change to Chrome and i like it. I will have to check out the extensions...

Fletch said...

what are the other five?

CCF & JRF said...

I think I might need to add the dictionary extension. That would fun.

CCF

Cougar Abogado said...

Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google)
FastestChrome - Browse Faster
Google Weather
RSS Subscription Extension (by Google)
Type-ahead-find