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50+ Useful Google Chrome Extensions

The most important feature released in Google Chrome is the support for extensions. Chrome extensions are easier to create than Firefox extensions because they’re nothing more than web pages that use Chrome’s APIs. With Google Chrome extensions, you can add more features to the browser to help you with many necessary things. So, if you are one of the newcomers to Google’s Chrome, here are 50+ Useful Google Chrome extensions that will help you in your work and possibly replace some of your existing tools.

Before you go ahead with our this post on chrome extensions here are some of our previous posts on other chrome extensions that you might like:-

5 Chrome extensions for safe browsing

Google Chrome Extensions for Web developers

Web Developer

Latest Version:0.3.1 | Developer website | FAQ

The Web Developer extension adds a toolbar button to the browser with various web developer tools. It is designed for Google Chrome and will run on any platform that these browsers support including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Resolution Test

Latest Version:2.0 | Developer website | FAQ

Resolution Test changes the size of the browser window for developers to preview their websites in different screen resolutions. It includes a list of commonly used resolutions and the ability to customize that list.

Pendule

Latest Version:0.0.10

Extended web developer tools for Chrome.Use this extension in addition to the built-in Developer Tools (Ctrl+Shift+I).

TIP: Each feature that modify (or add something to) the web page can be undone by re-clicking the item.

PlainClothes

Latest Version:1.1 | Developer website

This is a browser extension for Chromium and Google Chrome. Its purpose is to style — or rather "unstyle" — the web. Just imagine: text is black, backgrounds are white, unread links are blue, visited links are purple, all links are underlined. All text is rendered in your default fonts Everywhere. Automatically.

Image Cropper

Latest Version:0.6

This extension help you to crop any images on the fly.

It’s especially useful when you need to crop your online album photo for IM thumbnail.

Lorem Ipsum Generator

Latest Version:2.0.0 | Developer website

50 useful google chrome extensions

Chrome Extension that generates random "Lorem Ipsum" text. It uses a minimalist and well looking design. The main purpose of this one, is to use the less amount of code (and also memory) and help the developer/user to get the job done.

Measureit!

Latest Version:1.1.2

50 useful google chrome extensions

Draw out a ruler that will help you get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage,pretty good for web designers.

IE Tab (for Windows)

Latest Version:1.4.30.4 | Developer website | FAQ

Use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a Chrome tab. Some sites can only be displayed using IE, and with this extension you can now see those sites without leaving Chrome. Great for web developers who want to test the IE rendering engine, users who use sites with ActiveX controls, and users who want to use the explorer view for local files (i.e. file:// URLs).

jQuery Shell

Latest Version:1.0 | Developer website

jQuery Shell allows you to run JavaScript and jQuery 1.4.2 commands in the context of the current web page. It is simple tool to use when experimenting with / learning JavaScript and jQuery commands.

Color Picker

Latest Version:1.1.3 | Developer website

Quickly get the Hex and RGB values of any color! Also adjust Hue, Saturation, and Balance. Color picker is a full featured color editor which will make your life as a designer easier. It’s easy to use and loads fast, so it’s always there when you need it! This extension uses the Color Picker jQuery plugin.

WebEdit

Latest Version:0.0.10

Make any webpage editable, but changes are not permanent. Just press F12 on any http:// webpage, and edit text and delete things like photos, and embed elements. You can even delete a YouTube video off a page! Once you’ve had your fun, just press F2 to turn off edit mode, for a convincing looking defaced webpage.

Chrome Sniffer

Latest Version:0.2.1 | Developer website | FAQ

This extension will help web developer to inspect web framework / CMS and javascript library running on current browsing website. An icon will appear on address bar indicates the detected framework.

Webpage Screenshot

Latest Version:3.1.5 | Developer website

50 useful google chrome extensions

Fast&Simple extension to capture the whole webpage. Even long pages are saved in one image file.

This extension lets you save PNG image of any webpage. Just one click. Designers can choose to resize the window before capturing.

Eye Dropper

Latest Version:0.1.5 | Developer website | FAQ

Eye Dropper and Color Picker extension which allows you to pick color from any webpage or from advanced color picker.

Click on Eye Dropper icon and popup will show. You can choose first option and Pick color from webpage, just click on button and move you mouse on page. When activated you will see actual color next your mouse cursor. When you make mouse click or hit ‘p’ key, color is picked and you can click on Eye Dropper icon again to see results.

Google Chrome Extensions for Bloggers

Social Translate

With the increase in use of social media by some of the major Non-English language users and their conversation in it ,it has become almost necessary to get a translation tool for Chrome that can do this .Social Translate is a new Chrome extension that translates updates on social networking sites into your native language using Google Translate.

50 useful google chrome extensions

SEO Site Tools

Latest Version:2.89 | Developer website | FAQ

This tool is the most comprehensive SEO Tool on any browser… not only does it pull more metircs from more sources, including social media reactions, it also enhances common tools like Yahoo Site Explorer and Google Webmaster tools with links anchor text and pagerank.

Chrome SEO

Latest Version:0.8 | Developer website | FAQ

The Google Chrome SEO Extension provides easy access to Search Engine Optimization Tools that can help you with Competitive Analysis, Keyword Research, Backlink Checks, PageRank Checks and other daily SEO tasks.

SmoothScroll

Latest Version:0.6.1 | Developer website | FAQ

Scrolls the websites smoothly when scrolling with the mouse wheel or the keyboard.

Meta SEO Inspector

Latest Version:1.7.8.1 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

This extension specializes in displaying all the information you need about the META tags on a web page (including keywords, description, title, copyright, etc.). It is a quite basic SEO tool, although it can be very useful sometimes. Best used in conjunction with other SEO tools, like Chrome SEO or SEO Site Tools.

FastestChrome – Browse Faster

Latest Version:3.0.6 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

FastestFox, one of the most popular Firefox extensions with over 10 million users is now available for Chrome!

FastestChrome is easy to use. Simply look at the previews to the right. All features are configurable via options.

Feedly

Latest Version:2.15.290 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

Your magazine-like start page. 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.

Ibrii

Latest Version:1.0.7 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

Ibrii allows users to snip every type of content found on the internet no matter if it is simple text, a photo, a video or even an embedded object, like streaming audio. Ibrii allows users to mix videos, text or photos from different pages into a single note and later share that note with friends.

WOT

Latest Version:1.0.3 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

The WOT add-on is a safe surfing tool for your browser. Traffic-light rating symbols show which websites you can trust for safe surfing, shopping and searching on the web. The WOT add-on provides reputation ratings to search results when you use Google, Yahoo!, Bing, Wikipedia and other popular sites, helping you protect your computer and personal information.

Chromed Bird

Latest Version:1.8.5 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

Chromed Bird is a Twitter extension that allows you to follow your timelines and interact with your Twitter account.

Google Translate

Latest Version:1.2.3.1 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

This extension adds a button to your browser toolbar. Click the translate icon whenever you want to translate the page you’re visiting. The extension also automatically detects if the language of a page you’re on is different from the language you’re using for your Google Chrome interface.

Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer

Latest Version:1.5.8

50 useful google chrome extensions

Automatically previews pdfs, powerpoint presentations, and other documents in Google Docs Viewer.

Speed Tracer

Latest Version:0.17 | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

Speed Tracer is a tool to help you identify and fix performance problems in your web applications. It visualizes metrics that are taken from low level instrumentation points inside of the browser and analyzes them as your application runs.

AniWeather

Latest Version:0.6.19.8 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

AniWeather = Animated Weather + Any Weather. AniWeather is now available for both iPad and iPhone.

Proxy Switchy!

(Read our post on-proxy websites)

Latest Version:1.6.3 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

Proxy Switchy! is an advanced proxy manager extension for Google Chrome, it allows users to manage and switch between multiple proxy profiles quickly and easily.

1-ClickWeather for Chrome

Latest Version:1.1.0.3

50 useful google chrome extensions

1-ClickWeather a Chrome extesion that enables you to quickly view the current weather conditions, maps, and the weather outlook for the next 24 hours directly in the Chrome browser in one of 5 languages (English, Spanish, French, German, or Portuguese) with a single click.

Cooliris

Latest Version:0.3.1 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

Cooliris transforms your browser into a full-screen 3D Wall for searching, viewing and sharing the Web. Chrome will display a warning when you install any extension that includes a plugin. The Cooliris extension includes a plugin that requires access to your graphics card in order to render the high-performance 3D Wall.

Xmarks Bookmarks Sync

Latest Version:0.8.43 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

Backup and sync your bookmarks, passwords and open tabs across computers and browsers. Xmarks is also available for Firefox, Safari and IE.

RSS Subscription Extension

Latest Version:2.1.2

50 useful google chrome extensions

This extension auto-detects RSS feeds on the page you are reading and upon finding one will display an RSS icon in the Omnibox, allowing you to click on it to preview the feed content and subscribe.

Evernote Web Clipper

Latest Version:4.0.9.1535 | Developer website

50 useful google chrome extensions

Use the Evernote Web Clipper extension to easily save all the interesting stuff you see while browsing the web. No more bookmarks, tabs, or open windows. See something you like, clip it and you’ll have it forever.

Google Similar Pages beta

Latest Version:0.5.4.7

50 useful google chrome extensions

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.

One Number

Latest Version:1.3.0.11 | Developer website

50 useful google chrome extensions

Check GMail, Google Reader, Google Voice, and Google Wave. Four sources, one number.

Picnik Extension for Chrome

Latest Version:1.0.5 | Developer website

50 useful google chrome extensions

The Picnik Extension for Chrome lets you easily edit the images you come across while browsing the web. With a click you can create a snapshot of your current web page and open it in Picnik for easy editing, annotation and sharing.

Select To Get Maps

Latest Version:1.1.1

50 useful google chrome extensions

Select addresses on any web page to get a popup with links to show it on a map or get directions there.

Too many Tabs

Latest Version:1.4.11 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

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!

Fast YouTube Search

Latest Version:1.2

50 useful google chrome extensions

Fast YouTube Search – Search in YouTube with a single click.

Mini Google Maps

Latest Version:1.0.2

50 useful google chrome extensions

Mini Google Maps comes in handy when you’re looking for browsing on a map but want to find it quickly and get the job done. By clicking on the extension single toolbar button, the map will be opened instantly on top of a popup box.

Session Manager

Latest Version:1.0.2

50 useful google chrome extensions

With Session Manager you can quickly save your current browser state and reload it whenever necessary.

You can manage multiple sessions, rename or remove them from the session library.

Bubble Translate

Latest Version:1.5 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

Translate a selection of text inside any website and view the result without leaving the page.

Google Share Button

Latest Version:1.1.0.7

50 useful google chrome extensions

Google Share Button for Chrome lets you easily share webpages with friends, just like Share in Google Toolbar.

Click the Share button and select your desired service from the drop-down menu. Frequently used services will automatically appear at the top of the menu. Find more services by clicking "View more services" at the bottom of the Options menu.

Digg for Chrome

Latest Version:0.9 | Developer website

50 useful google chrome extensions

Instant Image Editor

Latest Version:1

50 useful google chrome extensions

This Chrome add on  let your do some basic image editing right inside your browser by Simply right-clicking any image or element on a web page with a background image while holding down the alt key to edit the image instantly in a new tab.

ScribeFire

Latest Version:1.1.0.0 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

One of the most popular add-on for Firefox is now available as Chrome extension! ScribeFire is a full-featured blog editor that integrates with your browser and lets you easily post to all of your blogs.

After the Deadline

Latest Version:0.3.1 | Developer website | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions

After the Deadline uses artificial intelligence to check spelling, style, and grammar. Use it to check your tweets, find mistakes in your email, and socialize with confidence. Click the ABC icon in the lower-right corner of an editable area to proofread your writing or simply press F7 and  your written content will be scanned for any spell errors or possible grammatical mistakes.

Email this page

Latest Version:1.2.5

50 useful google chrome extensions
Firefox’s contextual menu has an option called "send link" that lets you send a link to the current page using your favorite mail client. This extension adds a similar functionality to chrome, but it only lets you pick the default mail client and Gmail.

Google Dictionary

Latest Version:1.0.2 | Developer website

50 useful google chrome extensions
It shows the definition of a word when you double-click on it. It only support monolingual dictionaries and a small number of languages, but it’s useful if you want to find the definition of a word without opening a new page.

Slideshow

Latest Version:1.2.9 | FAQ

50 useful google chrome extensions
It is a great way to view the images from sites like Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, Facebook, and Google Images in a slideshow.

Empty New Tab Page

Latest Version:1.1

50 useful google chrome extensions
It is a simple extension that replaces Chrome’s new tab page with a blank page.

FlashBlock

Latest Version:0.9.30
50 useful google chrome extensions
It disables Flash content for all web pages and replaces it with a placeholder. Click on the placeholder and you’ll enable the Flash element. This way, you’ll no longer see Flash ads, annoying Flash animations and other unnecessary objects that slow down your browser.

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23 comments

  1. Here is another one plugin called Bookmarx — great replacement of the standard bookmarks interface for geeks:

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/iopbckiipcchfjgijddbfhfakdbdmgjk

  2. This is a wonderful list of Google Chrome extensions. It’s the best and most productive browser, that’s for sure!

  3. Web page Screen shot if my favorite extension . It’s very useful to me when i need to take screenshot for website i developed

  4. This google chrome is very useful for every one

  5. My favorite plugin for Chrome extension so far is Facefetti. Hands down! It let’s you customize your Facebook profile. It’s soooo awesome I can’t stop playing with it : )

    http://www.facefetti.com

  6. The Piano Keyboard for Chrome:

  7. I would add WordPress Stats extension at
    A real time saver

  8. A great App for Chrome:

  9. +1 For the Social Translate tool!!!

  10. Thnx for visiting Geekers mag and glad to know that your chrome extension is doing so well ,we’ll keep this post updated on all the plugins mentioned here.

  11. and rember that SEO Site Tools protects your privacy…

    thanks for reviewing my tool i love feedback you can bother me im @cartercole

    btw big update is one its way… new tools in v3.0 are even faster and pull more metrics

  12. good selection

  13. grat post, very useful, keep the good stuff coming, Tanks for sharing, I will be adding and updating my chrome

  14. Glad to know that this helped you .

  15. Great resource. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Very interesting article, thanks. Keep up the good work.

  17. I have just recently started to use Google Chrome as my default browser. Previously it was Firefox and I have been missing the extensions, this list has shown me some of the ones that are similar to what I had, and that I did not know were available.

    Keep it up and post more lists like this as more and more extensions become available for Chrome.

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  18. thanks very good ınformations
    please look sohbet & muhabbet tnx.

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