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Best Chrome Addons
Best Google Chrome Addons
What are Chrome Addons?
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Google Chrome Addons
The Google Chrome browser has long been my favorite browser, it is simple, quick and easy to use. Despite this I sill found myself using Firefox a huge amount, simply because off all the addons I could use in conjunction with it, to make my life easier. I literally missed not having Google Chrome Addons.
Well now the time has come, with Google Chrome Extensions, we can finally use Google Chrome Addons to improve our browsing experience and improve upon our productivity. Google Chrome Addons provide nearly unlimited functionality, and help you to pick and choose your Google Chrome extensions to help your internet browser do what you want it to do, without cluttering up the interface!
Google Chrome Addons are easy to install, and even easier to use, which is why I am going to give you a rundown of the best chrome addons you can get!
You can get all these Google Chrome Extensions Here!
And I have ten more of these as well, check out the Best Chrome Extensions!
Best Google Chrome Addons
10) Google Chome Addon - Proxy Switchy
A proxy server may not be for everyone, but for those who use things such as Megavideo or Rapidshare, may find this nifty little tool a great way to get around the time limits!
A proxy server basically hides your IP address, so you can also use it for anonymous surfing, or you could fake the IP address of a certain country. using the IP address of another country comes in particularly helpful if you want to know how to use Pandora outside America!
Proxy Switchy is by far one of the best proxy server switcher Chrome Addons that you can find out there today, expect more of these great addons in the future though!
Best Google Chrome Extensions
9) Twitter Bird Chrome Addon
I do not really use twitter that much myself, I can kinda see its benefits, but Facebook is what I tend to use!
Nevertheless there are millions of twitter users out there who will love this Google Chrome Extension Twitter Bird. Twitter Bird gives you a simple drop down box containing your twitter news, and allows you to quickly post twitter updates without getting in the way of your Internet surfing.
This Chrome addon for twitter is pretty much essential if you are a fan of twitter!
If you spend more time on Facebook though, check out our next Google Chrome Addon.
Facebook Chrome Extension
8) Facebook Chrome Addon
Facebook is one of those things that became a huge success, and instantly managed to drain hours from every single users daily life. When it first appeared I know I spent some time on there, and even now, when you think I would have got bored, I usually have Facebook open in the background so I can check it every ten minutes.
Fortunately the Facebook Chrome Extension makes life a little easier, with a drope down facebook box which allows you to update, check notifications, and keep on top of your facebook account.
This Facebook Chrome Addon might seem superfluous, but it can speed up your daily Facebook surfing, saving you a huge amount of time!
Google Translate Chrome Addon
7) Google Translate Chrome Addon
This Google Chrome Extension is pretty self explanatory. The Google Translate Chrome addon is a simple and quick way to translate a webpage from nearly any other language in to English.
This may not seem like a big deal, but I was surprised how often I had to revert to Firefox to view some webpage in German that had just the information I needed.
This may not be useful to everyone, but to may of us a translation chrome addon is a brilliant addition to our web browser!
Best Chrome Addons
6) Chrome Select to get Maps Extension
Google maps is by far one of the most useful applications, and this simple Chrome addon save you that little bit of work, copying and pasting the address. Select to Get Maps is well programmed to detect if you have selected an address.
If it detects that you have selected an address then it comes up with a small box containing a link, which will instantly take you to a map of the area. This is an incredibly simple concept, but also incredibly useful, After a week of using it, I already miss it when I am using Firefox.
SEO Tools for Chrome
5) Chrome SEO Extension
For those of you who like me, are webmasters, you may miss the SEO functionality of Firefox. Fortunately Chrome SEO completes many of the daily functions that you might need as an SEO specialist or webmaster.
While not all of the functions in the addon are displayed directly yet, they have plans to fix this soon, in the meantime there are still direct links which will take you to the information you need!
If you are looking to collect SEO data through Google Chrome then you will find these SEO tools are an essential Google Addon!
Best Google Chrome Addons
4) One Number Google Chrome Addon
There are plenty of Google Chrome Extensions to check your Gmail account for updates, and even a few for Google Wave. With the One Number Google Chrome Addon however, you can check your Google Mail, Google Wave, Google Voice and Google Reader for updates all with one simple button.
This integration of your e-mail, RSS feeds, Google Voice account and your waves is a great mix. This Google addon brings them all together seamlessly to provide you with everything you need to keep you up to date.
Best Chrome Extensions
3) FastestFox for Chrome
FastestFox is originally an addon created for Firefox. However the team have worked hard to bring you this top notch Google Chrome Extension. FastestFox is designed to make your day to day browsing just that little bit quicker. It does this using several techniques, from pre-caching to selection links (allowing you to search for your selection on sites such as wikipedia0
This is a fantastic Chrome extension which has helped me massively in the last week, especially for research, where I may often be flicking through hundreds of webpages, and often referencing sites such as Wikipedia. I definitely suggest you give this little Google Chrome addon a try!
Ad Block for Chrome Addon
2) AdBlock Chrome Extension
Out of all the things missing in basic Chrome release, the most complained about was the lack of a simple AdBlocker. Fortunately with the release of Google Chrome Extensions came a fully functional adblock which will make your Chrome surfing advert free!
AdBlock does also come with some great little features, and as far as I am aware, it is the only chrome extension which allows you to choose whether or not a button is displayed by your address bar!
If you are looking for a way to remove adverts, tehn this is by far the best Chrome extension!
Top Google Chrome Addons
1) Google Chrome Session Manager Addon
So this might not be in everybody's number one spot, but to me the Google Chrome Extension, Session Manager, is by far the most useful of the Google Chrome Addons. It allows me to save a window state, allowing me to close down, and come back to it days later.
This great simple tool may not have much to it, but its usefulness brings it straight to the number one spot of my best Chrome Extensions list!
While this Chrome addon may not be useful to everyone, in my day to day research I find this addon to be the most useful Chrome extension created so far!