In the last blog post “Google Chrome vs. Mozilla Firefox” I explained why I now prefer the Google Chrome internet browser for private use. After more than one month of intensive usage of Google Chrome I want to present my favourite chrome extensions that are currently installed on my Chrome (BTW: I can´t notice any decrease of performance, no matter how many chrome extensions I have activated!)
Advertisement Blocker Extensions:
- AdBlock – Version: 1.4.14
AdBlock for Chrome! Blocks ads all over the web. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by our users!
I really like it when users click on the advertisements on my websites, but I don´t like to see advertisement myself. If you are banner-blind like me, you should have this extension 😉
- FlashBlock – Version: 0.9.30
FlashBlock for Chrome. Block them all, or be selective with the embedded whitelist manager
Unfortunately most flash stuff in the web is more annoying than useful. To make it even worse, many times flash gets abused to create annoying self-launching video and music ads that in the worst case fly over the valuable website content… don´t waste your time with that and block flash. For the case you found a really cool flash website you can just switch flashblock off with one click.
Webdevelopment Chrome Extensions:
- BuiltWith Technology Profiler – Version: 1.4
Find out what the website you are visiting is built with using this extension.
This is a great tool for a quick technology check. You will get a list of all technologies used on that page and a short description what it is about.
- Pendule – Version: 0.0.10
Web developer tools for Chrome.
Similar to the famous Webdeveloper Firefox plugin. Allows you to manipulate many things like: Enable/Disable CSS and cookies etc.
SEO Chrome Extensions:
- Chrome SEO – Version: 0.7
The Google Chrome SEO Extension. Make your SEO tasks easier with Chrome SEO Tools, includes ‘all’ the stats and data you need.
Basic SEO stats about the webpage put together in a nice user interface
- SEO Site Tools – Version: 2.78
On-Page / External metrics, Social Media info, Metrics / numbering on Yahoo, Bing, Google SERPs.Extends WMT, YSE and GA with metrics
Quite powerful SEO tool. Also shows SEO info inside Search result pages and Google Analytics if you want.
Social Media Chrome Extensions:
- Chromed Bird – Version: 1.8.0
Chromed Bird is a Twitter extension that allows you to follow your timelines and interact with your Twitter account.
Twitter App for Google Chrome. Cool: It allows separate columns for twitter lists.
- Chrome Reader – Version: 1.1
simple Google RSS Reader subscripton extension
Makes it very comfortable to subscribe to RSS feeds and organize the feeds with labels in Google Reader!
- Delicious Tools – Version: 1.0.4
Quick access to saving Delicious bookmarks. Customizable keyboard shortcut. Selected text populates your notes field.
A simple delicious bookmark button for chrome.
- Feedly – Version: 2.14.230
Feedly organizes your favorite sources in a magazine-like start page.
This is very cool! Organizes all your RSS feeds from Google reader.
- StumbleUpon – Version: 220.127.116.11
Discover the best of the web!
Well, this extension you just must have if you like stumbleupon 😉
Webdesign Chrome Extensions:
- MeasureIt! – Version: 1.1.2
Draw out a ruler that will help you get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.
This works like the Firefox plugin. Makes it very easy to measure the size of page elements.
- TinEye Reverse Image Search – Version: 0.1
Find out where an image came from, how it’s being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or find higher resolution versions.
This is awesome! Find out who publishes your images on the web! Must have for photographers.
- Webpage Screenshot – Version: 18.104.22.168
Fast&Simple solution to save JPG screenshots of any webpage. The first extension that captures the whole page.
Simple and easy screenshot-tool. Nice: offers also Full-webpage screenshot that captures the whole page even if its bigger than your screen
Miscellaneous Chrome Extensions:
- Clickable Links – Version: 1.1.2
Turns unclickable urls & email addresses into clickable ones.
This is very comfortable – no more non-clickable links and emails on websites! Never again!
- Google Mail Checker – Version: 3.1
Displays the number of unread messages in your Google Mail inbox. You can also click the button to open your inbox.
A must have if you use Google Mail! You don´t have to have an Googlemail-tab open all the time anymore!
- Send using Gmail (no button) – Version: 1.11.3
Makes the Gmail webmail your default email application (original Google extension repackaged without toolbar button, safer links)
Whenever you click on an Email address it will open a Gmail window.
- Google Similar Pages beta (by Google) – Version: 0.5.4.5
Discover webpages similar to the page you’re currently browsing.
Displays similar pages to the current page as if you would use the Google Operator “related: “
Your favorite Google Chrome internet browser extension is not listed here? Let me know and write a comment below!