Interesting and Useful Google Chrome Extensions

Recently I made a switch to the new Google Chrome Beta browser since I was having some trouble with Firefox and also because I was looking for some change. Two major attractions with the chrome browser are its speed and its simplicity.


Though presently Chrome cannot match the number of Add-on’s which Firefox has, I guess it eventually will, since a large number of useful extensions are becoming available for Google Chrome everyday. He is my list of interesting and useful extensions.

Gmail Checker -Displays the number of unread messages in your Google Mail inbox. You can also click the button to open your inbox.

Google Reader Notifier -Displays the number of unread items in your Google Reader account. Clicking can show a preview popup or open your Reader account.

Adblock – The same features which were present in the Firefox Add-on. Blocks all advertisements on webpages.

Add This – This extension allows you to easily share, email, translate and bookmark webpages. You can configure the setting yourself or you can set it to autoconfig based on usage.

Send from Gmail – Do you get irritated when MS Outlook opens up each time when you click a ‘mail to’ id on a webpage.? Make Gmail your default mail application. It opens a compose window each time you click on a mail address on a webpage.

ChrowetyChromed Bird – Excellent Twitter Extensions for Google Chrome. They come with a set of really useful features and both are easy to use. I prefer Chrowety for my regular usage.

One Number – A extension which lets you gather all google services in one button. Using this would eliminate the need for a number of other extensions in this list. Would be handy for those with a large number of extensions making the toolbar a bit crowded.

There are also extensions like the google wave notifier whcih might be useful for those who are actively using Google’s wave.