Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Yesterday was the day Google flipped the switch to officially enable extensions in Chrome. You can now browse a surprisingly large selection of extensions and install them in your Chrome browser, assuming you're using either the beta or dev version. There isn't much more to say on the matter, so let's take a quick look at some of my favorite extensions so far:
Gmail Checker - shows unread count, provides a preview of messages, and even lets you delete, archive, etc. right from the preview.
Google Voice Checker - provides unread count for Google Voice
Google Wave Notifier- provides unread count for Google Wave
Sidewiki - finally the cool, social sidewiki service for Firefox comes to Chrome, read about it here.
bit.ly - a super simple extension that immediately shortens whatever page you're on using bit.ly
Google Quick Scroll - really interesting search helper extension that shows up when you need it.
RSS Subscription - adds a button in the omnibar whenever an RSS feed is detected on a site, allowing you to subscribe using your favorite feed reader.
Those are the ones that I use, but there are tons more, including mouse gestures, Aviary, Picnik, ad blocking, twitter, facebook, etc. And more are being added every day. Definitely check it out if you're a Chrome user (and if you're not, you should be). :-)
By: Ryan Joseph