By AN Jay on February 10, 2011

14 Great Extensions Provided By Google To Supercharge Your Chrome Browser

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As you might have been using Chrome for a quite some time now but there is a good chance you are not taking its full advantage. You would be happy to know that Google Chrome extensions are a great way to add more features and functionality to your browser. Below we have gathered 14 Great Extensions Developed By Google To Supercharge Your Chrome Browser. You will not find these extensions in similar lists on other websites; I hope you find them to be useful to your computer usage.

Give the list a thorough reading, try out any extension you are interested in, and let me know in the comments how they worked out for you. You are welcome to share if you know more useful chrome extension which our readers/viewers may like. Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at SmashingApps.com just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter and do not forget to become our fan on facebook as well.

Screen Capture

Capture visible content of a tab, a region of a web page, or the whole page as a PNG image. Support horizontal and vertical scroll when capturing whole page, with an all new autosave capability.

Google Dictionary

You can view definitions easily as you browse the web. This extension also supports translation. If you’re on a website that’s detected to be in a foreign language, foreign words on that page will be translated to your language if available.

Shopping Buddy

The Shopping Buddy displays the rating of stores you are currently visiting right in the omnibar, you can also read reviews by clicking directly on the rating icon. The Shopping Buddy will also let you know if the store you’re browsing
is offering a discount for purchases made through Google Checkout. With this Chrome extension you won’t miss another Google Checkout deal.

Send from Gmail

This extension will open a Compose window in Gmail when you click any email address on a webpage. It also provides a button that will create a Gmail message when clicked, using the page title as the subject and selected page text and
link address as the message.

Google Reader Notifier

It displays the Google Reader unread count. Clicking the icon shows a preview of your reading list in a popup or it can open Reader in a new tab.

Google Voice

You can make calls, send SMS, preview Inbox, and get notified of new messages. It works for US only.

News Reader

This extension adds a button to your browser toolbar that you can click to view the most recent stories from Google News on topics you are interested in. Click any story’s link to expand the story and see more details — right within
the popup.

Google Calendar Checker

You can quickly see the time until your next meeting from any of your calendars. Just cick on the button to be taken to your Google calendar.

RSS Subscription Extension

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.

Download Helper

This extension allows you to download links on a web page with your favorite downloader. Now they support FlashGet, FlashGet Mini, Thunder and Mini Thunder
too.

Virtual Keyboard

Virtual Keyboard lets you type in your language using the keyboard layout familiar to you. It pops up on every page with input text boxes and text areas.

Chrome Toolbox

A quick access tool that allows you to put your favorite browser commands in one drop down menu, save unsubmitted form data, magnify images, view videos in standalone windows, and define shortcuts to open all links in any bookmark
folder.

Highlight to Search

Google Highlight to Search is a browser extension that helps you search keywords easily. After you highlight keywords within a web page, you’ll see magnifying-glass icon appear below the highlighted keywords.

Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer

It will help you automatically previews pdfs, powerpoint presentations, and other documents in Google Docs Viewer.





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You are forgetting AdBlock. It’s wonderful, it removes all those pesky ads (even on YouTube)!

The YouTube thing is still in Beta though.

No Google Toolbar? – WTF!?

Chrome works best for my site EquityGroups It is the cleanest and without question the fastest browser I use. Good article keep it up. How do you like Flock?

With all these extensions Chrome is becoming a real competitor for Firefox. I still use Firefox for web development but Chrome for everyday browsing is in my opinion the best. Love the highlight to search extension

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