TOP CHROME EXTENSIONS
DICTIONARY, CALENDAR, BOOKMARK HOLDER AND LINK CHECKER ... NAME THE FUNCTION AND THE CHROME BROWSER HAS A SOLUTION.
Because these browser walas couldn’t do everything, they allowed extensions. Unless you’ve been dwelling under a rock, you’ll know extensions allow you to plug-in superpowers into your browsers to enhance its featureset and functionality as per your wants and needs. In other words, these are bits of add-on code that install in a jiffy and allow you to personalise and customise your web browser.
The beauty of it is that this enhancement to the browser’s user interface doesn’t always have to be directly related to the viewable content of webpages. Therefore, rather than just browse and read websites, you can do everything from maintaining your to-do list (that is synced to your phone or tablet), get notified on incoming mail or tweets or updates, play audio, see the weather, block ads, check FB updates, or block these time-wasting sites. And more...
And of course, on a web page, specific extensions let you clip and save images and screenshots, pop up a dictionary, enhance video, kill distractions, save web articles to offline reading apps and loads more—all in a click, without leaving your browser.
Oh yes, all the famous five—Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome—have extensions. But we have chosen to look at some of the best ones in Chrome. Why? Simply because in four years of its existence, Chrome has—if, arguably—the maximum number of active users on Planet Earth.
We handpick 10 of the best Chrome extensions.
1 PANIC BUTTON
This should be ordained the Save My Sweet Ass Button. Picture this: You’re chatting up someone, or applying for a job, or, well, just ogling at the oglable. Suddenly you hear the boss grunting ominously close. Hit the Panic Button. This will hide all your open tabs in one blessed click! Press it again when the coast is clear to restore these tabs. Forced to quit Chrome? Shut down for the day? Can only resume the next day? Nevermind, you’ll find the tabs tucked away, in Chromepie order.
2 GOOGLE CALENDAR
If you’re a Google Calendar user, you’ll love this. Not only does a single click on its browser toolbar resident icon drop down your agenda for the next few days, it even sniffs out events from a web page (like Facebook, for example), letting you add them to your calendar in a trice. You can add events through it manually any time, of course. The icon itself can display the time remaining until the next event.