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Seven Must Have Extensions for Google Chrome

By Ricky on December 10th, 2009 


Finally Google has made extensions for its web browser Chrome available for Linux and Windows users. The extention gallery contains more than 300 extensions. In this article we give you a list of seven must have extensions.

1. Google GMail Checker

This extension displays the number of unread emails that you have. If you click on the icon, it takes you to your GMail page. One shortcoming of this extension currently is that it does not have any feature to handle multipe GMail accounts.

You can install it from here.

2. Aviary Screen Capture


Using this extension, you can take a screenshot of any webpage and do basic image editing right from the browser using the applications. This is a very good tool for bloggers who need to take a lot of screenshots of webpages.

You can install it from here.

3. AdThwart and AdBlock

These two are both extensions to block ads from webpages. Both of them seems to have almost the same features currently. Hence, both are mentioned. And yes both works as expected.

You can install AdThwart form here

And AdBlock from here.

4. Bubble Translate


Bubble Translate is a translator extension. Using this extension, you can do inline translation of the content of any website. It uses Google Translate for its translation.

You can get it from here.

5. Google Wave Notifier

This extension indicates the number of unread waves in your Google Wave Account. You can also access unread waves directly form the popup from the extension.

You can get it from here.

6. Chromed Bird


Chromed Bird is the Twitter extension for Chrome. It notifies you when there is new tweets. You can also see your timeline and tweet, reply or RT from this extension. It als creates short URLs for you tweets.

You can get it from here.

7. Google Quick Scroll


This extension lets you jump directly to the part of the page you were searching for in Google Search. It appears in the bottom right corner of the browser only when it is likely to be useful.

You can get it from here.


Seven Must Have Extensions for Google Chrome was originally published on on December 10, 2009 - 12:35 am (Indian Standard Time)