Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions

Now that the Google Chrome web browser officially supports extensions, great extensions are appearing every day.  I’ve gone through and picked ten of my favorite (and most useful) extensions so far and put them into a fancy Top 10 list.

Before you can install extensions you’ll need to download and install the new beta version of Google Chrome.

1.  One Number (Google apps notifier) – Click to Install

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It looks like I have some reading to do.

If you’re an avid user of Google services, One Number is the first extension you should install.  This extension provides you with notifications for Gmail, Google Reader, Google Voice, and Google Wave.  There are several extensions that provide notifications for these services individually, but I prefer to have them under one button.

2.  LastPass (password generator/organizer) – Click to Install

I’m a big fan of Lastpass, an application that generates and stores your passwords in an online vault, so I was thrilled to see the LastPass team created a Chrome extension.  The Chrome version of LastPass provides all the support the Firefox version offers and is a great way to manage your passwords.

3.  Chromed Bird (Twitter application) – Click to Install

chrome-top10-chromedbirdThere’s a Twitter app for everything, and Chrome is no different.  Chromed Bird provides a clean interface, several Twitter features (compose, reply, retweet, favorite, and delete tweets), URL shortening, and notifications.

4.  FacebookClick to Install

chrome-top10-facebookWhat kind of list would this be without mentioning the world’s largest social network?  This extension (although unofficial) provides access to your Live Feed, Wall, and notifications.

5.  FlashBlockClick to Install

chrome-top10-flashblockFlash content, although useful, can be pretty annoying at times (especially Flash-based ads).  FlashBlock disables Flash elements by default until you click them.

6.  ShareaholicClick to Install

chrome-top10-shareaholicShareaholic is one of my favorite add-ons for Firefox and allows you to share any webpage with over 80 services including Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Reddit, Delicious, and Evernote.  You can customize the services displayed so you only see your favorites.

7.  Forecastfox WeatherClick to Install

It's a wonderful night in North Dakota.
It's a wonderful night in North Dakota.

Another great add-on for Firefox, Forecastfox has been ported to Chrome and provides international weather from AccuWeather.com.  This extension includes severe weather alerts, radar, current conditions, and 7-day forecasts.

8.  Tab Menu (tab manager) – Click to Install

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While it’s no replacement for my beloved TreeStyle Tabs add-on for Firefox, Tab Menu puts me one step closer to adopting Chrome as my default browser.  This extension takes my often-overloaded tab bar and puts it in a searchable vertical list.

9.  ChromeMilk (task manager/to-do list) – Click to Install

chrome-top10-chromemilkChromeMilk lets you access Remember The Milk (a great task manager/to-do list) right from your browser.  You can manage your tasks and the button also notifies you of incomplete tasks.

10.  WootClick to Install

chrome-top10-wootThe Woot extension for Chrome displays current deals on Woot and also includes deals from wine.woot, shirt.woot, sellout.woot, and kids.woot.  If you’re a fan of Woot or perhaps an enthusiastic impulse buyer this extension is for you.

Have any recommendations or is there something I left off the list?  Share it with me in the comments!


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  2. @0odin Avatar

    You are really making me think I need to leave my high school comfort zone and start using Chrome.

    jon

  3. @0odin Avatar

    You are really making me think I need to leave my high school comfort zone and start using Chrome.

    jon

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  5. @yonbeastie Avatar

    Great list. I installed 5 of these extensions after reading. Thanks!

  6. @yonbeastie Avatar

    Great list. I installed 5 of these extensions after reading. Thanks!

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  8. Hamza Ahmed Avatar

    Thanks for sharing this great list!!!

  9. Hamza Ahmed Avatar

    Thanks for sharing this great list!!!

  10. Raedorah C. Stewart Avatar

    Groovy mon.  Downloaded LastPass, ChromedBird and ShareaHolic. Suh-sweet!

  11. Raedorah C. Stewart Avatar

    Ok, so i am late on the draw… Chromed Bird is not longer available. Love the other two though.

    1. Evan Wondrasek Avatar

      Try searching Google for Chromed Bird, maybe the link changed. I still use it and it’s great.

    2. Evan Wondrasek Avatar

      Chromed Bird has been renamed to “Silver Bird”. The URL to the extension is the same.

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