Recommended Google Chrome extensions

I’ve been a very avid user of Firefox these past years. But of late I’ve been getting the feeling of Firefox getting slower and slower. I haven’t tried the latest beta yet, but the fact that Firefox dies if one of your tabs are in trouble, just doesn’t cut it for me. So I decided to try out Google Chrome, and boy do I enjoy it. I’ll have to address the benefits of using Google Chrome some other time, but now, I present you with what I consider to be some of the better Google Chrome extensions out there. If you have anything to add, let me know. :)

  • AdBlock
    • The most popular Chrome extension, with over 1.5 million users! Blocks ads all over the web.
  • Alarm
    • This extension help you to remember yours appointments.
  • Bit.ly Shortener for Chrome
    • Shorten URLs with the bit.ly sidebar in Chrome!
  • Clickable Links
    • Turns unclickable urls & email addresses into clickable ones.
  • FlashBlock
    • FlashBlock for Chrome. Block them all, or be selective with the embedded whitelist manager
  • Google Mail Checker
    • Displays the number of unread messages in your Google Mail inbox, or Google Apps. You can also click the button to open your inbox.
  • LastPass (for Linux)
    • LastPass is a free password manager and form filler.
  • Navigate on paste (Linux)
    • Middle click on a page navigates to the content of the primary selection.
  • Tab Menu
    • Select, close, rearrange, and search your tabs from a toolbar menu!
  • Timer
    • Losing track of time on the web? This simple timer tells you when your time is up.
  • ToodleChrome
    • Manage your tasks and todo lists! Get quick access to Toodledo, with the option to show a badge indicating tasks due
  • TweetDeck
  • TweetDeck Launcher
    • Launch Chrome TweetDeck from the Browser Bar
  • Xmarks Bookmark Sync
    • Backup and sync your bookmarks, passwords and open tabs across computers and browsers. Xmarks is also available for Firefox, Safari and IE.

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