Google Chrome extensions

Google Chrome extensions provide new functions to the popular browser, with new advanced tools to use across several platforms and web-based apps. We’ll review some of the top ones you can download while also sharing any essential updates and news.

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Keep Your Chrome Plugins Up To Date with Plugin Updater

Update: Google is pulling the plug on NPAPI plugins in the browser. These plugins are already blocked by default and will be blocked completely later in 2015. Outdated browser plugins are a […]

The Difference Between Google Chrome Extensions And Web Apps

Google Chrome has supported extensions, sometimes called add-ons, for some time now. Recently the Google Chrome Web Store was added to the browser which has added web apps to the picture. The […]

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SaferChrome Protects Chrome Users Against Man In The Middle Attacks, Improves Security

Internet users who connect to the Internet out of a computer network have to be very careful about the data they send and receive, and how they do that. The Firefox add-on […]

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Post Sticky Notes On Websites With Note Anywhere For Chrome

Sticky notes are handy as a temporary means to remember information. They are usually plastered around the monitor and computer desk but Note Anywhere for Chrome takes them to the virtual realm. […]

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Search Engine Blacklist Removes Sites From Google Search

Google Chrome only extension Search Engine Blacklist can remove selected sites from Google's search result listing. The extension is especially useful for users who often stumble upon the same set of spam […]

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Click&Clean, Browser Add-On To Delete Temporary Data, Improve Privacy

One of the biggest privacy related problem on the Internet these days are information that are stored by the browser on the local computer. Most web browsers come with built-in tools to […]

Chrome Window Expander For YouTube

Chance is that your visit the popular video hosting site Youtube with different window sizes of the browser. Some users may always visit it maximized but the majority is probably visiting it […]

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Scroll To Top Button For Chrome

Some Internet users like to navigate web pages with the mouse and only the mouse. This can become a problem, or better a nuisance, on pages that are very very long, especially […]

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1-Click Web Proxy Extension For Google Chrome

It can sometimes be very handy to access a website or service through a proxy server. Why? It can be that the service is limiting access to users from specific countries or […]

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Disable Major Third Party Tracking Services With Disconnect For Chrome

Facebook Blocker which I reviewed yesterday made sure that some Facebook scripts cannot be executed on third party websites. That's helpful among other things to disable tracking by the popular social networking […]

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Power Twitter For Chrome

Update: The extension does not work anymore. It was last updated in 2011 and the most likely reason why it stopped working is that Twitter changed things around in the backend in […]

Widgetblock, Block Social Media Widgets In Google Chrome

The majority of blogs and a lot of websites display social media widgets on their pages. They display Facebook like buttons, Facebook user widgets, Twitter tweets, Disqus comments and a lot more. […]

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Pop-up History For Chrome, Display Browsing History In A Popup

What would you say that an extension with the name Pop-up History and the description Pop-up a History does? This one had me puzzle for a while. My first thought was that […]

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Safy, Run Links With JavaScript, Plugins Disabled In Google Chrome

Loading websites without scripts or plugins is one of the best security precautions, and the extension that I use for that is the excellent NoScript add-on which does that and a lot […]

bookmark sentry

Bookmark Sentry For Chrome, Check For Dead And Duplicate Bookmarks

Every modern web browser offers to save bookmarks that act as a reminder and quick way to open websites. Internet users who save bookmarks regularly end up with hundreds, and sometimes even […]

vtchromizer

Virus Scan Any Link With VirusTotal In Chrome With VTchromizer

I use the online virus scanning service VirusTotal on a regular basis, for instance to check files before I download them to my local computer system. Especially useful for programs that are […]

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Chrome Toolbox, Improve Productivity In Google Chrome

Chrome Toolbox is a new extension for the Chrome web browser that aims to improve a user's productivity in numerous ways. All features of the extension become available after installation. A right-click […]

Improve Chrome Privacy By Whitelisting Cookies

Web cookies, like temporary files and the web browsing history, can reveal information to third parties that a Internet user may not want to share. For instance, which sites were visited in […]

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Google Chrome RSS Live Links

RSS Live Links is a handy Google Chrome extension for users who want access to selected feeds and their updates right in the Chrome browser. The extension adds a new button to […]

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Neat Bookmarks For Chrome, Search And Access Bookmarks Faster

If you want to have direct access to bookmarks in the Google Chrome browser, you either need to display the bookmarks toolbar, use the tools menu or install an extension that offers […]

chrome update notifier

Chrome Update Notifier, Receive Notifications Of Google Browser Updates

If you compare how Google Chrome and Firefox handle browser and extension updates, you may come to the conclusion that Firefox is more transparent than Google Chrome, as it displays update notifications […]

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Video Viewer, Watch Linked Youtube Videos Directly

Sometimes, you do not want to open yet another page in your web browser to view a linked video that you have encountered. Maybe someone posted the video in chat on a […]

youtube subscription monitor

Youtube Subscription Monitor For Google Chrome

Update: The extension does not work anymore. You find alternatives for it on the official Chrome Web Store. If you have a YouTube account you can subscribe to channels that you are […]

hoover zoom

Display Full Images With Hover Zoom For Chrome

Many websites and services on the Internet display image thumbnails on their pages which link to a larger version of the image on a mouse-click. Shopping sites like Amazon display small item […]

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McAfee URL Shortener

It is not really clear to me why url shorteners have become that popular on today's Internet. Sure, Twitter may have an impact on that, considering its 140 word limit per message, […]

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Google Chrome Extension Reveals Website User Agent Detection

Have you ever been to a website with one browser, and then later with another only to realize that the contents displayed were different? Or have you been to a site without […]

tab sugar

Tab Sugar, Like Firefox Panorama, But For Chrome

Firefox Panorama is a new feature of the upcoming Firefox 4 browser which offers a new way of managing tabs in the browser. Among the features it offers are options to group […]

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Videos At A Glance, Chrome Video Thumbnail Previews

Video thumbnails offer a limited preview of a video before it is played. This can be helpful for getting a first impression and may sometimes even make the viewer skip the video […]

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Vimium, Speed Up Google Chrome With Keyboard Shortcuts

Vimium is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that adds numerous new keyboard shortcuts to the browser. Using the keyboard of the computer instead of the mouse can […]

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Ultimate Boss Key / Panic Button Apps Listing

They come under many names, boss key, panic button or anti boss to name a few. Computer users can make use of these applications to quickly switch from their current desktop view […]

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Prevent Google Chrome From Exiting After Closing The Last Tab

A huge usability problem for some users in Google Chrome is the fact that the browser exits automatically when the last open tab is closed. While that may make sense sometimes, some […]

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Google Chrome Virtual Keyboard

A virtual keyboard provides two main advantages over a hardware keyboard. First, it defeats some keyloggers as the keys are not typed in but clicked on, and second it may offer faster […]

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How Is Google Chrome Handling Extension Updates?

The Google Chrome browser has supported extensions for quite some time now. Most extensions are installed directly from the Google Chrome Extensions Gallery website, while a handful are installed from other sources. […]

Google Chrome Extensions Gallery Gets Developer Signup Fee

A recent post on the Chromium blog revealed two changes coming to the Google Chrome Extensions Gallery. Both changes are introduced to increase the efforts made so far to protect Chrome users […]

notscript

NotScript Brings NoScript Functionality To Google Chrome

Update: NotScript is no longer available. You can use ScriptBlock or uMatrix instead. You can check out our Firefox review of uMatrix which offers identical functionality to the Chrome version. The following […]

ookong

Top Google Chrome Shopping Extensions

Shopping on the Internet offers many advantages over local shopping. One of the major advantages is price comparison and the ability to shop at multiple online shopping sites without leaving your home. […]

chrome download manager

oGet Adds External Download Manager Support To Google Chrome

Using the build in downloader to download smaller files is usually not a problem in modern web browsers. It is however different if lots of files need to be downloaded, or if […]

tabsense

TabSense, Display All Chrome Tabs On A Single Page

TabSense is a free browser extension for Google Chrome that you can use to display all open Chrome tabs on a single page for easy management. Keeping track of all open tabs […]

userscript chrome

Tampermonkey, Blank Canvas Increase Google Chrome Userscript Support

As a Google Chrome user you probably know that the Google browser supports userscripts next to extensions. Userscripts are small JavaScript code snippets that change the behavior of a website. They can […]

stay focusd

Stay Focusd Helps You Stay Work Focused

Some computer users have no problem completing their daily work chores on the computer without ever giving in to distractions while others might need a little extra help to keep on working. […]


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