A list of great Google Chrome extensions – Jucke Blog

Chrome Extensions I can’t live without: 2013

There are tons of Chrome extensions I’ve been trying out and testing. Few of them made it into the Chrome toolbar and I’m using them every day. Here is the list of my currently active best chrome extensions 2013. Hopefully, you find something interesting for yourself.


Productivity

Lazarus: Form Recovery
Autosaves everything you type so you can easily recover from form-killing timeouts, crashes and network errors.

1Password
A password manager that goes beyond simple password storage by integrating directly with your web browser to automatically log you into websites, enter credit card information, fill registration forms, and easily generate strong passwords. IMPORTANT: This extension requires the 1Password desktop application for Mac or Windows.

Delicious Tools
Quick access to saving Delicious bookmarks. Customizable keyboard shortcut. Selected text populates your notes field.

Hojoki
Great collaboration base for everything you are working on in Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, and 30+ other tools. It gives you a simple and beautiful way of discussing the projects with your team and clients. Works with Google Drive, Google Calendar, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, Skydrive, CloudApp, Delicious, GitHub, Trello, RSS, and more.

bitly | ♥ your bitmarks
Save, share, and bundle your links

Gestures for Google Chrome
Mouse Gestures for Google Chrome

Thesaurus
This English thesaurus will show synonyms and antonyms for any word. Select the word, right-click for context menu and choose Find in Thesaurus. You’ll be presented with synonyms and antonyms instantly.

Quick Note
The quickest way to take notes in Chrome, as quick and slick as the best desktop note-app.

Awesome New Tab Page
Enhance your New Tab Page with ultimate customizability and power.

Screen Capture (by Google)
An official Google extension, Screen Capture quickly captures visible objects, whole pages, visible sections of pages and drawn selections as PNG files. Each snapshot can be edited and annotated (before being saved), and highlighting, lines, arrows and redacting and adding text are fully supported. Works quickly, even when capturing large pages, detects floating objects on a page to avoid repeating the capture of the same objects if the whole page requires scrolling.

Search by Image (by Google)
This extension allows you to initiate a Google search using any image on the web. By the Google Images team.

Session Buddy
Browser sessions manager, let’s you save and store sessions and come back to them later after restarting the browser.

Torrent Search
Provides a quick way to search torrent files.

Download
The extension merely adds a Downloads shortcut to your Chrome toolbar, eliminating the need to click the wrench and find it buried among other options.

FastestChrome – Browse Faster
Save time and enhance your productivity! Get quick definitions, auto-load next pages, search faster, and more.

Click&Clean App
This app checks whether you have enhanced private data protection and prevents tracking of your on-line activity.

Evernote Web Clipper
Makes it quick and easy to store just about anything you find on the web in your Evernote account, including selected text, articles, links, PDF’s, images and even entire webpages. Tag each snapshot when saving and select an Evernote notebook in which you’ll store the snapshot. Also lets you search through the notes.

Hacker Vision
Night vision plugin for browsing when it’s dark. Adds a button to the extension bar that allows you to apply a high-contrast dark theme to all websites you are browsing. Saves your eyes with a dark background and light-colored text.

Lifehack

Panic Button
PanicButton makes it easier for you to hide all of your tabs at once just by clicking on a button. They are then saved as bookmarks in a separate folder. Afterwards, the PanicButton turns green and shows you how many tabs are currently hidden.

AdBlock + Adblock Plus
Two most popular Chrome extensions, with over 10 million users! Blocks ads all over, including annoying video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, banners and much more.

Stop Autoplay for YouTube
Stops autoplay but still pre-buffers the video. For those of you with slow connections, no longer must you suffer through stuttering YouTube playback while you wait for the entire video to load. Simply wait for the progress bar to fill up, then hit play; your video will be waiting for you.

YouTube Options
Disables annoying things in YouTube and other video sites.
Some the options: disable pre-roll ads, in-video ads, annotations, and auto-play, change resolution, display size, optional flash pre-buffering, looping/replay, video audio volume, SSL, keyboard controls, use your mouse scroll-wheel to change the size, volume, or fast forward or fast rewind the video, auto-resize the video when scrolling down the page.

Social

Feedly – Your News, RSS, Google Reader
Feedly is a news reader for creative minds. Syncs with Google Reader and Twitter. This is one of my favorites and I wrote an blogpost about it on the day Google Reader announced its shutdown.

Instagram for Chrome
Hands down, the best Instagram Extension for Chrome. Browse your feed and friends, like and comment and so much more!

Rapportive
Fetches from the social networks info about your contacts right inside Gmail inbox in a v-card format. You can immediately see what people look like, where they’re based, and what they do.

Facebook Like Button
Like, recommend or share content with your friends from any site you visit with the Facebook Like plugin for Chrome.

Google Plus Button
+1 and share a web page, anywhere you go on the web.

Fun

Webcam Toy
Play with more than 70 fun camera effects and filters, take photos, download to save on your computer or post them straight to Twitter and Facebook! The app should load in a few seconds. Allow access to your web camera when prompted, then choose your webcam from the list available. Next choose a type of effect from the menu in the lower half of the screen by pressing the left or right arrows. Take a picture by pressing the camera button, then choose to download or share.

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3 replies
  1. Rajoshi
    Rajoshi says:

    Hey there!

    We have just launched a Chrome extension called Owlink.in. It is an intuitive bookmarking extension that shows you relevant bookmarks with your Google search results. You can create groups and have any relevant bookmarks- pages that you have forgotten you bookmarked or pages bookmarked by your colleagues and friends which are relevant to what you are googling for, show up on the Google search page itself; or just google for bookmarks you know you have!

    It’s like the Rapoortive for search and bookmarks! Softwarethat you don’t need to remember to use.

    We are in beta and would love it if you could give us a try and let us know your thoughts!

    Thanks!

    Cheers,
    Rajoshi
    Founder
    Owlink.in

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    • Jucke
      Jucke says:

      Nice extension! Does it have web access to the link archive and import from popular bookmarking services?
      Also, it solves same problem then del.icio.us in a slightly different way (allows to search links with google).
      In your opinion, why would people switch to Owlink from some del.icio.us-like bookmarking service?

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