Google Chrome celebrated its first birthday last week (just a few days before TechPP’s)! And by looking at the comments for that article, it was clear many people preferred Firefox over Chrome basically due to the option of choosing innumerable add-ons and extensions available on Firefox. However there are some extensions on Chrome as well, that make your experience with using it easier and loving.

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These extensions, whilst useful, aren’t quite to the standard of Firefox’s offerings yet, be it in quality or quantity, but the early development is showing that Chrome users can now enjoy super-fast loading times and minimal footprints along with the option of using third party add-ons.


22 Most Popular & Most useful Google Chrome Extensions

1. Google Chrome Backup Extension

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Google Chrome backup add-on creates, backups, restores and manages Chrome profiles. All history, bookmarks and related stuff are maintained very easily with this add-on. So in case there is a system crash or accidental deletion, you can easily restore or get back the lost settings in Google Chrome.

Download Google Chrome Backup add-on

2. Google Chrome Dual View

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This Google Chrome extension enables you to view two different web pages in a single tab. A single tab will split into from the middle such that in each half you can see two different sites side by side. Particularly useful if multitasking or undertaking some research.

Download Dual View plugin for Google Chrome

3. XChrome

Download XChrome add-on for Google Chrome

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This is a theme manager for Google Chrome browser. Now you can change the theme to suit your mood just with a click of a button. A must add-on if you are a fan of customization!

4. Adsweep (Adblock)

This is a popular Google Chrome extension that will clean all the ads present in web page such that you can view web pages ad free. It even helps to remove all the ads from Youtube videos or webpages and present you clean ad free page.

Download Adsweep ad-blocker for Google Chrome

5. Gmail This

It is basically a bookmarklet which lets you to mail the content of a web page through Gmail. Just select the content that you want to mail and press this bookmarklet Gmail composer window will open with the selected content now you can directly type in the email address to whom you want to send it and click send just like you do to send mails using Gmail.

Download GMail This extension

6. GMail Checker

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This tiny extension embeds a little notification icon in your toolstripwhich will alert you when you receive a new email! A click on the alert take you directly to the GMail window.

Download Gmail Checker extension

7. Google Talk From Your Browser

This little script allows you to add a GTalk icon to your launcher which, when run, opens up a window that simply requires your login and password to get you chatting.

Download GTalk plugin for Google Chrome

8. Session Saver – Session Management tool

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Session Saver is a session manager that lets you save and manage multiple sessions. It will help you to you save, manage and reload multiple sessions.

Download Session Saver extension for Google Chrome

9. Google Page Rank/ Alexa Rank Checker

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This clean and simple extension will display the current page rank of the opened website in the Google Chrome Status Bar.

Download Google Page rank / Alexa Rank checker

10. Cleeki

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Cleeki is a perfect pal if you need to launch search/share/publish tasks based on any content in your browser. Just select some text, and Cleeki can search/share/publish the content and preview the results immediately. Cleeki can also preview a hyperlink without open a new window/tab.

Download Cleeki for Google Chrome

11. ChromeMailer

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ChormeMailer is an application to send emails via Gmail, either directly or when you click on the links mailto: instead of opening another mail client.

Download Chrome Mailer Extension for Google Chrome

12. ChromePass

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ChromePass add-on recovers usernames and passwords that are stored on Google Chrome browser. Simply install this add-on plugin and retrieve all the details.

Download ChromePass extension for Google Chrome

13. TPGoogleReader

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This extension reside in the toolstrip and alerts you as to how many feeds you have unread inside your Google Reader account. Besides doing this, it also adds an RSS icon to your address bar allowing you to subscribe to a sites RSS feed with your Google account.

Download TPGoogleReader extension for Chrome

14. Chrome Gestures

Chrome Gestures addon adds a number of mouse gestures to Chrome browser.

Download Chrome Gestures addon

15. Sticky Notes

Chrome Sticky Notes adds an inbuilt notepad to Chrome which can be launched by clicking on the little notepad icon on the toolstrip. You get the option to save your sticky note for future reference, and you can view it even if you restart your browser.

Download Sticky notes extension for Chrome

16. Chritter

Chritter is a Chrome Twitter notifier which shows recent tweets in the toolstrip, fetches new tweets every 5 minutes and linkifies http://links, @usernames and #hashtags

Download Chritter for Google Chrome

17. Chrome.fm

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Download Chrome.fm add-on

18. Greasemetal

Greasemetal Extension can be said as the Firefox Greasemonkey addon for Google Chrome. Greasemonkey addon is for firefox which let you to run userscripts (user defined javascripts to modify the webpages being displayed).

Download Greasemetal extension for Google Chrome

19. Drag n Go Plugin

With Drag n Go Plugin you dont need to right-click and then select “Open in New Tab“ to open new links in background tab or foreground. All you need to do is to just drag the links to very small distance and drop it.

Download Drag-n-go plugin for Google Chrome

20. Facebook Notifications

It retrieves the number of notifications from your Facebook account. You have to be logged in to Facebook for this extension to work.

Download Facebook Notifications plugin for Google Chrome

21. Aniweather

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Detailed weather report in the browser’s toolstrip. Also available as a Firefox addon.

Download Aniweather plugin for Google Chrome

22. Google Chrome Extension Manager

Now with all those amazing extensions installed onto your browser, you can enable, disable or delete the extensions from the application itself by installing this add-on!

Download Google Chrome Extension Manager

So, which add-on you found as the most useful? Do you know of any other useful Google chrome extension? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

 
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  • diseño flash

    chrome es super uso mucho tiempo ……

  • joker400

    oh… that’s really good now Google chrome real competitor for Firefox

    thanks for the good post ..

  • http://dalaal-street.com Pratyush

    Awesome post, I just heart Chrome.

  • http://speechyourm1nd.blogspot.com/ Ocim

    a like this

    thanks for share

  • Husien Adel

    Cool , That’s Nice Collection of Chrome Plugins ..It’s More power that before may be try it in coming days :D

  • http://ajabgajab.blogspot.com dai

    I loved FF because of wide ext, given enough time we will end up happily killing FF.

    Nice collections!

  • http://www.softinquiry.com Dan

    This is great. It looks like Chrome’s extensions are more useful and a lot more than Opera’s.

  • http://funbyearn.blogspot.com Rahul

    Nice, add on i was not using chrome because add on not available like mozilla.

  • Samrat P

    This is really a very gud list buddy…..

  • http://www.michaelaulia.com/blogs Michael Aulia

    Wow, I didn’t know that there are already these many extensions for Chrome. I thought there only are 3-5 extensions out there

  • http://techgenuine.com Ricky

    People use FF because the variety of add-ons it offers.If Google continues to provide such add-on, then Google chrome might replace the Firefox.

  • http://www.dollarshower.com/about Ajith Edassery

    Looks like most of them are Google product oriented extensions. This is where Firefox is really established and broad.

  • http://www.india365.com India 365

    I need pagerank and alexa rank checker, how do I actually install these addons.

  • Johan

    thanks! A shame greasemetal doesn’t work anymore with the latest builds… :(

  • สาวน่ารัก

    TPGoogleReader is the best for me. :)

    Thanks you for Google Chrome Extensions.

  • brian 3000

    great list! been looking for these. fwiw avira tagged the chromepass as a virus. figure it might be due to the behaviors of passwords etc. notified programmer, but figured i’d ask if anyone had problems etc

    Warning

    In order not to compromise your security, this page will not be accessed

    A virus or unwanted program has been detected
    in the HTTP data on the requested page.
    Requested URL: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/chromepass.zip
    Information Contains recognition pattern of the SPR/PSW.NetPass.FX.3 program
    Generated by AntiVir WebGuard 9.0.5.0, AVE 8.2.1.19, VDF 7.1.6.16

  • Flash

    i think chrome is really growing into something special, thanks for sharing.

  • Tatosgr

    Nice post.. I have a question, I have a problem with the facebook notifications, I think is maybe because I use the version of Chrome 4.0.213.1, but in the estension bar, where it suposed to be the notification’s number, only appear ‘(Login)’, and I am logged in… Can you explain to me why it doesn’t work?

  • http://www.shoutmeloud.com Harsh Agrawal

    Just Installed Google chrome PR checker extension ..badly needed it.. :)

  • Anon

    Looking for an alternative to FireFox, since Mozilla just sold their souls to the devil by including microsucks DRM, I have to believe it must have been forced upon them, I cant believe they would willingly do so evil a thing. In any case Chrome and chromium are also out for the same reasons, searching for alternatives.

  • Darshana Gunawardana

    This is a great post. Thanks

  • Tiberiu P

    Hey, you should make 23 :) please check my extension SEO toolbar for chrome at http://www.seomator.com.

    It’s a SEO extension useful to every webmaster.

  • SarahWeiner

    Please add iMacros for Chrome to your list – its a great form filler and password manager: http://www.iopus.com/imacros/chrome/

  • areapal

    Yeh! excellent article.i’ve been using google chrome as a long time but i dont know google chrome having this kind of future.its best

  • http://www.thefunnyimages.com sajib

    Thanks for this lovely share. The extensions are really cool and helpful..
    now it will give a tough competition to Firefox. Personally I liked ChromeMailer and Chrome Fm

  • Sriram

    Most of them are useful. Thanks alot for the collection.

  • Bob

    ChiaraMail OpenComments extension for Google Chrome browser empowers consumers

    December 27, 2009 – Kensington, CA— ChiaraMail announced today the availability of OpenComments, an extension for the popular Chrome browser developed by Internet search giant Google, Inc. OpenComments is the first product on the market that enables consumers’ opinions about a product or service to be associated with a business’s Web site. Due to special features in the Chrome extensions toolkit that enables the technology required by the extension, the OpenComments extension will be initially available only for Chrome.

    “We’re very excited about the launch of OpenComments for Chrome”, says ChiaraMail President Robert Uomini. “This is a truly revolutionary product because, for the first time, it directly links users’ opinions about a business or its Web site to the site itself. This means that anyone with an OpenComments-enabled Chrome browser who navigates to a site will know about all the comments that had been written about it, good or bad. In this way, consumers are empowered in a way unlike any they had had in the past”.

    The OpenComments extension may be downloaded from the Google Web site, at https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/afeoipghnipcpkgbeagnlkhhibkcghmh. Uomini can be reached at his offices in cyberspace via robert.uomini@chiaramail.com

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  • ChromeChina

    cool,I like Google Chrome Backup Extension

  • Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats

    U have covered most of the important extensions which will be useful in daily life.. Thanks for the share..

  • http://www.techmaish.com/ Tech Maish

    Google Chrome is my 2nd favorite browsers. This is great list.

  • chrome addons

    Thanks for recommending these great extensions

  • http://www.webvolcano.com/ Andy

    Namaste Raju!
    Chrome extensions are not just about being useful :-)
    My friend and I have developed a new extnesion – totally free – it shows you a hot new girl every time you open a new tab (CTRL+T)
    You may wanna check it out at;
    http://www.webvolcano.com/babe

    P.S. It’s totally safe for work!

    Thanks Raju!
    Andy

  • Dan

    How about Chrome SEO, it’s the only extension I needed to move from Firefox?
    https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/oangcciaeihlfmhppegpdceadpfaoclj

  • http://what-what.net shoaib hussain

    now here is something i got to play with google chromw,i guess it will soon surpass all the browsers.thnx a lot gave food for my weekend.

  • http://platform.idiomag.com Andrew

    Great summary – I think most commentors’ frustration with the lack of extensions will now be solved – there are almost as many as with Firefox!

    We’ve just launched the following – check them out if you love getting your news first.

    Techcrunch: http://bit.ly/tc_extension
    Wired: http://bit.ly/wired_extension
    E!Online: http://bit.ly/eonline_extension

  • LukeSF

    I would much more enjoy Google Toolbar and full scale FireBug instead…

  • junzster

    Google Chrome is great but when i install download accelerator like idm etc. Google Chrome seems cannot add or detect the application i installed. you get me right? in short its an add on i’m talking about.

  • http://www.crazyidol.net/store crazyidol

    thks a lot for your detail so good

  • http://www.cesarpietri.com/ Diseño Web Tenerife

    Great list of plugins for chrome,Thanks for recommending these great extensions from Diseño Web Tenerife

  • buzzknow

    i like adsweep…its works like abp in firefox :)

    regards

  • http://jokerblog.net jokerblog.net

    great list, thank you for sharing..

  • Passter Faster

    Hey everyone,

    I’m please to announce on a great and highly secured (focus on security) password manager for Google Chrome.

    You are welcome to visit and try: http://www.passter.com

  • Guestt5
  • http://www.dailytechpost.com/ DailyTechPost

    Nice list ..I was looking for some cool chrome addons, then I found your site …thanks for sharing this :)

  • DailyTechPost

    Fantastic list…this list would definitely help a lot.it makes job of a web master a lot easier…thanks for sharing this

  • Players

    Wow nice list of Google Chrome Extensions List! I was trying to find all of the possible SEO addons that is compatible for Chrome. I was having a hard time finding one. Thanks for such information!

  • azrafe7

    Just made a new extension for easily copying selected text from a page and save it in your notes list for later use.
    Give it a try! Check it here https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/omekgpmahdglbkcdddbleenbabpghdln

  • Logan Wilcox

    I download Chrome, then see if it still closes if I close the last tab, then always uninstall, because they can’t seem to bring themselves to see that this is an option so many have been insisting on for so long, THE ONLY browser I know that that closes when the last tab is closed.

  • Vicent

    I’ve tried Google Chrome four times and am ready to remove it again. It crashes and simply isn’t stable enough for me. I’ll stick with Avant and IE8.

  • greece

    Although everything about this browser is great i abandoned the use of it just for the simple reason of it CRASHING too OFTEN.Back to Avant which I used to use.

  • Blanke

    Hello, I would suggest an extension that is not here, the unProtector.

    This extension aims to remove those pages that link protective bother us when we download from certain sites.

  • http://regis.decamps.info/ Régis

    My personal list of extensions: Allow Right Click, Adblock, Bynamite, Gmail checker, Google dictionary, Lastpass, Share to google buzz

  • nasruddin

    Thanks for this great combination extension.

  • new news

    google pagerank and alexa extensions was I use in my chrome.
    And here, I find another cool extensions google chrome. Finally, I use gmail extentions. Viola, nice sharing friend.

  • George

    How about GLO (Gmail like Outlook)? It replaces the standard reply header with the classic one (kind of like in outlook)… https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cmgohngldcfijafdmibabejaefpdgcgf

  • Rupam Guha

    I think Adblock is most popular extension…it already has 1,208,268 users…

  • jack fisher

    when can we expect chrome to catch up with firefox ?
    with respect to add ons and extensions

  • Online TV

    Love Chrome

  • wristband

    I love google Chrome, I use this software every days, it is faster than firefox.

  • Maxime
  • Simon

    Nice selection but there is one missing. By far the most useful plugin is Adblock Plus: http://chrome-plugins.org/extensions/chrome-adblock-plus/

  • http://www.thebutton.com/ The Button
  • Sahil Kotak

    Gmail Checker is a good one and I do use it mostly. Nothing else from the list expect it.

  • ishrat

    awesome collection, thanks a lot

  • http://forchoon.com Alasdair

    The Template extension provides quick and easy access to lots of information about the current page and environment;

    cookies, browser version, directory, encoded, favicon URL, file, fragment, host name, operating system, options, parameters, path, port, protocol, query string, relative, segments, selected text, shortened URL, and title

    Just to name a few…

    Better yet, using a unique template system it allows users to easily create their own templates making the possibilities endless and includes a built-in step-by-step guide to help you write your own.

    Check it out!

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dcjnfaoifoefmnbhhlbppaebgnccfddf

  • tommy elmore

    i need to contact chrome ad block to see how to change filter

  • tian kids

    very nice….i try the number three,…
    thank yiu…

  • Gustavo G

    The REAL adblock for Chrome has the same name of Firefox one, it’s called ADBLOCK PLUS. All the other ones are ripoffs.

  • WaterGlassPipe

    A great list of chromes extension

  • http://blogsnewsreviews.com/ AstroGremlin

    I really like the SEOQuake and Alexa free extensions for Chrome.  You can see which sites have DoFollow on for comments.  This is somewhat important for bloggers seeking backlinks.