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Last post Author Topic: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful  (Read 6951 times)

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Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« on: March 22, 2012, 09:58:17 AM »
Figured that since we had a firefox thread for this subject, I would like to see one for chrome since that is my browser of choice.

What are your thoughts?

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 10:41:47 AM »
Hover Zoom.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 10:46:03 AM »
« Last Edit: March 22, 2012, 10:51:25 AM by justice »

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 11:06:13 AM »
RSS Subscription Extension

Others I've found totally optional, but handy

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 04:47:49 PM »
Adblock Plus (beta) - I hate ads
Fullscreen address bar - I wish chrome was more like FF in fullscreen
Hover Zoom - I look at devart profiles almost everyday, and this makes it so I don't have to open each image separatly.
Live CSS Editor - For when people think white text on a black background is a good idea.
RSS Subscription Extension (by Google) - because chrome doesn't support rss by default (wtf?!)
View Image Info (properties) - because chrome doesn't have a view image info by default (again wtf?!)
WOT - because I hate evil websites.
StumbleUpon - For when I am bored and have nothing else to do.
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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 04:39:55 PM »
When I'm using Chrome it's Lastpass, Evernote, Evernote Clearly, Pinboard tools.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 05:05:11 PM »
Not mentioned above:

1Password, ActiveInbox, Historyblocker, Postponer Adder/Manager, Wisestamp, XMarks, ChromeToPaper, Google +1 button, IETab, Send to Instapaper, XBox LIVE Dashboard

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2015, 01:26:54 AM »
Hopefully this topic/thread is still of some use to some of us :)

Started using Chrome recently and what I've collected so far that doesn't appear to be listed include:

  • Android Resource Navigator
  • Android SDK Samples Search
  • Android SDK Search
  • PDF Viewer
  • React Developer Tools
  • The QR Code Extension
  • Vanilla Cookie Manager

Of note is 'The QR Code Extension' - it works offline (so what you want a QR code for doesn't get sent somewhere over the network) and it doesn't require additional permissions like some other QR extensions.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2015, 11:29:34 AM »
Save to Pocket
PickPocket
One Tab
Tabs Outliner
Session Buddy
Comment Save
Page Zipper
Multilogin
Share Extensions
Restart My Chrome
"All that serves labor serves the nation. All that harms labor is treason."  - Abraham Lincoln

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2015, 12:24:45 PM »
Close Tabs
Camelizer
Roboform

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2015, 01:17:14 PM »
Mine have changed significantly:

Save to Pocket
PickPocket
Evernote Web Clipper
XMarks
LastPass
Ghostery
uBlock
ActiveInbox
Humble New Tab Page
Checker Plus for Gmail/Google Calendar

(actually, I don't use pickpocket as much since I started using the ifttt recipe to copy pocket entries to evernote)

And in Apps that I use:

Draft
Marxico
SourceKit
Workflowy
StackEdit
GingkoApp
Gistbox

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2015, 01:27:35 PM »
Surprisingly (?) I am doing well enough with only:
 
Adblock
Tabsplus, mainly for 'position of a new tab: last'
Oh and Web Developer.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2015, 11:20:41 AM »
Reviewing this - I'm now just running with:
CIRC
JSONView
LastPass
Privacy Badger
Xmarks Bookmark Sync

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2015, 05:16:10 PM »
Quote
I don't care about cookies
Get rid of annoying cookie warnings from tens of thousands of 'infected' websites!
https://chrome.googl...dojfnbdddfaoknhalnja

Explanation for outside_of_EU -users:
The EU regulations require that any website using cookies must get user's permission before installing them. This can be extremely annoying.

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« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 05:25:32 PM by Curt »

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2015, 03:59:40 AM »
I don't think it has been mentioned here, but came across the following today regarding an extension called "Webpage Screenshot":

  https://www.scrapese...le-chrome-extension/
  https://heimdalsecur...-data-million-users/

Not very nice...

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2015, 06:09:56 AM »
I'm using:
uBlock -  adblock alternative, more lightweight on the PC and the browser itself, been using it for a while now, have no complaints.
WebOfTrust -  I find the reviews and security ratings useful, especially if you accidentally run into a phishing website
Evernote Clipper -  If you use Evernote, I'd say this is a must, easy and fast way to keep articles you want to read later on your phone, or to make some eBay bookmarks for auctions with notifications when they're soon to be over  ;)
Streamus -  Great way to create easy playlists and listen to music with no need for an open Youtube tab. Extension is fast, you can import playlists easy, has a search feature and you can create your own playlist in a second, with no need for signing in with a Youtube account, definitely a recommendation  :Thmbsup:
Imagus -  Hover zoom alternative I've been using ever since Opera 12 was really popular, lightweight and reads images well, as well as imgur albums and makes it easy to scroll through all of the images in the album. I use it for reddit mostly, but it's useful on any other site as well  :D

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2015, 02:58:16 AM »
Am finding the Force Media-Type extension (source code) to be handy for viewing text files in a browser window instead of having to save them first and view via other means.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2015, 01:26:04 AM »
Page Eraser has been helpful in preparing to create PDFs from pages.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2015, 01:51:44 AM »
Trying out Keyboard Privacy -- current impression is that one is likely to notice a difference in usability.

via https://threatpost.c...ric-profiling/114018

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2016, 04:59:35 AM »
"... Thundertick is the search engine you've always wanted for your browser. You can now search through every part of your browser including all your bookmarks, history, open tabs, downloads, installed apps and more ...":
http://thundertick.com/

Ultidash:
https://www.ultidash.com/

Peek-a-tab:
https://chrome.googl...ohmlbnmgphiodghbohop

Sniphero for Gmail - easily search and add your favourite websites content beautifully into your emails without leaving your Gmail compose window:
https://chrome.googl...cdccgdpnlbcjajicgklc

Candy - bookmarks for the 21st century:
https://www.candybank.com/

GitHub Plus:
https://chrome.googl...hhmd?ref=producthunt
« Last Edit: November 07, 2016, 10:34:32 PM by Deozaan, Reason: moved from Firefox extension thread to Chrome Extension thread »

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Re: Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2016, 04:26:59 AM »
Panda - a smart news reader built for productivity:
http://v5.usepanda.com/
https://chrome.googl...bknhfkiiniobjpgkebko

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Re: Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2016, 05:30:22 PM »
my fave chrome extension


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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2016, 07:21:31 PM »
Here are my favourites (using them on Windows and in several Chromebooks):

- Chrome extensions:
  -  Awesome Screenshot: Screen capture...
  - Calendar and Countdown
  - Clip to WorkFlowy
  - Clipboard History
  - Cloudy Calculator
  - Cool Clock
  - Create Link
  - Data Saver
  - Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google)
  - Extensions Update Notifier
  - Extensity
  - Google Docs Offline
  - Google Hangouts
  - Google Keep Chrome Extension
  - Google Translate
  - Kami - PDF and Document Markup
  - Magic Actions for YouTube™
  - Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides
  - painter for workflowy.com
  - Reddit Enhancement Suite
  - Send from Gmail (by Google)
  - Speed Dial 2
  - Stylish
  - Tab Activate
  - Tab Scissors
  - uBlock Origin

- Chrome apps:
  - Caret
  - Chrome Remote Desktop
  - Cog - System Info Viewer
  - File System for Dropbox
  - Google Docs
  - Google Drive
  - Google Sheets
  - Kami - PDF and Document Markup
  - MindMup 2.0 For Google Drive
  - Split and Merge by Kami
  - TeamViewer
  - VMware Horizon Client
  - WorkFlowy

P.S. And an easy way to extract a list of your favourite Chrome extensions and apps is to install the Extensity extension, which allows you to copy the whole list of your extensions and apps.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2016, 07:30:08 PM by dr_andus »

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2016, 07:51:46 AM »
Initially tentative, I have become a fairly happy user of Slimjet (a Chrome-based browser). This was after having migrated away from Firefox after the Mozilla Team started to apparently quite deliberately and progressively hack around with the product - diminishing its useful functionality - for reasons that were, and are still unclear to me.
One of the more important features for me has been the blocking of annoying and ubiquitous advertising (starting with JunkBuster).
In Slimjet (which has built-in ad-blocking using ad-block parameter files), I have installed and subsequently disabled (as being redundant):
  • AdBlock
  • Adblock Plus
  • Adblock+ Element Hiding Helper

Those were three of the more useful add-ons that I had in Firefox.

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Re: Chrome Extensions: Your favorite or most useful
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2016, 10:51:54 AM »
extensity.png