Google Chrome Extensions/Plugins

Party Rooster

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#1
Post your must-have extensions you use for Chrome. I thought there was a thread on this, but the one I found was from 2009.

It seems like Firefox's search feature was better organized, or maybe I'm just not used to Chrome's yet.

I'm ready to ditch Firefox I think but there's a couple plugins that I use a lot that keeps me from going full-google. Are there ones like these out there?

Anything like Cool Iris/Cool Previews that is made for Firefox? I found their Chrome extension, but it doesn't have the customizable right-click search option thing I use it for the most.

Photobucket Uploader. I haven't found it for Chrome yet either.

Ctrl-Tab. Really miss that one too. Easy navigation back and forth between tabs.

Password Exporter. Like being able to easily lookup my saved passwords in Firefox. Anything similar for Chrome?

And I really miss being able to type in the address bar and recently browsed links show up that on the list that you can select. Is there an extension that mimics Firefox's address bar?
 

Don the Radio Guy

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#2
Ad Block Pro and Chrome to Phone are the only ones I use. Firefox's abundance of apps has made it more bloated than IE, so I use only what is needed for Chrome.
 
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There's a cool one I found called Panic Button. basically, it puts a button at the top right that you can hit and it instantly hides all tabs and brings up a blank home screen, then you hit it again and it opens everything back up. Kinda neat.

Also, Click & Clean is a must.

Price Blink and Invisible Hand are great if you shop. Basically, any time you are on a page looking at an item with a price (like Amazon or Ebay), a little pop-up bar comes up at the top of the browser and tells you if it can be had anywhere cheaper, and if not it tells you the next lowest price it found. Very handy little tool.
 

Party Rooster

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Ad Block Pro and Chrome to Phone are the only ones I use. Firefox's abundance of apps has made it more bloated than IE, so I use only what is needed for Chrome.
I noticed that too. I was installing a few extensions all willy-nilly and kept getting that "Oh Snap" page. So I uninstalled a few and it seems better.

There's a cool one I found called Panic Button. basically, it puts a button at the top right that you can hit and it instantly hides all tabs and brings up a blank home screen, then you hit it again and it opens everything back up. Kinda neat.

Also, Click & Clean is a must.

Price Blink and Invisible Hand are great if you shop. Basically, any time you are on a page looking at an item with a price (like Amazon or Ebay), a little pop-up bar comes up at the top of the browser and tells you if it can be had anywhere cheaper, and if not it tells you the next lowest price it found. Very handy little tool.
That last one sounds like the Retailmenot plugin on Firefox, only better.

Nothing on the Cool Previews customizable search thingy? I really like that on FF. I have it set to search IMDB, Netflix, Wikipedia, G Images, etc. Just highlight a word, right-click and go. Chrome only seems to let you search Google.
 

Saikotic

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#5
I'm checking out Chrome since Firefox 5 kept killing itself. I swear 3.6 was far more stable.

Anyway, I snagged Ad Block Plus, Flash Video Download, Search By Image and Direct Download. So far, Chrome is a LOT faster, but then it's probably my fault with all the FF addons I have.

Still, 3.6 NEVER crashed, 5 crashes DAILY and it's a far worse memory hog. I read that they know about the memory issue, but it won't be worked on until Firefox 7.
 

OilyJillFart

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I noticed that too. I was installing a few extensions all willy-nilly and kept getting that "Oh Snap" page. So I uninstalled a few and it seems better.
That page is the only reason I can't bring myself to use Chrome. I hate it and anyone who created and approved it.
 

Stormrider666

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Mar 19, 2005
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#7
I'm checking out Chrome since Firefox 5 kept killing itself. I swear 3.6 was far more stable.

Anyway, I snagged Ad Block Plus, Flash Video Download, Search By Image and Direct Download. So far, Chrome is a LOT faster, but then it's probably my fault with all the FF addons I have.

Still, 3.6 NEVER crashed, 5 crashes DAILY and it's a far worse memory hog. I read that they know about the memory issue, but it won't be worked on until Firefox 7.
I still can't believe they haven't resolved that conflict with Flash. Until they had that problem, FireFox definitely lived up to all the good things that I had heard about it.
 

whiskeyguy

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Jan 12, 2010
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#8
I just made the jump to Chrome about two weeks ago. I was just having major issues with memory bleeds (or whatever they're called) from Firefox. So far I miss a few things from Firefox but love how fast and lightweight Chrome is.

As far as extensions go, Chrome to Phone is a must-have if you have an Android. The Springpad extension is nice if you use it for your Android notetaking.

Sesh is pretty cool, it will save your current Window (all tabs) or individual tabs. Each tab is then listed in a pull-down menu from the extension bar... so if you want to go back to something later but the browser window is a little crowded you can put it there. The best thing about it, however, is it saves these to your gmail account, so if you're switching computers and have a lot of tabs open, you can just hit "Store window" and all the tabs will be available at any computer linked to that account.

Incognito switcher is pretty simple, but it just launches incognito browsing through hitting an icon on the toolbar.
 

whiskeyguy

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#9
Gonna give this a slight thread bump because I've discovered a few badass extensions.

The first is Send to Kindle. Basically you highlight text (from a web article or something) and click on this, and it will send the article to your Kindle via the free.kindle.com email address (or the push address I believe, which I think costs money).

I use Pulse news reader on my android phone, and Save to Pulse allows you to save web pages (articles, etc) to your Pulse account, which is then accessible from any device with Pulse installed, or from a web browser.
 

Your_Moms_Box

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#10
Search by Image is awesome.

I love Ad-Block but it doesn't seem to work as well as it did on firefox.

Chrome still has some issues with flash, so I use chrome as my primary browser and IE9 as my stream to TV browser.

IE9 is much better than firefox at this point.
 
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