Google Chrome is my browser of choice because of its speed and its integration with Google services. Chrome does a terrific job of syncing your browser information between computers and it feels quick when you’re using it. While using the browser without any extensions is a great experience, it’s worth taking a gander at some of the terrific extensions out there. Here are my favorites.
Adblock is a classic extension, ridding you of those annoying flash advertisements that like to crash your browser and ruin your reading experience. Of course, you should show a little love for the sites that are respectful with their ads by disabling it for those domains. Like our blog.
Boomerang for Gmail is an extension I recently discovered which extends the capability of Gmail. Boomerang sends reminders if you don’t hear back for a specified length of time. You can also use the extension to queue up messages to send later, perhaps at a more reasonable hour if you’re up late.
Cache is a great way to see a site that has been taken down by a burst of traffic from Reddit or HackerNews. The extension simply shows you what Google’s cache has for the webpage you’re on.
Facebook Disconnect is for those who are perturbed by the all-knowing Facebook. This extension prevents the social network from tracking your movements around the web.
Google Voice is an extension for everyone who is using Google Voice (if you’re not, you should be!). The small tool allows you to make calls and send messages easily and simply.
Pocket is a way to read things later. I used Instapaper previously but switched over to Pocket after experiencing some problems and haven’t looked back. The Pocket extension saves things to read (or watch) later on your mobile or desktop devices.
Lazarus is a tool that saves what you write in forms. Any time you write a really great review or fill out a long form only to experience a reload or crash, Lazarus has you covered.
ListMyTabs is a simple extension that I use more and more to easily create a bulleted list of the tabs I have open, hyperlinked and properly formated.
New Tabs Always Last is an easy way to preserve a preference I have with the order of new tabs appearing at the end of the list of tabs open.
RSS Subscription Extension (by Google) places an easy way to subscribe to RSS in the URL bar.
Tweet Button for Chrome (by Shareaholic) replaced my bitly extension as an easy way to tweet neat links.
Youtube MP3 + Video Downloader I use occasionally to quickly grab a specific video or tune.
What browsers extension do you use? Let us know in the comments!
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