Google Chrome is getting better everyday – and the long awaited extensions are here. In this post, I will show you 5 cool Google Chrome extensions to make your Web experience better.
Note: To use extensions, you must install the Google Chrome Beta version
New-Google-Doc — Creates a New Google document right from your Chrome browser. The button sits prettily next to your Omni-bar and looks to be working well so far. A must have extension for all Google Doc addicts (like me!). However, the button opens up a New Document and to create Spreadsheets etc., you will still have to use the menus. I would love to see the button provide options to create the different type of Documents – to make it much cooler!
Google Mail Checker — This extension is for all the Gmail lovers. The extension puts up a small icon on the toolbar and shows the number of unread messages in your Inbox. This help you decide, when to check your mail (the button click directly opens the Inbox)
Evernote Web Clipper — This cute extension helps you add Web clips to your Evernote account on the click of a button. Very similar to the Evernote Firefox plug-in – this extension works real cool. A handy one for note takers and Evernote users!
Bit.ly (shorten, share and track your links) — As the name suggests, this extensions lets your shorten URLs in a jiffy. Very handy if you share a lot of web pages on Twitter – this button shortens the URL and then lets your post it to Twitter (along with the Page Title and also shows you all regular bit.ly statistics on the URL like Twitter reactions etc.). Another cool feature of this extension – it shows up the Full URL and the Page Title on hovering the mouse over any bit.ly link. Very cool!
Google Reader RSS Subscriber — If the site that you visit has a valid RSS feed, then this extension lets you subscribe to the feed on Google Reader by click of a button. Instead of the Toolbar, the button is shown on your Omni box.
Hope you liked all these extensions. One super-cool thing about extensions in comparison to Firefox plug-ins is, extensions never need a browser restart! Have a good time with Google Chrome and feel free to let me know any other nice-to-have ones.