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10 More Must-have Google Chrome Extensions

Since you liked our list of 10 must-have Google Chrome extensions so much, and seeing as Google (s goog) today released a stable version of Chrome that includes extensions, I’ve decided to share another 10-pack of useful extensions. Many of those in my list are from Google itself for working with its services, while some of the others might be new to you. In any case, they’re all worth a look.

Google Wave Notifier provides quick access to your Google Wave account and displays the number of unread waves you have.

LastPass is a password manager that remembers your usernames and passwords, and lets you add notes about each account, too. It also imports databases from many of the password manager apps available today.

GMail Checker displays the number of new emails in your GMail account.

RSS Subscription Extension is one of the most handy extensions you’ll see — you’re able to subscribe to any site you’re reading with a single click.

Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer displays previews of any PDF files, PPT presentations and many other types of documents in Google Docs Viewer.

Facebook provides quick access to your facebook account in a dropdown window from the toolbar.

Amazon Universal Wishlist is one of my favorites because it allows you to add just about anything you want from any store to your wishlist on Amazon (s amzn).

Google Voice Notifier displays new voicemails in your Google Voice account.

Google Tasks is a quick way to display your Google Tasks.

Google Similar Pages displays similar pages to the one you’re visiting once you click its browser button.

What are your favorite Google Chrome extensions? What extensions would you like to see for Chrome?

23 Responses to “10 More Must-have Google Chrome Extensions”

  1. ColombianCoffee

    I use OneNumber because it notifies me of Google Voice, Reader, Mail, and Wave all in one button, creating more toolbar real estate for me. I also like Add Google Bookmark and the Bit.ly extension. The best has to be Zoho Notebook though. It allows you to quickly save text, link or screenshot to you Zoho Notebook.

  2. I recently released a Chrome extension called StayFocusd which is particularly useful for web workers (like me).

    It’s a productivity extension that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend browsing time-wasting websites. Once your alloted time for the day has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.

    Check it out: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/laankejkbhbdhmipfmgcngdelahlfoji

  3. My most favorite extensions are probably those that I used often, or all the time:

    A little piano, Aniweather, Another YouTube downloader, Autocomplete=on, Chromepad, Chromey calculator, Chrowety, Copy without formatting, Currency converter, Favorite doodle, FlagChrome, Glyphs, Google dictionary (by Google), Google mail checker plus, Google translate, History2, My extensions, Send from Gmail (no button), VerticalTabs, and Your favorite radio.

    I have dozens of additional ones installed but they’re deactivated now.

    • Michael O'Neal

      I use One Number and think it is fantastic. Some of the basic options available:
      Open all services with unread items immediately when clicking the toolbar button instead of showing the popup.
      Even open ones you’ve hidden from showing on the toolbar button.
      Use HTTPS for all services instead of HTTP (recommmended).
      When opening a service:
      Open in a new window instead of a new tab in the current one.
      Reuse a tab that already has the service open.
      Only if the tab is viewing the service’s inbox.

    • Raviaa
      I’m a huge mozilla fan too but I’ve been slowly won over by Chrome. The quality and growing quantity of their extension has been impressive.

      As for bookmarks, I was also pleasantly pleased to see that they’ve finally added the ability to sync your google bookmarks from within the browser. However, I prefer to use delicious and xMarks which work very well with Chrome now. The XMarks ext is excellent but there isn’t an official delicious extension yet from yahoo but there are several third party ones that are decent but not great. You can just drag n drop the delicious bookmarlets on your chrome toolbar which is what I use to tag/share bookmarks while in chrome.

      I recommend playing with it anyway. The speed alone is worth it.