Google Chrome is my favorite browser, as evidenced by the proliferation of extensions I have loaded up. I’ve reached the point where I should probably consider a little housecleaning and uninstall those least used, though I fear that I’ll have a pressing need for that deleted extension after the fact. It can happen. Nevertheless, the sheer productivity gains I’ve realized with this collection overall are, quite simply, insane (or at least they may appear that way to the casual observer).
Chrome Extensions in Order of Usefulness. To Me. Sort of.
Post to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Fill your “Buffer” with up to 10 tweets (free version) and schedule them for delivery when your followers are likely to be online. Use an integrated app like SocialBro to analyze your followers, see when they’re typically online, and adjust your Buffer schedule within seconds.
Share to any of the main social networking sites. It’s fully configurable, of course, displaying your top 8 sites in one click.
It sure feels like I’ve been looking at far fewer ads lately. I think I’m much calmer as a result.
Schedule posts on Google+. Your browser must be open an active in order for this to work. Apart from that, it works like a charm.
Clean up your Google Plus stream. Hashtags appear in the right column where you can selectively view and mute them.
Dashboard for social networks with GMail integration. See Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other conversations all in one stream.
Clip an article, selection, full page or URL to Evernote.
I used to be fascinated by this 3D wall of photos, until I got an iPad and started discovering things like Flipboard.
Pull up a list of active Google Hangouts, with notifications and even a world map.
Create links to pages that provide counter-arguments. There’s tremendous potential here if people actually start using this. Of course, I’m still wishing more people would use Editz (like me).
Streamline web development by previewing instantly on connected devices.
It’s text search on steroids. I have yet to work out the kinks with the keyboard shortcuts on my MacBook Pro.
Resize the browser window to emulate different device screen resolutions; configurable list of screen sizes.