13 Google Chrome extensions one should must have

The Chrome internet browser has become very popular, and so have the Google Chrome extensions. With all of Chrome’s features, including hundreds of external applications and extensions and a completely open source code system, it’s hard to see why it wouldn’t be popular.
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But considering the Google Chrome Web Store is littered with hundreds, upon hundreds, of extensions, applications and goodies it can be hard for someone new to the scene to pick out the best available.

1.) Adblock Everyone hates ads, but with the Adblock extension for Chrome no one has to deal with them again. Seriously, this is not a commercial, especially considering the extension is free. Adblock automatically blocks pesky ads on website pages which are recorded in an internal database.

2.) StayFocusd The StayFocusd extension is perfect for anyone that does work on a computer, and has a hard time staying on task. The StayFocusd extension can increase “productivity” by blocking certain web sites, and adding a time limit to external sites that aren’t blocked. These methods ensure the user does not stray too far from the correct places, and remains on task. It’s a perfect extension for those who work from home.

3.) Chrome Toolbox– The Chrome Toolbox extension by Google adds some more advanced browser options and commands to spruce up any browsing experience. For example users can save unsubmitted internet form data for use later, view web videos in standalone windows, and can pre-define the browser to open all links in an external window.

4.) Smooth GesturesSmooth Gestures is the next best thing to owning a touch screen monitor, well… sort of. The Smooth Gestures application allows users to perform actions using a series of pre-defined mouse and keyboard gestures such as swiping across the screen or scrolling up/down.

5.) WiseStamp This extension works hand and hand with a Google mail or G-mail account, so naturally if you prefer another mail service this extension is useless to you. Basically the WiseStamp extension allows users to include social media and social network profile links in their e-mail signature.

6.) Mail Checker Plus for Google MailThis extension is essential for anyone that uses a Gmail account and would rather keep an external application open instead of Gmail in an open browser window. Mail Checker Plus for Google Mail provides users with unread messages notifications and allows them to preview new mail, delete, or mark it as spam.

7.) RSS Subscription ExtensionThe RSS Subscription Extension from Google adds a one click button to any content that belongs to an RSS feed, allowing the user to subscribe quickly and easily.

8.) Google Chrome to Phone This extension allows users to send relevant links and information to their Android phone. This is an essential extension for Android users, as it allows a completely integrated browsing experience on both desktop and mobile devices.

9.) Official Facebook Extension– The Official Facebook Extension for Google Chrome alerts or notifies a user whenever something interesting happens on Facebook. So instead of leaving a browser window logged into the site all the time, users can now rely on the extension to alert them when something cool happens! The extension will alert users when someone comments on their wall or posts, invites them to local events, posts to a group page, sends a friend request, or sends a new personal message.

10.) PriceBlink If you love e-shopping then PriceBlink is the extension for you! PriceBlink locates lower prices, coupons and reviews on products while still allowing users to continue shopping.

11.) Monster Jobs The Monster Chrome extension allows users to browse the internet and look for jobs simultaneously. Jobs are in high demand these days, and therefore such an extension is in need. The Monster Jobs extension also allows users to see job postings for individual sites they are visiting.

12.) goo.gl URL ShortenerThis extension is essential for anyone that uses links on social media profiles like Twitter, Facebook or business blogs. The goo.gl URL Shortener extension takes any internet URL, lengthy or not, and shortens it into a very simple link for use anywhere.

13.) PicnikAllows users to take screen captures and pictures directly from the browser window, as well as edit existing photos. No additional software is needed.

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