Top 20 Google Chrome Extensions That You Must Download

Google Chrome continues to dazzle us and world of networking and browsing. Its growth has been phenomenal and the no. of users just keep multiplying. But beneath all the simplicity of the browser and its sober icons lies an unfathomable world of extensions, customization and games which make it a top notch super browser we all love. So we pick out a few of those amazing tricks you can pull off and take your browsing experience to a whole new level.

1.  Offline Google Mail

This extension lets you access your Gmail account even when there’s no Internet connection available (such as on your commute). You can read whatever was downloaded before and write new messages in the browser interface even when you are on the go. Next time you go online, it synchronizes everything. So messages are sent and new ones are received.

2. Google dictionary

Google dictionary is  a neat tool to get any sort of definitions/meanings that you need while browsing the web or going through any e-books. It has very simple yet intriguing features. Just highlight the word/phrase that you need to know about and double click on it. The meaning magically appears right next to it in a cloud. You can even listen to the word being pronounced. Its always good to learn new words.

3. Turn Off the Lights

Sometimes you wish to dim the surrounding screen so that the legendary you-tube videos look better. But decreasing the brightness also decreases the brightness of the video which is definitely not acceptable. So with one click on the lamp button, the page will be fading to dark. And automatically focus on the video. Click again, the page will return back as normal.

4. Awesome Screenshot

This is a great full-fledged screenshot extension. It allows you to take a screenshot of an entire webpage. Then the tool pops up to draw lines, shapes, and even text. When you’re done, you can save it online or download it as a .PNG.

5. YouTube Downloader

Download any video from YouTube. Adds a download button to YouTube video pages.

6. Cooliris

Meet Cooliris, the 3D Wall that speeds up search on Google Images, Flickr, Facebook, and even your own computer. On this infinite 3D Wall, you can effortlessly scroll though thousands of images and videos in seconds without having to click from page to page. Not only is this fast but also incredibly stylish and easy to use. You will love it.

7. Silver Bird

Are you a twitter addict? This is a Twitter extension that allows you to follow your timelines and interact with your Twitter account.Silver Bird is an awesome Twitter client extension for Google Chrome with lots of features.This extension was previously known as Chromed Bird, but has since been renamed Silver Bird

8. Exfm music

If you love music and visit a lot of music sites, exfm music is an extension you need to know. When you hit a page with MP3s on it, an exfm player pops up to stream the music, which continues even after you leave the site. If you want to share what you find, or find out what your friends are listening to, social networking links are standing by to assist you.

9. SocialPlus

Customize and make Facebook better with SocialPlus (Skin, don’t like button,VideoChat, emoticons, color, nudge, photo preview … ). SocialPlus adds many news features in Facebook.

10. AdBlock

It is an amazing extension for chrome which allows the user to block all advertisements on nearly every page. After installing it when you open any web page it automatically detects the ad script and blocks them from loading thereby enabling the user to browse the pages peacefully. So go ahead and enjoy browsing without those disturbing pop ups and ads.

11. Evernote Web Clipper

If you haven’t set up an Evernote account, then you’re probably not storing much data from the Web. It’s practically the gold standard for quickly clipping info, even entire pages, for future reference. The clipper extension is a must-have for making quick storage to Evernote a breeze. You can then search through the data at a later date. Its even enjoying quite a coveted position in the ios world and considered the best when it comes to sharing notes online.

12.  Feedly

Feedly proves that all RSS feed readers don’t have to be ugly. It’s a stylish way to read of your favorite blogs. It also works directly with Google Reader and all the major social networks for sharing content.

13. ESPN cricinfo

For all you cricket fans out there, Espn cricinfo sets the standard when it comes to the latest updates, live scores and the latest news in the fied of cricket right  before your eyes. It shows notifications about the latest matches taking place and that are going to take place so you are updated instantly about any cricket related news instantly. A very handy and user-friendly extension.

PS: DO not miss Sachin Tendulkar’s Batting.

14. Race.One

Enough of browsing. If you are bored, chrome brings to you an array of endless addictive games to thrill the gamer inside you.Smash, Crash and Burn as many cars as you can.Destruction is the name of the game. Make your way across the city annihilating every car in sight. Choose from three spectacular cars and go hunting on the highway.

15. Angry Birds

Dont tell me you haven’t heard of this game. Easily the most popular game in recent times, its  a worldwide superhit.The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs. Angry Birds features hours of game play, challenging physics-based castle demolition and lots of replay value. Each of the levels requires logic, skill and brute force to crush the enemy.

16. Plants vs Zombies

Think fast and plant faster to stem a zombie attack and save your home in this action-strategy PopCap game. A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of zombie-zapping plants. Use peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more to mulchify zombies before they reach your front door. The fun never dies.Plants vs. Zombies has won over 25 awards and regarded as atop strategy game.

17. Alexa Traffic Rank

The Official Alexa Traffic Rank Extension, providing Alexa Traffic Rank and site Information when clicked.Alexa Traffic Rank is Alexa Internet’s free extension for Chrome, and is the only extension that includes you in Alexa’s traffic panel. The Alexa extension accompanies you as you surf, providing you with Alexa data about the sites you visit without interrupting your browsing.Get quick and easy access to a site’s Alexa Traffic Rank and sites linking in. How does this site’s traffic compare to other sites on the Web?

18. Google Calendar

With Google’s free online calendar, it’s easy to keep track of life’s important events all in one place.Organizing your schedule shouldn’t be a burden. With Google Calendar, it’s easy to keep track of life’s important events all in one place.Share your schedule, Get your calendar on the go , Send invitations and track RSVPs, Sync with your desktop applications and much more.

19. Cargo Bridge

A new quality of bridge builder. Build a bridge and test your construction skills. A highly addictive game. Build a bridge using your mouse and available budget. When it is done click “Test your bridge”.Your workers will use it to get items located at the other side of valley, and bring them back to the shop. Your goal is to collect all items in level.For each level you have limited budget. All money that you won’t use, become your score, so cheaper bridge = higher score.Money collected in all levels of game will be your total score and will be sent to leader board. You will use those money in challenge mode too.

20. Picnik

Picnik gives you easy-to-use yet powerful tools to help your photos look their best. Try it. Picnik is photo editing awesomeness! There’s a complete set of tools from basic fixes to professional quality effects and cosmetic touch ups. Get creative with our selection of fonts, shapes and stickers. Plus: Picnik connects right to all your favorite photo sharing sites like Facebook, Picasa Web, Flickr, Photobucket, and more so it’s never been easier to connect and share with your photos.

These are only a selected few extensions and modifications from the vast chrome storehouse. If you come across any more interesting utility or fun pack feel free to share it with us. Any feedback and comments are welcome.

(via: Chrome Web Store).

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