10 Must Have Chrome Extensions

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There is a growing belief  that Google Chrome Browser will be the top browser of 2012. This is not a personal opinion but one that is shared by experts in the domain. I have read several articles from different ranked websites such as CNet, Techcrunch, and Wired all of them  foresee an upcoming  Chrome monopoly of the browsing market.
In the course of the last two years I have tried four browsers namely Internet Explorer, Safari, FireFox, and Chrome and  I have never felt content with my browsing experience until I started using Chrome. My words sound like they are uttered by a  Google personnel selling out his company`s product. Well I am not , I am just a web 2.0 researcher and an educator like most you here.


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I have reasons why I opted for Chrome and you can read all these reasons in my post entitled Reasons Why You Need to Use Google Chrome.

So if you are already using Chrome or if you are convinced to start using this awesome browser then here is a list of the extensions that you can install on your browser to perform different tasks. All these extensions are free and easy to use. I am using all of them and many more but I have selected just those that are really indispensable for your internet surfing.

Here is the list of the Must Have Chrome Extensions

1- InserText

 This is a Chrome extension that allows users to save blocks of texts to paste them wherever they want. I found this extension very useful for I used to retype the same information almost  everyday when I am accessing certain websites.



2- CC: to me

cc:to me is a cool web application. It allows its users to send notes, pictures and videos from any website right into their email inbox. This is a really handy tool for educators for they can now share content of web pages or just part of it with their students or colleagues instantly and all for free.



3- SendEmail

Send Email is  an anonymous emailing service. It allows its users to send emails anonymously. This service is free and down to earth easy. It does not require any sign up or software installation.


4- PrintLiminator

PrintLiminator is a great bookmarklet that allows you to print whatever part of a web page. How many times you want to print just a part of a web page and you end up printing the whole page ? It is not convenient at all but lets thank technology life has been much easier.


5- PrintFriendly

PrintFriendly  " cleans and formats web pages for perfect print experience. PrintFriendly removes Ads, Navigation and web page junk, so you save paper and ink when you print. It's free and easy to use. Perfect to use at home, the office, or whenever you need to print a web page."


6- Send Tab

Send Tab lets you  save opened tabs to continue reading them say at home or somewhere else or even  on another computer or smartphone then all you need to do is use SendTab free service.





7- Explain and Send Screenshots

Explain and Send Screenshots is a Google Chrome extension that lets users capture screenshots of their websites and send them to their friends using Twitter and Facebook or via a generated link


8- Google Chrome to Phone

The Google Chrome to Phone is a cool chrome add-on. It allows its users to send information like text, links, maps and contact numbers to your Android device.This is in fact a great service for Android users


9- Window to Tab

Window to Tab allows  Chrome users to merge all the opened tabs in different windows into one single window. This works for people who opens different windows in the same browser.


10- Chrome Vis

Chrome Vis allows its users to highlight a certain portion of a text and magnify it and put it in an easy to read background. The hilighted text is then included in a pop up window over the original window.