Although FireFox is still king of browser add-ons, Google’s Chrome is surely gaining a great selection of extensions to make it an even more powerful and versatile browser. Checkout our top 10 Google Chrome extensions after the jump.
Hide flash content when browsing the web and selectively load the flash content when you want. This is a great way to keep Flash from stealing system resources and save your eyes from some of those hideous advertisements.
Why Google built Chrome without RSS auto-detection, I do not know. But, with this extension you can add that capability.
Another must have, the Webpage Screenshot extension makes it easy to capture a full web page screenshot in PNG format. For web designers and developers, this will be very handy.
If you use more than one computer or more than one browser, you’ll want to install the Xmarks extension. Keeping your bookmarks in sync across multiple systems and browsers has never been easier.
If you aren’t using a password manager on the web, you likely aren’t using safe enough passwords. LastPass is a great way to manage your passwords in Chrome, also available for several other browsers.
7. Speed Tracer
Speed Tracer is a great extension for analyzing website and web application performance. There are a few additional requirements in order to run the plugin, but they’re easy to accomplish and well worth it for this extension.
8. Chromed Bird
Chromed Bird is essentially a Twitter client integrated into Chrome, and a great way to stay up to date on your Twitter network without running a fully dedicated Twitter client. If you spend the large majority of your time in Chrome, this extension could save you some time.
Google Wave made quite the splash when introduced but lacked many important features, namely some form of notification system. Using this extension you’ll know when you have new waves, be able to read unread waves and more.
10. Adblock Plus
AdBlock Plus will likely be a popular extension for many people but keep in mind, advertisements are what pay for the great content you see on many of your favorite sites. It’s certainly a great tool for blocking the intrusive and obnoxious advertisements though.
There are many great Chrome extensions and we’d love to hear your favorites via comment below. Thanks!
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