Learn how to get more from your Chrome browser. During this session we will reveal the latest plug-ins and apps for professional and personal use.
1-About Google Chrome BrowserThe Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
Date: May 2012
Step One: Download Google Chrome
Check out Google's Chrome: Life After Internet Explorer Guide
Step Two: Watch the Video Overviews
Title:The Chrome Story
Video Length: 2:17
Title: Chrome Features
Video Length: 4:31
Source: Google Chrome UK
1-Speed: Chrome is designed to be fast in every possible way. It's quick to start up from your desktop, loads web pages in a snap, and runs complex web applications lightning fast.
2-Privacy: We built Chrome not only to be faster, but also to put you in control of your private information while helping protect the information you share when you're online.
3-Simplicity: Chrome's browser window is streamlined, clean and simple. For example, you can search and navigate from the same box and arrange tabs however you wish -- quickly and easily.
4-Personalization: There are tons of ways to customize Chrome and make it yours. It's easy to tweak your settings and add apps, extensions, and themes from the Chrome Web Store.
5-Security: Chrome is designed to keep you safer and more secure on the web with built-in malware and phishing protection, auto-updates to make sure you have all the latest security fixes, and more.
6-Account: Signing in to Chrome brings your bookmarks, history, and other settings to all your computers. It also automatically signs you in to all your favorite Google services.
2-Tips and Tricks Using Chrome:
3-Bookmark All Tabs
4-Incredible Start Page - productive start page for chrome (extension)
5-Search in the browser
6-Shift+Command/Control+Tab = to open up a tab you just closed
7-Command (MAC)/Ctrl (PC) + number of the tab. Ex. Command4 to get to tab #4
8-To split the tabs from a window, you drag the tab down
Title: Chrome Web Store - What's a Web App?
Video Length: 1:41
Title: Introduction to Chrome Webstore
Video Length: 4:58
Chrome Extensions are small programs that add new features to your browser and personalize your browsing experience. Unlike apps, they’re always available, no matter what website you’re on. By using extensions, you can customize Google Chrome with features you like, while keeping your browser free of things that you don't use.
My Favorite Extensions:
App/Extension: Turn Off the Lights
Video Tutorial: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw3Uh-lZ3bnSTkVPM2NfWEF6VmM
App/Extension: YouTube Options
App/Extension: goo.gl (Google URL Shortner)
Video Tutorial: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bw3Uh-lZ3bnSWFI1dGFlbVBEQ1k
App/Extension: Black Menu
Use this plug in to access your Google Apps from any tab. This extension is meant to be a replacement for both, iGoogle and the quickly removed google menu. This extension contains an extensive menu of google services. You can access them by browsing through the black menu entries. By clicking the menu entry of your choice, you'll go to the corresponding google service in a new tab.
Tool Type: Chrome Plug-In
App/Extension: Email This Page
App/Extension: Explain and Send Screenshot
App/Extension: Incredible Start Page
Incredible StartPage is a productive start page replacement for Chrome. Put all your favorite bookmarks in a beautiful frame, and enjoy our handy features! We are a featured extension by Google!
App/Extension: Panic Button
PanicButton makes it easier for you to hide all of your tabs at once just by clicking on a button. They are then saved as bookmarks in a separate folder. Afterwards, the PanicButton turns green and shows you how many tabs are currently hidden. Another click on the PanicButton restores all of the tabs you have hidden earlier.
App/Extension: ScreenLeap for GMail
App/Extension: Tab Jump
When working with many tabs at the same time, it's hard to remember which one you want to go next. TabJump highlights frequently used tabs and related tabs so you can easily jump between them. And never worry again about closing tabs by accident, for TabJump can protect them, or even restore closed tabs!
Features - Jump to frequently used tabs - Jump to related tabs (tabs from the same site, etc) - Restore recently closed tabs - Lock a tab to prevent accidental closing (only work for tabs loaded after TabJump is installed)
Screencastify Chrome app to record video even on your Chromebook goo.gl/hzeEFa
My Favorite Extensions for GMail:
Tracks your email
Allows you to see profile information from your email compose mail address
Allows you to set a schedule for when your emails are sent
Create your own theme:
Google Chrome are advanced websites that are similar to other types of programs that you install on your computer. The main difference is that apps are accessed and used entirely within the browser.
Check out this list of Google Chrome Apps for Educational Use
To Access your Apps list: chrome://apps/
Here are some apps to try out:
CanvasDraw is a HTML5 rich drawing application supported by the online drawing community at RateMyDrawings.com. RateMyDrawings connects your artwork with one of the most active drawing communities online by showcasing your drawings to the community of members who provide you with feedback and help you grow as an artist.
JAM with Chrome
Play music live with your friends online.
Create stereoscopic 3D objects from any image. You only need red/cyan glasses and the 3Dnator Chrome extension.
Until AM transforms your web browser into a full-fledged DJ setup. Possibilities include vinyl scratching with two turntables, playback speed adjustment, sound modification through effects and more.
Hold the mouse cursor down, pressed on the canvas to draw and explore your creativity, relax or plan. Save your favorites and send them to family and friends.
Make GIF animations online using your webcam and images. Draw, paint, type and add effects. Download to your computer or save online and share in the gallery.
With Magisto for Google Drive, you can automatically turn all the videos on your Google Drive into beautifully edited movies, complete with music and effects, in minutes.
FabCam is an application that allows the user to apply fun effects, frames, objects, and textures to photos. Afer you edit, you can save the photo to your PC or share with your friends on Facebook or FabCam's gallery. You can combine mutliple effects.
Free picture editor! No registration required.
Tips and Tricks for Chrome Apps:
Find Your Apps at: chrome://apps/
Uninstall an app to remove it completely from the New Tab page and from the browser:
More Plugins and Apps:
-Chrome Plugin Twitter: https://twitter.com/chromeplugins
-Chrome Extensions: https://chromeextensions.com/
-More on Features: http://goo.gl/TTVIL
-Chrome for Mobile: http://goo.gl/2BDrc
-20 Things I Learned: http://www.20thingsilearned.com/en-US/web-apps/1
-7 Chrome Extensions to Make You More Effecient http://goo.gl/wiOcN
-8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity http://goo.gl/6lRcJ
-Top 10 Google Chrome PlugIns for Business http://goo.gl/y6z2C
-Google Chrome Extensions for Creative People http://www.squidoo.com/google-chrome-extensions-for-creativity
-The 11 best Chrome apps and extensions for web designers
-15 Remarkable Chrome Extensions for Photographers
-Getting Started: Building a Chrome Extension
-45 Best Google Chrome Extensions for Designers and Developers
The Wilderness Downtown http://thewildernessdowntown.com/
Chrome Experiments http://www.chromeexperiments.com/
*Fluid Simulation: http://goo.gl/EH9E1
*Balloon Pop: http://www.cartelle.nl/toys/balloons
*Google Space http://goo.gl/NcPo7
*The Exquisite Forrest http://goo.gl/zQAKH
-Chrome Web Lab http://mashable.com/2012/07/16/universal-orchestra-experiment/
What to collaborate with us? Share your findings!
-Purge through the Chrome Web Store and select your top three apps or extensions
-Share with the group in Google Moderator (one entry per app/extension)