Google Chrome Extensions Galore!

Prerequisite
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This session assumes you already have Google Chrome installed. If you need it you can download it here:
What are extensions?
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Extensions let you add new features to your browser. For example, an email notifier extension can show an email alert in your browser toolbar so you don't have to log in to your email in a separate window to check if you have new messages. There are also extensions that work silently in the background, such as an extension that automatically formats and displays web pages in your preferred style. Here is a two minute video explaining Chrome Extensions. 

Where to find extensions?
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How to install extensions?
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Click "Add to Chrome" on the extension page in the Chrome Web Store and follow the prompts.

Add to Chrome

Add Extension

Added

To list which extensions you have already installed (they may be enabled or disabled), use the "Windows" menu in Chrome and select "Extensions."

Window - Extensions



Extensions Galore To Explore!
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  • Awesome New Tab Page - An alternative to the default Chrome Apps window. Highly customizable!  Great!
  • OneTab - Converts all your tabs into a list and opens the list in a new tab. Clicking on any URL in the list will open it in a new tab. You can also remove items from the list, restore all tabs, import/export all the URLs from OneTab and share them as a web page with anyone you want.  Great!
  • ShortenMe – Shortens the URL with http://goo.gl and gives a QR code. View stats on your shortened links.  Great!
  • TabCloud - Save and restore window sessions over time and across multiple devices. Will save pinned tabs as pinned tabs! See my blog post about TabCloud Great!
  • EyeDropper – Pick colors from web pages, color picker and your personal color history. See my blog post about EyeDropper and Apple's Color Picker.  Great!
  • Add to Pocket – Add website to your Pocket account for reading later. Acts the same as a standard bookmarklet. Visit the Pocket website Great!
  • Pasty – Copy a list of URLs as text and click the Pasty icon. All URLs will open in separate tabs in the active window.  Great!
  • Download Master - Download all linked files on a page (images, videos, PDFs, docs, etc). You can choose specific files or, with a single click, choose all files of the same type.  Great!
  • Evernote Web Clipper - Save web pages (text, links, images, etc) to your Evernote account with a single click.  Great!
  • Bit.ly – Create a shortened URL using your http://bitly.com account. Great for customizing short URLs.
  • Better Google Tasks – View your Google Tasks in a popup. Allows for more detailed control over tasks as well as single-click access to any task list. Also displays count of unfinished tasks from ALL task lists.
  • Black Menu – One menu access to all your Google services with one click.
  • Send to Kindle from Chrome – Send web content to your Kindle device or application.  Great!
  • Checker Plus for Google Calendar 
  • YouTube Options for Google Chrome - Disable annoying things in YouTube and other video sites.
  • AdBlock - Block all advertisements on all web pages, even Facebook, Youtube, and Hulu.
  • Tab Expose – View thumbnails of all open tabs with one click.
  • TabScissors – Divide one window into two side-by-side windows. See my related blog post.
  • TabGlue – With one click, combine all open tabs in all open windows into one window. See my related blog post.
  • Clear History - Quickly clears the browsing session history and cookies. Can be configured to delete history for the last 1 or 2 hours, last day or week, or everything. Can also choose whether to receive a prompt or not.
  • Google Dictionary - Double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble or view the complete definition of any word or phrase using the toolbar dictionary.
  • Pixlr Grabber – Handy screenshot tool. Capture the visible screen, a defined area, or an entire web page. Linked to the Pixlr Editor at http://pixlr.com/editor.
  • Docs Quickly - Create a Google Doc, Spreadsheet, Presentation, or Drawing directly from your Chrome bar.
  • Screenleap for Gmail –  Instantly share your screen from within Gmail.
  • GrabText - Highlight text on a web page and click the extension to get a QR code containing the text. Handy for transferring text to a mobile device.
  • HashPlug – Adds Twitter search results in a sidebar on a Google search results page. Website
  • SpeakIt – Highlight text on any website to convert to speech. 50 languages.
  • Boomerang for Gmail - Allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date. 
  • EasyBib Tools – If you are doing online research and use EasyBib, this extension will help you. Visit the EasyBib website.
  • Citable - Save citable quotes and notes from the web into a Google spreadsheet with one click.
  • Popchrom - Create your own shortcuts for text phrases. To transform your abbreviation place the cursor on it and hit your personal shortcut (default is 'ctrl + space'). 
More Chrome Resources
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