I’ve been careful about not bogging down my Google Chrome experience much like I did to Firefox, but there are so many extensions. And oh, they do really cool things!
Before the holidays, we wrote about 10 Google Chrome extensions that made our initial cut. In the 3 months since then, about half of those original 10 extensions remain onboard, and they’ve been joined by a few new ones. Here is a list of what Google Chrome extensions currently rock the Silver Beacon world.
Remaining From The December 2009 post
1. Feedly – The RSS feed reader that looks likes a magazine gets better and better. The gang is now soliciting comments for the next version.
3. XMarks – Still works as a bookmark synchronization tool, but it feels like something is missing. May not be on the list next time.
4. StumbleUpon – A bit of a different UI in Chrome, you first have to activate the Stumble button. A bit more spammy, but still good.
5. CoolIris – The picture wall you’ve seen so many places. Adding it to Chrome is a no-brainer.
6. DotSpots – Collaboration by annotating websites doesn’t enough users to make it entertaining yet, but cool technology.
New on the Chrome Extension List
7. Orbvious Interest – An unofficial port of ReadItLater.com works just dandy.
8. SEO Site Tools – The best SEO plugin on any browser. Carter Cole does a marvelous job regularly updating the code.
9. Chrome SEO – Because marketers never stick with just one tool, I like Sean Bannister’s Chrome SEO plugin too.
10. Speed Dial – Visual bookmarks in an 8×6 grid with background colors. My favorite bookmark and utility plugin.
What Fell off the Chrome Extension List
A) Google Wave Notifier – If a Google Wave crashes on the Internet and no one hears it, does it exist? Blech.
B) News Reader – Another official Google plugin displays the top 5 news stories. Easier to click a news site’s link.
C) All the Unofficial Facebook plugins – I use Nutshell Mail. It works, I love it and you don’t need my password.
D) Add to Any – Nice idea, but it wasn’t getting used. Kind of where DotSpots is at now. Good idea though.
That’s our quarterly look at Google Chrome extensions. What are your favorite extensions and why? Did we knock something off the list that should be here? Are we completely missing something?