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List of 5 Favorite Google Chrome Extensions

Monday, 19 July 2010, 22:00 | Google | 2 Comments | Read 1014 Times
by Vaibhav Pandey

Google Chrome supports Extensions which essentially add to the functionality of the browser. In this article, am listing down my 5 favorite Google Chrome Extensions.

1.) Google Voice – Very useful plugin if you use Google Voice (Read: 3 Reasons Why i Love Google Voice (and you should too)). The plugin allows you to Make calls, send SMS, preview Inbox, and get notified of new messages.

Google Voice extension for Google Chrome

2.) Instant Messaging Notifier – Instant Messaging Notifier by imo.im is a useful extension which allows you to Chat and receive alerts on most IM networks, including MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk, Skype and Facebook, when signed into imo.im.

imo.im is a web-based service that allows users to hold text, voice, and video chats on multiple instant messaging protocols. Currently supported protocols include AIM, Facebook, Google Talk, ICQ, MSN, MySpace, Skype, and Yahoo Messenger. The service is free and requires no user-registration or sign-up.

With instant messaging notifier, you can:
- Get sound alerts (can be turned on/off)
- Receive desktop notifications** (can be turned on/off)
- Set the duration of desktop notifications
- Chat without having to keep the imo.im tab open
- Search buddies and initiate conversations
- Set status

3.) Google Dictionary (by Google) - I read a lot on the internet and sometimes you encounter words for which you do not really know the meaning. Though i use WordWeb big time, i still find Google Dictionary very useful, with this extension installed, you can easily Double-click any word to see its definition, or click on the icon in the address bar to look up any word.

4.) Remember The Milk for Gmail – I am a big fan of RTM as it allows me to keep my tasks and to-do lists in check and helps me being more productive with my day. Below are the features provided

Features

- Manage your tasks in Gmail (complete, postpone, and edit tasks).- Add new tasks (and connect them with your emails, contacts, and Google Calendar events).
- Automatically add tasks for starred messages or specific labels.

5.) After the Deadline – After the Deadline uses artificial intelligence to check spelling, style, and grammar. Use it to check your tweets, find mistakes in your email, and socialize with confidence. Click the ABC icon in the lower-right corner of an editable area to proofread your writing.

The above is just a short-compilation of 5 Google Chrome Extensions i just love to have on my Chrome browser. What about you? Do you have any recommendations to make?

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