Chrome – Find extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:39:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Top 5 Google Chrome Extensions Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:25:57 +0000 For a few years, Mozilla Firefox laid claim to being the premier web browser in terms of extensions to enhance users’ internet experience. But since Google launched its Chrome extension gallery along with the release of Chrome 4.0 in 2010, we’ve seen the browser overtake all its competitors in terms of speed, stability, and the richness of extensions available. Here are the top 5 Chrome extensions.

1. Google Mail Checker

The convenience of this extension can’t be overstated. If you have a Gmail account, you have a quick counter of new e-mails in your inbox, and can access your account with a single click. It just makes other means of checking your e-mail seem cumbersome.

2. AdBlock

This is one of the top 5 Chrome extensions but is also a bit controversial. You can use it to reduce the number of ads you deal with online, but for a guilt-free experience, you can turn it off for specific sites to help support them with ad revenue.


It isn’t surprising with the current popularity of Twitter that this is one of the most used extensions for Chrome. It’s not just one of the best Twitter apps but one of the top 5 Chrome extensions.

4. Google Translate

This app is great for anyone in the world. While there’s obviously still a long way to go in terms of internet translators providing accurate translations, Google Translate is at the forefront, and this extension is very convenient to bring down language barriers a tad with a couple of clicks.

5. Google Chrome to Phone

For Chrome users who have Android phones, this is one of the top 5 Chrome extensions. You have to download it on both your computer and phone, but after that, it’s a simple, intuitive tool to send maps, links, texts, or phone numbers to your Android.

Given Google’s technological dominance and the thriving user community for Chrome, it’s exciting to see where they go from here. Give these top 5 Chrome extensions a try to see what Chrome offers.

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Google Chrome 17 Sun, 01 Apr 2012 18:00:42 +0000 Chrome 17.0 is the latest version of Google’s web browser. Chrome 17.0 was predated by various other versions of the browser, which was originally released by Google On September 2, 2008 as a beta version. Belonging to one of the worldwide leaders of internet technology, Chrome 17.0 provides one of the most efficient internet experiences, both for casual browsers and technology geeks alike.

Chrome 17.0 aims to be the fastest, simplest, most secure, and most stable web browser on the market. It includes one of the most efficient application performances and the fastest JavaScript processing speed. With Chrome 17.0, Google introduced download scanning protection, which was set to help prevent its users from being tricked into downloading malicious malware. In addition, Google introduced to chrome an “incognito mode,” which prevents the browser from storing a history date or cookies from the websites visited while in said mode.

Google allows its Chrome users to create desktop shortcuts which open Chrome applications in the browser. Google ‘s Chrome Web Store is a directory that includes all of its web applications. Chrome 17.0 is home to over 11,500 extensions, ranging from “The Independent” to “FIFA”. In addition to applications and extensions, Chrome users can also install themes that alter the appearance of the browser itself. Google Chrome also includes a built in language translator, which currently consists of 52 languages, with more promised to be included in the future.

Google Chrome 17.0 is offered on all major operating systems. The supported systems include Windows XP, Vista and 7, Mac OS, and Ubuntu. Early in 2012, Google Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox as the second most popular web browser, behind only Microsoft’s omnipresent Internet Explorer. Chrome has received almost entirely positive reviews from its users and hopes to use usage data and user surveys to create an even more user-friendly product in the future. If future versions of Google’s internet browser follow the same path of innovation as Chrome 17.0, users of Chrome can expect an even more pleasant internet browsing experience than they have already grown accustomed to.

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