What is your favorite Chrome productivity extension?

Tilman December 30, 2010
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Which productivity extensions for the Google Chrome browser do you use? Do you consider them useful in order to be more productive? Which ones would you recommend for everyone, which ones only for some special needs?

  1. Ketharaman Swaminathan
    February 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Screen Capture is my favorite Chrome Extension. What I find especially good about it are (1) It can capture a large screen without the user having to manually zoom down (2) It supports text entry, highlighting, redaction and other annotation facilities (3) It gives a choice of copying to clipboard and save as PNG file.

  2. n_nsango
    January 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    mmm I like...

    All mangas reader...Follow updates of mangas (Some Manga, Manga Fox, Bleach Exile, MangaStream, ...). Beautify reading, with full chapters scans.

    StayFocusd increases your productivity by limiting the amount of time per day that you can spend browsing time-wasting websites.

    Rikai kun (Japanese translater)

    Google Mail Checker Plus
    Displays the number of unread messages in your Gmail and Google Apps inbox. Preview mail, read, delete, archive and mark as spam!

  3. Ray
    January 13, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Extension for getting current url in short form.Short link is automatically copied to the clipboard and if select any part of text on the page and to call the Clicker extension, then selected text with short link will be copied in Clicker's input field and all this will be copied into the clipboard.
    https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/oonhhnhddmkflmkhoekflgloclaedocn?hl=ru

  4. Anuja K
    January 12, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Since I'm a regular reader of TC posts TechCrunch Slides is my favorite chrome app
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ddiphpebkhpglobdgfbcmidmklafeeka

    For easy navigation to frequently accessed sites my vote goes to Quick Access extension:
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kfnecblapggejbhocfaglhhlejjnpjfj

  5. Mike
    December 30, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    First of all I prefer the Click-to-play feature from Chrome Labs:
    - go to "about:flags" and enable "Click to play"
    - then go to Options > Content-Options and activate "Click to play" for Plug-ins

    Other than that~ these are not really productivity extensions but I think they definitely improve your browsing:

    AdBlock
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom
    blocks all kinds of Ads, fully compatible with AdBlock Plus filters, you can subscribe to any of them

    MegaUpload DownloadHelper
    https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/leekjckogogidfhpejjmaaekecplpdcg
    if you are often downloading from MegaUpload this extension will start downloads automatically once the wait time is over

    Session Manager
    https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/mghenlmbmjcpehccoangkdpagbcbkdpc
    allows you to save your browser tabs into sessions you can open at any time
    (there are various of these on the Webstore,)

    Screen Capture (by Google)
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cpngackimfmofbokmjmljamhdncknpmg
    create easy screenshots of webpages, no need to "hide" your bookmarks or other tabs