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chrome blogging extensionSerious bloggers have a lot on their plates.  They have writing, promotion, networking, quoting, designing and more to deal with. On top of all that, many bloggers have a day job on top of it all.  How in the world can one person make the time to get it all done?  These days there are many browser extensions that can make at least part of the blogging process easier.

Firefox has many add-ons that fit the bill.  Check out these MakeUseOf articles covering some of them: 3 Firefox Add-Ons To Help You Blog More Easily 3 Firefox Add-Ons To Help You Blog More Easily 3 Firefox Add-Ons To Help You Blog More Easily Read More , ScribeFire vs DeepestSender: One Blogging Addon to Rule Them All! ScribeFire vs DeepestSender: One Blogging Addon to Rule Them All! ScribeFire vs DeepestSender: One Blogging Addon to Rule Them All! Read More , and 7 Writing Addons for Turning Firefox into the Ultimate Writer’s Suite 7 Writing Addons for Turning Firefox into the Ultimate Writer's Suite 7 Writing Addons for Turning Firefox into the Ultimate Writer's Suite Read More .


As a formidable opponent , Google Chrome now also has many blogging extensions to make the life of the blogger a bit easier.

Blog From Any Webpage with Chrome Blogging Extensions

Many bloggers do a lot of quoting from and commenting on other articles and sites.  This is a big part of many blogs.  Many bloggers like to introduce their readers to new finds or share their opinions on something already written about.

Google Chrome has a few extensions that gives you the ability to post to your blog from the site you want to write about.  For this task, check out Blog This (for Blogger users), TypePad Blog It (for TypePad users), Shareaholic for Google Chrome, and Scribefire (actually a full-featured blog editor but also makes posting links and comments to your blog easier).

chrome blogging extension

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Handle Screenshots Of Webpages

Another aspect of blogging that can take up a considerable amount of time is taking and posting screenshots of websites.  You may have noticed that we do that a lot here on MakeUseOf.  That’s because it gives readers a better idea about the site or web tool we are talking about.  Google Chrome has some extensions that can minimize the amount of work that goes into this job.

Try out Webpage Screenshot.  This extension allows you to grab a screenshot of the entire webpage with the click of a button.

chrome blogging extension

There are also tools that allow you to do some image editing to your screenshots directly from within your browser.  The Picknik extension can do this and so can the Aviary Screen Capture extension.

chrome extensions for bloggers

Other Extensions To Help A Blogger Out

If you haven’t heard of the Zemanta add-on for Firefox, let me tell you a bit about it now because Google Chrome now has a Zemanta extension.  Zemanta actually enhances your blog’s dashboard making various tasks (such as suggesting links and finding photos) easier.

chrome extensions for bloggers

Also take notes on sites you pass by with the Evernote extension, check your work when you’re done writing with the After the Deadline extension, and quickly find definitions to words on the fly with Google Dictionary.

As you can see, there are a lot of extensions out there that can possibly help a blogger.  Which extensions you choose to use will depend on what type of writing you do on your blog.  Which extensions do you use while you’re blogging?

  1. Anwer Ashif
    September 16, 2015 at 7:53 am

    I'm looking for chrome extension that counts blog post's words. Can you tell me about that. I need this extension badly.

    • Faizan
      August 19, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Copy and Paste it in Microsoft word, you can see word counts there. Or you can also paste your content in Google docs, and press, Ctrl+Shift+C.

  2. sb
    July 7, 2010 at 8:34 am

    chrome

  3. Ileane
    July 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Hey Timmyjohnboy, I'm using Aviary but I also like Awesome Screenshot from Diigo. The interface is a little cleaner and it's much easier to save or email the screenshot. I typically like to email screenshot to my Posterous blog and with Awesome Screenshot, I save a step versus Aviary.

    My latest finds are Evernote and My Shortcuts. I like My Shortcuts because it gives you access to all of your Google apps, but you can also designate up to 5 other URL's for quick access.

    Thanks for the list!

  4. Ileane
    July 6, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Hey Timmyjohnboy, I'm using Aviary but I also like Awesome Screenshot from Diigo. The interface is a little cleaner and it's much easier to save or email the screenshot. I typically like to email screenshot to my Posterous blog and with Awesome Screenshot, I save a step versus Aviary.

    My latest finds are Evernote and My Shortcuts. I like My Shortcuts because it gives you access to all of your Google apps, but you can also designate up to 5 other URL's for quick access.

    Thanks for the list!

  5. timmyjohnboy
    June 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Although not actually a browser plugin but a bookmarklet, UseKit is cool enough to be written up here on MakeUseOf: http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/u...

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. rizz
    June 30, 2010 at 10:05 am

    At http://useKit.com we also provide a customizable extension, that brings you:
    - annotations
    - web fragment storing
    - a connection to shareThis, Deliciouse, Twitter
    - Language translations with a double click
    - Embedded maps and a lot more...
    It's free, see: http://useKit.com

  7. rizz
    June 30, 2010 at 8:05 am

    At http://useKit.com we also provide a customizable extension, that brings you:
    - annotations
    - web fragment storing
    - a connection to shareThis, Deliciouse, Twitter
    - Language translations with a double click
    - Embedded maps and a lot more...
    It's free, see: http://useKit.com

    • timmyjohnboy
      June 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm

      Although not actually a browser plugin but a bookmarklet. Thanks for sharing!

  8. timmyjohnboy
    June 25, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    A few come to mind:

    LightScreen Portable

    Screenpresso

    Jing

  9. Jackie Lee
    June 21, 2010 at 1:23 am

    I only recently switched to chrome because I was having so many issues with Firefox. The ONLY thing I really missed was zemanta. I looked for an extension and didn't see it, so I'm very excited you included this one. On my way to download now. :)

  10. Ehackz
    June 19, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Hey Thanx...
    for helping us to improve writing skills
    It helps a lot
    ones again Thanxx..

  11. Ehackz
    June 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Hey Thanx...
    for helping us to improve writing skills
    It helps a lot
    ones again Thanxx..

  12. Gadget Guy
    June 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Very nice collection!

  13. Rick
    June 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I'm encouraged that ScribeFire is available for Chrome, and I'm looking forward to its features catching up with the Firefox version. Specifically, it's not doing image uploads right now, but I hear that's coming soon.

  14. Jaycer17
    June 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I discovered Zemanta recently, and I think it really deserves an article all its own. It truly helps a LOT in blogging, I recommend wholeheartedly.

  15. Tony
    June 19, 2010 at 3:58 am

    I recommend Aviary Screen Capture for handling screenshots of webpages. Is there any free tool for taking screenshots like the IrfanView screenshot capture, so that we can take screenshots for not only webpages and also outside our browser window.

    • Phil
      June 19, 2010 at 7:56 am

      I used ScreenShot firefox extension in past which works fine

    • Darrell thomas
      June 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm

      you can use the button on your computer print screen sysrq that will take a picture of the whole screen okthen use the paint app in windows and paste the picture then you can use that ok

    • timmyjohnboy
      June 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm

      A few come to mind:

      LightScreen Portable

      Screenpresso

      Jing

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