A few years ago I never thought Google Chrome would have a chance against Firefox. Now Google Chrome is quickly becoming a popular browser due to its speed and its growing collection of extensions. Like in Firefox with it’s Plugins, Google has it’s Extensions which are a great way to add functionality that doesn’t come packaged with the browser.
In this short article we will just focus on helping you save time (and clicks) in your everyday surfing and development tasks. So here are 7 small addictive Extensions that will help you streamline your daily work flow.
by Ionut Botizan
This extension resizes the browser’s window in order to emulate various resolutions. It is particularly useful for web designers and developers by helping them test their layouts on different browser resolutions.
The resolutions list is completely customizable (add/delete/re-order).
- There are 3 screen types available:
- Desktop (standard; resize the entire window to the specified resolution)
- Laptop/Notebook (same as Desktop, but different icon; makes it easier to scan the resolutions list)
- Mobile (different than the previous two; this applies the specified dimensions to the viewport, not to the entire window, because mobile browsers usually have no borders)
by Sean Bannister
The Google Chrome SEO Extension provides easy access to Search Engine Optimization Tools that can help you with Competitive Analysis, Keyword Research, Backlink Checks, PageRank Checks and other daily SEO tasks.
- A Keyword Research Tool
- Highlight NoFollow links
- The number of Pages Indexed
- The number of Backlinks
- Current Traffic and Rankings
- Social Bookmark counts
- Cached Versions of the page
- Domain Details like DNS, IP, Whois, Server Location
- Detects Robots.txt and Sitemap.xml
First version of the pupular screen grab tool from Pixlr to Chrome. Grab visible screen, select part or entire page. Share screen to Pixlr imm.io, edit screen in Pixlr editor or save to desktop.
Google Mail Checker
Displays the number of unread messages in your Google Mail inbox. You can also click the button to open your inbox.
With Session Manager you can quickly save your current browser state and reload it whenever necessary.
You can manage multiple sessions, rename or remove them from the session library.
Each session remembers the state of the browser at its creation time, i.e the opened tabs and windows.
Once a session is opened, the browser is restored to its state.
- Create sessions for daily routines: Pages you open on morning, noon and evening
- Group pages of common interest such as News, Financial and Social Networks.
- Save the pages found during a research session that you’d like to revisit later.