A List of Useful Google Chrome Extensions

Although Google Chrome is just a few years old, it has become the browser of choice for most web developers and designers. Google Chrome’s support for extensions kicked off just three years ago and has exploded since. After last year’s Chrome Web Store facelift, the collection now rivals Firefox’s.

Here, in this post I have compiled a list of best Google chrome extensions for 2012. Please have a look and leave a comment if you know any other useful extension we are missing here.

1. Google Mail Checker

Displays the number of unread messages in your Google Mail inbox. You can also click the button to open your inbox.

Google Mail Checker

2. Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote Web Clipper is the best way to remember all of the great stuff you see online. Forget about bookmarks and open tabs, save the actual web page – text, links, images and all with a single click.

Evernote Web Clipper

3. Google Chrome to Phone Extension

Google Chrome to Phone Extension enables you to send links and other information from Chrome to your Android device.

Google Chrome to Phone Extension

4. Google Quick Scroll

Google Quick Scroll is a browser extension that helps you find what you are searching for faster.

Google Quick Scroll

5. IE Tab

Display web pages using IE within Chrome. Supports ActiveX controls, Sharepoint, ICBC, alipay.

IE Tab

6. Google Translate

This extension translates entire webpages into a language of your choice with one click. By the Google Translate team.

Google Translate

7. StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is the easiest way to discover interesting photos, videos, web pages and more, recommended by people sharing your Interests.


8. Turn Off the Lights

The entire page will be fading to dark, so you can watch the video as if you were in the cinema.

Turn Off the Lights

9. Looper for YouTube

Simply add a button for you to auto replay video with ONE-CLICK AND you are able to set AUTO LOOP every video by DEFAULT, loop how…

Looper for YouTube

10. Google Calendar Checker

Quickly see the time until your next meeting from any of your calendars. Click on the button to be taken to your calendar.

Google Calendar Checker

11. Google +1 Button

+1 and share a web page, anywhere you go on the web.

Google +1 Button

12. Google Tasks

Tasks are visible everywhere that you can see your Google Tasks – in Gmail, Calendar, iGoogle, Mobile and via the Google Tasks API.

Google Tasks

13. Facebook for Chrome

Facebook for Chrome is an unofficial extension that give you incredibly easy access to your Facebook news, notifications, and friends right from your browser toolbar.

Facebook for Chrome

14. Speed Dial

Speed Dial for Chrome – replace Chrome new tab with your predefined visual bookmarks.

Speed Dial

15. TV for Google Chrome

Watch TV directly from your Google Chrome™ Browser,  it’s Easy & Free! 2780 Live TV Channels sorted by country & by category.

TV for Google Chrome

While compiling this list, it’s always a possibility that I missed some other great resources. Feel free to share it with us.