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.
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.
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.
4. Google Quick Scroll
Google Quick Scroll is a browser extension that helps you find what you are searching for faster.
5. IE Tab
Display web pages using IE within Chrome. Supports ActiveX controls, Sharepoint, ICBC, alipay.
6. Google Translate
This extension translates entire webpages into a language of your choice with one click. By the Google Translate team.
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.
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…
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.
11. Google +1 Button
+1 and share a web page, anywhere you go on the web.
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.
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.
14. Speed Dial
Speed Dial for Chrome – replace Chrome new tab with your predefined visual bookmarks.
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.
While compiling this list, it’s always a possibility that I missed some other great resources. Feel free to share it with us.