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Track your time spent online with Timestats for Chrome

Do you spend too much time online? Or just Just the right amount, perhaps? If you’re looking for that Goldilocks factor in your online usage, Timestats might be just the thing you are looking for. Timestats is a Chrome extension that will keep track of your time spent online and help you manage it better

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Remove unwanted browser toolbars and BHO’s in one fell swoop, with Toolbar Cleaner

I have an older brother who is not very adept with technology, and every time I need to use his computer I am surprised just how many toolbars and custom search providers have found their way onto his PC; I am further surprised by how labor intensive it is to clean that stuff out. And

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Encrypt your Gmail for free with SafeMail for Chrome

Do you want to have encrypted email but don’t have the time or money or skill to become an international super spy? You’re not alone! Many of us use email to send documents or information that we do not want to end up in the wrong hands, such as credit card details, tax info, business

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Read Google Reader feeds in-line on the same page, with “Google Reader Inline” Chrome extension

Do you use Google Reader? If so, did you ever wish that you could click on a post and view it right then and there without without opening separate Windows? If so, then check out Google Reader Inline (aka GRIwsome), an extension for the Chrome browser that enables users to view RSS posts as popup

Expand your online social experience with PalRelay

PalRelay is a great new way to keep up with what’s going on in the most popular social media sites on the web, specifically tailored to the content you are currently browsing. It sits in the bottom of your browser as an unobtrusive little bar, silent and grey until it finds something relevant to tell

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Clip and save web pages to Dropbox, Google Drive or Box with CleanSave for Chrome

If you’ve ever wanted to save an article or webpage (for example for reference, sharing, or later use) then check out Cloudsave, a Chrome extension that lets you convert any web page to PDF or DOC, optionally add a note to it, and then save it. But what’s more, Cleansave can clean your webpage from

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Web browsing overload? Panelize your web pages in Chrome

Have you ever been overwhelmed with web page overload? If you’re the type of person to have more than two or three web pages open at the same time (like me) then you’ve undoubtedly discovered the usefulness of tabs in the Chrome web browser. Sometimes, however, you can still find yourself with more tabs open

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Take full page screenshots of webpages and annotate them, with Fireshot for Firefox, Chrome, and IE

Do you ever need to take full length screenshots of a webpage – or for that matter, screenshots of the visible or selected areas? If so, then read on. While you will find numerous applications that allow you to take screenshots, there are very few tools that let you annotate and edit directly, add watermarks,

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‘Visual History for Chrome’ makes your browser history fun, useful

We’ve mentioned a number of ‘history’ extensions for Chrome previously, but this one is my favorite. ‘Visual History for Chrome’ displays your URL history visually, as nodes of various sizes that are related to each other according to order that you have visited websites. This is the kind of software that doesn’t need to be

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"Google Input Tools" for Chrome lets you write in different foreign languages on any keyboard

Consider this: you are travelling and you go to an internet café to check your email, where you find out, to your surprise, that the keyboard layout on the computer you are using is totally different than the one you use. Or let’s say you simply want to write an email in a foreign language.

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Three must-have tools to enhance your Facebook experience!

Facebook is the second most visited web site on the planet (after Google), so we are always on the lookout for ways to enhance or improve your Facebook experience. This post will present three new FREE Chrome extensions that are both fun and useful. If you ever wanted to be able to ‘dis-like’ something on

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Customize Your Facebook Background With Facebook Background Changer

Tired of the same old Facebook look? Well here is your chance to give it a more personalized feel by using the Facebook Background Changer! You can add pictures from your computer or just use the URL of a picture uploaded anywhere on the internet to use as your Facebook background. ‘Facebook Background Changer’ is