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 →
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. →
Chrome’s built in spell checker works ok insofar as that goes (except on those occasions when it fails to kick in), but what about when you want to check for both spelling and grammar? In this case, what you need is Ginger, which checks both, and whose developers claim is more accurate and corrects up →
If you’ve ever right clicked a word or phrase in Chrome, selected ‘Search Google for’ and thought it was a nice, useful way to quickly search Google, then read on; because ‘Drag & Drop Search’ modifies that simple idea to make it an order of magnitude more useful, and to make numerous search services available →
You can love Google or hate it, but the truth is that both Gmail and Chrome are terrific products, and possibly the best in their respective fields. This post presents TEN extensions for Chrome that make Gmail even better, and add novel and practical functions that Gmail’s creator’s never thought of! The plugins are: Gmail →
It’s not a secret, and hardly controversial, but no sooner than you visit a webpage than it instantly starts collecting information on your behavior and demographics (e.g. location), and trying to infer your interests. If you want to block this activity, or if you merely want to know which scripts or services are tracking you, then Do Not Track Plus, a free extension for Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari, is for you.
There is is so much information that our browsers hold, that if the system crashes or if we reinstall or upgrade to a new OS or PC, we stand to be greatly inconvenienced if we lose them. I am not just talking about saved passwords, bookmarks, mail and contacts, but even speed-dial, notes, skins, sessions, →
In today’s world, having numerous open tabs in your browser is the norm rather than the exception. Which is why visually-inclined Chrome users might want to view tab previews using an iTunes coverflow-style carousel. If that sounds good to you then check out the Visual Tabs extension for Google Chrome. To get started, go to →