Must Have Extenstions For Google Chrome

Mar 7, 2013

Must Have Extensions For Google Chrome
First of all, if you’re not using Google Chrome, you should be. It’s top rated on every important browsing feature, including security, ease of use, and speed & compatibility.
(A recent update to Chrome for Android also improves speed on JavaScript-heavy pages like Gmail or Facebook.)
These extensions listed below were all tested—alone and in tandem (on a MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Memory operating on OS X 10.8.2.) These will make your Google Chrome browsing experience even more secure, easy, and fun. You’ll find resources about even more high ranked stuff at the bottom of the page.
AdBlock for Chrome! Block all advertisements on all web pages, even Facebook, Youtube, and Hulu. You can pause Adblock on individual pages, if necessary, since Hulu in particular will prevent you from watching if Adblock is on.
AddThis allows you to instantly share, bookmark, print, or even translate pages with one easy-to-use tool.
Thousands of companies and organizations secretly collect your personal data when you use the web, creating a shadow web of connections between sites you go to and trackers you probably never heard of. Collusion for Chrome graphs the spread of your data from sites to trackers, in real time, to expose and, optionally, to break these hidden connections.

Do Not Track Me
DoNotTrackMe protects your privacy by blocking online tracking.
Every time you use the web, companies are collecting and storing info about you and your web activity. DoNotTrackMe (DNTMe) is free privacy software that prevents online tracking and improves your security on the Internet.
Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote is the premiere way to clip and store everything you see online that's worth keeping. This extension for the service makes it a breeze, even isolating what it sees as the main content of a page, and storing just that. Search through it all later using or the offline software and apps.
Organize your favorite blogs, news sites and Youtube channels and access them all in one place (or sync with Google Reader, Twitter and Facebook).
Facebook Disconnect
Tired of Facebook? Need a break? Enable this extension and you’ll be Facebook free, in a way. Facebook Disconnect blocks all traffic from third-party sites to Facebook servers but still lets you access Facebook itself. Make sure to re-enable it when you’re ready to get back to seeing the world the way it really is.

G Disconnect
You think Facebook is bad? Google is notified whenever you visit one of the more than 25 percent of sites on the web that include Google widgets.
Protect your privacy. See who's tracking your web browsing with Ghostery.
Hide Facebook SideBar Ticker
Turn off the annoying sidebar ads on the right column of Facebook and you’ll instantly like your everday experience a whole lot more.

When you register a new account on a website or service you have to provide an email address. Using your regular email address increases the likelihood that your inbox will be flooded with all kinds of new stuff. MaskMe is an extension for chrome that helps you create unique random email addresses linked to your email. Turn off spam with one click, generate strong, unique passwords linked to one single password, and encrypt and store your passwords and online accounts in one safe place, for your eyes only.
Privacy Fix
Privacyfix is where you can manage your privacy controls for Facebook, Google, the websites you visit and the companies that track you across the Web. Instantly see privacy risks and navigate instantly to where you can fix them. As you visit sites, get alerted to new privacy risks before you provide personal data, remove website cookies and request deletion of your personal data.
Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox.
Too Many Tabs
Manage your tabs, improve your browsing, and maintain your sanity when you have many tabs open.


Ever tried having 20 tabs or more open in Chrome? You can’t even see the favicon of the tabs, not to mention the tab titles! If that happens to you, TooManyTabs is a must-have extension that manages your tabs, reduces your tab overflow, and saves your sanity!
Twitter Disconnect
Block traffic from third-party sites to Twitter but still have access to Twitter services.
Here are a few other ‘best extenstions’ lists from around the web:
Facebook Open Graph Redirect

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