Google Chrome extensions was just launched yesterday. But what are extensions? Extensions in fact add more functionality and features to a browser.
Extensions don't exist only for Google Chrome but also for a lot of browser like Firefox or even Opera.
But for the moment Google Chrome extensions seem to be somehow unique because you don't need to restart Chrome for it to be used. The website to install the extensions(check here ) is minimalist and easy to use. It has it's own list of popular and featured extensions. And reviews and ratings of extensions can easily be done. And it also shows you how many people have actually installed the extension in real time.
But now we have around 300 extensions for Google Chrome just one day after it has been launched. So below I tried to pick the 20 best extensions(actually luckily I got exactly 20 extensions) along with their descriptions, links and screenshots. Check them out below!
RSS Subscription Extension
Adds one-click subscription to your toolbar right from Google Chrome!
Google Mail Checker
Displays the number of unread messages in your Google Mail inbox. You can also click the button to open your inbox.
Yahoo Mail Checker
The Yahoo Mail Checker for Google Chrome! Informs user when a new mail arrives to your Yahoo mail inbox. Notifies you of new Yahoo! Mails right from Google Chrome.
Google Chrome ads blocker!
Google Reader Notifier
Displays the number of unread items in your Google Reader account. Clicking can show a preview popup or open your Reader account.
Facebook for Google Chrome
Extension which lets you read your Facebook news feed and wall. You can also post status updates right from Google Chrome.
Google Calendar Checker
Quickly see the time until your next meeting on Google Chrome. Click the button to open your calendar.
Access your Google Tasks easily with Chrome
Makes Facebook a little bit nicer to look at! This extension gives Facebook a completely new look!
Chromed Bird is a Twitter extension that allows you to follow your timelines and interact with your Twitter account directly from Google Chrome.
Chromium Delicious plugin
Extension to bookmark favourite websites to Delicious right from Google Chrome
This extension checks for new notifications, tells you how many you have, and lets you view them directly from Google Chrome.
Shorten URLs using bit.ly easily from Google Chrome
Brizzly for Google Chrome makes Twitter and Facebook simpler and easier to use. See and share photos, videos, searches, lists, and more.
Google Wave Notifier
Displays number of unread Waves on Google Chrome.
Facebook Chat for Google Chrome/Chromium
Quick Facebook Chat functionality while browsing. Must be signed in to Facebook!
Making Flickr more fitter on Google Chrome.
Lyrics - YouTube
Get music lyrics for youtube music videos. Over 3 million tracks of song lyrics right from Google Chrome.
This extension translates entire webpages into a language of your choice with one click. By the Google Translate team for Google Chrome.
Post to Twitter from the Google Chrome toolbar easily. This one differs from the others because it just allow you to tweet only and it's quite minimalist for that purpose!
3 Extra More Google Chrome extensions(Thursday, Dec 10, 2009)
1. Google Dictionary Lookup
Ctrl-Double-Click any word to look it up in Google Dictionary.
2. Albert Einstein Quote
Displays a random Albert Einstein quote
3. Yahoo Mail for Google Chrome/Chromium
Widget to collect your yahoo! Mail
That's all! If you like them and find them useful, don't forget to tweet about if or Facebook them!