Updated on: October 16, 2014 at 11:08
There are some browser extensions which occupy valuable space in my text file where I collect link list items. Since I’m a Chrome user on the Mac (not on iOS anymore) and I have my reasons why Google Chrome is my favorite browser, I decided to do a link list special.
Chrome Web Store
- Humble New Tab Page
- Favorites first. This is a highly customizable start page which keeps Chromes native features intact (e.g. app management). In case you anti-text and pro Metro, check out “Awesome New Tab Page”.
- I’m a Gentleman
- The most simple way to download images. Hold down ⌥ and click on an image. Shazam! I used to use Image Downloader – it does what it says on the label, but I’m a gentleman now (if I’m not in the need of batch downloading images… then it’s still Image Downloader).
- The Great Suspender
- If you want to save memory but want to keep the tabs open (≠ OneTab), this might be.
- Open-source + pay what you want. A great — and very visual if you want it to — alternative/addition to Ghostery. However… I you use ad-blockers and alike, be fair to small sites like this one and whitelist them.
- Writebox for Chrome
- A text editor for Dropbox. It can sure come in handy… and I say this despite being a DropText subscriber.
- Media Keys by Sway.fm
- Google Chrome extension that allows web apps to use your media keys (⏪ ❙❙ ► ⏩) — think Rdio, Spotify, Pandora, …. It’s great if you want to use Spotify’s web app instead of the constantly uploading your cache version which is called their Mac app. … and since this is related: ” How To Stop Chrome From Hijacking Your Media Keys”.
- Hola Better Internet
- Another favorite of mine. It just works. Pandora, Hulu, Netflix… even in EUROPE. The price of free is that your computer will be used as a server. To turn this off you have to fork over $5 per month or use Media Hint (they recently made the switch from free to $3.95/month or $39.50/year).
- Own an old Mac like I do, which doesn’t support the latest and greatest of bluetooth technology? Here’s a simple web app which helps you out with Two-Factor Authentication (without relying on the Mac App Store version). If you add the path
~/Applications/Chrome Apps to LaunchBar/Alfred it’s also quick to launch.
- Create an account and link your cloud storage providers (Dropbox, Evernote, Google Mail, Google Drive et cetera) and you can perform a search in all of them at once.
- Search in a Giphy
- Synata, really?? ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ Searching for GIF’s is way more fun!
- Mindful Browsing
- “From Facebook to a walk in the park with this browser extension.”
- Wolfram – Alpha (Official)
- Wolfram is pretty rad. In the Omnibar type
= TAB search term. I still prefer the LaunchBar action to search Wolfram.
- Cite This For Me: Web Citer
- Nice one for students. Saves highlighted text in your preferred citing format.