Simple Text Bookmark
is a smart Chrome extension that lets you annotate, archive and bookmark text from websites. With it, you can select or clip portions of a website and save them as bookmarks for later viewing. When you return to the resource at a later time, the notes and highlights are right where you left them, so you can quickly reference information according to your need. Using this handy tool, you can read faster and retain information more efficiently. It allows you to clip text from a webpage and add additional text or notes to specific highlights, except for dynamic pages. Once a bookmark has been saved, a (+)
is added to the extension's button in the toolbar, which is visible every time you visit the page.
While extensively researching a topic online, we have to go through a number of search engines and services, such as Wikipedia, YouTube, Google search, Images and so on. All of this is both time and resource consuming, not to mention somewhat irritating. RTBot
is a real-time information service where you can enter a topic title and instantly get related content from multiple sources, from across the web. RTBot simplifies the way you find information and enriches the way you research, explore, discover and monitor topics of interest. With it, you can get real-time content for all kinds of topics, without having to visit a multitude of services. It integrates content from different online sources, such as the aforementioned, plus popular news websites, blogs and more, under a unified interface.
Desktop image editors or online ones aren’t hard to find, but online image editors are usually limited in the number of features they offer. They usually allow you to perform only conventional functions like cloning a part of the image, cropping and resizing it, and adding frames or a few filters. PicMonkey
is a web app that does all of this, and more. In addition to the wide range of filters it allows you to add to images, you can also edit the filters and change their intensity. The app has basic editing options, color effects, skin retouching effects, text and shape effects, frames and patterns that can be applied to an image. You can apply more than one effect at the same time as well. The app is in beta just now, and hence, all effects can be used for free. Once the beta is over, access to some effects will be restricted and will require you pay to use them. Read More
is a Chrome extension that provides you with super fast search results for highlighted text on almost any website. It lets you save a lot of time when you have to search the same term on multiple websites. With it, you can get Google search results, Google images, YouTube videos and social results from Topsy. All you have to do is select some text on a website, and a tiny pop-up will appear with Google Search, YouTube, Google Images and other buttons. Additionally, you may also lookup the same term on your current domain. Clicking the tiny arrow at the top of the pop-up lets you switch to social pages that are retrieved from Topsy. Moreover, the extension lets you view most used, recent and related websites.
If you're managing enormous amounts of bookmarks in Chrome, finding the right one from the folders or the Bookmark Manager
can sometimes be difficult, not to mention the extra step involved in navigating to the bookmarks bar or the manager itself. New Tab + Bookmark Tree
is an extension for Chrome that customizes the new tab page and loads all your bookmarks whenever you open a new tab, so you can quickly open your favorite or most visited websites. It gives users quick access to all the saved bookmarked items, without having to open the bookmarks manager. The extension lets you customize the look and feel of the new tab page according to your choice, for instance, you can change the font color, size, background color, number of columns and other options.
Oddly enough, Repetitive Stress Injury, or RSI, can also develop through extensive clicking of the mouse. While gamers are generally more prone to such a condition, people who extensively use computers have also complained of RSI. If you're a regular web surfer and use Chrome, Click-Free Browsing
is is an extension that takes of the clicking burden for surfing the internet. It lets you scroll pages and follow links without actually clicking anything. Click-Free Browsing adds fixed navigation controls to the right hand-side of the page that give you fast scrolling capabilities and speedier browsing. You can just hover your mouse over these controls to easily scroll the page, simulate the back/forward buttons, and for navigating through links, just place the mouse over the navigation icons displayed alongside the links, and you will be automatically redirected to the target page. More after the break.
Managing each online account and keeping track of login information becomes a difficult task, especially when you've signed up for quite a wide range of online services. For this reason, users opt in for online account managers like LastPass, that help manage all online accounts from their account vault. I've personally signed up for numerous online services, ranging from social media websites, email services, productivity apps and so on, and obviously, I have to keep track of each online service I've signed up for. If you don’t use an online account password manager, but are looking for a way to assist you in tracking all your online accounts, then Account Bookmarks
may help. It's a web extension for Chrome that automatically bookmarks all your login accounts, so that you can easily remember the websites that you’ve signed up for. Read More
If you love to organize your favorite web content in one place, then you might've heard about Bundlr
, an online service that allows you to organize web content in one place for easy access. It was basically developed to help users select relevant multimedia content and share it with friends and colleagues. Bundle This!
is a Chrome extension that helps you create bundles and share web content using Bundlr. You need to have an account with the service. An account can be created using your Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus account. You need to log in to the service before the extension will start responding, or so it seems as per our tests.
There are various applications and websites out there that can help you discover the best deals in your area, but wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to go through a multitude of apps to find the best deals? Google Offers is a deal-of-the-day web service from Google that lets users find and buy best deals in their local areas. There is now an official extension for Google Chrome called Google Offers
that helps you quickly find the best, latest deals. The extension displays latest product/service offers in a slick pop-up with large thumbnails for each deal. Using this extension, you will never miss a deal, whether they're from Google or any of Google's partners, including Gilt City, kgbdeals and zozi. If you like a deal and think your friends might also be interested in it, you can share it on social media websites
Wikipedia is a free, collaborative internet encyclopedia that has become the largest and most popular general reference work on the internet. Whenever we need to look up information regarding a topic, most of us directly go to Wikipedia. While it provides us with accurate, detailed information about almost anything, the large number of links in articles can clutter the website, which can also be a source of distraction. Beautipedia Modified, Chromified
is a Chrome extension that solves this issue by restyling Wikipedia into a more readable and attractive site. The extension removes all the extra content, such as the left menu and other options displayed at the top of the page. Moreover, it transforms the links and makes them less distracting.
Google is the most widely used search engine and we all love it, but sometimes finding the right link from the unending list of results can be quite boring. Most users give up after the first three pages and try a different search phrase but the fact is that there may be multiple credible sources of information on a particular topic and they can’t all fit on the first three result pages. Faviconize
Google is a Chrome extension that enhances your Google search results by adding favicons of the target website next to each search result. Not only does the extension add some life to the dull results page, but these favicons make it easier to browse through search results, allowing you to instantly recognize credible websites. Faviconize is a tiny but handy utility that lets you save both time and effort while you browse Google search results.
Rather then copying or downloading images, text, links and other content manually when browsing, you're better off with Clipular
, a Chrome extension that lets you pick tools such as scissors, camera and a clipboard so you can cut and paste the web in a new, fast and elegant way. You can use Clipular to collect and bookmark anything, such as a specific comments, photos, paragraphs from an article, or a screenshot of the entire webpage, for later viewing. Clipular lets you pick your scissors, camera and clipboard with a click, just like how you reach for those on your desk. Once you’ve clipped a part of a page or taken a screenshot, the clippings are saved and displayed with auto-generated titles and source links. You can then click these source links and view content at a later time. Moreover, quick notes and tags can be added to each clip, without any pop-ups or interruptions. Note that all links are encrypted for security and privacy.
There are times when you may want to view two websites at the same time, for instance, if you want to compare two pages or simply want to read an article and watch a video side by side. Dual monitor setups can be quite useful in such a case, but what if you don’t have one? If you want to simulate the environment of a dual monitor for multi tasking or for other viewing purposes, then Dualless
is a Chrome extension that splits your browser window into two, with a ratio defined according to your needs. The extension utilizes the space and moves the current browser tab as a new window, changing its size and position together with the original window. Dualless offers users with six different ratios for splitting the screen, 7:3, 6:4, 5:5, 4:6, 3:7
. The extension can be perfect for people who don’t have a dual-monitor setup but want to achieve similar functionality.
Did you come across something really funny on Reddit, but now just can't find it any more? Reddit is one of the largest social news websites on the internet, with content ranging from politics and funny images to videos and loads more. The platform has a massive collection of all kinds of links/images that you can enjoy browsing, but when you want to share links that you visited at a earlier time and can't find them, it can get really annoying. Even though Reddit allows you to save links if you're logged in to the site, that only means extra clicks. This is where Reddit History
, a Firefox add-on, comes in handy. This slick tool lets you view the history of all your visited links, even when you are not logged in to Reddit. It does this by integrating a new tab, labeled history,
to Reddit’s interface.
Under this tab, you will find a list of all your visited links that you can filter by sub-reddit
and text search (regex)
, a Chrome extension, allows fast, mouse-free navigation for links and provides alternatives to actions that are traditionally performed via the mouse, such as clicking, scrolling and more. Link Finder can be specially useful if you are familiar with links on a website, or are using a notebook/netbook. The extension provides you with a simple way to navigate websites that have loads of textual hyperlinks. All you have to do is hit the apostrophe (‘) button and type the text of a link that you wish to find or follow, and simply press Enter to go the particular link, or hit Esc to abort the process. Additionally, you can change the Search Delay
and Finder timeout
options from Settings
. You can also set shortcuts for various actions, such as toggle find box, close find box and more. This extension can especially come in handy for users who don’t have a mouse and only have access to a keyboard.
Won't it be great if you could read full-text feeds within Google reader, without having to open all those extra tabs? Google Reader is a popular RSS and Atom feed reader that displays partial content for certain feeds. In order to view full-content, you have to right-click the links and open them in new tabs. This process can not only be time consuming, but also causes the tab bar to get cluttered after a while. Google Reader Inline
is a Chrome extension that makes things easier by converting truncated feeds into full ones automatically. It loads full-form articles within the Google Reader frame, so you no longer have to open new tabs to view full content. Moreover, you can even view the original article in a neat page that is overlaid the current one. You can then click anywhere outside the page to go back to your feeds.
YouTube is great for watching videos and listening to music, but the comments left on videos are often profane, impossible to understand or cat fights in the making. This is probably why so many users now hide or disable comments on videos. Facebook YouTube Comment
is a Chrome extension that takes a different approach towards comments posted on YouTube videos; instead of removing them, the extension replaces them with comments from Facebook. While Facebook comments aren’t the most intellectual conversation you can find online, they are, nevertheless, better than the ones on YouTube. With this extension, you will be able to actually enjoy reading comments on YouTube videos. It adds comments from users all around the world, which connects you with the great videos talked about on Facebook, making it possible for you to see what people on Facebook are talking about.
There are many extensions out there that allow you save or bookmark all your open tabs, so you can access them at a later time, but Save & Email My Tabs
offers something more. This Chrome extension, as the name implies, lets you enter an email ID in a pop-up, so you can send a bunch of tabs with only a click or two. Normally, you would have to open your email in a new tab, sign in, and then copy-paste the entire list of links, which not only requires unnecessary steps, but can also be quite complex. Save & Email My Tabs is a one-click solution to what would normally take a little time to accomplish. While it may not be for everybody, it's a really great extension if you keep a lot of tabs open and often want to send large amounts of content to someone else.
Bored of listening to the same kind of music everyday, and want to experience something new and different? Ivy FM
is a cool web application that lets you sit back, relax and enjoy non-stop music from popular artists from all over the world, without any ads or commercials. The service allows you to switch between different genres and skip through unlimited tracks. You will notice that Ivy FM does not have the usual list of artists or tracks, but offers you with something unique and interesting. Not only does the service let you listen to music and watch videos, but also learn about artists by displaying info
and Top albums
for each. With it, you will be able to discover and enjoy new music every day.