Open Any URL In Chrome For iPhone & iPad Through iOS Action Menu

Chrome for iPhone and iPad took the Apple fanboys with a storm, and the speed with which it reached the top free app slot on Apple’s mobile platform is a testament to the popularity of Google’s most-popular web browser. Then, it wasn’t just Chrome that made its way into iTunes App Store and then to millions of iPhones, iPod touches and iPads worldwide; a lot of Cydia tweaks and hacks for the mobile browser sprouted in the very week of its release. Just a few days back, we covered Jon Abrams JavaScript-based bookmark for opening any Mobile Safari link in Chrome, and then did a compilation of some of the most useful Cydia tweaks for Chrome on iPhone/iPad, catering to our jailbroken users, and featuring the likes of immensely-useful BrowserChooser and Chromizer. A new contender in town in this regard is Chrome for Action Menu. Courtesy of r_plus, the package essentially adds a ‘send to Chrome’ shortcut to iOS’ action menu, letting you view any link in Google’s browser rather than Apple’s own offering. Read More

5 Great Cydia Tweaks For Chrome [iOS]

Looks like Mobile Safari has finally met its match, and if you don’t believe that, just take a look at the number 1 app in the Free section of the iOS App Store. In less than a week, the intuitive Chrome web browser for iPhone and iPad has managed to become the favorite iOS app of many users. People seem to absolutely love the fact that they can now literally carry the tabs from their desktop browsers right on their iDevice. Apart from that, there is the familiarity factor, as Google has kept iOS Chrome’s interface pretty similar to the desktop version. Having said all that, Chrome is still not perfect. For one thing, there is no simple method of making the app your default browser, and the browser can certainly use a healthy update, too. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for Google to roll out the app’s update in order to make the browser more awesome, there are a few Cydia tweaks available in the jailbreak store that will let you make some really useful changes to Chrome for iOS. Read More

Send Any Link From Mobile Safari To Chrome For iPhone & iPad [Tip]

Chrome for iPhone and iPad came out a couple of days back, much to the delight of the iOS user community. The browser brought with a lot of the familiar goodies of its popular desktop and Android variants, including Google Sync, speed dial tabs and loads more. We even did an article elaborating the goodies in Chrome for iOS just yesterday. Whether Chrome is the best browser our there for your iDevice or not, is yet debatable, and while there are mixed feelings on that ground, a majority seems to believe Chrome is definitely better. faster, and more feature-packed. Wherever you lie in the spectrum, sometimes we do things just because we can. And so it turns out, while you cannot change the default browser in iOS (well, actually you can, if you are jailbroken), you can still play a cool little JavaScript trick to launch any page that has been opened in Mobile Safari directly in Chrome, with there mere tap of a button! Read More

Chrome For iPhone & iPad Brings Tab/Bookmark Syncing & More To iOS

The Omnibar, a unique tab style, an impressive collection of extensions and seamless bookmark syncing are just some of the features that make Google Chrome many people’s favorite desktop web browser. So, it was big news when Chrome’s official client was released for Android a few months back. The app had its fair share of disappointing aspects (mainly the lack of Flash support and the missing extensions), but overall, Chrome users just loved it. It hasn’t taken Google too long to release an iOS version of the Chrome app as well, and now, you can enjoy the browser fully on your iPhone and iPad. The iPad variant of the app emulates the desktop browser pretty closely, while the iPhone one is charming in its own way. When it comes to features, the app offers real-time bookmarks and tab syncing. This means that if you are signed in to your Google account on both your mobile and desktop, the app will mirror the current state of your desktop browser. Chrome for iOS also supports the popular incognito mode, making it a worthy match for Mobile Safari. Read More

Edit & Save Any Web Page Directly To Box, Dropbox & Google Drive [Chrome]

Do you often feel the need to save web pages while surfing for quick access later, or to archive important information? Or maybe, you are a teacher who wishes to refer articles to students in a convenient manner? Whatever the case may be, you definitely need to install Save Content to Box, Google Drive & Dropbox, a handy extension for Google Chrome users that allows you edit and save web pages as PDF or text file to your Box, Google Docs or Dropbox account directly from Chrome. No more copy and paste needed, and unlike a bookmark, you have your own copy of the content, preserved in the form that you saw it in. It not only gives freedom to save web pages to these services, but also helps you to clean (remove unwanted content) the web page before saving. You may also utilize social media platform to share the articles on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn directly from the extension, too. Read More

Download All Images From Any Website & Save To Dropbox & Google Drive [Chrome]

Did you ever experience a moment when you wanted to download all images on a web-page instantly? While looking for unique quality images, we often explore different image hosts and libraries, such deviantART, Picasa, PhotoBucket etc. However, executing searches on all these sites and downloading images separately can be quite inconvenient. We have already covered a desktop application called Image Collector for image collection enthusiasts who may be interested in getting hold of exotic images from online galleries such as Picasa, deviantART, imgur, PhotoBucket and 4Chan. However, the caveat was that it was restricted to only these few websites. Image Collector Extension for Google Chrome, however, solves your problem for all webpages. This extension allows you to retrieve the script file to grab gorgeous images on the page you're just visiting and to save them to your PC, or upload them directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive. Read More

Open IT Online Integrates Popular Document & Image Viewers & Editors With Your Browser

Have you ever had one of those instances where you really needed to open a Word document, but didn’t want to fire up Microsoft Office and waste precious system resources? Or did you experience events when you wanted to edit an image but had no desire to install Photoshop or any specific software? Open IT Online, an extension/add-on for all major browsers, does it all for you! This utility enables you to open and edit your files in the browser window, as opposed to downloading the file and opening it via an external application. Open IT Online Lite integrates Google Docs Viewer, Zoho, View Docs Online and Vuzit for documents, and Pixlr, Sumo Paint, Picnik and Snipshot for images. You no longer need to have any software installed to view and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations etc, or to edit any image. Read More

Aside: Save Content To Pocket (Read It Later) Directly From Chrome

Are you a Pocket (formerly known as Read It Later) user and searching for a quality-extension to save links right from the browser to access later? Then Aside, with tags and context menus, is just the right extension for you. It is a handy extension for Google Chrome designed for the users of Pocket, allowing them to add new web pages to a reading list. The website's URL will be saved in your Pocket account. The extension's popup window allows you to edit the tags before saving it to the list, and lets you open your reading list in a separate tab. More after the jump. Read More

My Time Organizer For Chrome: Elegant Task Management Tool With Weekly & Monthly Schedules

Looking for help in managing your time in an efficient manner? Do you wish to organize your time and activities a month in advance? Are you a person who makes to-do lists and then forgets where you put them? If so, My Time Organizer, a Google Chrome extension, is definitely worth giving a shot. It’s an application that lets you manage your time in the easiest yet the most stylish way. Through an interface governed by drag & drop, it allows users to add information about events, tasks and/or notes and receive notifications for upcoming events, meetings, lectures, tests, exams, etc. You can even edit the text using voice input. Read More

Jobs Aggregator For Chrome Makes Job Searching A Snap

Are you looking for a job? Seeking a job can be frustrating. Tired of spending hours searching thousands of individual job boards, career sites, local newspapers, and corporate sites? It seems like the job market is gradually picking up its momentum once again, so there is some hope. You probably just need to know where to look. Jobs Aggregator is exactly the kind of Chrome extension you need to install in order to hunt for jobs. It claims to help people find millions of jobs from thousands of company websites, job boards and newspapers. Read More

Instagram for Chrome: A Light, Elegant Viewer For The Photo-Sharing Giant [Extension]

iPhone is popular for a lot of reasons; it practically pioneered the design, technology and feature concepts we see in today’s smartphones, but the apps that are available for download are also a huge part of the user experience. Once insanely popular app for the iPhone is Instagram. Although it is now available for the Android platform as well, it was made popular on the iPhone. Even with the Facebook acquisition, the service has yet to have a web interface and the large database of pictures can only be accessed from your phone.  If you've been using an iPhone long enough, chances are high that you, yourself, might at some point have used Instagram, either to share your own masterpieces with the world, or to view those shared by others. Smartphone-only apps like Instagram are cool, but they end up breaking the experience when we want to check our feeds through our desktop. Imagine someone who just wants to browse through, say, Instagram's most popular feed, and doesn't want to be bothered with comments, likes, or the whole 'Instagram package', for that matter. That is where Instagram for Chrome comes in. It is a handy Chrome extension that lets you view Instagram photos and the likes and comments on them right from the Chrome toolbar. Unlike previously reviewed InstaBrowser for Chrome, this extension is lighter, better-looking and closer to the original Instagram interface. Read More

Bypass Facebook Social Reader App Install Requests To Read Articles In Peace [Chrome, Firefox]

While browsing Facebook, we often come across articles shared by our friends from apps like Yahoo!, The Gaurdian or Washington Post. You might have noticed that when these links are clicked, you get redirected to the social reader’s app install request page, which accesses your personal information and posts on your behalf, including people you liked, articles you read and more.  Not only do these apps access your private details to learn your reading habits, but can also be very annoying thanks to their wall posts. If you want to read articles from various social readers but, at the same time, don't want to authorize a third-party application to access your basic information, then Unsocialize is just what you need. This Chrome extension and Firefox add-on adds an Unsocialize option to the right-click context menu, which allows you to open articles in a new tab without getting redirected to third-party apps and having to grant them access to your information. More after the break. Read More

Highlightr Ranks RSS Items Based On Their Social Buzz In Google Reader [Chrome]

For anyone who uses Google Reader as their primary RSS reader, finding new items in the aggregator is nothing new. The number of items, however, would depend on the number of feeds that you've subscribed, and if that is a lot, daily unread items might touch staggering numbers. As Google Reader, by default, does not offer an extensive set of filtering options, it might be hard to locate what really interests you. This is where Highlightr comes in useful. This is a simple Chrome extension that basically highlights popular feed items using rank calculations based on the popularity of the article across multiple social networks, like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc, and adds a rank at the end of each post title. The higher the rank, the more popular the article is. Details past the jump. Read More

Morphine: Website Blocker With A Unique Reward-Based System For Unblocking [Chrome]

When working on a PC, if someone sends you a link to a funny image or video, you get distracted from your work and everything else seems to start appearing a lot more interesting than the actual work itself. Websites like Facebook and YouTube can be a major distraction and have the potential for becoming a cause of missing important deadlines. So, what do you do to stop yourself from getting distracted while working? One option is to use website blockers that allow you to block selected websites for a certain period of time. However, if the user still has control of unblocking time-wasting websites, it is quite possible that once completely unblocked, a lot of time will be wasted before the user starts working again. Today, we have a web extension for Google Chrome called Morphine, which lets you block specific websites for an unlimited time, allowing you to access them for small periods only. Read on to find out about Morphine. Read More

Get Auto, Inline Translation Of Uncommon English Words To A Desired Language [Chrome]

If English is not your native language and you find some foreign language words as you browse the web, or if you’re in the process of learning a new language, then Auto Selective Translator could be a really handy tool for you. This Chrome extension switches uncommon words/phrases from English to a language of your choice, and automatically displays inline translations, letting you quickly learn and understand new words. Translated words appear in tiny boxes over the original ones, allowing you to read with consistency without having to navigate away from the page to look up a word. Moreover, you can choose how much of the page is translated, and the number of translated words can be customized from the extension's settings. Read More

Search For Research Papers On Selected Text From Right-Click Context Menu [Chrome]

Researching or writing papers can not only take a lot of time, but also requires you to browse multiple journals, databases and websites. RightClick reSearch is a handy Chrome extension that makes research easier and helps you write great papers, without having you to visit multiple websites. This nifty little tool adds a search for option to the right-click context menu, which lets you access the popular research databases of Google Scholar, IEEE Explore, Springer and PudMed databases. After installing the extension, whenever you come come across a term for which you would like to find papers, all you have to do is, highlight it and select one of the mentioned options from the right-click context menu. RightClick reSearch will then instantly display a list of related research publications in a new tab. In addition to that, you can also quickly search the same term on multiple websites, without having to manually type URLs and enter terms into search fields. Read More Create Daily To-Do Lists While Keeping Track Of Long-Term Plans [Chrome]

There are many task management tools available online, but most of them come with a lot of features and are too complicated. If you want something simple and don’t want to get loads of reminders, emails or notifications, then might be what you're looking for. The Chrome extension basically provides you with a weekly planner, where you can list down daily tasks that you need to accomplish for the week, and at the same time, define and keep an eye on your long-term goals. Read More

View Size, Dimensions, URL & Other Details Of Web Images From Right-Click Context Menu [Chrome]

When Google revised its design for Google Images and rolled out the new results view, it also incorporated additional details about images such as the image size in the thumbnail and filters on the side for narrowing your search result. Google recognized that when looking for images, users might be looking for a particular size or type of image and that is true whether you’re browsing Flickr, Picasa or any other website. Image-Details is a Chrome extension that aims to make this task easier. The extension adds an Image-Details option to the right-click context menu, which when clicked, displays a window that lists the file name, type, MIME type, size, dimensions, source URL, and the option to download the image to local storage. Read More

Get Relevant Google Search Images For Each Pinterest Photo [Chrome]

If you love Pinterest but want something more out of it, then Pin Search | Image Search On Pinterest can be a super handy tool for you. This Chrome extension not only offers you with detailed information for images found on Pinterest, but also lets you view other similar images from the internet using Google search for images. This nifty little tool basically adds a Search button to all images on Pinterest, which, when clicked, scours  the Google search engine for your selected image, so you can discover other similar images or find where else the exact replica has been used. Then, it might help find useful information pertaining to the image in question, for instance, you can find details about the photographer, chef, designer or location for a particular item. Details to follow. Read More

WasteNoTime: Chrome Time Management Utility With Website Blocking & Usage Tracking

If you're looking for a Chrome extension that can assist you in managing the time that you spend while surfing the internet, look no further than WasteNoTime. It's designed to help you track the total time you spend on most frequently visited websites, like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google +, etc. In addition, it also lets you restrict users from accessing the specified web sites. This feature may prove to be handy for those who want to prevent their children from accessing websites that contain explicit content. Read More