Switch: Transfer All Tabs In Current Window To Another Browser [Mac]

We’ve covered quite a few extensions that allow you to send your currently open tabs from one browser to another. These extensions, although not for the general web surfer, are nonetheless useful for developers and designers who need to check how their developments are rendered across different browsers. The slight drawback with these extensions is that not all browsers have one such extension available, not all extensions work the same, and you might have compatibility issues if any one of the browsers is updated. Switch is a free Mac app that goes above and beyond all this, (literally - it sits in the Menu bar) and allows you to send all open tabs in the current window to anyone of the browsers that you have installed. Read More

LockMyFavs: Add Password Protected Cloud-Based Bookmarks In Chrome

Often, while we browse the web, we come across pages that we would like to bookmark, but at the same time, we don’t want them to show up in the bookmark bar or folders due to privacy concerns. LockMyFavs is a Chrome extension that lets you easily add and manage bookmarks that nobody needs to see or know about, with the best part being the fact that the bookmarks don't get stored in your computer, but in the cloud. This means you can access these private bookmarks on any machine. It brings together fast one-click bookmarking through the right-click context menu, and lets you organize your favorites so you can view them later when you have time. All you have to do is right-click a webpage and add it to the pop-up list, or manually add the page by entering a URL and Alias. Once you’ve saved the webpages, click the cross at the bottom of the pop-up to log out. Read More

SearchMark: Search For Items Within Bookmarked Pages [Chrome]

If you have a massive collection of bookmarks stored in your Chrome browser, or a bunch of folders containing loads of bookmarks, manually sorting through your bookmark library to find a page you once bookmarked, can be a very difficult task. This is where SearchMark comes in handy. The Chrome extension does not only allow you to search your bookmarked pages by title or web address, but bookmarks can also be searched by page content. SearchMark makes bookmarking management a breeze, so you no longer need to waste time by manually searching multiple folders and your bookmarks bar. Read More

Clicker: Find Shows/ Episodes On Hulu, Amazon, Netflix & iTunes [Chrome]

Reading a movie review and wondering if it’s available on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, iTunes or anywhere else online? Thousands of episodes from various shows and seasons, mixed among random clips and videos, can be found on different websites. With the massive amount of choices online, finding a show or an episode of your favorite season to watch online can be pain. Clicker, a Chrome extension, is a complete guide to internet television that makes it simple for you to find the right show at the right place. Clicker basically lets you find movie information, episodes and videos that are available online on various popular websites, such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and more. It integrates all these sources into one slick interface, so you can easily discover what's available to watch online. Read More

Create Notes & Access Google Docs Through A Pop Up [Chrome]

Notebook Professional is a simple note editor that can be used to copy selected text from a webpage, create to-dos/notes or simply jot down your ideas for later use. With it, you can create, manage and organize notes with a simple, list interface. NoteBook Professional automatically saves the entered text along with the time and date, whereas notes that are created by selecting text and sending it to the extension view the context menu are saved with the first few words of the text as the title. You can also switch between the HTML and Visual Editor mode. You can clip both images and text, and open Google NoteBook, or Google Docs. Read More

Enhance YouTube’s Music Search With Filters & Artist Information [Chrome]

seevl For YouTube is a Chrome extension that lets you explore music in a contextual way, by providing you with intelligent music suggestions and connections between artists on YouTube. With it, you can tailor what you want to listen to by browsing artists, labels or genres, or by combining all these features together to find new ones. seevl uses relations between artists and gives you automatic recommendations based on your current music track. Additionally, it offers you with artist biographies, fact-sheets, information about collaborations, influences, genres, record labels, and lets you learn how everything is connected. Read More

Icon Badger: View Count Of Unread Items For Pinned Tabs [Chrome]

While pinning tabs is quite convenient, you might lose the ability to see the unread item notifications that many websites add to the favicon. This is where Icon Badger, a Chrome extension, comes in handy. It takes care of the problem for you by placing a count of unread messages or items to the favicons of various popular websites.  This nifty little tool provides an easy way for you to see new items at a glance, even when your tabs are pinned or when you’ve got a bunch of tabs open. The extension works for many popular websites, such as Google Reader, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and more. Read More

Bookmark Sentry Scans & Deletes Duplicate/ Broken Favorites [Chrome]

If you have a lot of websites bookmarked in Chrome and find it difficult to manage the ever growing number, then Bookmark Sentry is a scanner that checks your bookmarks for duplicate and bad links. It checks for bad links and duplicates at intervals you specify, and displays a report. The extension can be scheduled to run a scan every day, week or month, or you can choose to manually scan the bookmarks. Moreover, it also retrieves bookmarks that have connection or 404 errors. Currently, the extension has no buttons or icons, but you can run a manual scan from the extension’s options. Read More

Search Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter & Other Websites From Chrome Omnibar

Smarter Search, a Chrome extension, adds extra functionality to the Chrome omnibar and lets you search multiple search engines right through the omnibar. It works for a lot of popular websites, such as Twitter, Wikipedia, IMDB, YouTube and StackOverflow. Instead of opening new tabs, entering a website URL and then a search term, simply type s in the URL bar, hit the space bar and enter your search query. Smarter Search comes with an autocomplete feature that displays a list of websites in a drop-down menu. Select an option from the list and hit Enter to instantly open results for your query in a new tab. In addition to the auto-complete choices, there are a few other domains that can be searched, such as Amazon, Flickr, eBay and Delicious, using special key combinations along with the default s key. Read More

FullSearch: Search Any Text String Across All Open Tabs In Chrome

Going from link to link while researching a topic is nothing extraordinary, and you may soon find yourself with more open tabs than you can count at the end of your search spree. Then, it's also not uncommon to forget where we read a particular piece of information, and checking through over 50 open tabs one by one is plain frustrating (true story). This is where FullSearch, a Chrome extension, comes in handy. The extension allows you to search for text in all open tabs at once, and shows a list of search results right in the pop-up. Moreover, clicking any of the results takes you to the particular tab with the highlighted text. The extension's search options are very responsive and unobtrusive at the same time. Read More

Stash: Instantly Close & Save Opened Tabs To Reduce Clutter [Chrome]

Stash is a Chrome extension that makes it easier to save or stow away (close and save) all your open tabs or windows, and restore them all at once from within its pop-up menu. This can prove to be particularly useful when you have a large number of tabs or windows open and want to instantly reduce the load/clutter without losing articles or important webpages that you might want to go through later.  While most other similar extensions delete saved tabs after they are opened, Stash can be set to  keep them saved. The extension is fairly customizable too; it allows you to set hotkeys for stashing the all or only the current tab from within its Options menu. Read More

Select/Highlight Words To View Definitions & Perform Search In Chrome

Wouldn’t it be great if we could search and lookup definitions of difficult words without navigating away from a page we are currently on? Inline Search & Lookup, a Chrome extension, works perfectly and allows you to perform searches or lookups without leaving the page. Once you’ve installed the extension, all you have to do is simply hold Alt (configurable) and double click a word. As you do this, a small inline box will pop up with the results of your search or lookup. Moreover, the search engine from where the definitions are retrieved can be changed. The extension works on almost any website, and allows you to easily specify your own sources. You can also specify default scrolling actions for each source, so when you perform a search, the pop-up will automatically scroll to the appropriate section of the page. Read More

Get Instant Google/ Bing Search Results For Highlighted Text [Chrome]

The Search Google For option in the right-click context menu for selected text is useful but limited to only your default search engine. Should you ever want to search on Bing or Yahoo, you will have to first open it by manually entering the URL or by Googling it. Search Highlighter is a Chrome extension that unifies this search for Google and Bing. At any given time, you can select text and it will automatically be added to the search bar added by the extension. You can then choose whether to search it on Google or on Bing. Related search words are also shown on the search bar. You can change the location of the search box and place it either at the top or bottom of the page. Search Highlighter provides you with Google or Bing search results. You can access the previously used search keywords by clicking the arrow located at the end of the toolbar. Read More

Search On YouTube: Watch Videos Related To Specific Websites [Chrome]

Web browsing isn’t limited to a single form or type of content; the content you ‘Browse’ may be text (articles, reviews, opinionated editorials) Pictures (image galleries, artwork, photos, paintings) audio and video (songs, movies, short clips) and more. The trouble is, the content is so engaging that it gets difficult to watch all the videos, read every single article or look at all the new kitten pictures in the limited amount of time that you have. If your web browsing is just fun and play, missing a few things might not be that big a deal but when you’re browsing is related to work, it’s imperative that you learn to go through several different types of online media available. Take for example, a topic you need to learn the background of and you know a few videos on YouTube can help you cover it faster. At the same time you don’t really want to navigate away from the page you’re reading because it’s important as well. For such situations, Search On YouTube, a Chrome extension, can be of great help. The extension instantly searches YouTube for related videos that match search terms on the current webpage, and displays them in a compact window. It then allows you to watch them within the same pop-up, eliminating the need to open YouTube for each and every little search. Read More

Cinetonic: Watch YouTube Videos With Theater Effects [Firefox/ Chrome]

If you're bored of watching YouTube videos in the same old interface and want to experience the infamous video service in a different way, then Cinetonic is a Chrome and Firefox extension that you need. This handy tool lets you search YouTube videos right from your toolbar and displays them in a slick, cinema-like interface. Moreover, you can apply different color schemes to the interface and auto-replay videos. Additionally, you can increase or decrease the player's volume by rolling the mouse wheel over the video. Video search results can also be sorted by Relevance, Upload date, View Count, Rating, HD and 3D. Read More

Ultimate New Tab: Access Bookmarks, History, Apps, Tabs & More [Chrome]

Ultimate New Tab is an extension for Chrome that customizes the new tab page and adds multiple themes, tab organization, bookmarks, history and a speed dial to it. All these can be accessed from within the same tab, allowing fast navigation. Ultimate New Tab lets you search the web extensively without having to separately open your bookmarks, apps and history. The extension comes with smooth gestures, and you can easily use the keyboard or mouse to navigate to your bookmarked or recently visited websites. Read More

URL Pinner: Permanently Pin Frequently Used Tabs Using RegEx [Chrome]

URL Pinner is a Chrome extension that lets you auto pin your favorite or most frequently used websites and arranges them in order. While Chrome comes with this feature by default, the extension auto pins tabs by URL or regular expression as soon as the website is loaded, and keeps them sorted according to the list you create. Moreover, the settings for your pinned websites can be synced across Chrome browsers. You can also add a custom shortcut to toggle the pinning of websites and for opening all your preferred pinned tabs. URL Pinner decreases clutter and lets you manage constantly used websites in a better way. With it, you can save time and access important tabs with only a click or two. This is great for people who have a whole lot of tabs open in Chrome, and want to save up space. Read More

Find & Highlight Multiple Words, Print With Markings [Chrome]

MultiHighlighter is a light-weight, yet powerful Chrome extension that allows multi-word searching/highlighting on a website which makes it easier to search for specific words in a lengthy article. The extension comes with a search bar that can be displayed by using the Ctrl+Shift+A hotkey combination and can be closed by pressing the Esc key. All search terms are highlighted with unique background colors, and multiple words can be highlighted at the same time. A real time count of the matched term also appears in the search bar’s status area. Moreover, the extension does not interfere with the default Chrome browser search functionality, and another great feature of the extension is that highlighting is preserved when the webpage is printed. You will also find a text redaction option in the search bar, that allows you to redact currently highlighted terms, but this feature is currently not functional, and will be added soon. Read More

Set Chrome’s New Tabs To Automatically Open At The End Of Tab Strip

When you have a bunch of tabs open in Chrome and open a new tab, it opens right next to the parent tab that the new one originated from. So, lets say you’ve got three or four different websites open, each time you open links in new tabs, they will open right next to the tab of the related website. Chrome basically groups tabs according to a domain, but this can be really confusing particularly when you’ve got twenty or more tabs open at a time. New Tabs At End is a nifty little tool that opens tabs at the end of the tab strip, making it easier to access them. Read More

Save Tabs In User Defined Groups For Later Access [Chrome]

Ending up with a lot of open tabs when working online is not a rare occurrence. Not only can this be irritating, but sifting through all these tabs can be a pain. This is where Tab Bundler, a Chrome extension, comes in handy. With it, you can organize and manage open tabs by saving them in user defined groups. For instance, you might have a group of tabs related to music, another group related to work and so on. This extension will let you create bundles by going to a window with all your open tabs and click on the Tab Bundler button in the toolbar. Input a a title for your bundle, and hit Enter to create a new bundle. Read More