Handy Maps: Quickly Access Google Maps Through The Chrome Toolbar

When it comes to finding routes and destinations, getting directions and virtually exploring a location, Google Maps need no introduction. However, should you want to speed up the process of finding directions, addresses or popular places and get relevant information without opening a website, then Handy Maps is a Chrome extension that would interest you for certain. The extension lets you make quick searches through the Chrome toolbar and displays Google Maps in a handy pop-up. It lets you search for just about anything – address, city, country, streets etc, and you can also get a street view right within the pop-up.

After you’ve installed the extension, you can click the button in the toolbar to open Google Maps in a pop-up. The extension will automatically find your current location. In order to find a route between two different points, all you need to do is enter the addresses, and Handy Maps will automatically plot a route for you. Moreover, you will find a Show on map option in the right-click context menu, which allows you to search Google Maps from any website. Once you’ve found your desired location or a route, you can close the pop-up and continue browsing the web.

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You can also switch between Map and Satellite modes within the extension. Additionally, the extension offers you a street view as well, which can be viewed with or without labels, depending on your preferences.

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Handy Maps gives you speedier access to Google Maps and quickly lets you find your favorite places; however, it would have been nicer if the extension could retain the last search once the pop-up was closed.

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