Scheduling, spelling, security, screen repeats and super fast PDF loads. These super Chrome Extensions can simplify your life and give you more time to play. With all the time I saved using these great Google browser extensions I was able to warp Chrome’s icon to it’s present psychedelic condition.
Now for our countdown…
5. Remember The Milk – Get Things Done Faster
Remember the Milk is a popular online to-do app. With this Chrome extension you can add Remember the Milk to Gmail “tasks” which makes a lot of things way easier.
How to use it: Login to your Gmail account and click on ‘Tasks’ on the left. A new Remember the Milk window should appear.
4. After the Deadline – Spell & Grammar Check Everything
After the Deadline uses artificial intelligence to check spelling, style and grammar. Combine it with Chrome and you have a powerful feature to spell-check everything in the browser.
How to use it: After you install it you’ll see a new button in your Google Chrome toolbar. Use your mouse and right click on the button and then click on ‘options’. The following configuration screen should appear:
3. WOT (Web of Trust) – Determine the risk of visiting a new website
Web of Trust is a community powered by millions of users who have rated millions of sites based on their experience. This extension enables you to find whether a new site you visit is potentially harmful.
How to use it: After you install the extension, go to any website and then click on the button on the right. I’ve used Stumbleupon.com in this example:
2. Auto Replay for YouTube
I think the name says it all: This is a YouTube feature I wanted for ages. It isn’t (yet) available on YouTube directly but you can find it as a Chrome extension (and it’s one of the most popular Chrome extensions so far.) Great for songs.
How to use it: Very easy. Install it and then go to any YouTube video. Flo Rida – Low will do the job (PERFECTLY) for this example:
1. Docs PDF Viewer – View PDF Files in Google Docs Automatically (takes seconds)
One thing I hate when I browse the web is when I open a PDF file. You usually wait for 20 seconds first and then usually one more minute for the whole PDF to load. This problem is a thing of the past if you get Docs PDF Viewer. Every PDF will automatically in Google Docs (which loads like every normal website.)
How to use it: Let’s try and test it. After you install it, go to Google.com and write: “filetype:pdf”. Then click on any result. Feel the difference!