Moving to Google Chrome
After having used development builds of Google Chrome for quite some time, I decided to take the next logical step and promote Chrome to my default browser. The one and only reason why I haven't done that earlier was the fact that Chrome didn't support extensions, and there are a few Firefox add-ons that are essential to my daily computing. Since Chrome gained support for extensions, the list of available extensions has been growing by leaps and bounds. And a few days ago, I discovered that pretty much all the add-ons I use in Firefox now have their equivalents on the Google Chrome side. I'll cover each of these extensions in length later, but for now here's a quick overview of extensions that I immediately added to Google Chrome.
- Chromed Bird allows you to access your Twitter account and post updates.
- Chromey Calculator, a rather capable calculator that uses Google and Wolphram Alpha as its back-end.
- ChromeMUSE shortens URLs and supports multiple URL shortening services.
- Forecasfox Weather provides a weather overview of current weather conditions and forecasts.
- Fittr Flickr (similar to Better Flickr) adds some nifty features to the Flickr photo sharing service.
- Wikipedia and Facebook are pretty much self-explanatory.
- RSS Subscription lets you subscribe to RSS feeds in your RSS reader of choice.
There is only one, and rather important, piece missing here: the fabulous Zotero extension. As long as it's not available on Chrome, I'll keep Firefox handy.comments powered by Disqus
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