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All that glitters is chrome

Not only is it lightning fast and ultra-secure; customising Chrome to your specific needs is a breeze. Chrome allows you to re-design the web by adding exactly the features you want and removing all those annoyances that just get in the way.
Want to check your emails without logging in every time? Easy.
Want to tweet a funny video without opening a new tab? Doable.
Want to turn an online photo album into a beautiful full-screen slideshow? Done.
All it takes is a couple of seconds and a few Google Chrome extensions and web apps. You can add as many or as few as you’d like, and installation is simple - just click the "Install” button, and you’re on your way.
Here are some of the most popular options in the Chrome extensions gallery (

  • Turn Off the Lights: for anyone who loves watching videos online, this extension will fade the background of the page to improve your video-watching experience.

  • Google Docs/PDF Viewer: preview PDFs, PowerPoint presentations and other  documents without needing to download the file.

  • Slideshow: turn photo albums on sites like Flickr, Picasa and Facebook into a full-screen slideshows.

  • ScribeFire: easily post to any of your blogs with this full-featured blog editor. tinyurl.  com/2cwne8g

Chrome boasts a range of simple extensions for the most popular social websites that make keeping up with your friends fast and simple.

  • Chromed Bird: post a tweet, check updates from your followers, or search public tweets, all from this simple application extension.

  • Chrome-to-Phone: this extension adds a button to Chrome that lets you seamlessly push links, maps, and currently selected text and phone numbers to your Android device.

  • Google Mail Checker: check the number of unread messages you have in your Gmail inbox, right on the browser toolbar.


  • Evernote: stay on top of the news and all your bits and pieces with Evernote - a  fun place to keep your electronic brain.

  • Weebly: an easy way to build your own websites, if that’s your thing. tinyurl.   com/27drzua


  • StayFocusd: StayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend browsing time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time for the day has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.

  • Write Space: Write Space is a customisable full-screen text-editor that lives in your web browser. It is designed to minimise the distractions that come between you and your writing.

  • Remember the Milk: and much more with this list-making productivity tool.

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