Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Testing the new Google Chrome Extensions on Linux

Finally they were released! On a brief tour of the listings I already found 30 extensions that I'll take for a test-drive. These extensions installed successfully on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Google Chrome 4.0.249.30, unlike for example a Calendar extension developed by Google.

  • Bit.ly (shorten, share, and track your links) - Version: 0.8

    Shorten and share links with bit.ly. Preview the full URLs short urls point to.
  • Blog This! (by Google) - Version: 0.0.7
    Add a BlogThis! button to the browser toolbar, which lets you post to your Blogger blog from any webpage with just one click.
  • Chrome SEO - Version: 0.4
    The Google Chrome SEO Extension. Make you daily Search Engine Optimization tasks easier in Chrome.
  • Chromed Bird - Version: 1.0.1
    Chromed Bird is a Twitter extension that allows you to follow your timelines and interact with your Twitter account.
  • Chromepad - Version: 1.0.3
    A small extension that lets you to take quick notes and save them for later.
  • Chromey Calculator - Version: 2.1
    A scrolling calculator for Chrome. Results are generated using Google's calculator web search feature.
  • Chromium Delicious plugin - Version: 1.0.1
    Extension to work with delicious.com
  • Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google) - Version: 1.5.2
    Automatically previews pdfs, powerpoint presentations, and other documents in Google Docs Viewer.
  • Expand - Version: 0.25
    Expands short links, such as those from bit.ly
  • Facebook Chat for Google Chrome/Chromium - Version: 1.2
    Quick Facebook Chat functionality while browsing. Must be signed in to Facebook!
  • Facebook for Google Chrome - Version: 1.3
    Extension which lets you read your Facebook news feed and wall. You can also post status updates.
  • Force Feed - Version: 1.0
    Follow changes on any page, even if it doesn't have a feed
  • Google Apps Shortcuts - Version: 1.3
    A simple extension that allows you to quickly create a new Emails, Calendar Events, Document or Spreadsheet with a single click.
  • Google Bookmarks Label Clouds (hd mod) - Version: 1.2
    An extension to access the Google Bookmarks. Original by hippudesu.
  • Google Calendar Popout - Version: 1.5.3
    Adds a Calendar Gadget button to the menu bar. Supports both Google and Google Apps accounts
  • Google Reader Notifier (by Google) - Version: 1.0.1
    Displays the number of unread items in your Google Reader account. Clicking can show a preview popup or open your Reader account.
  • Google Sidewiki - Version: 1.1
    Contribute and read helpful information next to any webpage.
  • Google Similar Pages beta (by Google) - Version: 0.5.2.10
    Discover webpages similar to the page you're currently browsing.
  • Google Wave Notifier - Version: 2.2
    Displays number of unread Waves.
  • HTML5 markup detector - Version: 1.0
    This extention notices that the page you are seeing is marked up using HTML5
  • Mini Google Maps - Version: 1.0
    Google maps in a click away. Mini Google Maps let you browse Google maps from your browser toolbar
  • Password Generator - Version: 0.1.3.1
    Generates strong, recoverable SHA1 password hashes from a master password
  • RSS Subscription Extension - Version: 1.6.6
    Adds one-click subscription to your toolbar
  • Select To Get Maps - Version: 1.1.1
    Select addresses on any webpage to get useful maps links.
  • Send from Gmail (by Google) - Version: 1.0
    Makes Gmail your default email application and provides a button to compose a Gmail message to quickly share a link via email
  • Speed Tracer (by Google) - Version: 0.6
    Get insight into the performance of your web applications.
  • SSL Facebook - Version: 1.0
    Changes Facebook to use SSL protocols wherever possible
  • StumbleUpon - Version: 1.0.11208.1
    Discover the best of the web!
  • Web Developer Mini - Version: 0.34
    Easy Access Web Development Tools for Google Chrome.
  • WOT - Version: 0.9.4
    Web of trust.

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