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Source: This article was Published qz.com By Dave Gershgorn - Contributed by Member: Dennis Smith

Ten years into its life, Chrome is the most widely-used internet browser in the world. But the stock features aren’t what make it so popular. There’s also a thriving community of developers adding onto the browser with extensions, little pieces of software that add features Google hasn’t dreamt up yet.

The Quartz staff like their extensions. After all, we all spend a borderline unhealthy amount of time on the internet, whether it be researching, writing, or fact-checking stories. Here are the ways our favorites have helped us out:

Clutter/tab maintenance

If you’re like us, you have way too many tabs open. The holy trinity of tab maintenance can help: The Great Suspender pauses tabs after a certain amount of time so they don’t use processing power in the background, OneTab is great for condensing all the tabs you’re keeping open “to read later” into one summary tab, and Clutter Freemakes sure you don’t have duplicate tabs open.

Productivity

Sometimes you want to jot down a quick note but don’t want to open a word processor. Papier turns each new tab’s homepage into a notebook for recording quick thoughts or distraction-free writing. And everything is backed up to Chrome, so you won’t lose it later.

Search

The Personal Blocklist extension, made by Google, filters out certain domains from your searches, so if you don’t like a certain site you don’t need to see it. (Keep qz.com, please.) A Quartz developer says that it’s useful to block out certain unhelpful sites when Googling through a web development problem.

Writing

Sometimes a hand you need with grammar. Grammarly.

News

Use Pocket to save good stories and NewsGuard to fend against bad ones. Quartz science editor Elijah Wolfson also sends longer stories he really wants to read to his Kindle using Push to Kindle. It’s distraction-free reading at its best, with no notifications or ads or messages.

Password management

A password manager is just basic internet hygiene—use one to maintain strong passwords for every one of your internet accounts. The most popular ones are 1Password, LastPass, and Dashlane— there are pros and cons to each, and the Quartz staff uses them all. Just remember the master password—your digital life depends on it.

Archive search

Once it’s on the internet, it lives forever. That’s pretty much due to Archive.org, which stores decades of revisions to websites, as well as preserved copies of sites that don’t exist anymore. The Wayback Machine extension allows you to see saved versions of web pages that have been either taken down or are otherwise unavailable, a boon to any internet historian.

Money Saver

Get around academic paywalls with extensions like Kopernio and Unpaywall, which search for accessible PDFs of the paper online. Or, find out if you’re actually getting a good deal with a price tracker like CamelCamelCamel.

GIFs

My trustiest Chrome extension is called MakeGIF, and it’s very simple. It makes GIFs. It’s particularly good at capturing and converting YouTube videos.

Fun

Inject a little bit of simple internet nostalgia into your life with Tabogotchi, which makes a game out of how many tabs you have open, or Tabby Cat, which generates an internet cat you can virtually pet for every tab you open.

Categorized in Search Engine

We’d told you earlier that web browsers are now damn productive that we cannot call them tools to visit web pages! Of course, every web browser has its advantage and disadvantage, but Google Chrome is the best choice when you’d prefer having a highly productive, multipurpose and extension-rich web browser! Nevertheless, just as you should be careful when selecting a web browser, you’ve to make sure that you get the best Chrome extensions as well. Here, in this post, we will have a list of top 35 Google Chrome extensions. We’ve categorized these extensions in a way that it would be possible for you to find the appropriate one, easily.

Best Chrome Extensions for 2016

Chrome Extensions For Privacy, Internet Security and Ad Blocking

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1. Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus, one of the most popular Google Chrome extensions, lets you clean your web pages, by removing those clumsy advertisements from sidebars and everywhere else. The free plugin can block various kinds of ads, such as animated ads, pop-ups & pop-unders, Facebook ads etc. Also, there is an impressive level of protection from tracking and malware. It is to be noted that Adblock Plus does not put end to web advertisements; on the other hand, there’s a set of acceptable ads that do not interrupt your web browsing. Plus, this open-source extension is customizable as well.

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2. uBlock Origin

uBlock Origin is another effective chrome extension for blocking interrupting content from your web browsing path! Using the plugin, you can get rid of ads, in an effective way. For instance, rather than blocking all the ads, you’ve the option to integrate some lists with the blocking process so that the tool has a conscience about ads that need to be blocked. Despite its ability to support various host file-based filters, uBlock Origin is known for the lower usage of CPU memory. In short, it makes sense.

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3. Blur

Blur is a companion you really need when living in a world of privacy threats and online frauds! By means of Blur, it’s possible for you to do different things, such as managing your passwords, securing online payments you make and to have better privacy options by acting against tracking and all. Some of the notable features of Blur include protection from non-cookie-based tracking, disallowing companies from collecting data, auto-fill options for saved credit cards, masked cards, ability to create highly-encrypted passwords, with the strong algorithm. When adding multi-platform support, Blur secures you, more or less completely.

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4. Hola Better Internet

This free Google Chrome extension brings a completely free yet effective VPN (Virtual Private Network) into your Chrome, so that you can browse without revealing your identity to anyone who is waiting there to track. Of course, you have an option to access websites that are actually not available in your geographical area — due to censorship and other stuff. In addition, Hola Better Internet is known for providing a relatively quicker internet connection that is stable & less data-consuming as well. And, using Hola is a simple task, for that matter.

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5. LastPass

Coming from one of the most popular password managers, LastPass Google Chrome extension is a useful solution for those who have a huge number of passwords to manage. After setting up LastPass in your chrome browser, you will have to provide a master password and it is the last password you have to remember, for that matter. There is a lot of additional capabilities that await you, such as the ability to save files, credentials etc that you want to be safe. The tool, in addition, enhances your online security through multi-factor authentication, replace weaker passwords etc. If you’re ready to pay more, premium version of LastPass has more features to offer.

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6. WOT

WOT — yet another popular Google Chrome extension — allows you to determine trustworthiness of a site / service in a quicker manner. When you’re in a website, you can click the WOT button and it will show different details about reputation of the site, based on other users’ previous experiences and reviews. There are two signs — green and red — that can help you decide trustworthiness of a site easily. In addition, you have the option to add your own reviews about the site or service, right away from the window. WOT scores are determined by compiling reviews from global community and you can trust it when it comes to dealing with unfamiliar websites and services.

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7. Click&Clean

Click&Clean is a privacy-protection chrome plugin that lets you analyze your web browsing activities to find whether your data is vulnerable to surveillance and other sorts of compromises. There are some tasks that Click&Clean will help you; for instance, it can set an option to automatically clear browsing history data when you close Google Chrome window and to scan your PC for malware. So, Click&Clean will be more or less a complete online protection solution that can do well for active internet users out there.

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8. HTTPS Everywhere

As you all know, HTTPS is a sign of trust and security, especially when it comes to confidential data such as credential for payments and all. The plugin, in effect, switches thousands of sites to HTTPS from the non-secure HTTP. So, it can protect you from a lot of threats such as privacy hijacking, frauds and some kinds of surveillance that is present, almost everywhere. If you’re concerned about security and privacy of your online browsing, HTTPS Everywhere is an extremely useful Chrome extension, we bet.

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Chrome Extensions for Reading & Content Curation

9. Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote is popular as an inventory to save notes, web pages, images and what not that you consider important and need for easier access. You would have Evernote installed in various devices of yours but Evernote Web Clipper lets you add articles you read, images you get and many other things you stumble upon into the Evernote inventory with a single click. When you’re up for a research story or some other stuff, Evernote Web Clipper will prove helpful, in a set of instances. It weighs a bit, but it’s worth it.

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10. Readability

Readability is a Chrome extension that prepares web articles in such a way that you can read them in a convenient & impressive form, right now or later. There are two options — Read Now and Read Later. If you take the Read Now, it will clear other part of website and bring ready-to-read content in the browser screen in seconds. On the other hand, with the Read Later part, you can save the article for later reading. Other notable features of Readability include the deep integration with Facebook and Twitter for sharing, feature to organize reading list.

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11. Save to Pocket

We hope you’re familiar with Pocket — the service that lets you save articles and web content for offline access! This extension lets you save a website or such content to your Pocket so that you can read it later, in your Smartphone or Tablet PC. Save to Pocket is truly usable in the sense that it can be integrated to the Chrome context menu, ability to add different tags and you can even create a keyboard shortcut to save web pages to Pocket, along with the toolbar button for instant access.

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Chrome Extensions for integration with Google Services

12. Google Dictionary

For those who find hard to understand words while browsing web, Google Dictionary is a must-have extension for Chrome. Google Dictionary as an extension is truly intuitive, because you can double click on a word to see meaning of the word in a pop-up. Not only English, there is support for various languages and you can depend upon Google Dictionary plugin when you’re reading a jargon-filled or ornamentally-written article. There is also an option to hear the word pronounced, right away.

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13. Goog.gl URL Shortener

Goog.gl URL Shortener will be useful for those who share links quite frequently. It lets you create goog.gl short URL of a page, through a single click on the toolbar button. It offers features such as the ability to use a keyboard shortcut for creating short URL, auto-copy to clipboard, QR Code, the option to share the link through various popular services including Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. If we are to take all these into consideration, Goog.gl URL Shortener is good-enough.

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14. Google Calendar

Google Calendar extension brings a simple Google Chrome toolbar button, using which you can create or add events as you browse web. Suppose there is details of an event in a web page you visit and you want to create an event-based reminder about it. If you have Google Calendar extension installed in Chrome, you can do that in a second or two. There is also an option to view events that you have added to the calendar. In short, when you need an all-time companion for your Google Calendar experience, this extension is a must-have one, we assure.

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15. Google Scholar Button

As you might know, Google Scholar is a search engine that indexes scholarly articles and make them accessible from everywhere! This Google Chrome extension lets you perform Google Scholar searches without opening a new tab. Once you have installed Google Scholar Button, you have to click on the button after selecting the text or phrase you want to search; in the opening section, you can see search results along with options for quoting the scholarly article or the associated file. For those who do scholarly searches more often, Google Scholar Button will be a good option.

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16. Google Input Tools

Google Input Tools is a must-have extension for those who want to type in a language other than English. The reason why you should use Google Input Tools is that you can type a huge number of languages without any sort of desktop software installed. There are different methods to type, such as in-script, transliteration and handwriting mode, and you have the freedom to choose the method you find most convenient. You can even set some keyboards shortcuts so that typing will be easier to you.

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17. Boomerang for Gmail

Boomerang for Gmail is actually an email-scheduling service that is available as a Chrome extension. It integrates to the Gmail interface and lets you schedule and track email messages you send. Email schedule is a superb feature, as it lets you send drafted mails whenever you want, even when you’re offline. There is also an option to postpone the arrival of some messages, so that your email inbox will stay clean and you will see the message only when it’s really the best time.

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Chrome Extensions for Productivity

18. Pushbullet

Pushbullet brings your Android Smartphone to your desktop — to your Chrome screen, exactly! Using Pushbullet, it’s possible for you to manage a lot of sections of your Android phone, such as messages, songs, photos, links etc. There is a lot of things you can do using Pushbullet such as chatting with your friends, sending links or files to your devices, from the desktop screen and have notifications through chrome notification system as soon as they arrive in devices. The chrome extension is lightweight enough and you have to install the Pushbullet app in your Android Smartphone.

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19. Awesome Screenshot

You’d be familiar with Awesome Screenshot if you have ever sought screen capturing solutions with a twist! UI of the extension is so simple that almost anyone can start using the screen capturing solution in seconds. Though quite low in terms of size, Awesome Screenshot lets you take screenshots, edit them by adding effects such as blur and adding annotations etc. Along with these, you have the option to upload these screenshots into image sharing platforms so that you can share them easily. Recently, they have added support for working with Google Drive as well.

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20. Chrome Remote Desktop

What do you think about using your Smartphone to control your PC — just like you’d done using TeamViewer? If it’s an affirmative, you can install this productive Google Chrome extension to get things done. You have to install the Remote Desktop application in your Android Smartphone and the extension in Chrome. Once you have created the bond and fixed some installation stuff, you can start controlling your computer using Smartphone screen of yours. Its cross-platform availability is so impressive, given that Chrome needs to be installed in the device. Of course, when its resource consumption does not bother you, Chrome Remote Desktop is a sense-making productive extension.

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21. Google Chrome to Phone Extension

An extension from Google Inc, Google Chrome to Phone lets you send information such as links, text, map as well as phone numbers into your Android Smartphone. To do that, however, you need the Chrome to Phone application to be installed in your Smartphone. If both are there, Google Chrome to Phone Extension will be a quite useful solution for many users out there, who cannot afford the time to depend upon a piece of paper and typing the text again. Its Android application works on almost every Android device, it seems, by the way.

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22. StayFocused

StayFocused, as its name says, lets you stay focused when you’re working! Self-restriction is often the best way to be more productive and StayFocused lets you be so by restricting time you spend on addictive sites such as Facebook and others. This highly-configurable Chrome extension can be used to set limits on time you spend. You have option to set individual site-based limits too. For instance, if you have accessed a particular site for the maximum time, the site will not accessible thereafter — so you should be careful when you get addicted. It will prove very productive, it can be assured.

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23. I’m a Gentleman

If you are a user who downloads a huge number of images, I’m a Gentleman is a must-have Chrome extension, we’d say. Once you have installed I’m a Gentleman in your Chrome, you can set up a short key for downloading images. To do that, you have to Hold ‘Alt’ button and Click on the image. In seconds, the image will be downloaded to your PC. It is indeed a great addition to your productivity, we bet.

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24. AutoPagerize

As you know, Google Search Engine Results are available in different pages and you have to click ‘next’ when you have finished a certain page of search results. Won’t that be great if you can see the next page when you reach the bottom part of current page? AutoPagerize lets you do that job quite easily. There aren’t many options to customize, but you can switch off the feature when you don’t need them. You can see an icon right to the URL when extension is active on a particular web page.

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25. Hover Zoom

Hover Zoom is another productivity-oriented Google Chrome extension that works well when you want to have good user experience. Hover Zoom, as the name says, shows you the full image when you hover on smaller version of one image. Hover Zoom will be quite useful when you are browsing image galleries. Also, there is an option to resize the images if they do not fit the window. In addition, Hover Zoom offers support for video files, the feature to disable zooming in certain websites, trigger-based zooming etc.

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26. Turn Off the Lights

Turn Off the Lights is for those who watch videos online, frequently. In short, Turn Off the Lights brings atmosphere lightning when you are watching videos from YouTube and the experience is truly impressive, the truth be told. It is a matter of seconds that you can make interrupting parts of a web page fade and thus have the utmost concentration put on the video viewing experience. There are a number of features such as wide support of video players, shortcut keys for easier management, additional transition effects etc.

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27. Momentum

If you’re fed up with the normal New Tab page of chrome, Momentum helps you create an innovative one; that is an awesome one in terms of looks and productivity. The Momentum New Tab page is quite useful, as it includes a lot of stuff, such as the tasks you have to do, weather in your particular area, superb background images, a quote that will be powerful enough to motivate you, ability to set a goal for a day. You have the ability to customize things as much as you want. In short, Momentum does the job.

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28. The Great Suspender

Google Chrome is often blamed for the extremely higher power consumption, sometimes causing the system to get crashed. If you’re suffering from this higher-consumption issue, The Great Suspender will definitely be useful, as it is capable of suspending tabs that you do not use currently. By doing so, there will be a notable decrease in the usage of RAM. The Great Suspender has been able to help a lot of users by stopping their system from crashing, due to the resource-eating Chrome.

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29. Google Quick Scroll

Google Quick Scroll is an extension that helps you to find out the most relevant part of a web page that is included in Google Search Engine results. For instance, if you’re searching for the “importance of using an antivirus”, not all the parts of a web page result will be exact answer of your query; on the other hand, there will be some sections because of why web page is included in the search result. This extension helps you find out the relevant part by clicking on a link that is shown on right-bottom part of the page. For those who need crisp results in shorter time, Google Quick Scroll will be useful.

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Chrome Extensions for Media, Editing & Development

30. Musixmatch

Musixmatch is an impressive Google Chrome extension that brings corresponding song lyrics when you are watching a YouTube video. Every single time, you can see the correct lyrics in the bottom position of the YouTube player and it uses the enough-reputed lyrics catalogue of Musixmatch. Talking of customizability, you have the option to toggle its lyrics-showing feature or change the font colour or background colour of the lyrics display. In short, Musixmatch has all features to be a music freak’s favourite.

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31. Pixlr Editor

We’d listed Pixlr in another list of photo editor and the official Google Chrome extension of Pixlr editor doesn’t make any compromises in terms of quality or user-experience. Despite the lower size, this extension can give you a fully-fledged photo editor in your Google Chrome window — as simple as that. You can just check out the screenshots of Pixlr Editor and you’d be amazed to see the simplicity they’ve kept in terms of design. Altogether, if you’re into easy-to-finish photo editing stuff, Pixlr Editor Extension is must for your Chrome.

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32. ColorZilla

ColorZilla is an extension that’d be useful for designers and developers who are conscious about the colours they use & find. ColorZilla helps you find the colour code of a particular colour that you’d find during the web browsing sessions. It is at the same time an eyedropper, color picker and Gradiant generator as well. All these capabilities are brought in one tool, with an incredibly low size and resource consumption. There are some developer oriented features such as keyboard shortcuts, palette viewer etc.

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Chrome Extensions for Bookmark Management

33. Google Bookmark Manager

Google Chrome comes with satisfactory in-built bookmark manager but it may not be powerful enough to give you a visual feel of it! You can use Google Bookmark Manager to organize your bookmarks in an easily accessible manner! If you have installed this extension, the built-in bookmark manager will be replaced and the thumbnail-based page to manage your bookmarks will be there. You have some additional options such as the one to add a note with each of your bookmarks, and the one to create folders and sub-folders easily. There are options for sharing bookmark folder as well.

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Chrome Extensions for Social Media & eCommerce

34. Honey

Discount coupon codes are just awesome when you are shopping online! Honey, a Google Chrome extension is set to make it an easier process, by bringing an option to find best coupon codes from web and use them in the right place. When it is the time to check out, you can click the Honey button and the extension will do the rest, from finding the coupon to pasting it in the corresponding section. Honey is now expanding stores support and the tool has been able to grab user attention and popularity, in a shorter time. For those who shop more, Honey is a superb extension, indeed.

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35. Discoverly

Discoverly is a brilliant effort to bring Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn together in an effective way. Won’t that be an awesome thing if you’re able to get details about one’s LinkedIn account and Twitter account when you browse his or her Facebook profile? This is what Discoverly does. It analyzes social media profile pages you visit and uses data to find that person’s other social media accounts, including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook etc. Discoverly works nicely with Gmail too, so that you can get to know your contacts well and get in touch with them. Discoverly will be helpful for professionals.

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TinEye and Google Image Search are both good for doing reverse image searches, and the two websites are different enough to be complementary. But there are other options including browser extensions and smartphone apps....

There are lots of reasons for using reverse image search - see my earlier post, Here's why you and your business should use reverse image search - and quite a few ways to do it. The main ones are the TinEye and Google Image Search websites, both of which are free. Depending on your location, needs and personal preferences, you might also want to try Baidu, Yandex, Bing Image Match, Image Raider or some other service.

But if you're new to reverse image searching, I suggest you start with TinEye and Google. I use both, because they are different enough to complement one another. TinEye has better features. Google Image Search generally has a bigger, fresher database, though it doesn't find all the images that TinEye knows about.

Basically, TineEye has the smart guys while Google has the web crawlers.

TinEye wins mainly on sorting features. You can order TinEye's results by newest first or oldest first, by size, by the best match, or by the most changed. I'm often trying to find the oldest version posted, to authenticate a particular photograph.

TinEye's results often show a variety of closely related images, because some versions have been edited or adapted. Sometimes you find your searched-for picture is a small part of a larger image, which is very useful: you can switch to searching for the whole thing. TinEye is also good at finding versions of images that haven't had logos added, which is another step closer to the original.

The main drawback with TinEye is that some of the search results are a couple of years old, and when you follow the link, either the image or the page or even the whole website has disappeared. In such cases, I use the TinEye result to run a Google Image search.

Google Image Search finds web pages rather than images. If you're doing a reverse image search, it's usually more useful to look for the link that says "Find other sizes of this image" and click on "All sizes".

By default, Google displays the most exact matches in descending order of size, and the links to the sources are hidden until you click an image. You can try to make it work more like TinEye by selecting "Visually similar" from the drop-down menu, but this includes images that have nothing at all to do with the original. For most purposes, this is a waste of time.

Worse, Google can't sort images by date. As with text searches, you get options such as "Past week" and "Custom range", but these are tedious to use, and don't seem very reliable.

However, Google does some very good things that TinEye doesn't. The key features are search by type (Face, Photo, Line drawing etc) and search by usage rights. It's very useful to be able to search for images that are "labelled for reuse with modification" or "labelled for non-commercial reuse" or whatever. Handled with care, this could be a money-saver.

With a bit of experiment, some combination of TinEye and Google Image Search should meet most of your needs. If not, there are other options.

I generally use the browser extensions for TinEye and Google. These perform a reverse image search when you right-click an online image and select "search [service] with this image" or something similar. This is quicker than uploading an image from a hard drive or pasting in a web link, though you can do those things too.

Browser extensions include Google's Search by Image for Google (Chrome, Firefox), TinEye Reverse Image Search (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer), and Bing Image Match (Chrome). Third-party options include Google Reverse Image Search (Firefox, not written by Google), Search Image by Bing (Firefox, not written by Microsoft) and Who stole my pictures? (Firefox). You may be able to find more. I haven't tried all of them.

Apple iPhone users can do reverse image searches with apps such as Veracity and Microsoft's official Bing app. There's also a Search By Image app for Android. Of course, you can also use Google Image Search in the Chrome browser on a smartphone. Press and hold the image, and when the box appears, touch "Search Google for this image".

Finally, there's a useful image search engine for Reddit, called Karma Decay. If you use Reddit, you will know that some amusing images are reposted on a regular basis. Karma Decay finds them all.

This is more useful than it sounds. Redditors comment on most of these images, and their comments often include links to sources and sometimes explanations. If you are, like me, trying to authenticate images, these links and comments can save quite a lot of work.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/reverse-image-searching-made-easy/

Categorized in Search Engine

Chrome is more than just a browser--it's an ecosystem that can help make your day a bit more productive. And with the help of these extensions, it can deliver an extra boost of efficiency to your daily grind.

If you're a Chrome user, you know well how the extension architecture can expand functionality and make Chrome more than just a browser. In fact, with the right collection of extensions, Chrome can become a means to a very productive end. Don't believe me? Just take a gander at the Productivity category on the Chrome Web Store. But which of the plethora of extensions are best suited for getting your life in order and your work done? Of course, this will depend upon what exactly you need to accomplish, but certain extensions can help just about anyone. Let's take a look at 10 of them and see if they appeal to your needs.

 

1: Buffer

Buffer is one of those tools you don't realize you need until you try it. Buffer is all about scheduled tweets, retweets, and Facebook posts. If you (or your company) works with either Twitter or Facebook to market a product or service, you owe it to yourself to give this a try. Not only can you schedule your tweets (or retweets), you can also get insight into what tweets are getting the most traction and even rebuffer those to keep them bubbling up to the top. You can sign up for a free account (which allows you 10 tweets in your buffer) or pay $10.00 USD/month for an "awesome" upgrade and get 100 tweets in your buffer.

 

2: QuickDrop

QuickDrop is one of the best tools for interacting with Dropbox from within Chrome. With this extension you can navigate through your Dropbox account (with a single click on the extension button), upload images directly to your Dropbox account (through a right-click context menu), and much more. You can also create a special upload folder from within the QuickDrop settings so all uploaded files can be found there.

 

3: StayFocused

StayFocused is the extension you need if you tend to waste too much time on websites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and want a third party to control your usage. If you restrict your Facebook usage to one hour a day, that's all you'll get. StayFocused can block specific pages, entire domains, and even apps and games. With the help of this extension, you'll stay more focused and get more work done.

 

4: Dayboard

 Dayboard replaces your new tab page with a daily to-do list. You can view these tasks in what's called Focus Mode, which displays the tasks in your to-do list one at a time. Dayboard will also give you a history of your completed tasks, allows you to connect teams to your lists, and keep your tasks in sync with all your devices. The developers are always working on new features (such as the coming-soon ability to archive tasks and turn off reminders when the workday is over).

 

5: Auto Text Expander

Auto Text Expander is an extension focused on saving you time on phrases you repetitively type. You simply add shortcuts for text snippets. Every time you type the shortcut, Auto Text Expander will automatically insert the text associated with it. Not only will you save time, but you'll save the extra work associated with typos. Auto Text Expander allows you to import and export your shortcuts (which you should always do, to be safe).

 

6: Save to Pocket

Save to Pocket offers an efficient way to save articles or bookmarks for later viewing. Instead of creating a Temp folder on your Bookmark bar, just add this extension and be done with it. Save to Pocket offers one-click saving from the toolbar, from a context menu, and from a keyboard shortcut. Everything you save will appear in your Pocket account and be synced across all of your devices.

 

7: OneTab

OneTab is the extension for anyone who keeps too many tabs open at one time. When this happens, those tabs can become so small, you have no idea which tab is associated with what page. OneTab provides a single tab that lists all your currently open pages. This will also help save memory on your PC (as all of those tabs have been reduced to a single instance). When you need access to a tab, you can either restore them individually or all at once.

 

8: Authy

 Authy is an extension for setting up two-factor authentication (which everyone should be using). With Authy, you won't have to constantly grab for your mobile device to retrieve a six-digit PIN (to gain entrance to those sites you have protected with two-factor authentication). This extension functions in the same way as the mobile app—which means it's very easy to use.

 

 

9: LastPass

LastPass is a free password manager that should be considered a must-have for anyone who needs to remember passwords across devices. If you are concerned about security (and you should be), those passwords shouldn't be easy to memorize. So you want a good password manager to take on the task. You can't go wrong with LastPass.


10: NoteBoard

Note Board is a corkboard for your computer screen. Yes, it's a bit cheesy. But if you prefer to work by visuals (as opposed to lists), this tool will help you keep your cluttered mind a bit less cluttered. With Note Board you can drag and drop content from other tabs or images from your local file manager onto a board. You can also create popups with notes and even have public boards.

 

Source: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-must-have-chrome-productivity-extensions/

 

Categorized in Science & Tech

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