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10 Awesome Chrome Add-ons to Install to Enjoy your High Speed Internet

[ 3 ] Posted by on January 4, 2012

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If you have just installed the chrome browser on your computer or you are an old chrome user who wants to spice up your browser this article will be listing the top 10 add-ons you can install on your chrome browser to enjoy your fast internet connection.

You will notice that I’m laying emphasis on the importance of having a high speed internet in the title – the reason for this is that even if you have a fast computer having a slow internet connection will affect your usage of these add-ons and will eventually result in your internet connection being very slow. Below are 10 add-ons you must install on your chrome browser if you want to enjoy your internet connection.

1. Xmarks Bookmark

This is the first addon you should install on your chrome browser because of the great work it does. We are all known for bookmarking our favorite websites and articles for later reading and at the end of the day we might end up having a huge list of bookmarks that will take a while to read. If you don’t want anything to happen to your bookmarks should your computer crash then you need to install the Xmarks Bookmark as it will automatically back up your bookmarks online and you can easily sync them your other browsers or to other computers.

2. Feedly

If you are a tech blogger or an avid blog/internet reader who uses tools like Google reader and other feed reader to subscribe to your favorite blogs then feedly might be your next best friend. With feedly instead of the usual ugly feed layout common with most feed readers your content will be organized in a unique magazine-like way for your easy consumption.

3. Session Manager

Have you ever been in a situation where you want to shut down your computer but still have some important pages of content you want to read? Sometimes these pages might be logged on or the page you are reading might be constantly updated but you want to read that particular article (say on the homepage of your favorite tech blog). You can make things easy by installing the Session Manager addon for chrome. It makes things easy for you by creating timestamp for you to easily access your content from exactly where you stop.

4. Shareolic

If you’re someone who reads a lot of blogs everyday you will often come across social sharing buttons below their posts. There are some situations when you will read a great post on your favorite blog and you will want to share it on a particular social network but can’t find the button to do so. The shareolic addon for Google chrome makes it easy for you share your favorite content on your favorite blog to any social network. It also makes it easy for you to email blog posts to your friends without any hassles.

5. Web of Trust

Do you know how many websites you visit every day? There is every probability you visit hundreds of websites daily and some of us even visit thousands of websites every day. The problem with this is that we don’t know which website is okay and which website is harmful for our computer. Web of trust ranks and flags websites that aren’t healthy for your computer and having its addon installed on your chrome browser will make it easy for you to know which website you shouldn’t read.

6. IE Tab for Chrome

If you do a lot of projects and research on the internet you will have come across one or two websites that aren’t supporting your browser and are only supporting internet explorer. A lot of us don’t love using internet explorer but in situations like these we’re forced to go back to it.

By installing IE Tab on your chrome browser you can easily use it to access any website that requires IE and you will be able to do whatever you want in your chrome browser.

7. LastPass for Chrome

It is very important that you don’t use the same passwords for all your accounts to ensure your online security. It can be very difficult to remember all your passwords but with LastPass for Chrome you can have as many passwords and store them within it. This means you no longer have to worry about experiencing any problems with your passwords.

8. Adblock

I find it really irritating to visit a website only to start hearing a music playing in the background. By the time I check where this music is coming from I will discover it is coming from an ad on the website I visited. These kinds of ads can be really dangerous, and can sometimes infect your computer with a virus. The best thing to do in a situation like this is to install an ad blocking software, and the best addon for this is the chrome Adblock addon.

9. FastestChrome

This addon is particularly useful for those who love to research a lot and read a lot on the internet. What it does is that it enhances your research and reading online in such a way that you can easily highlight a word you don’t know the meaning of and it will give you the meaning in a short period of time.

10. Jamendo Radio

If you’re an internet user who is more inclined to using multimedia the Jamendo Raido for chrome addon is an addon that plays music from Jamendo.com. It also shows you a list of the available channels for you to select from and there’s no better way to enjoy your high speed internet connection than to have an addon like this.

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  1. Sarah P says:

    Love Chrome, but opera is faster!

  2. Jasonx says:

    Adblock is a must I simply can not stand adverts on a website, despite them being the income of the person I’m seeking info off. Sorry, TB. Great list though! :P

  3. I like this post, I tried it at Google and it’s effective and fast.

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