Extensions for Google Chrome Browser

Extensions for Google Chrome Browser

Okay so what are Extensions? If you looked up the word in a dictionary you would find that it means small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of your web browser. And likely so. Extensions are small programs designed by independent programmers, which when installed and integrates with your web browsers gives your browser super powers! Yes you’ve heard that right.

All of the extensions are available in Chrome Web Store. When you install the extensions, the plugins automatically integrate with your web browser, without you breaking a sweat! 🙂

There are some extensions which I am going to talk about in this blog, which will totally change the way we used to think about our regular web browsers.
Here is my personal top 8 list of favorite extensions –

AdBlock

– It blocks all the annoying advertisements on your webpages, which I am sure gets on your nerves at times,  including the ones in Facebook and Youtube, thus allowing you to surf  “ad free” pages and needless to say, your webpage loads faster.

Grammarly for Chrome

– It prevents you from making spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes when you write emails and post to social media sites. So it basically does a free grammar check on whatever you write in the web. A really handy tool when you don’t pay much attention to spelling mistakes.

Google Dictionary (by Google)

– It helps you know the meanings of words you don’t know by simply clicking on the word twice. A small pop-up bubble will show up with the complete meaning of the word or the phrase. You can also store a history of words you’ve looked up in the English Dictionary , so you can practice them later.

Pocket (formerly Read It Later)

– It is an invaluable tool when always accessing internet is an issue. First of all simply sync your Pocket account with all the devices you use including your laptop/desktop like your smartphone or tab, etc. Next time when you are using the internet,  you can save the webpage using Pocket. The webpage you can be viewed later offline.

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– With this powerful tool, you can ultimately customize your New Tab section in your Chrome browser. You can separate your favorite websites into different sections like Social Networking Sites, Music, Sports, etc. , give the tabs a nice appearance with the website’s logo. You can go totally wild with your imaginations, moving from one website to the another in the snap of your fingers, saving half of your time which you would have wasted otherwise!

Checker Plus for Gmail

– Gmail is undoubtedly one of the most popular email service. Now with this efficient tool, you can get desktop notifications, read, listen, archive or delete emails without opening a Gmail tab & easily manage multiple accounts. Whenever there’s a new mail, there is going to be a small pop-up with a voice to let you know about the sender and the subject of the mail. Awesome isn’t it?

PanicButton

– It makes it easier for you to hide all of your tabs at once just by clicking on a button. They are then saved as bookmarks in a separate folder. Afterwards, the PanicButton turns green and shows you how many tabs are currently hidden.Another click on the PanicButton restores all of the tabs you have hidden earlier.

Auto Copy

– This is one of my most favorite extensions. Whenever you select a text, it is automatically copied to the clipboard where it’s converted to Plain-Text. When pasting, simply right click and select Paste as Plain-Text and your text will be pasted without any URL links or the type of font and size it was in that particular website. Trust me when you get your hands down to work, this is one extension you must look out for.

Stay tuned for more AWEsoMEness. Cheers!

 

 

How to download YouTube videos?

YouTube. You would have to live in a completely different planet to have not heard of this website ever. Youtube is the most popular website in the world for streaming and uploading videos. Many of us spend hours in Youtube, but some of you might not know that there are many different techniques to download your favourite videos effortlessly.

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1. Just go search your favourite video. After you have found the video you want to download, simply write ‘ss‘ after ‘ www. ‘ in the address bar (where there’s the link to the video). You will be immediately directed to Savefrom.net where you will be given different options of sizes and extension types of that video to choose from and download.

2. You could copy the URL (the link in the address bar of your browser) of your favourite video and go to the website Keepvid and paste the link there in the given space. You will once again be provided with different sizes and types to choose from. If you have never been to this website before, you will be required to download the latest version of Java or activate the Java Applet(it will only appear once and its never going to bother you again). Just follow the instructions, download the latest version and install it.

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3. Another good alternative to previously stated website is Savevid ; in this case you have to additionally install Savevid Browser Plugin from the website for your browser and then restart your browser and you are ready to go.

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4. A more general way to download videos is to install the software Internet Download Manager (IDM). The very moment you install it, it integrates with your internet browsers and will automatically ask you if you want to download a video as soon as you click the video to view it. You will get a Free-Trial Version of this software to download which will run out after 30-days. You can download the crack of this software in torrent sites like Kickass, to make your software ‘immortal’! You can also download YouTube Video Downloader that basically does the same thing.

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Stay tuned for more AWEsoMEness. Cheers!