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The Best Google Chrome Extensions

January 14, 2010 • By

Last month Google, finally, opened up there extension directory for Google Chrome. The bog-standard browser is pretty good as it is – its very fast (beating Firefox with ease) and seems to render most web pages properly (I know, it wouldn't be hard to beat IE). So, thumbs up so far. Now with the added functionality of extensions you can make Chrome just as powerful as Firefox, and as a bonus you don't seem to lose any speed, something FF struggles with.

It all sounds good, doesn't it… There are some down-sides, though – some of the extensions are a little bit buggy (most are still in Beta) and others do lack a fair bit of polish. But if you choose your extensions carefully you will be able to build yourself a great web browsing environment.

Remember, the extensions directory has only just opened, with time Chrome and its extensions may just win the web browser war… Then again Firefox may come back fighting back, it always has done, hasn't it?

In today’s news round-up we have collected the best resources to help you choose best extensions for Chrome.

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Developing your own Google Chrome extension is surprisingly easy. You might think you need all types of development skills and coding knowledge, but it’s really no more difficult than creating or tweaking a web page. If you know HTML/CSS and are somewhat familiar with Javascript, you can have a simple extension up and running in no time.

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By Paul Andrew (Speckyboy and speckyboy@twitter).

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