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chrome extension graphicBelow are my favorite Chrome extensions and apps (in alphabetical order). Depending what task I am doing typically determines which extensions I have enabled at the time.

 

Beatlab iconBeatLab (APP) lets you create music using a simple expressive interface that requires no knowledge of music theory or instruments. You can start from scratch, or remix the musical ideas of others.

Clearly iconClearly (EXTENSION) makes blog posts and articles clean and easy to read. Clearly eliminates all distractions from your online reading experience, and even allows you to save it to Evernote!

Delicious iconDelicious (EXTENSION) allows me to quickly add the site (along with tags and a description) to my Delicious account.

Evernote iconEvernote (EXTENSION) is the best way to remember all of the great stuff you see online. Forget about bookmarks and open tabs, save the actual web page - text, links, images and all with a single click. It even syncs across my devices.

IE Tab ExtensionIE Tab (EXTENSION) exactly emulates IE by using the IE rendering engine directly within Chrome. This will enable you to use ActiveX controls and test your web pages with different versions of IE (IE6, IE7, IE8, or IE9).

Incredible Startpage ExtensionIncredible StartPage (EXTENSION) is a new, customizable start page for Chrome. Easily find your favorite bookmarks and closed tabs. Take notes as you browse.

lightshot imageLighshot (EXTENSION) is a great screenshot utility. This extension is only for the Windows platform. Allows you to take screenshots of videos, flash, and java apps as well. After clicking the extension icon in the browser bar, click and drag to select the area for your screenshot. You can then edit your capture online, upload your capture, print, copy to your clipboard, or save as a png, jpg, or bmp file. Extremely easy and usable.

print what you like imagePrint What You Like (EXTENSION) is a handy extension that lets you remove any part of a webpage that you don't want to print. Great ink saver. You can also add it as a bookmarklet - visit their website for information.

Delicious iconQR Creator (APP) easily create QR codes. You can download the image as a png file and get a Google shortened URL for it.

chrome exentsion imageSend from Gmail (EXTENSION) allows me to quickly email a page URL to anyone without having to copy the URL, jump over to my Gmail, create a new email, etc. Typically I use this if I want to send the URL of the page to myself...such as when I come across a great site that I think I may want to Tweet out or post via Facebook. This lets me keep a record of the site in my email box.

chrome extension imageShortenMe (EXTENSION) creates a goo.gl shortened URL of the website. I have my options set to automatically copy the shortened URL to my clipboard as well as display a QR code of the URL. Displaying the QR code is great if you are doing a presentation and want to give folks the choice of typin in the shortened URL or snapping a shot of the QR code. This extension doesn't create a downloadable QR code for you to use.

Sound Gecko (EXTENSION) will convert a webpage to an mp3 and email the file to you so that you can listen to the page instead of reading it. Uses basic speech-to-text voice but works great.

VerticalTabs (EXTENSION) makes a nice dropdown of your open tabs. Great when you have lots of tabs open and not enough of the titles show to help you remember exactly which tab you need to click on.

Delicious iconWhiteNoise (APP) allows you to create just the right mix of noise to help drown out the distractions. Choose brown, pink, or white noise each with or without vibrato.