Google Chrome: sleek, fast, and easy on the eyes, the Google Chrome browser is perfect for the Google lover — and the perfect tool for the college bound! While it may lack the pizzazz of the Firefox Browser (download themes to perk it up), it’s definitely minimalism at its best. Simplify and work smarter with our sweet list of must-have Google Chrome Extensions for college — and beyond!
Smooth Gestures – Using arrows to flip from page to page? Slow. Using only your mouse? Fast – and fun! Pictures display your customization so quit playing the guessing game. Brilliant!
Diigo Web Highlighter and Bookmark – Ever bookmark something for a specific reason and then have no idea why (or is that just me?). Highlight the important stuff so you can easily come back and find it. Bonus: add sticky notes to leave yourself reminders for next time!
Tab Jump — No muss, no fuss! There are a few tab extensions out there, but Tab Jump enables you to instantly see your open tabs. It’s subdivided tabs sort recently used and most used making it easy to, um, jump to whatever tab you need!
ChromeMilk — Love Remember the Milk? Access (and add to) your to-do list from the Google Chrome toolbar itself. While it might be a work in progress, for RTM lovers – it’s just awesome.
W.O.T. Some extensions are good no matter what browser they are on. Enter: Web of Trust. Internet addict? Then you, my friend, must install this Chrome extension. See what sites can be trusted – and what sites you need to avoid like the plague!
Shareaholic for Google Chrome – Use your time online wisely, you know, share stuff! Instead of jumping from page to page, make it easy on yourself, and get Shareaholic installed!
RemindMe: Set up multiple reminders on a sparkling clean interface – organize or delete as needed. Oh, and the alarm? It’s almost musical but will still make you jump out of your seat the first time you use it.
Google Dictionary – There are all sorts of complicated words out there just waiting to trip you up. Highlight and right click the mystery word and select the dictionary option. How easy is that?
Download – Download a lot? This one’s for you! Eliminate the extra “click” – this handy button makes it easy to get into your downloads and find what you need right from the Chrome Browser.
UnDoIt – Did you just close that tab you needed? D’oh! Reclaim that accidental closed page with the click of a button…instead of digging around in your history looking for the one without any extras.
Google Similar Pages – Make it easy on yourself. Discover Google’s idea of related pages with the click of a button. Beta or not, it’s a promising work in progress.
Copy without Formatting – Floating button = fun in our book, but if you find it distracting, you can get rid of it.
Okay, so, what did we miss? Are there any “can’t live without” Google Chrome Extensions that we missed? Let the world know in the comments section below.