Google Chrome is in my opinion one of the best pieces of software out there, rivaled only by WordPress, Coda, and Bittorrent. It’s speed and stability make it a top performer even without these plugins, but with them and a few other personal favorites, it becomes total desktop that I can access in a matter of moments on a new machine.
These are the top 5 apps and plugins that any new or experienced user of Chrome should be using:
Lastpass is the best password tool available that reaches all platforms successfully. It’s stable and secure and lets you actually have very secure passwords.
YubiKeys are supported as well as card code authentication. See more here.
Lastpass’ mission states:
The LastPass team believes your online experience can be easier, faster and safer. Collectively we lose more than 10,300 hours per year retrieving lost passwords, making new ones or talking to call center representatives about them. And it gets much worse if a password is stolen and misused. We go online to connect with people, explore, shop and learn. We certainly don’t go online to fuss with passwords or risk our privacy, personal or financial information. Designed by web enthusiasts and skilled application developers, LastPass was created to make the online experience easier and safer for everyone.
Install Xmarks on each computer you use, and it seamlessly integrates with your web browser and keeps your bookmarks safely backed up and in sync.
Xmarks will sync across browsers too. Today we support Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari (Mac OS).
This great tool ads a search results of your bookmarks to the search bar:
You can see above the results that are starred are the bookmark results that are returned. It also lets you search from the app icon:
Evernote has a clip to Evernote tool and the Evernote Chrome app. The Clip to Evernote piece is especially awesome because when you do a google search it shows any results in your Evernote notebooks:
5. imo Chat
imo Chat is an awesome in browser chat client that supports all your favorite chat accounts.
If you put the bookmark on your tool bar, it will even flash when you have a message in the chat tab. It also supports desktop notifications (like google talk and google calendar do).
So checkout these 5 awesome chrome apps, and see what you think. What is your favorite Chrome app?