Empower Google Chrome with Firefox addon


Update: This article was written when Google Chrome browser didn’t have any “extensions” or “addons.” Nonetheless, the article below is useful not just for Chrome but also for Opera, Firefox, and Safari users. Use these browser bookmarklets by dragging-and-dropping on them on your browser’s bookmark.

Thanks to Pratyush who made this addon collection possible. In fact the entire credit goes to him. He also has a tumble blog and he blogs on Fully faltoo blog.

It came, it saw and it conquered. Google Chrome has been said as the most potential browser, though it has been criticized for lack of support of plugins or so called addons. We all like Firefox browser cause it has AdBlock, Gmail This, Stumble and what not! However, you can still get these Firefox addon/extension type features on Chrome browser by using some smart bookmarklets, so-called Google chrome addons.

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Google chrome is a browser with no addons or plugins. But these bookmarklets below may just make your Chrome a little more useful. Some of the existing Firefox addons already available on the web have been converted to bookmarklets, which means you can get all the Firefox functionality in your Chrome browser within a few clicks.

Just make sure you have the bookmark bar enabled on new tabs in your Chrome browser. Click ctrl+b to get a static bookmarking bar. To use this bookmarklet, click on the hyperlink and drag them onto this Chrome Bookmark bar.

Disable/block Ads on webpage (Adblock for chrome)

Adblock+ Just drag and drop this link/bookmarklet on your bookmarks bar.Ad block removes “java, flash, background music, and third-party iframes.” Thus it does a handy job of blocking ads on a webpage. Who says only firefox addon block ads? Chrome now has a Adblock-like addon now!

Stumble using Chrome

Stumble it - Add this link and click on it whenever you want to Stumble a page you liked. I like this bookmarklet better than the toolbar as it gives me more browser space. Another way of stumbling a webpage can be found here.

“Gmail This!” bookmarklet

Gmail This – Another very useful feature to mail any page using Gmail. For Google Apps Mail, try this (you will need to replace “yourdomain.com” with your own domain name).

Convert plain text URL’s into hyperlinks

Linkify – This is a cool addon bookmarklet to convert all plain text URLs into hyperlinks on a webpage.

Social Bookmarking submission

Socialize – Submit a blog post from Google chrome to more than 50 social bookmarking website with a few clicks.

All in one video downloader

Video downloader – Remember the firefox addon which lets you download videos from YouTube and Google videos? Why not do the same with Google chrome browser! This code will let you download from YouTube and many other video sharing website.

Check Google Pagerank

Google Pagerank – Google toolbar is not available on Chrome browser. Get this bookmarklet to find a website’s pagerank.

Twitter Updates from Chrome

Twitter now – Drag this bookmarlet to chrome bookmark bar and whenever you feel like updating your Twitter account, just click on the bookmark, add a funny or witty message along with a Twitter hashtag if you want, and send the update.

Tumblr bookmarklet

Tumblelog – Sharing on Tumblr has always been easy. If you own a Tumblr blog then this bookmarklet is a must-have. Just drag this button to your Bookmarks Bar to quickly post to your tumblelog.

Dictionary,thesaurus and reference

Dictionary – This is the only dictionary bookmarklet you want. If you are a thesaurus fan, just drag and drop this (Thesaurus) bookmarklet on your bookmarks bar. Also you can add a similar bookmarklet for Reference too!

Google translation Chromelet

Translate Landed on a page whose language you don’t understand? Get this bookmarklet and click on it to translate a webpage into English language. You don’t even have to know the source language.

The list will be updated with new addons/bookmarklets! Thank you pratyush for your generous help!

Updated Google chrome addons bookmarklet

Delicious Bookmark - Bookmark easily and quickly on Google chrome using this delicious bookmark. Drag and drop the bookmarklet addon and whenever you feel like bookmarking a page, click on the delicious bookmark link.

  • anon

    I would love to see Key Scrambler Personal available for free in google chrome… as well as a easy way to convert firefox addons so they can be used in google chrome.

    Thanks

  • http://www.domaintoolscentral.com/ registrarr

    I’m using both firefox and google, they are both okay in terms page rendering unlike the ie explorer its so slow.

  • Szabo Miklos

    Hi Google !

    I have a big problem. I watch and like YouTube so mutch. I watch videos on Youtube and sometimes i download it. I have FireFox too. In FireFox available an addon called DownloadHelper. I talked with a employee this company and he sad : “Google decided to ban downloadhelper-like extensions from their addons
    gallery.” So my question is : “Why would be in order for
    google to ban the DownloadHelper addons
    in Chrome ?” I think Firefox is a business competition for Chrome. I like Chrom, I use Crome now mutch often like FireFox. So please answer me why is it so ?

    Thanx
    Miklos
    Hungary

  • http://www.searchoptimist.co.uk/ Krystian

    I heard ages ago that Google Chrome was supposed to support Firefox's plugins somehow.
    I guess it was just a rumour now reading your post.

    Such a shame, I believe that Firefox's popularity came into many groups of people by plugins such as firebug.
    I, as a web designer, can't really use anything else than firefox because of the many plugins they have that I use every day, just wish there was a solution.

  • alexdong

    I found the Purifyr bookmarklet from Purifyr.com is truly fantastic. It literally makes reading on web enjoyable again. It takes any web page and turn it into a crisp, clean, printer-friendly page.

    It's much better than adblock since it won't leave any empty spaces on the web page.

  • http://www.purview.com/ Santi

    I'll come back to Internet Explorer because I can't use Google toolbar… Can you believe it? for god sake, I want to keep using the hover translation feature !!!!!!

  • Paul

    Sorry, the adblock extension sux, it doesn't block ads on facebook, and it disables THIS comment textbox. If I have to click a bookmark every time I want to block the ads, I'm going back to firefox (you can even block ads in IE7 & 8 without having to click a bookmark)

  • hjjjjj

    Type your comment here.

  • nitinpoonacha

    ok, i'm tryin to install the video downloader but it isn't workin ! some advice will be appreciated .

  • http://admiralmemo.livejournal.com/ AdmiralMemo

    Awesome stuff. I plan to use some of these. :-)

  • http://www.brazen20au.blogspot.com karen aka brazen

    aaagh i just used it on facebook and instead of blocking the ads (still there) it blocked my scrabble game!

    help, how do i turn it off????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.smstoalert.com Star jupiter

    Google chrome is flexible,i switch over to chrome.

  • cm

    Ok, I got it, dumb me :P

  • cm

    Can’t open any javascript link (chromium 3.0.191, java 1.6.0.14, win 7rc x64)

  • John L

    “Gmail This!” bookmarklet appears to be broken. Unterminated javascript window.open() call. Doesn’t work.

    (Viewing w/Chrome 2.0.)

    John.

  • http://chromestory.com chrome story

    nice collection dude !

  • WAZZUPWEB

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!! this is really GREAT!!!

  • zain

    How do I use the video downloader? I go to a youtube page and I click the bookmark… nothing happens. All the other ones work… Please help.

  • Géza

    Is there a way perhaps to make the Adblock+ script run automatically when a page loads? That would make it much-much better, almost entirely acceptable for me.

  • Sascha

    Hm, this is still a far cry from “AdBlock Plus” on Firefox. Pitty :-(
    In fact, the lack of a proper Ad-blocking solution is the onlz thing that still keeps me from using Chrome as my preferred browser.
    (it could even show text-ads, if that would make Google happier ;-)

  • mahvin

    An addendum to my last comment: export your foxmark bookmarks to a local html file and then import them into google chrome, this is the best method until Foxmarks develops the new add on for Chrome.

  • mahvin

    If you add folders to your Bookmarks Bar and give the folders unique names that identify the type of bookmarks, (I made several folders named My Email Accts, My Web Apps, Most Popular Blogs, etc, and added all the appropriate bookmarks to each folder, they show on the top bar (you can move the folders in the order you want them to show) and act just like a drop down bar, which works like a charm for me! Just thought I would share that. I also have a folder named Add Ons, which most of these are included, and viola, instant access and still lots of room on the bar left to use.

  • DDt

    i havent added this yet but it looks nice && i think i will

  • John

    I like chrome but I hate not having a firefox plugin that I love. It’s called reminderfox. It’s pretty much the reason I still use firefox.

  • bangtroi

    thanks! it’s very useful for me ^^

  • http://www.shoutmeloud.com p@r@noid

    nice!!! much appreciated!!

  • azero

    good job!

  • niraj

    you guys ROCK !!
    keep up the great work !!!

  • maniexx

    well, it doesn’t work as well as in FF for me. the adblock is much better in ff for example. I think i’ll wait for True addons from Google

  • samela

    add a google bookmark of the current page (like gmarks)

    javascript:(function(){var a=window,b=document,c=encodeURIComponent,d=a.open(“http://www.google.com/bookmarks/mark?op=edit&output=popup&bkmk=”+c(b.location)+”&title=”+c(b.title),”bkmk_popup”,”left=”+((a.screenX||a.screenLeft)+10)+”,top=”+((a.screenY||a.screenTop)+10)+”,height=420px,width=550px,resizable=1,alwaysRaised=1″);a.setTimeout(function(){d.focus()},300)})();

    via http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/03/google-bookmarks-faq.html

  • fugudude

    i love how i got the adblock thing, used it, and the country kitchen ad didn’t go away… or does this one actually work when you GO TO a page?

  • mr.eims @ prospects

    nice..
    I guess I’ll try to like google chrome again..
    before, I start to use other browser other than chrome because of its emptyness..but now, seems like its become better and better..

  • confusedConnor

    Ok I put the bookmarklets on the bar, and it looks just like in the picture (where it says “Chrome is (almost) complete now”)
    What is the next step?? Take google toolbar for example. In order to search I have to click on the ‘google search’ bookmark, and a searchbox pops up for me to type the search.

    In firefox, using the true google toolbar, you can just type the search in the box..

  • http://www.christian-audigier.net/ christian audigier

    Google toolbar was not available for chrome browser,the toolbar has a smart pagerank system,drag this bookmarklet and click on it whenever you want to check the pagerank of any website or blog.

  • http://indogamer.wordpress.com antokboz

    here to find google chrome skin
    http://indosoftwarez.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.mysmsmantra.com Bulk SMS

    Not bad, adding some features plus is always good.

  • Nike Dunks

    I hope to see all best firefox plugin on chrome once they(Google) add support for third-party plugins and addons.

  • mik

    gmail this chromelet does not work….what is preventing this from working… is there a fix?

  • John L

    I think its great that people can make these but there is no way I will have Chrome back on my computer. Never have I had a bit of software that felt so out of my control before. I felt it was just one big lump of spyware and will not go back to it despite its speed.

  • http://www.zubrag.com freelancer

    Chrome without addons is worthless if a user is webmasters.

  • christiandominic

    Just happened on this site by accident when googling chrome add-ons; but “I’ll be back” as some Austrian once said.

    I haven’t tried the bookmarklets out yet, but it seems to me that this is how it should be – put the bare bones of a product out and let the users decide on development priorities and provide solutions, even if they are quick and dirty – in thirty years in this business I’ve seen plenty of “quick and dirty” fixes become respectable features and add- ons as time passes. Viva la Revolution!!

  • saurabh

    Chrome is good but they have not done anything significantly innovative in the field of web browsing just borrowed good features of opera,mozilla and safari (not to mention IE) and came out with CHROME! i had expected much more new and cool features from google geeks. Any ways chrome is cool and i love to use it!! ;)

  • http://friendfeed.com/ricardo21 ricardo valle

    You can also use Firebug lite with Google Chrome..

    http://getfirebug.com/lite.html

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  • http://www.buytiffany.com Buytiffany

    this makes me to stick with chrome …Very nice

    I am sure google will do some thing and they will provide more features ..

  • stickychrome.com

    These seem mostly useless as I would have to come to this site to use them. It would be best if they were actual plugins. I still posted a link

  • Laiafib

    hi.. just droppin’ by your site.. it’s really cute… nice work!
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  • http://boksiora.googlepages.com/home2?407558467 design

    Great stuff here, making Chrome, Opera, and Safari all a lot easier to use, without space-hogging toolbars Also, see Share This website for another add-on.

  • Eric

    This is awesome! I started a post about this too and during the course of my research found this most excellent collection.

    Unfortunately, these add-ons aren’t quite as nicely integrated as Firefox add-ons. But hopefully that’ll come…

  • hubdirectory

    I like Chrome quite a bit, but just thought I’d point out that Opera was the first to have the drag tabs out and back in feature.

  • http://www.kogmedia.com film fan

    there are so many advantages and features with Chrome, such as it’s speed, for example; now if only they would take care it’s flighty cookie management…

  • http://www.training8m.com Training8m

    Great Buddy, Let Chrome Rock on

  • Lucas

    Nice! I may have to give Chrome another chance because of this.

  • jkl

    here’s one to add the current page to your del.icio.us bookmarks

    javascript:(function(){window.open(‘http://delicious.com/save?v=5&noui&jump=close&url=’+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+’&title=’+encodeURIComponent(document.title), ‘delicious’,’toolbar=no,width=550,height=550′);}())

  • http://computer-mpire.blogspot.com Manoj

    Nice post…
    blogged about it at my blog…

  • http://freethepenguins.com Azu

    Here’s a bookmarklet for instantly download videos from 123video, crunchyroll(H264), Funny or Die, GoFish, Google Video, Guba, LiveLeak, LiveVideo, MEGAROTIC, MEGAVIDEO, MySpaceTV, Putfile, TUBE8, Tudou, Veoh, Vimeo(H264), Yahoo! Video, YouPorn, and YouTube(H264)

    javascript:window.location=’http://freethepenguins.com/v=’+location.href

    Just add it as a bookmark and then click it when you are on one of those sites and want to download the video

  • wechrome

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  • Kai

    Cool. I hope you make something for userstyles too. =p

  • Aviagra

    I loved the post. I think your thinking is nearly matching the great sukrat’s cocept.

  • http://pr-project.blogspot.com/ PR Project

    Bad is AdBlock don’t remember the block of banners, and every time has to click to Adblock+ link.

  • Mahmoud Kabalan

    Thanks for the post man, I absolutely going to switch to chrome.

  • http://fully-faltoo.com Pratyush

    Thanks Ricardo, may be that is what we missed :P . It is nice to see that I wont have to switch to Firefox now to check if that page has RSS feeds or not.

  • http://www.pplware.com Ricardo

    Feed Viewer for Google Chrome:

    http://feeds.ramisp.org

  • http://www.1step4dollar.com Alpesh

    very nice information buddy . actually i am in search of this information. and i got it..

    thankx buddy…

  • http://www.troublefixers.com abhishek

    great find buddy, i would like to add one from my side for tiny url

    add this as bookmark location

    javascript:void(location.href=’http://tinyurl.com/create.php?url=’+location.href)

    stumbled.

  • http://pcsplace.com PC

    That’s one hell of a post.. Covered everything that I need.. Loved it.. :D

  • f

    That bookmarklet is a joke, real extension for Chrome is needed.

  • http://fully-faltoo.com Pratyush

    Thanks Sid for making such wonderful post and some kind words. I never though it will take this good shape :D.

  • http://www.tech-hacker.net Chris

    It’s useful to know that this kind of stuff is out there to add to Chrome. This is very handy.

    I think that Chrome is good. I do believe that it can and will get much better in the near future though. I like the look; nice and clean, but man does it freeze up on my notebook! I can’t seem to figure it out. I’m not really even using that many tabs or anything. Firefox can handle much more.

    Anyways, you better believe that this browser will grow. This is Googles “operating system,” so they will take some pride in it.

    Awesome post and I’ll be back to read some more!

  • http://techie-buzz.com Keith Dsouza

    This is cool buddy, definitely useful, stumbled and dugg

  • http://www.melvinblog.com/ Melvin

    I thought at first Chrome is a flop but then I have tried it and I liked it… Thanks for the the post…

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