Empower Google Chrome with Firefox addon

By Sidharth | Google

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.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(71) comments

anon September 25, 2010

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.


registrarr June 8, 2010

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

Szabo Miklos April 13, 2010

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 ?


Krystian December 17, 2009

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 December 12, 2009

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.

Santi November 23, 2009

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 November 18, 2009

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 October 22, 2009

Type your comment here.

nitinpoonacha October 17, 2009

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

AdmiralMemo October 5, 2009

Awesome stuff. I plan to use some of these. 🙂

karen aka brazen July 23, 2009

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????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Star jupiter July 13, 2009

Google chrome is flexible,i switch over to chrome.

cm June 27, 2009

Ok, I got it, dumb me 😛

cm June 27, 2009

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

John L June 16, 2009

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

(Viewing w/Chrome 2.0.)


chrome story June 4, 2009

nice collection dude !

WAZZUPWEB May 7, 2009

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

zain April 15, 2009

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 April 6, 2009

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 March 18, 2009

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 February 12, 2009

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 February 12, 2009

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 February 4, 2009

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

John February 4, 2009

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 January 15, 2009

thanks! it’s very useful for me ^^

p@r@noid January 9, 2009

nice!!! much appreciated!!

azero January 9, 2009

good job!

niraj January 2, 2009

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

maniexx December 22, 2008

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 December 16, 2008

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 December 10, 2008

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 November 27, 2008

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 November 15, 2008

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..

christian audigier November 12, 2008

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.

antokboz November 10, 2008

here to find google chrome skin

Bulk SMS November 9, 2008

Not bad, adding some features plus is always good.

Nike Dunks November 3, 2008

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

mik October 20, 2008

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

John L October 14, 2008

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.

freelancer October 9, 2008

Chrome without addons is worthless if a user is webmasters.

christiandominic October 4, 2008

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 October 4, 2008

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!! 😉

ricardo valle October 4, 2008

You can also use Firebug lite with Google Chrome..


Buytiffany September 29, 2008

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 September 28, 2008

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 September 28, 2008

hi.. just droppin’ by your site.. it’s really cute… nice work!
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design September 25, 2008

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 September 18, 2008

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 September 18, 2008

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.

film fan September 16, 2008

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…

Training8m September 15, 2008

Great Buddy, Let Chrome Rock on

Lucas September 12, 2008

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

jkl September 11, 2008

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′);}())

Manoj September 11, 2008

Nice post…
blogged about it at my blog…

Azu September 10, 2008

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)


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 September 9, 2008


Kai September 9, 2008

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

Aviagra September 9, 2008

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

PR Project September 9, 2008

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

Mahmoud Kabalan September 8, 2008

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

Pratyush September 8, 2008

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

Ricardo September 7, 2008

Feed Viewer for Google Chrome:


Alpesh September 7, 2008

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

thankx buddy…

abhishek September 7, 2008

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

add this as bookmark location



PC September 7, 2008

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

f September 7, 2008

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

Pratyush September 7, 2008

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

Chris September 7, 2008

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!

Keith Dsouza September 7, 2008

This is cool buddy, definitely useful, stumbled and dugg

Melvin September 6, 2008

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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