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Five essential extensions for Google Chrome

27 mayo, 2021

The extensions of Google Chrome they are already here, in my opinion one of the best things that could happen to the Google web browser (part of the success of firefox is due to the thousands of extensions there are for it).

And the interesting first extensions and essential for any addicted to the network of networks.

Let’s see them:


Google Mail Checker


Displays the number of unread messages in our Gmail inbox. By clicking on the icon we directly open our inbox.

You can install it from here

Google translate


This extension adds an icon to the browser toolbar. By clicking on the icon we can translate entire web pages to the language that we configure by default.

The extension also automatically detects if the language of the page we visit is different from the one we have installed in Google Chrome. If it is, a banner at the top of the page. Click the Translate button on the banner to have all the text on the page appear in the new language.

You can install it from here

RSS Subscription Extension


An extension that automatically detects RSS feeds on the page that we are visiting and it shows us an RSS icon in the address bar (omnibox). It allows us to click on the icon to preview the content of the source and subscribe to it.

The extension allows multiple sources on the same page and comes with 4 predefined readers (Google Reader, iGoogle, Bloglines and My Yahoo), but it allows adding any source web reader to the list.

You can install it from here

Google Reader Notifier


Shows the number of unread fonts in Google Reader. Clicking on the icon shows us a preview of the unread articles in a pop-up window (or we can open Google Reader in a new tab, it depends on how we configure it).

You can install it from here

IE Tab


Unfortunately, it is essential for the moment, since there are still some web pages that are not completely fine with Google Chrome.

With this extension, only valid for Windows, we can see the pages just as we would with the Internet Explorer engine, but without exiting Chrome. It also helps us to access the folders on our hard drive from the browser.

We can also create a list of websites that we want to always open with the IE engine, for those that we know give errors.


You can install it from here

My top five, at least.

Official site | Google Chrome Extensions