Chrome extensions

  • Chrome Appears To Have Hit 10,000 Extensions, Inching Closer To Firefox

    Chrome Appears To Have Hit 10,000 Extensions, Inching Closer To Firefox

    Yesterday, Google put up a post on the Chromium Blog to celebrate a year of extensions being available for their Chrome web browser. The main part of the post touts some big numbers that the feature has accumulated in the past 12 months. Those include, over 8,500 extensions, 1,500 themes, a third of Chrome users now having at least one extension installed, and over 70 million extension and… Read More

  • This Is How I Read TechCrunch: Without Comments

    This Is How I Read TechCrunch: Without Comments

    As regular readers are undoubtedly aware, I have a sort of love/hate relationship with our commenters. Well, okay, it’s more hate/hate. I find it amusing, but I realize not everyone does. Some people say they avoid our stories just so they don’t feel the need to take a shower after reading our comment section. I have good news for those people: there’s an extension for… Read More

  • Chrome For Mac Finally Gains Extensions (Well, The Dev Channel, At Least)

    Chrome For Mac Finally Gains Extensions (Well, The Dev Channel, At Least)

    This is it, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Well, those of you who are Mac users that use Chrome anyway. Though it took longer than expected, bookmark syncing and extensions have been turned on in the latest version (4.0.288.1) that just went live today. However, before you start commenting that you don’t see it working yet, please not that this is on the dev channel version… Read More

  • By Extension, Chrome Battles Firefox

    By Extension, Chrome Battles Firefox

    Mozilla and Google share a common enemy: Microsoft. They also share a lot of money (Google pours millions of dollars in Mozilla and is responsible for most of its revenue). And it would seem that ideologically they share the same belief that the web is the platform of the future. All of this has blunted a lot of the talk that Google’s Chrome browser was competing with Mozilla’s… Read More

  • There Are Already 500 Chrome Extensions. They'll Work On Mac Chrome By Week's End.

    There Are Already 500 Chrome Extensions. They'll Work On Mac Chrome By Week's End.

    Tonight at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Google held an event to formally unveil and showcase the new Google Chrome Extensions. The browser add-ons, which launched just yesterday are already proving to be quite popular among both users and maybe more importantly, developers. Tonight Google announced that while they launched with around 300 extensions yesterday, that number has already grown… Read More

  • Brizzly Is The Most Handsome Chrome Extension. If Only It Were A Little Faster…

    Brizzly Is The Most Handsome Chrome Extension. If Only It Were A Little Faster…

    As we all know, today was Chrome Extension day. By now, you’ve likely tried out many of them and picked some that you like as well as those that you don’t. Easily one of my favorites so far is the Brizzly extension built by Thing Labs. It’s hands down the best-looking app out there right now, but it has some limitations. Brizzly is a web app that gives you access to your… Read More

  • A Simple Way To Install Chrome Extensions For Mac Right Now

    A Simple Way To Install Chrome Extensions For Mac Right Now

    Ah the Internet, I knew you would come up with a solution. No sooner do I write a post about how Google has disabled Chrome Extensions for Mac even though they will work in the latest builds of Chromium (the open-source browser which Chrome is based on), does someone come up with a solution. Matt Mastracci, the founder of DotSpots and a blogger at Grack.com, has created a simple bookmark… Read More

  • When Google Said No Extensions For Mac Yet, They Meant It

    When Google Said No Extensions For Mac Yet, They Meant It

    As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the beta versions of Chrome for Mac and Linux launched today (as we anticipated), as did Chrome Extensions (a day earlier than we anticipated). Also as anticipated, extensions are not currently supported in the beta build of Chrome for Mac (though they are for Windows and Linux). But here’s something that’s a little odd: Chrome Extensions… Read More

  • Google's Busy Week

    Google's Busy Week

    I thought December was supposed to be a quiet month, where people go on vacation, and companies don’t launch new things. I was wrong. This week is shaping up to be a very busy one for Google as they could have as many as three substantial launches in three days. Monday: Tomorrow morning, the company is holding an event in Mountain View, CA to talk about the evolution of its search… Read More

  • 11 Chrome Extensions, For Starters

    11 Chrome Extensions, For Starters

    Google promised that Chrome would be fast to launch and fast to load web pages, but people predicted it would fail with the arrival of its extensions. Well, the extensions are here (at least for some of us) and surprisingly they do not effect the browser’s performance. And not only that, but playing with Google Chrome Extensions is like child’s play, whether you’ve added a… Read More