Essential Google Chrome Extensions

In this article, I’ll highlight some of the essential Firefox extensions I use and their Chrome counterpart.

I’ve been using Google Chrome a lot lately mostly because it’s one damn fast browser. But I do find myself keeping Firefox on standby for some features that are simply not available on Chrome. But as Chrome matures, more and more Firefox extensions are either getting ported to Chrome or someone has written a comparable equivalent. In this article, I’ll highlight some of the essential Firefox extensions I use and their Chrome counterpart. Feel free to suggest your own additions in the comments.

Function Firefox Chrome Notes
Ad blocking Ad block plus Adblock
MultiLinking SnapLinksPlus Snap Links Lite
ScreenCap Screengrab Webpage Screenshot
Bookmark/Password Xmarks Xmarks Does not sync passwords with FF
Plain text copying Copy w/o formatting Handy for bloggers
Form spellcheck After the deadline
Gmail tool Better Gmail 2 Better Gmail
Form mgmt Clippings
Image gallery Cooliris Cooliris
FTP FireFTP
Form recovery Lazarus Lazarus
Hyperlinking Text Link LinkIt
Image search TinEye TinEye
Gmail notifier Gmail notifier Google Mail Checker Plus
Automation iMacro iMacro
Exif reader EXIF Reader
URL Shortener Google URL Shortener