So this is just a quick write up of important chromium extensions that I currently use, just for my own reference in case my user profile suffers a catastrophic failure or something. But maybe there are a couple extensions in here that you guys didn’t know about and might find useful, so I figured to post it on the blog. Here we go!
Lazarus: Form Recovery
Have you ever written a lengthy text post, hit “submit” and have the whole thing disappear because the connection timed out, or the forum asked you to login, or told you that you can not post more than once every 30 seconds? Lazarus is here to bring you salvation. Everything you type into a textfield is saved automatically and can be restored by hitting the icon in the upper right corner, even if you have refreshed the page or browsed elsewhere. This extension has saved my ass so many times, it’s amazing.
Blocks social network buttons such as “Tweet this!” / “Share this!” from many sites. I don’t use social networks, so the buttons are useless for me. Even if I did use social networks, I would still find those buttons clunky and useless. They can also (and often do) track the sites that you visit.
I don’t care about cookies
This is an extension I only found today, wish I had known about it sooner!
This extension effectively removes these annoying pop ups. If you do come across a site that the extension didn’t work for, make sure to right click and select “Report a cookie warning” so the developer can fix it.
If you don’t care about cookies, then this extension is for you. Even if you do care about cookies, you should still get this extension, and just use your browser’s cookie notification facilities in place of the site’s. It’s a win/win for everyone!
Turn Off the Lights
Useful for video streaming sites. Fades the background to dark, so you can focus on the actual video. Also great for reducing strain on the eyes.
Speed Dial 2
More customization for the array of sites displayed on the New Tab page. Sometimes nags you to upgrade to a “Pro” version, but not very often.
Pretty self explanatory.
Are there any extensions that you can’t live without? Feel free to let me know in the comments down below.