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30 Handy Chrome Extensions and Apps for Your Chromebook

You’ve bought your first Chromebook: now what?

How much work can you really do right from your browser? What’s the best way to get stuff done and access your growing collection of files? Whether you’re a new Chromebook user, or just someone who considers buying it, in this post you’ll find a bunch of amazing Chrome extensions and apps that will make your online life more efficient.

  • Feedly – read the content of your favorite sites.  
  • – remember everything you have to do. 
  • Evernote Web Clipper – save things you see on the web into your Evernote account.
  • Google Keep – capture what’s on your mind and be reminded at the right place or time.
  • LastPass – save all your usernames and passwords to LastPass, and it will autologin to your sites and sync your data everywhere you need it.
  • The Great Suspender – unload, park, suspend tabs to reduce memory footprint of chrome.
  • Google Voice – make calls, send SMS, preview Inbox, and get notified of new messages. (US only). 
  • Hola Better Internet – access blocked websites. 
  • rollApp File Opener – open 500+ file types right in your browser. 
  • Photo Zoom for Facebook – see the larger images of photo albums, profile photos and more whenever you hover over a zoomable image. 
  • Facebook for Chrome – access to your Facebook news, notifications, and friends right from your Chrome toolbar. 
  • Silver Bird – follow your timelines and interact with your Twitter account. 
  • Buffer – share great content to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Instagram for Chrome – browse your feed and friends, like and comment. 

Graphics & Drawings 
  • Lightshot (screenshot tool) – make screenshot of any selected area (video and flash too), edit and upload. 
  • GIMP on rollApp – image retouching and editing app. 
  • Sumo Paint – image editor and graphics app. 
  • Pixlr Editor – advanced photo editor.
  • Balsamiq Mockups – add and edit UI wireframes directly from your Google Drive. 
  • AutoCAD 360 – view, edit, and share DWG drawings through your web browser with the AutoCAD WS web and mobile application.
Cool Stuff 
  • Planetarium – an interactive sky map for exploring the stars and planets.
  • BioDigital Human – understand health and the human body in 3D. 
  • My Chrome Theme – create and share Google Chrome themes of your own design. 
  • SoundCloud – create, record and share the sounds you create with anyone using SoundCloud. 
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