Showing posts with label Google Chrome OS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Chrome OS. Show all posts

Top 5 Gmail Labs Features You Must Enable Right Away

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We all know Gmail is one of the most famous email based service in the world.It is one of the simple and easy way to use and which has most powerful features within and also under the hood it has more features where you can enable more advanced functionality which we call it as "Labs".

Actually what is meant by Gmail Labs:
Gmail itself says that:

Gmail Labs allows you to try out experimental new features in Gmail. If you're going to brave the Labs world, it's important to keep the following things in mind about these features:

  • They may break at any time.
  • Similarly, they may disappear temporarily or permanently.
  • They may work so well that they graduate and become regular features.
So,Try at your own risk of course none of these features will not harm you in any kind or gobble your email but they are just not polished at Google would want them to be.

To enable the Labs in your Gmail,Just login to your Gmail account and click on the settings link and then select the Labs tab.Now select Add-ons you like from the list by 'Enable/Disable' radio button and save the changes you done by clicking the Save Changes button

I found Some of these Add-on Features to have a worth useful...check out right now:

Inbox Preview :

This Add-on shows you the latest mails you had in your inbox as a preview before you enter into inbox.It will be very important if your waiting for any important mail.Well if it loads slow for slow connections,I prefer you to use Basic Html.

Mouse Gestures : 

These Add-on helps to surf Next or Previous mails by holding right-click and move your mouse Left or Right to go for a previous or next messages.And if you move up you will be back into inbox.These is one of the best alternate way of browsing your mails,Of course you require a little practice.

Undo Send : 

These is the one of the Best Add-on because we can Undo the mail we sent.It is a most helpful Add-on for many of them since all of us make a minor mistakes while we send mails to others.It adds a Undo option feature to allow the mail revert which we sent.Of course i think these feature will be available for 5-10 Seconds after you sent the mail.But these Add-on is worth for most of them and also useful.

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts :

It lets you add custom keyboard shortcuts you define and it also add a new settings tab to re-define keys.

Inserting Images :

Allows you to add Images into your mail(message body).You can upload the images and insert from your computer or you can also insert by image Url
Note :These Add-on Feature will not work if you have offline enabled.

If i found any more new Add-ons useful...These Post Will Be updated with new Add-ons and Also Let Us Know If You find any add-ons useful.So,that we i update the post with more Add-ons here 
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20+ Top Google Chrome Extensions/Plugins for Bloggers and Web Developers

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Best Google Chrome Plugins/Extensions for Bloggers and Web Developers
As of April 2010, Google Chrome was the third most widely used browser with 6.73%of worldwide usage share of web browsers according to Net Applications. Even though Firefox is the top web browser used by bloggers, webmasters, web designers and web developers, Google chrome has also grabbed great attention due to its speed and simplicity.

Following are some top Google Chrome extensions useful for Blogging,Web design and Development . Some of them are popular as Firefox Add-ons too! Don’t forget to take a look at my other post 25 Best Firefox Add-ons for Bloggers and Web Designers.

Please read this post from Google Chrome web browser since you cannot add chrome extensions to other browsers!! 
  • RSS Subscription Extension

    This extension auto-detects RSS feeds on the page you are reading and upon finding one will display an RSS icon in the Omnibox, allowing you to click on it to preview the feed content and subscribe. The extension comes with 4 feed readers predefined (Google Reader, iGoogle, Bloglines and My Yahoo) and also allows you to add any web-based feed reader of your choice to the list.
    Add to Chrome

  • Zemanta

    Zemanta expands the author’s regular blogging dashboard, populating it on the fly with content suggestions relevant to the current text. It presents images, links, articles, tags in a simple interface. It supports Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, Movable Type, Ning, Drupal, LiveJournal, Tumblr and email platforms Google Mail and Yahoo!Mail.
    Add to Chrome

  • Chrome SEO

    The Google Chrome SEO extension provides easy access to Search engine optimization tools  that can help you with competitive analysis, keyword research, backlink checks, pageRank checks and other daily SEO tasks.
    Add to Chrome

  • SEO Status Pagerank/Alexa Toolbar

    SEO Status is lightweight. It will check the Google Pagerank (PR) & Alexa rank for every page. Using this will also increase your Alexa.
    Add to Chrome

  • Xmarks Bookmarks Sync

    Backup and sync your bookmarks and open tabs across computers and browsers. Xmarks is also available for Firefox, Safari and IE.
    Add to Chrome

  • URL Shortener url shortener is an extension which allows you to shorten the current website URL with the new Google URL Shortener service. Once compressed the url is automatically copied to clipboard and you can share it with Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, Delicious, Digg, MySpace, Google Reader, Gmail or your default mail client.
    Add to Chrome

  • Web Developer

    The Web Developer extension adds a toolbar button to the browser with various web developer tools.
    Add to Chrome

  • MeasureIt

    Draw out a ruler that will help you get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.
    Add to Chrome

  • Resolution Test

    An extension for developers to test web pages in different screen resolutions, with an option to define your own resolutions.
    Add to Chrome

  • Greasemetal

    Greasemetal is a userscript runtime for Google Chrome. The runtime hosts userscripts (tiny javascript files that modify the webpages being displayed) to be executed on Google Chrome, similar to what Greasemonkey does for Mozilla Firefox, or Greasekit does for Safari.
    Add to Chrome

  • LastPass

    LastPass is a free online password manager and Form Filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure. It captures passwords and allows you to make strong passwords easily. Your sensitive data is encrypted locally before upload so even LastPass cannot get access to it!
    Add to Chrome

  • Picnik Extension

    The Picnik Extension for Chrome lets you easily edit the images you come across while browsing the web. With a click you can create a snapshot of your current web page and open it in Picnik for easy editing, annotation and sharing.
    Add to Chrome

  • Google Dictionary

    With this extension, you can double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble and view the complete definition of any word or phrase using the address bar dictionary.
    Add to Chrome

  • Feedly

    Feedly organizes your favorite sources in a magazine-like start page. A fast and stylish way to read and share the content of your favorite sites and services. Provides seamless integration with Google Reader, Twitter, Delicious, YouTube and Amazon.
    Add to Chrome

  • Google Reader Notifier

    Displays the number of unread items in your Google Reader account. Clicking can show a preview popup or open your Reader account.
    Add to Chrome

  • Google Mail Checker Plus

    Displays the number of unread messages in your Gmail and Google Apps inbox. Preview mail, read, delete, archive and mark as spam.
    Add to Chrome

  • WiseStamp – Email Signatures for GMail, Google Apps and more

    Empower GMail, Google Mail & Google Apps emails with dynamic email signatures. Add Twitter, Facebook, Digg and more. Multiple HTML signatures support.
    Add to Chrome

  • TwitterBar

    Post to Twitter from the Chrome toolbar. The current page’s title and URL are automatically entered into the textbox for easy posting of links.
    Add to Chrome

  • Facebook for Google Chrome

    Extension which lets you read your Facebook news feed and wall. You can also post status updates.
    Add to Chrome

  • Shareaholic

    Share any web page with your friends right from the page you are on. This extension adds a share button to your browser toolbar. Currently support 100+ services like Google Buzz, WordPress, Blogger, Delicious, Digg, Yahoo Buzz, Reddit, Mixx, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Orkut, Plurk etc.
    Add to Chrome

  • Google Translate

    This extension adds a button to your browser toolbar. Click the translate icon whenever you want to translate the page you’re visiting.
    Add to Chrome

  • RemindMe

    RemindMe allows you to setup reminders while browsing and sync them between computers.
    Add to Chrome

  • Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer is a tool to help you identify and fix performance problems in your web applications. It visualizes metrics that are taken from low level instrumentation points inside of the browser and analyzes them as your application runs. Speed Tracer is available as a Chrome extension and works on all platforms where extensions are currently supported (Windows and Linux). You must be running the Google Chrome Developer Channel to use Speed Tracer.
    Add to Chrome

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30 Google Chrome tips, tricks and shortcuts

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Get more from Google Chrome

1. Create desktop and Start menu shortcuts to web apps such as Gmail - go to and then select Create application shortcuts... from the Page Control menu (in the top-right corner of your browser - it looks like a page with the corner folded over). Now choose where you want to place your shortcut. This works for other Google apps such as Calendar and Documents, and other services such as Windows Live Hotmail.
2. Control + Shift + N opens an 'incognito' window - sites you view in this window won't appear in your history and cookies served by sites in this window will be deleted when the window is closed.
3. You can open a link in an incognito window by right-clicking the link and selecting Open link in incognito window.
4. Alt Home loads your Google Chrome home page, with thumbnails of your most visited sites shown in the active tabbed window.
5. Control T opens a new tab. You can drag tabs around to change their order or drag a tab out of the window into its own window.
6. Control Shift T opens your most recently closed tab. Press the key combination again to open the tab closed before that one. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you've closed.
7. Jump to different open tabs using Control 1Control 2Control + 3, etc. Control + 9 takes you to the last tab.
8. Control Tab lets you cycle through your open tabs in order.
9. Control Shift Tab cycles through your tabs in the opposite order.
10. As with Firefox 3, you can drag a link onto a tab to open it in that tab, or drop it between two tabs to open a new tab in that position.
11. To bookmark a site click the star on the left of the address bar and then select a folder to add it to.
12. Control +B hides the Google Chrome bookmarks bar. Press Control B to bring it back again.
13. Right-click or hold down the back button and you'll get a drop-down list of sites to go back through. Show Full History, at the bottom of the list, opens a new tab with your full browser history.
14. Control H is a faster way to bring up the History page.
15. You can delete history for chosen days by scrolling to the day you want to delete and clicking Delete history for this day on the right-hand side of the window.
16. Control J brings up your Downloads page.
17. To clear an item from your Downloads page, right-click an entry and select Remove.
18. Press Control K or Control E to search from the address bar. Once pressed, you'll see a ? symbol appear in the address bar and you can simply enter your search query and hit Return.
19. Right-click the top of the browser window and select Task manager to see how much memory different tabs and plug-ins are using. Highlight one and click End process to stop it running.
20. Shift Escape is a quicker way to bring up the Google Chrome Task manager.
21. To see what plug-ins are installed, type about:plugins into the address window.
22. You can also type the following commands into the Google Chrome address window: about:statsabout:networkabout:histogramsabout:memoryabout:cacheabout:dns.
23. Type about:crash to see what a crashed tab looks like.
24. A three-second diversion: type about:internets. (Only works in Windows XP.)
25. Edit any web page - right-click a page and select Inspect element. Now edit the HTML source code and hit Return to view the changes.
26. To make Google Chrome your default browser, click the Tools button (in the right-hand corner of the browser window - a spanner icon). Select Options, click the Basics tab and then click the Make Google Chrome my default browser button.
27. To delete cookies, go to Tools Options Under the Hood. Scroll down to the Security section, and click Show cookies. Now you can click Remove all or remove individual cookies.
28. To clear more data such as the Google Chrome browsing history and cache, click the Tools icon and select Clear browsing data...
29. To clear the most visited web sites that appear on your Google Chrome start page, you must clear your browsing history using the method above.
30. Clearing your Google Chrome browser history will also stop matches from previously browsed sites appearing as suggestions in your address bar.
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Google To launch Chrome OS By Year's End

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Google may launch Chrome OS, its second consumer operating system, by the end of the year according to a senior executive who is managing the project.
Sundar Pichai, Google's head of Chrome, told reporters at Computex 2010 (as reported by Reuters) that the operating system would be available by "late fall".
Google Chrome OS will be based on the eponymous open source browser and may actually be a combination of both entities, something that brought a shedload of trouble for Microsoft back in 1998 with the whole Windows & Internet Explorer saga.
Pichai says that the OS will initially target laptops and is likely to integrate seamlessly with Google's expanding array of cloud-based services, ranging from email to photo-editing services.
The announcement come only 24 hours after the Financial Times reported that the search giant had started a company ban on Windows operating system and encouraged its staff to move to Linux, Google's own OSes or Mac.

It also throws out the question of where will Android OS fit in. The mobile platform has been used in the past to power tablets and netbooks and the recent Froyo version gave us a glimpse of what was possible.
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