Chrome Web Store – What is an extension?

Chrome Web Store – What is an extension?

Extensions are little programs which add useful
features and functionality to your browser. To start, visit the Extensions section of
the Chrome Web Store. Click Extensions to browse through the entire
gallery of extensions or search for a particular extension. You can also filter extensions
by categories like Blogging or Shopping. When you find something you like, you can
try it out by simply clicking “install.” Everything is easy and instantaneous. There’s
no need to restart your browser. If more features are added to an extension in the future, you’ll
have them automatically, without having to constantly check for updates.
There are extensions for everyone, but here are some that I like to use.
Whenever I stumble across a cool web site, my first thought is to share it with my friends.
But I don’t want to interrupt what I’m doing to go to another site or to my email.
Shareaholic for Google Chrome is an extension that lets me share the web page I’m viewing.
All I need to do is click the Shareaholic icon, select a service, and add a note or
message. Sometimes it’s not just about sharing a
cool web site, but a cool gadget! I’m constantly reading about new tech products I want to
try out, so it’s nice to have an extension that helps me keep track of my ongoing wish
list. has an extension that lets me add
to my wish list whenever or wherever I’m shopping online.
Some of my most common online tasks can be more fun with extensions, like searching and
browsing images. If I’m searching for images of “national parks” for example, I can
choose to view my results in a cool, sleek 3D wall using the Cooliris extension.
Once installed, you can hover over an image and click the icon. Cooliris brings the same
functionality to a lot of other sites, like when I’m browsing a friend’s photo album
on Flickr, Picasa or Facebook. Those are some extensions I’ve found useful
and we have thousands of extensions in the Chrome Web Store to help you customize your
browser. Discover these and others by visiting

65 thoughts on “Chrome Web Store – What is an extension?

  1. The extensions gallery could do with some re-organizing. It's really difficult trying to find new themes because there's no way to set results by date, popularity,…

  2. If I want to share something with someone ill copy and paste the link and send it in MSN, you know it gets a social chat going.

  3. I hope there would be more solutions for Chrome OS like .. you can run windows apps on Chrome OS with

  4. Used both firefox and chrome and still feel firefox is more suitable for extension / theme's etc.. Just my oppinion tough.. As firefox all are free "Not sure but use them a lot and yet havent seen one when i would have to pay for it" Both browser's are great at the end its more wich one suit's at ur liking.. And i can proudly say this but.. Forget explore.. -.-

  5. I NEED HELP ! I deleted a extension, well now I want it back but there stands "dowloaded" how can I download it again ?


  6. now its old because google decided to make it 100% more complicated by putting install and the information on separate pages.

  7. I had all my websites most visited when I opened Google. Now all the websites have disappeared. I click on "Sites most visited" and nothing happens. What did I do wrong for my websites to disappear?

  8. Google Chrome is made by Google, which they keep track of whatever you do online. I'm not saying that Google Chrome sucks, it is a cool and nice browser. Not to mention that it uses a lot of RAM and the start time from a cold boot is horrible.

    Sources from: watch?v=7BtZdnOymzQ

  9. I'm not saying that Firefox is better than Chrome or vise versa, but Firefox has more add-ons than Google Chrome.

  10. I'm becoming a true believer in the Google Chrome Browser. The more I play around with it the more helpful and logical it becomes to me.

  11. ok so i had the tumblr savior extension and it wasn't working so i decided i would uninstall and install it again. i go back and look at all the extensions and it won't let me install or "add to google chrome" anything. the only buttons there are "AVAILABLE ON CHROME" and the share button. nothing more, nothing less. I've always had google chrome on this computer and i installed extensions before so i don't get it. i even re-installed chrome to see if it'd be satisfied but to no avail.

  12. kg có phiên bảng tiếng việt nên kg hiểu ,đề nghị lập trình thêm phiên bảng tiếng việt

  13. 你今天b-log了嗎?(個人對於blog的看法:)
    所以,建議各位developer為blog加個擴充鈕,供下載—為yahoo blog加個游標自動定位,且頁面獨立的回應頁及留言板.
    只要點擴充就自動跳入 ,不再依賴對話框模式.如此,流覽人只要想怎麼回應,不必再考量留言環境.
    you know,現在的screen除了mobile此項主流;另一個便是大尺吋.動不動就40"以上的時代,打字使用手機點書/寫輸,key in已經成古董. 正襟危坐的敲擊太古板.當然,也要有個大畫面來改進編修一番,屬於自己的成果.

  14. 讓我們躺著打字做回應吧!
     to :chrome browser developers ^^ @CHALLO challo

  15. The extensions gallery could do with some re-organizing. It's really difficult trying to find new themes because there's no way to set results by date, popularity,.

  16. I am a new user in google chrome and I'd like to install a adblock, but when I go to your web store I can't find that f*****g "add to chrome" button. . .all I get is this: how I install this extension ?

  17. i'm confused by extensions. i play 8 ball pool on my android phone and i decided to try to add it to my chrome book. i found the extension but i dont see the game in the chrome store. how do i play?

  18. oh    i get it now,    this is all done by young ppl,   in other words i dont think ill be able to dum   doown

  19. Probably the best solution for the new Tabs in your Google Chrome. By TabIt developer: TabIt – BookMarks (

  20. Extraterrestrial Composition 👽 🎶

  21. Literally

  22. Can someone else??

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