The ability to share pictures while chatting with your friend is handy and very useful. You can share screenshot, flowcharts or other pictures directly through the chat. That’s however, not present in Google Chat on the web. When you sign in using GMail and start using Google Chat, all you can do is voice chat and video chat.
GChat Pix is a very useful Google Chrome extension that lets you share pictures using the Google Chat window and just by dragging and dropping it. It works and does the job very quickly indeed. When you drag and drop any image, GChat Pix will first upload the image to it’s server and then provide a link to the image, which will appear as a image when you send it to the Google contact. That means, the contact on the other side will only receive the link, whereas you can see the thumbnail.
For obvious reasons, like security, the image will only be hosted on GChat Pix’s servers for 24 hours. You can directly drag and drop into the chat window, doesn’t matter if it’s popped out or not. It’s almost instant, well, that depends on your internet connection. This is only a Google Chrome extension so don’t try it on other browsers. After the installation, you should see a new icon in your address bar.
Just drag any amount of images over to the chat window and wait for the links to appear, then hit send. As simple as that.
Once you send the link, the contact can view it or them by clicking on the link. Fast and easy way of sharing of images in Google Chat web client. You can download GChat Pix from the Chrome web store.
Let us know what you think of this useful Google Chrome extension.
It is a common notion that WebPages are ideally meant to be viewed on our computers or handheld devices and they are not to be printed on papers. But for scenarios in which printing a webpage is a must, we have to keep in mind this thing that a webpage that is fit enough on our screens might take 2-3 papers when printed. But for Google Chrome users, there is an extension on the Chrome Web store that will help you in saving printing ink and papers while printing a webpage. Get to know about this extension after the break!
Print Plus Extension
This particular Google Chrome extension allow users to select important sections and parts of a webpage for printing, in this way the unselected portion is not printed saving both the printing ink and the papers.
How To use Print Plus for Chrome?
After installing the extension you will see a printer like icon appearing next to your Chrome’s URL bar. Just click the button and you will see a horizontal bar appearing on top of the Webpage displayed on the screen. Clicking on the Print button will send the print command.
Selecting portions of webpage is also very simple, just mouse over any section of a webpage and you will see an orange outline appearing across different parts of the page. Print Plus extension by-design identifies the portion to select depending solely on the position of your mouse pointer.
Now for the printing, you have to click any selection on the Webpage and you will see that it will be highlighted automatically with an orange box. This orange box basically represents the print area.
After the selection, just click on the Print Button visible on the extension’s bar at the top and see your selection getting printed.
I found this extension quite useful because it works with some email services like Gmail as well, meaning that you can print the body of the email only without caring for the other stuff over and below it. It is also useful for printing articles from webpage that is filled with flashy ads and junk. You can install the Print Plus extension from Google Chrome web store.
If you are using Google Chrome browser, you should check out following Chrome extensions too:
Bookmark bars are always useful because it provides us with the ability to save and access websites that are useful and important. Every internet browser provides us with the option of either turning ON/OFF the bookmark bar. Normally our bookmark lists is quite long and placing all of them on the browsers bookmark bar is not at all attractive. But Google Chrome has solved this love-hate problem with the bookmark bar with an introduction of a very useful extension. Here is a brief review of it:
What is Quick Links Extension?
Basically this extension allows users to access upto 11 of their favorite and most-visited websites by just clicking a single button. Quick Links opens up a very compact panel that can be used to access all the favorite Chrome pages and other websites.
The extension has a full-fledge options page from where users can customize the actions of Quick Links.
You can choose that which kind of websites will show whenever you click on the extension shortcut. All those Chrome pages that are highlighted in grey will appear on the Quick Links pop-up page whenever you click on the button.
Using The Quick Links Extension?
Similarly the websites that are added can also be edited anytime, just click on the web-address, it will turn green with the cursor in a blinking position prompting for edit. Just enter the new URL for the site you want to access quickly, the changes will be saved automatically.
Using the extension is very simple, click on a greyed-out Logo of Google Chrome and you will see a neat looking pop-up listing all the websites and Chrome pages you have saved. You can open the page or website in either the current tab or next tab by left click or right click on the button.
Though it may sound that this extension is offering nothing unique but if you love shaving-off your browsing time then I can assure you that this extension will help you do it. You can install Quick Links extension from Chrome web store.
Facebook, I guess is the primary social hub where a lot of users upload images for their friends and family. Initially Facebook provided only limited photo upload functionality but recently they have revamped their photo uploader and now users can upload several images simultaneously. Although this newest uploader is no doubt very useful but users nowadays prefer a new technique in uploading stuff and that is Drag & Drop.
The method is very easy and less time consuming as compared with the Select & Click method. So today I will be reviewing an application for Google Chrome users that will allow them to upload loads of photos on Facebook by just Drag & Drop.
What is Facebook Photo Uploader?
Basically it is a Google Chrome application that simply enables users to create photo albums by just dragging and dropping images on it. Facebook Photo Uploader app requires active internet connectivity in order to work properly.
Using the Application
First of all you need to install it, after installation launch the application on a new tab. The application will prompt you to connect your Facebook account with it, users can create new albums or edit their previous ones using Facebook Photo Uploader. Albums will be automatically loaded when you will launch the app and users can upload any new photos to their existing albums.
Creating New Photo Album
Creating a new photo album is quite easy, just click on Create a New Album button, fill in the particulars and click on Create button. Just select the images that you want on your new album and Drag & Drop them on the app’s UI. Once the images are added to your new album, a notification will pop-up informing you that how many photos are uploaded.
You need to login into your Facebook account to use the app, it also has a higher degree of security settings for the photos you upload and albums you create. Facebook Photo Uploader is available as a free download from Chrome web store. Use it and Let us know that whether you found it useful then Facebook’s default image uploader or not.
Google Mail is used by a lot of people every day and Gtalk is one of the most frequently used chat clients. I use Gtalk all the time to keep in touch with my Gmail friends and contacts. It’s pretty simple, the audio clarity is okay and so is the video chat. It’s fast too and comes free with Gmail, so you don’t have to install anything to use it. However, the chat is only available in Gmail tab and Google+, meaning you cannot access it from any other tab and will have to switch back to the Gmail tab to reply to your conversation.
Gtalklet is a really super useful Google Chrome extension that lets you use the Gtalk chat on any tab, any webpage in Chrome browser. It’s really simple to setup and works really well too.
With this installed, the need to switch tabs every time you need to reply to a friend or client is a thing of past. I’ve tried this extension and it works really well. After you’ve installed the extension, you’ll need to head over to the Extension Settings and then add your Gmail username and password so that it connects to Gtalk.
Unfortunately, Google Apps account can’t be used with this extension. So only regular, non-business Gtalk users can enjoy this at the moment. Once you’ve set it up, you’ll need to refresh your page to see two new buttons on either the right side bottom or left side.
Click on the Circle button to set your status to Available, Busy or Idle or even go Invisible. To start a chat click on the + button and type a contacts email or name. You can directly sign-out from here too. To disable Gtalklet click on the Chat icon on the address bar, if it’s grey it’s offline and blue means online.
Download Gtalklet from the Chrome Web Store for free and try it out.