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GTools+: Useful Extension To Manage and Customize Google+

Google+ is becoming a popular social network these days and many people have started using it. To improve user experience, many new tools and extensions have been released to manage Google+ and Gtools+ is one of them.

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Gtools+ is a useful extension for Google Chrome which adds many useful features to Google+ services. With Gtools+, you can translate posts on Google+, customize notifications color, manage Gmail and Google Reader notifications and much more.

Once the installation is complete, a small Google+ icon will appear in the extensions area. Clicking on it will redirect you to Gtools+ options. Lets take a quick look at the options before we check the usage of this extension. In General options tab, you can select basic Gtools+ settings like sticking Google bar on top on all websites, select the option to receive notifications on Gmail or Google Reader, Customize Notification colors and much more.

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Now, go to Google Plus tab and their you can customize the features which you can use on Google+. You can select whether to add the translation feature or not and whether to add Google Chat in Google bar. To use the translation feature, click on the small arrow in the top right corner of a post and you will see the translate buttons.

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If you really love Google+ and want to customize the default look of it, you should check GTools+.

Download GTools+ for Google Chrome

Customize your Boring Start Page in Chrome with Incredible StartPage Extension

Love Google Chrome? Now you will be having one more reason to love Google Chrome as I am going to share a very useful extension of Google Chrome which will help you to customize your Home page and to get more productive.

Incredible StartPage is a Google Chrome Extension which gives a complete makeover to your start page. It is colorful, includes different options and very easy to customize. Check out the screenshot below:

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There are three different panes which includes:

  • Closed Tabs: Lists of Websites you closed recently. You can recover recently closed tabs
  • Favorite Bookmarks: Lists your important bookmarks and provide you different options to make bookmarks easy to access.
  • Bookmarks/Apps: It includes the bookmarks in which are in your bookmark toolbar but it doesn’t include your folders, they are hidden. You can also drag and drop important bookmarks to right side pane to open easily. You can easily manage and open Chrome Web Apps with this option.

Apart from three panes, this extension gives you features like:

  • Notepad: Similar like Sticky notes to take down your notes. You can also post notes to Google/Gmail/Google App accounts. It also allows you to sync across different computers via chrome sync.

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  • Theme Option: You can choose from 5 different theme schemes and also change the background wallpaper of bookmark pane. The wallpaper are fetched from Flickr API and you can select from 5 different keywords like start, cloud, sunset, nature and custom, You can also change the color of font to black or white.

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  • Advance Option: Here you can customize notepad fonts, notepad saving option, number of columns and closed websites number display and lots more.

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Few must have Google Chrome Extensions:

Overall I enjoyed to explore Incredible StartPage extension of Google Chrome and I would recommended to every Google Chrome user who gets bore with same start page every day. Now make your start page interesting by installing Incredible Startpage extension for Google Chrome and do share your feedback with us.

5 Firefox Add-ons to Increase Your Productivity

We have shared a lot about Google Chrome Extensions because Geeks at our blog are Chrome lovers but we can’t forget that Firefox also as even Firefox also provides lots of add-ons to make your tasks easier. Many add-ons on Firefox makes it little slow but then also these add-ons are useful too.

Here I am sharing 5 such Firefox add-ons which are worth trying:

CoolPreviews:

I just love CoolPreview Add-on because it gives a preview of web links, images, videos without even leaving the page by just mousehovering any link. It also bookmarks and send links to friends with just a click and very easy to customize.

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ReadLater:

Many times it happens that we find any article useful but we dont have time to read then rather adding to bookmark,you can use ReadLater Add-on to save that page. You can read it when you are offline or you can sync the whole list to your ReadItLater mobile apps and other computers too.

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TreeStyleTab:

If you are use to open lots of tabs then this Add-on is for you. It will allow you to arrange your tabs automatically that it new tabs opened from the links will be attached to the current tab in a tree-style form and you can browse web easily.

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AutoCopy:

As the name says,it copies the content automatically that is after installing AutoCopy add-on, whenever you will select any text it will be automatically copied to the clipboard and you don’t need to use mouse or shortcuts to copy content.

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Leechblock:

A must have add-on for people who spent their maximum time online surfing websites which causes distractions at work. LeechBlock gives you lots of options like which website to block, what time to block, when to block, how to block and lots more.

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If you are using Firefox Browser as your primary browser then do share with us which is your favorite Firefox add-on?

Download LastPass Extension for Safari

LastPass is one of the one of the most popular password manager which provides security as well as reliable to manage your passwords. We all have lots of different accounts online including multiple email accounts, lots of social networking accounts like Twitter, Facebook etc. and it becomes tough to manage all the passwords but LastPass can manage your passwords very effectively and recently LastPass has also acquired XMarks.

Tips to Manage Passwords:

You can also access LastPass right from your Safari browser. If you have Safari 5 version then you can enjoy LastPass Safari extension. If you are not aware how to enable extensions in Safari browser then here are simple steps:

  • Click on Preferences.

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  • Click on Extension Tab
  • Now enable Extension

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  • Install LastPass Extension:
  • Once your Safari browser’s extension is enabled, Go to LastPass Website to download extension.While Downloading, you would be required to enter your master password.

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  • After providing password, install the extension as guided.

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  • Once extension is downloaded, you will see a small “LastPass” icon on menu bar.

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  • You need to enter your LastPass email Id and password to access LastPass.

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If you are not registered on LastPass then, create an account. It’s quick and don’t take much time.Once you are login, you can enjoy all the features of LastPass.
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Isn’t a quick way to manage password? LastPass extension is available for Chrome and Opera also. Try out LastPass extension and do share your views with us.

5 Useful Extensions for Google chrome

Google chrome is gaining popularity because of its sleek design and clean interface and if you do use Google chrome here are 5 nice extensions that will enable you to get the most of your browser.

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Google chrome

Cooliris

Cooliris
Cooliris

Well, do you like a 3D interface, I do. It is currently the coolest thing in technology and Cooliris is an extension which gives you the power to view your images in a 3D interface.

Download Cooliris here

Also check out:

Turn off the Lights

This is an extension which enhances your video viewing experiences.It darkens out the background so that you can watch your video without any disturbance.

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Turn off the Lights

Here are all the features which this extension offers :

  • Icon to appear in the URL bar
  • Turn the lights back on, by clicking on it
  • Support multiple video sites: YouTube, HTML5 video,etc.
  • Support multiple image sites: Google Images Search, Picasa,etc.
  • Option to make the screen dark if the user click on the play button
  • Option turn on/off fade in and fade out effect
  • Custom colors
  • Option Flash Detection
  • Option Show Dimness Level Bar

Download here

Webpage Screenshot

As the name suggests, this plugin enables you to take a picture/screenshot of your webpage with just a click.

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Webpage Screenshot

Here are all the features which this extension offers:

  • Drawing Tools: Line, Ellipse, Rectangle, Arrow
  • Add Text.
  • Fast Crop
  • Start Edit before image ready.
  • Upload and share: Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, MySpace
  • Print: Send directly to printer
  • Save to HD: The only extension that let you save large images to your HD, (not 2MB limit)
  • Color Picker: Remember the last color you used.

Download here

Download master

Download Master
Download Master

Developed by Nick Zorin,  Download Master simplifies the downloading process.This plugin facilitates downloading with just a couple of clicks. But the only drawback is that you need to have the download manager application before you can install the extension.

Download here

SocialPlus

This extension lets you customize your facebook profile and lets you enhance social networking like never before.

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SocialPlus

Here are some features that Social Plus adds to Facebook :

  • Album Slideshow
  • Keyboard Navigation
  • New Notification
  • Color statuts
  • Emoticons
  • I don’t like button
  • Skin your profile
  • videoChat
  • skin Creator

Download Social Plus here

These were the best extensions that I could find for Google chrome. Personally, I like Social plus and I am pretty impressed by the flexibility that it ads to our Social networking experience.

Do share you favorite extension with us and why is it so?