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How to PassWord Protect Chrome Bookmarks?

Bookmarking is the way to save the important links on the browser for further visit. Almost all modern web browser support this feature. But Bookmarks accessible to all the users using your browser. Sometimes we do not want to show our saved links to all the persons. In this case, either we not links to another file or try to remember the website. Save links to another file is easy but not remembering.

For solving this problem, I will suggest you to use password to protect your bookmarks. If a user want to see the bookmark, Chrome will ask for the password. Now you can share your computer to any person without fearing of bookmark disclosure.

But how to add password to Bookmark because Google Chrome does not support for this feature? To add the password protect to bookmarks, you will have to install an extension called Secure Bookmark.

Secure bookmark Password protect Chrome Bookmarks

Go to Google Chrome Webstore and install Secure Bookmark extension to your browser. After installation, you will see a star icon in omni bar. Clicking on this icon for fist time will take you to a new page where you can set the password.

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When you wish to save bookmark in the password protected list, click on the star icon and then create a new bookmark button. Now save links to the list. Drag and drop also works for changing the location of a link in the list.

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You will see three icons just above the list which can be used to perform some specific tasks.

  • First icon is for deleting the link from the list.
  • Second icon is for visiting the settings page
  • Third icon will sign off the extension and hide the list from other user.

Whenever you are going to give your system to other user, you should use sign off button to hide this list from other users. So next time when someone tries to access the bookmark list created by this extension, it will ask for the password.

Login to access Bookmarks

There is one important thing you must know about this extension is that there is no way for password recovery in this extension. So you must remember your password otherwise you will have to reset the extension and you will lose all your saved links.

This extension also works in incognito mode. But you need to allow this extension for incognito mode. For this go to Tools and then in extension tabs, Find Secure Bookmarks. Now, Tick the ‘Allow in incognito’ checkbox.

This is a guest post by Deepankar from TricksNDTricks. If you would like to write for CallingAllGeeks, check our guest posting guidelines.

Top 5 Google Chrome Screenshot Extension

Google Chrome Screenshot Extension

There are many Google chrome screenshot extensions available at chrome app store and many of them are kick-ass when it comes to screen capturing feature. Here I have compiled a list of useful chrome extension which will help you to take screenshot right from chrome browser.

In case, if you are looking for a full fledged desktop based screenshot software, try Snag it. Professionally, I use Snag it but anyways these chrome screenshot extensions will be very handy when you want to take a quick screenshot of an area or a complete web page.

Useful Screenshot taking Chrome Extensions:

I have already talked about Aviary which is one of my top chrome screenshot extension but as I mentioned in the article there are many more like that and we will look into some of the best and recommended screenshot chrome addons.

Keep in mind, every addon serves different purpose for example, some of them let you capture complete web page screenshot and edit them too. Some of them, let you upload and host the screenshot on their website for easy sharing. So lets dive into the world of these screenshot plugins for Chrome and later on let us know, which is your favorite one:

GatherBack Screenshots Anywhere

GatherBack Screenshots Anywhere

This extension is nice but not too good. There is nothing very special in it. The only thing which made me put this extension in this countdown was that it allows us to manage all our screenshots (if we register on it). After taking the screenshot we can mail it to anyone. We can even save it by giving our email address (the screenshot comes to our email). It is useful for people who just need screenshot and no editing.
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My rating:- 1/5

Explain And Send Screenshots

Explain And Send Screenshots

This is a great extension. Its very useful with a lot of options. You can take a screenshots in 3 ways; Visible part of the page, Selected area and Entire page. After taking the screenshot you can edit it in a lot of ways. The options are :- cropping, make an arrow, make a circle, make a rectangle, make a line, freehand and add a text.

This extension is good and I suggest that you should use it.
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Webpage Screenshot Chrome extension:

Webpage Screenshot Chrome extension

This plugin is nice and has same options as the above one, but the main reason this extension is at number 3 is the “Content Edit” option, which is currently in beta mode. By using that option you can edit the whole content on a webpage. Here is an example of what I edited on CAG:-

To save the screenshots you take from this extension, you have to install another plugin whose link is given when you try to save the screenshot. This is useful and interesting extension, I would recommend this plugin.

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My rating:- 3/5

Awesome Screenshots: Capture and Annotate

This is one of my favorite extensions and almost the best. The experience of using this extension is great. The user interface is also awesome. The options of editing are as same as the above two but there is one new option – Blur. Using that, you can blur a part (or the whole screenshot) of the screenshot. After taking the screenshot you can share it easily to sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz etc. You also get the image link so you can easily share the screenshot with your friends.
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My rating:- 4/5

Lightshot Chrome extension

This screenshot extension for Chrome just rocks, the biggest reason for this being the first in the countdown is the lots of editing options. To take a screenshot from this extension, you need to first click the icon of the extension and then select the part of the page you want to take. Then click the “pencil” image which is “Edit online”. Using that you can edit the picture. The interface of the editing page is just like Adobe Photoshop and the options too are like that. Here is the interface of the extension:-

Lightshot Chrome extension

This is the best screenshot editor in all the screenshot extensions which made me bring this extension to the number one spot. Do try it and believe me you are going to love it.

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My rating:- 5/5

Above were  top 5 screenshot extensions for chrome which you can use for taking screenshot in chrome browser. If you don’t want to use extensions for taking screenshot you can take screenshot manually using MS paint.

How to take screenshot without any software or extension?

Depending upon which Windows OS you are using, you can always take screenshot without any addon. For example, Windows 7 offers handy snipping tool where as in XP or even in Windows 7, you can use Print screen key to take screenshot of screen and later on you can use Paint to edit it.

Press the PrtscsysRq (Print Screen) key which is near the Delete key and then open Microsoft Paint and click the Select option and use ctrl+v (or right click and paste) the image you have copied using the PrtscsysRq key. I think you all must have known this before but its just for those who don’t know. If you are using Windows7 or upper version it has an inbuilt-tool call snipping tool, which is one of the best & free way to take screenshot on your computer.

I hope you liked the post, which Google chrome screenshot extension do you use for taking screenshots? Which is your favorite extension from the above 5?

5 YouTube Chrome Extension to Improve You-Tube Experience

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YouTube is one of the biggest video site in the world. There are many dedicated Youtube chrome extensions are present in chrome app store. One of the most searched and useful is youtube chrome video downloader. We will look into some of the famous and non famous chrome extension for every youtube user.
Whether you want to watch a music video, learn guitar, check out videos for your favorite sport or want to learn a tricky science topic, YouTube has it all. Most of us spend hours together everyday watching the latest movie trailers, music videos, etc on YouTube. Admit it, we have all become addicted to YouTube.

Even though the overall watching experience on YouTube is pretty nice, it is human nature to always expect something more. Well, there are various Google Chrome extensions available that can improve your YouTube experience. In this post, I present you 5 such Google Chrome extensions that can take your YouTube experience to a completely different level.

Useful Youtube chrome extension for Every You Tuber

1. SmartVideo for YouTube

SmartVideo for YouTube

SmartVideo is an extension for Google Chrome that can provide you better control over buffering, video quality and playback options. This extension works with all YouTube videos irrespective of whether you are watching the video embedded on some site or directly on YouTube. It has different playback options such as playing the video as soon as the page has loaded or playing it once the entire video has finished buffering, looping the video, and much more. It provides you an option to set the default video quality for all your YouTube videos. This extension also lets you prevent YouTube from changing to HD when switching to full screen.

2. Turn Off the Lights

Turn Off the Lights

As the name suggests, this extension lets you fade the entire page to dark and focus only on the video so that you can get a complete movie experience. It fades the entire web page, so that all the distracting parts of the page are dimmed and only the video gets focussed. This extension also supports other video and image sites such as Picasa, Google Image Search, and much more.

3. A Cleaner YouTube

A Cleaner YouTube

If you are frustrated with the ads, comments, related videos, etc. on YouTube that really clutter the site, then this is just the add-on you need. This extension converts the YouTube video page into a clean, beautiful place. All you can see is the YouTube search bar, the video, and a few links. This is a perfect extension for those who love the minimalistic look.

4. Skip Ads on YouTube

Skip Ads on YouTube

While playing certain videos on YouTube, an advertisement is first played and then the video starts. Skip Ads on YouTube is a Google Chrome extension that lets you skip these advertisements and directly start the main video. This extension basically places a blue icon above the video, which on clicking skips the advertisement and immediately starts the video.

5. Lyrics for YouTube

Lyrics for YouTube

If you frequently watch music videos on YouTube, then this is the perfect extension for you. Lyrics for YouTube, displays lyrics of any song playing on YouTube, right next to the video. It can be a pretty useful extension, if you don’t want to open a different tab to find the lyrics of any video.

Here is one greasemonkey script which I’m using right now to download youtube videos. It gives option to download You tube videos in mp4 and .flv format. You can download it from here.

Well, I hope you like these Youtube chrome extensions. If you have any other extensions to recommend, share it to us via the comments section.

Drag-Drop to Share Images in Google Chat with GChat Pix

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.

Select & Print WebPages Instantly with Print Plus Extension [Google Chrome]

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

 

Instantly Access Websites & Pages with Quick Links Extension

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.

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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.

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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.

Use Gtalk on any Tab in Chrome Using Gtalklet

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.

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

+Music: Search & Stream Music Directly in Facebook or Chrome Browser

You will find loads of music streaming services that will let you upload or share music tracks in either video or audio on Facebook, but you might not have heard about any services or web apps that let you search or stream music directly from within the Facebook’s interface.

What is +Music?

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It is basically a Google Chrome extension that ultimately allows users to search music videos that are there on YouTube or Rdio alongwith MP3s from various online sources. You can also play or search music directly in a pop-up that appears in your browser. +Music extension automatically adds a miniature media player just besides the search bar in Facebook and using it you can control the songs that are being played in your browser.

+Music for Google Chrome Features

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After installing the extension you will see a Music button besides your address bar. Clicking the icon will let you search music by song, artist or album, these search items can also be shared on your Facebook wall with a single click. By default +Music extension uses YouTube as its backhand search source, you can also search for MP3’s by clicking on the MP3 button. For using this extension with Facebook you have to alter some settings like disabling secure browsing.

If you are fond of keeping secure browsing ON for Facebook then you can always use this extension within your browser. Just click on the extension icon and punch in artist name and search for it. Artist’s biography or fan sites can also be opened via this extension by just clicking on the icon.

I use Google Chrome and I found +Music extension a very cool addition to my library of Google Chrome addons. Try it out and let us know in comments how you found it.