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7 Chrome Extensions To Improve Your Google Plus Experience

Google Plus has been on the news ever since the day it was released. Millions of users flocked to check out this new social networking service by the search giant within just a few days of it’s release. Some people really liked the way Google designed this new networking service, whereas some claimed it to be a clone of Facebook. No matter what people have to say, Google Plus has become a really good competitor to it’s counterparts Facebook and Twitter.

In this post, I present to you 7 Google Chrome extensions that can completely enhance your Google Plus experience.

1. Extended Share for Google Plus

Extended Share for Google Plus

Extended Share for Google Plus is a perfect chrome extension for those who use other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, in addition to Google+. It provides a quick way to share your posts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Basically, it adds a “Share on..” link to each of your posts, which on clicking will bring up an internal bubble letting you share your posts directly on other social networks.

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2. Usability Boost for Google Plus

Usability Boost For Google Plus

This chrome extension makes small CSS changes in Google+, so as to improve the readability and make the page more pleasing. It basically puts more focus on the content and enables you to easily distinguish between the posts and comments. It also pins the notification bar at the top, so that is always accessible.

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3. Notification Count for Google Plus

Notification Count for Google Plus

This extension checks for any unread notifications on your Google+ account and displays the notification count on your browser notification toolbar. It can be really useful if you want to stay up to date with what’s happening in your Circles, without keeping an open tab to do so.

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4. GTools+

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GTools+ is a really nifty Google Chrome extension that adds various useful features to Google+. It lets you stick the notifications bar always on top when scrolling, translate posts, customize notifications color, add notifications for Gmail and Google Reader, and much more.

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5. Google+Tweet

Google Tweet

Google+Tweet is a chrome extension that completely integrates Twitter inside Google+. It is a fully featured Twitter client for Google+. It lets you tweet, view your timeline, re-tweet, check your inbox, share your photos and much more.

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6. Google+ Tweaks

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This chrome extension lets you tweak the layout and features of Google+. You can preview images when you mouse over them, make Google+ use your full browser’s width, hide various elements that you don’t use, pin the notification bar and much more.

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7. Native Gmail for Google Plus

Native Gmail for Google Plus

This chrome extension lets you integrate Gmail into your Google+ page. It adds unread mail count in the notification bar and also lets you view your mails right within Google+. It also provides you options to set the refresh interval and the interval rate.

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Which among these extensions do you use? Have any other Google Chrome extensions to recommend? Tell us about it via the comments section.

Image Credit : Sean McCabe

New Vimeo App for iPhone with Video Editing and Sharing Released

Vimeo is another alternative to Youtube, a video sharing website to let your imagination flow and be creative. They have been known to provide very good video editing tools and options when it comes to online video editing.

If you prefer using Vimeo to edit and upload your videos online, you now have the choice to do it on your iOS device. Vimeo recently launched their very first official app on the App Store for all those video enthusiasts. Using this app, you can turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a video editing tool for free, whereas Apple’s iMovie will cost you $4.99 to enjoy similar and less features.

What the Vimeo App for your iOS device can do:

  • Download and manage all your videos on Vimeo and view/edit them on your device
  • Upload videos taken/edited in either SD or HD formats
  • Pause/resume uploads and get reminded when a video is paused
  • Replace existing videos
  • Edit title, description, tags, privacy and credits
  • Share with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, Email or SMS
  • Add your clips to your Groups, Channels and Albums
  • Stats on daily plays, likes and comments

The editing that you can get done with the help of this app include adding transitions, effects, titles, music and your own recordings. You can also use this app to record video with focus control and grid alignment and continue editing the same right away. According to the press release, this seems to be just the begining and that the company plans to bring more features such as search, AirPlay support and more. An Android version is also in the making and the iPad will soon get an iPad only version too.

You can download this app from the App Store without fiddling through your pocket and that’s a huge plus point. A free video editing app is good news for video editors on the move. You’ll require iOS 4.0.1 and above, will function best with iPhone, iPod touch (4th gen), iPad 2 Wi-Fi/ Wi-Fi + 3G.

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Easily Bookmark and Share Webpages in Google Chrome

Sharing the websites we like on our social network of choice usually involves two steps: copying the website’s URL and then pasting it on our network.

To shorten this procedure, there are various browser extensions and add-ons that paste the link directly to your social network. However these extensions only support one or a few social networks. If you want something that lets you quickly share a webpage across almost all social networks, then check out AddInto.

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AddInto is a browser extension for Google Chrome that makes it easier and quicker to share the websites you like. The extension adds a new blue ‘plus’ button in the address bar of Chrome. When you are on a website you want to share, just click on the button and select the network of your choice from the dropdown menu.

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The networks that are shown in the dropdown menu can be modified by accessing the extension’s options. In the options you find a list of virtually all online networks that you can share sites on; more than 100 networks can be seen in this list. Select the sites you want added in the default view so you can quickly share sites on them.

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The extension also maintains a history of all sites you have shared through it. the history can be viewed at the bottom of the Options page.

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The extension also lets you clear the history as well as disable the history-saving feature.

Its simplicity of use and wide support for networks makes AddInto a valuable Chrome extension to have.

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