Chromando Training: Google Chrome Tips

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Some Chrome Extensions I Use:

  • Apps Launcher - Elegantly launches Chrome applications 

  • Extensity - Quickly turn on/extensions without leaving your window

  • TabScissors - Splits the browser window into 2 equal parts, placing a tab in each window

  • TabGlue - Combines all Chrome windows into one

  • TabCloud - Save/Restore window sessions over time and across multiple computers

  • OneTab - Saves tabs in a window as a webpage, shared via QR code or url

  • Window Resizer - Resizes browser window quickly to common sizes

  • Sortd - Gmail skin that allows users to create lists

  • Checker Plus for Drive - Lets you know when drive items are edited

  • Lightshot - Simple, convenient screenshot tool. Annotate, image search and more

  • AdBlock Plus - Block all ads on a webpage

  • Clear History - Useful when on multiple public devices

  • Auto Text Expander - create hot keystrokes for any text word combination; works anywhere you see the logo

  • The Great Suspender - Automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources

  • Ghostery - Tracks who's tracking you 

  • Momentum - my new favorite tab page; it will be your favorite too

  • CraftyText - display large text on screen

  • Save to Google Drive - Sends documents opened on a browser or webpages to Google Drive

  • Tabman Tabs Manager - Quickly navigate through all of your tabs without leaving your window

  • goo.gl URL Shortener - Quick, easy, and works! Makes QR codes too.

  • Google Hangouts - chat and hangout quickly with those logged into Google+

  • Bit.ly - create shortened urls and customize for your audience

  • Turn off the lights - Fades everything around a YouTube video to dark

  • Whitelist - Customize which websites a user can visit

  • One Click Timer - just like it says; analog version - you can also just yell out "OK Google... timer X minutes"

  • Last Pass - remembers your usernames and passwords to all sites you have to log into

  • Padlet Mini - add a web page quickly to any padlet wall, or start a new one

  • Shareaholic - quickly share any url on social media; hotkeys for sharing

  • ColorPick Eyedropper - returns the hexadecimal values for any pixel on your screen

  • Screencastify - Simple video screen capture in Chrome

  • Nimbus - simple screenshot and screen recorder tool

  • iorad - Build interactive tutorials in seconds; no more screen captures


Omnibox Extensions:


Chrome Applications I Use:

  • WeVideo - Create video projects and collaborate with others right within Google Drive

  • ChromeSpeak - select a text and have it read to you (got this from Amy Mayer!)

  • Soundtrap - Create music collaboratively online

  • Gliffy - Create diagrams quickly (limited)

  • Daum Equation Editor - create math equations/formulas easily as images or in LaTex

  • Scratchpad - Quick and easy notetaking app that saves to Google Drive

  • Google Art Project - View the world's greatest art pieces in high resolution and from your computer

  • TweetDeck - Hands down the best way to view conversations on twitter

  • Padlet - Virtual bulletin board to curate media

  • Kaizena - leave voice comments on Google Docs for feedback

  • Kindle Cloud Reader - Access your Kindle books on your browser

  • QR Code Generator - Quick QR code generator to download or insert via url

  • VideoNot.es - Synchronized note taking as you watch videos

  • Snagit - screencapture application from Techsmith

  • LucidPress - create professional newsletters, publications digitally

  • PicMonkey - complete photo editor with collages, filters, effects, frames, and more

  • Trello - collaboration tool that organizes your task lists into boards

  • Spanning Stats (Drive) - Google Drive analytics

  • Symbaloo - organize your bookmarks into visual tiles

  • Color Sphere - find the hexadecimal values for any color

  • Cloud Convert - convert anything into anything

  • Soundtrap - make music online; record, edit, vocals, and collaborate

  • Canva - design graphics easily with this tool

  • Google Tips - tons of helpful stuff

  • Flat - online collaborative music composition tool


Chrome Tweaks and Tips:

  • Speaker shows up on tab playing audio

  • Press tab while on Omnibar to do quick searches on certain websites

  • Customize NEW TAB page with OneFeed to view all social media feeds

  • Customize NEW TAB page with Currently to display current time and weather

  • For full customization of the NEW TAB page try Speed Dial 2 extenstion

  • Right click to Pin a Tab; it will open up automatically when you restart Chrome

  • Cmmd+Shift+N (mac) or Ctrl+Shift+N (pc): open an incognito window to view

  • Create Bookmark Buttons at the top for sites w/ avatars (demo)