Google Chrome recently introduced Chrome apps. These are extensions but they can run independently.
This post includes the best Chrome apps and extensions. Most of them are free.
Internet is a place where it is incredibly easy to get lost, lose track of time and be unproductive. These Chrome apps help us to be more productive at work, increase our skills and save time.
And play a little in the time saved
If you are a Chrome lover, do check out the collection of 40 best chrome themes that we published a couple of days ago.
This is the last post of our Google Chrome week, and we saved the best for last. Hope you enjoy.
This one of the most popular Chrome apps right now. It is an image+vector editor built in HTML5.
Another one of hugely popular Chrome apps. This is a diagram tool that allows you to create flowchart, org chart, UML, ERD, network diagram, wireframe, floor plan and more!
Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google)
View a PowerPoint presentations or PDF file with this Chrome app.
Google Quick Scroll
This Chrome app lets you jump directly to the relevant bits of a Google search result.
Save to Google Drive
With this Chrome app you’ll be able to save web content or screen capture directly to Google drive.
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Diigo Web Collector
Bookmark, Archive, Screenshot & Markup – All-In-One web collector app for Google Chrome.
It allows you to convert any webpage into an EPUB or Kindle e-book. Build a personal library of your favorite blog posts, news articles, etc.
Capture Webpage Screenshot – FireShot
Capture webpage screenshots, then edit and save them to PDF, JPEG, GIF, PNG or BMP.
Here’s a web and mobile app for Chrome that zaps clutter and saves web articles in a comfortable reading view.
Display web pages using IE within Chrome. Supports ActiveX controls, Sharepoint, ICBC, alipay. A “Top 10” extension since 2009.
Lazarus: Form Recovery
Sometimes you experience when you’ve finally finished filling out a long form and just to hit submit only, you see an error message! And when you hit the back button, the form was blank again… This Chrome app autosaves everything you type, so you can easily recover from form-killing timeouts, crashes and network errors.
Minimalist for Everything
A lot of Web apps are simply too cluttered. Using Minimalist you can trim the fat off the appearance of almost any website.
RSS Subscription Extension
Adds one-click subscription to your toolbar. This Chrome app is a fork of the now discontinued RSS Subscription Extension for Chrome by Google.
Restyle the web with Stylish, a user styles manager, a popular one in the Chrome apps list.
Any.DO helps you remember everything you have to realize your potential and have a good day, every day.
DuckDuckGo for Chrome
DuckDuckGo Chrom app is a search engine that gives you better search and real privacy at the same time.
Bringing Language to Life, this personal assistant seamlessly integrates language learning with users’ online daily activities.
Multi-Lingual Random Password Generator
This Chrome extension shows you a random passphrase made up of four random but familiar words in the languages you speak.
Lookup Companion for Wikipedia
This Chrome app is an essential extension for any Wikipedia users.
This Chrome app is to delete typed URLs, Cache, Cookies, your Download and Browsing History…instantly, with just 1-click on Click&Clean button.
Make the web faster, more private, and more secure. Disconnect lets you visualize and block the invisible websites that track your search and browsing history.
See who’s tracking your web browsing with Ghostery app.
It automatically switches thousands of sites from insecure “http” to secure “https”.
Personal Blocklist (by Google)
Blocks domains / hosts from appearing in your Google search results.
Display the full URL behind shortened URLs. This extension will expand short URLs and display the full URL as a tool tip over the short URL.
WOT (Web of Trust)
WOT helps you find trustworthy websites based on millions of users’ experiences and is one of Chrome’s most popular add-ons.
Add to Amazon Wish List
Add products from any website to your Amazon Wish List.
The Camelizer – Amazon Price Tracker
This app lets you add price history charts to Google Chrome and watch product prices change. It supports Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg.
Automatically get the lowest price on whatever you’re buying. InvisibleHand now supports hotels, rental-cars and flights as well.
The smartest way to shop online with this Google Chrome app. You just have to make sure you’re always getting the best deal before you buy.
AddThis – Share & Bookmark (new)
Share to Facebook, Twitter and over 300 other services with this Chrome app that allows you to instantly share, bookmark, print or even translate pages.
This Chrome Extension makes finding great music a snap. It will detect any and all music on the site and make it easy to play and share.
Quick and simple Chrome app. This extension alerts you when there’s traffic to your pages or groups.
Google Search From Facebook
This Chrome app makes you capable to search at Google, directly from your Facebook search box and get the results on a new tab without leaving Facebook.
Instagram for Chrome
Hands down, the best Instagram Extension for Chrome. Browse your feed and friends, like and comment and so much more.
Send to Kindle
Send to Kindle is one of the most popular Chrome app for Kindle owners who prefer reading web content on their devices.
Shareaholic for Google Chrome
The easiest way to share interesting webpages using Facebook, Twitter, Email, Gmail, Plus, Reader, Bookmarks, and more…
Social Fixer is an extension that greatly enhances your Facebook experience and makes the site easier to use by adding a ton of great functionality.
Silver Bird is a Twitter extension that allows you to follow your timelines and interact with your Twitter account.
Enlarge thumbnails on mouse over with this Chrome utility that works on many sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Reddit, Amazon and Tumblr, etc.)
Print Friendly & PDF
This Chrome app removes ads, navigation and junk before your print the task. You can also edit before printing and then print or save as PDF.
This productivity tool turns your open tabs into one super short link and so lets you create a link to a list of all of the tabs open in your current Chrome window.
The Chrome app Dualless is a dual monitor solution that splits your browser windows into two by just 2 clicks. The ratio can be adjusted according to your needs.
LastPass is a free chrome extension for productivity enhancement to act as a password manager and a form filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure.
Oweb Voice Input
Input texts to website’s text boxes by speaking. You can go to any pages with at least one text box.
Image Search by Cooliris
Image Search by Cooliris is an extension for chrome that lets you browse Google images on a continuously scrollable 3D Wall.
This productivity tool for Google Chrome is to quick access to EXIF data of any image you view.
This tool lets you see all images shown or linked on a web page and download them. If you need to bulk download images from a web page, you can do it with this extension.
A customizable, offline and full-screen text-editor, a productivity app that lives in your Google Chrome.
Clean up your bookmark mess with this Chrome extension. You can sort bookmarks recursively, delete duplicates, merge folders and sort automatically, etc.
Xmarks Bookmark Sync
Backup and sync your bookmarks, passwords and open tabs across computers and browsers.
Google Voice (by Google)
With this productivity extension for chrome you can make calls, send SMS, preview Inbox and get notified of new messages (valid for US only).
AdBlock is an extension for Chrome that blocks all advertisements on all web pages, including even Facebook, Youtube and Hulu.
Chrome Remote Desktop
Chrome Remote Desktop productivity extension allows the users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.
This Chrome extension does the keywords highlight for Google search and all.
Do It (Tomorrow)
As we know that planning out our entire week is a bummer, so this app lets us give ourselves reminders for today as it makes it really easy to push things off to tomorrow.
Pocket is a great productivity extension for Google Chrome as it is the best way to save articles, videos and more.
The one menu is to access all your preferred Google services with a single click.
Buffer extension is the best way to share great content to the social media such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, from anywhere on the web, with just one click.
This productivity extension is an online document management system where you can store all your files securely in a centralized location and access them anywhere online.
You will be surprised how much time you spent on particular web pages because it tracks website stats and helps you to collects stats of the sites you visit.
Handy extensions, applications & themes manager tool for Chrome.
Screen Capture (by Google)
Capture visible content of a tab, a region of a web page or the whole page as a PNG image. Supports horizontal and vertical scroll…
This Chrome app makes blog posts, articles and webpages clean and easy to read, with one click.
Here’s a flexible “session management” extension which allows you to edit, save and restore your browser sessions easily.
Let’s be honest here….. aren’t we the most disorganized people on earth? Yes!we are…. so we need “softwares” to help us organizing ourselves.
Clip to Evernote
The famous Evernote Chrome app is considered the best way to remember all the entire great stuff that you see online.
In the list of Chrome apps, StayFocusd is such a productivity extension that helps you “stay focused” on your work by restricting the volume of time that you can spend on the time-wasting websites.
WiseStamp – Email Signatures for GMail
Empower GMail, Google Mail & Google Apps emails with dynamic email signatures.
Send using Gmail (No Button)
“No Button” means that it doesn’t include a button on the side of your address bar.
OmniMail for GMail
OmniMail for Gmail is just about one of the best apps for Google Chrome if you want rapid-fire email productivity from the address bar.
Notifus is an app for Chrome that enhances GMail. Its main purpose is to free our mind of worries about unanswered e-mails.
Send from Gmail (by Google)
Makes Gmail your default email application and provides a button to compose a Gmail message to quickly share a link via email.
Boomerang for Gmail
Allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date.
ToneCheck for Gmail beta
Think of ToneCheck as an emotional spell check that ensures your tone is clearly communicated and understood before you hit SEND.
Enhancements for Gmail
Enhancements for Gmail will help you remove unwanted features in gmail such as chat, invite friend, advertisements.
ActiveInbox for Gmail
Effectively manage your inbox, reduce email overload and maintain inbox zero with unique GTD® features — the world’s leading personal management methodology.
Checker Plus for Gmail
This 5Star rated extension displays new emails and the sender’s contact photo, get desktop notifications or even listen, read or delete them without opening an email.
Apps related to Information and Knowledge
wikiHow Survival Kit
This Chrome app is a collection of wiki articles that will help you get through life’s most difficult situations.
A chemistry tool with both elements such as the list and periodic table for general knowledge. All the elements are given with their properties and images.
In this chrome application, students will find everything about science.
TimeMaps: World History Atlas
A comprehensive World History Atlas on the internet, contains over 660 history maps and 1,000 pages of high-quality supporting narrative.
World Data Atlas
Key statistics, data and visualizations about the world and world’s countries and regions at your fingertips is the main feature of this chrome app.
My World from The Open University is a chrome app that lets you build an inspiring world to show your passions and interests.
This chrome app is a simple learning tool, featuring 13 million free study sets.
WiBit.net is a video tutorial web site offering you the cutting edge programming and computer tutorials. Their specialization is in focused and linear content.
This app for Google Chrome adds a toolbar button to your browser with many web developer tools.
“myHomework” is a student planner app for chrome that helps them stay organized.
Useful Periodic Table
This Chrome app provides a quick lookup of element properties and quizes.
MeeGenius! Children’s Books
Receive all illustrated and enhanced books featuring many of your favorite titles as you can read each book with audio playback, word highlighting and automatic playback.
The perfect study companion is now in your Chrome. You’ll learn languages faster, prepare for exams anywhere and teach your kids anytime.
This one is your online home to store lecture notes and make flashcards.
The Art of Stars in HTML5. A 3D HTML5 sky chart viewer application for Google Chrome.
Instantly edit web page images and screenshots with this Chrome app, suitable for everyone, especially for IT newbies.
Save up to 95% memory and reduce tab clutter with this Google Chrome extension.
TypingWeb Typing Tutor
This Chrome extension is a veru useful app for students as a free online typing tutor for typists of all skill levels. Lessons, games, tests, & certifications are included.
Desmos Graphing Calculator
A powerful math exploration Chrome extension, especially for students, is now with tables of data, slider animation and moveable points.
Ancient History Encyclopedia
A non-profit community website, providing peer-reviewed ancient history information as an encyclopedia project.
Spell and Grammar checker by Ginger
Perfect your English with Ginger’s Contextual Grammar and Spell Checker Chrome extension.
This educational app for Chrome is a 3D platform that simplifies the understanding of anatomy, disease and treatments.
People from all ages are usually interested in medicine and human anatomy, so they can play anatomy games. Also there are interactive anatomy atlases.
Best Game Apps
List of Best Game Apps at the Chrome Web Store. Best means most downloads over the past day.