Here is a collection of extensions developed for Chrome, which were most downloaded for the year 2011 and are essential for every day use.
LastPass is a free password manager and form filler.
Gmail Offline beta is a Gmail app built to support offline access, allowing mail to be read, responded to, searched and archived without network access. After first start-up, Gmail Offline will automatically synchronize messages and queued actions anytime Chrome is running and an Internet connection is available. More than just an offline app, the streamlined user interface, based off Gmail’s popular tablet interface, provides extremely fast response time with a pure, email focused experience.
Google created this app for users of its Docs online suite. Whenever you click a supported link format, this extension directly drops you into the Google Docs Viewer. So no more, download a document to view it and to again upload it.
Xmarks Bookmark Sync, allows you to sync your user names, passwords, bookmarks, across many browsers like IE, Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. This is an extension that’s necessary for users of multiple computers—and even multiple browsers on the same or multiple computers to sync all their data in one place.
“Got a Broadband Connection?”. If your answer is YES, this app is for you. This app, shows youtube videos in its Highest Definition Possible.
6. Exfm music
exfm music is an extension you need to know. When you hit a page with MP3s on it, an exfm player pops up to stream the music, which continues even after you leave the site. If you want to share what you find, or find out what your friends are listening to, social networking links are standing by to assist you.
7. IE Tab
In the days when Internet Explorer dominated, the browser forced a lot of developers to create websites that supported it directly. Some continue to haunt us. If you must visit such dark recesses of the Web, you can use Chrome. Just install IE Tab, so the IE rendering engine can be utilized to display the pages in question.
8. Picnik Extension for Chrome
Want to edit the images you encounter online? Try, this app, which again is from Google itself. This app is pretty slick and supports full-fledged editing.
The clipper extension is a must-have for making quick storage to Evernote a breeze. You can then search through the data at a later date.
Ad block, blocks advertisements in web pages, and also blocks advertisements inside flash-based videos and games. Now, it also allows “acceptable ads”.