My 3 Favorite Google Chrome Apps

If you don’t use Google Chrome as a browser, maybe this post will have you considering it. It’s a pretty cool browser that lets you do everything Mozilla Firefox does, plus some more pretty cool things. (I haven’t used Internet Explorer for years, so I won’t reference it.)

Google Chrome is awesome because, almost like a smart phone, you can add on apps or “extensions,” to make your internet browsing easier and more fun. These apps are free and can be found in the Chrome Web Store. They’re easy to install – just click the “Add It” button and you’re in.

These are my top 3 favorite Chrome apps:

1) Pinterest Pin It Button (by Shareholic)

“Send images from any website to your pinboards.”

 

Why I love it: 

  • Have you ever been on a blog that had a great recipe or idea you wanted to pin, but there was no “Pin It” button? Of course you could log into Pinterest and manually add the pin that way, but who wants to do all that? Fancy buttons are much more fun!  The Pinterest Pin It Button app makes it easy to pin anything from any site (unless the site doesn’t want you to, in which case, you don’t want to anyways.)
  • You can also see a “pin count” of how many others have pinned from any page.
  • It’s quick and easy to use. Once installed, the Pin It button sits in the upper right hand corner of your browser under the X button. When you see something you want to pin, just click on the Pin It button and and you can pin any photo from that webpage you want. Check it out here – I went to my own page New Fish for Our Aquarium. All I have to do is click the photo I want and the “Pin it” window opens. So easy!

 

2.) Linkclump

“Lets you open, copy, or bookmark multiple links at the same time.”

 

Why I love it:

  • I sometimes come across a group of links I’d like to be able to open all at once, without manually clicking through to each one. This app allows me to do exactly that.
  • There’s no “app” icon that appears in the top right Chrome corner, it’s just always there. To use, you press and hold the right mouse button while dragging a selection box around the links you want opened. And the links open as new tabs.
  • Here’s an example of how I use it – each morning I add my giveaways to blogs hosting a linky list that day. Now I just select the blogs for that day and open them all at once.

 

3.) StumbleUpon

 

 

Why I love it:

  • StumbleUpon – what’s not to like? It’s an awesome way to discover new websites and blogs. You never know what will pop up! Don’t like the stumble tool bar always on your browser? You can easily remove it and then add it with the click of a button thanks to this extension.

Erika
About the Author

Erika, the founder of Musings From a SAHM, is happily married and a homeschooling mom to four children. She lives in New Hampshire and has a passion for writing, encouraging other moms, her family, and Jesus. She also enjoys baking, spending time with friends, and is an aspiring photographer.

Comments

  1. I’m so excited about Linkclump. I will use that ALL the time.
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  2. Shirley
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    I might try using Google Chrome again.

  3. I just want to say thank you for writing this. I use chrome all the time and love it so you didn’t have to sell me on that. What most excited me about your post was the pinterest shortcut from Shareholic. I had heard a “myth” of such a tool but couldn’t find it no matter how hard I looked. I know how the pinterest shortcut as well as a tweet button, facebook share button and a stumble upon button. These will make my life so much easier and I will enjoy pinterest more so thank you!

  4. I am really happy the google featured again a new kind of pinterest..I want to use some of this..Thanks you for writing this blog..
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  5. Thank you so much for posting this. I have been wishing for just such a thing. I love Pinterest, I have come across so many things that I probably never would have and it has also been a great tool in promoting my blog. This app will make things so much easier. Thanks again!

  6. Thanks for the information!! I love your tips!! Thanks again!!

  7. THANK YOU so much for helping me to FINALLY figure out how to get a “Pin it” button on my tool bar!!!!!!! Thx to you I also found a Pandora button as well! You are simply AH~MAZING for helping people out with this stuff!

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