Extensions are add-ons to your chrome browser. They allow you to perform certain tasks on the webpage you are currently viewing. For example, if I like an article and want to save it, I can first click on my Clearly extension to remove all of the ads, and then save it to my Evernote account. If I want to shorten a URL to send in a Tweet, I can click on my Goo.gl URL Shortener and then copy and paste the new URL. It will even give me a QR code if I want. There are literally thousands of Chrome extensions. When you sign into your Google Chrome account and add extensions, they will travel to any computer you use when you sign back in. (Warning: if you are using a public computer, you may not want to do this for the fear of forgetting to logout and granting a stranger access to your Google accounts.) It basically allows you to create a personalized web browser with tools that work for you.
Over the past few months I have dated some extensions and parted ways when I feel that we are not compatible. However, some extensions have proven their worth and have enjoyed the privilege of remaining in my toolbar. If you want to see a list and description of the extensions I currently use, click here.
Enjoy making decisions that work for you.