My 10 Favorite Chrome Extensions

Now chrome growing rapidly and users have a powerful choice aside from Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari. User community made a lot of useful Extensions for the Google Chrome users to make the surfing more easy and interactive. With these chrome extensions you can do what ever you want.

Here is list of my 10 Favorite  Chrome Extension. You will find some of them useful for sure.

1.    Google Mail Checker Plus-2.0

This extension basically displays a toolstrip that shows how many messages are in your Gmail inbox, clicking on the counter will open your inbox.

2.   AdBlock+

One of the most useful Google Chrome extensions AdBlock+. AdBlock+  something similar to AdSweep . It will clean all the ads present in web page such that you can view web 

3.     IE Tab

Some web pages will only work properly when viewed with Internet Explorer. The Chrome IE Tab extension allows you to run IE from within a tab in Chrome enabling you to display such web pages without leaving Chrome, and you can configure the extension to do so automatically for URLs you specify.

4.   Google Translate

This extension shows a banner at the top of the page whenever it detects that the language of a page you’re on is different from the language you’re using for your Google Chrome interface. Click the Translate button in the banner to automatically translate the page.

This extension also automatically detects if the language of a page you ‘re on is different from the language you ‘re using for your Google chrome interface.

5.    FastestChrome-Browse Faster

Fastest Chrome is a really cool extension. Fastest Chrome doesn’t tweak your browser to make it use less memory or anything like that – it makes YOU faster, by giving you related searches, endless scrolling, and many more. It helping you find what you want to much faster.

6.   Cooliris

Cooliris the popular service which allows you to view images and videos as 3D slideshows on Firefox,IE, Safari, Flock and the iPhone. The Google Chrome Extension will allow you to view images from websites as 3D slideshows instead of the plain old boring way websites display it to you. Once you have installed the extension, click on the Cooliris icon in the toolbar to launch the photos from a website as a 3D slideshow.

7.    Google Dictionary

Google Dictionary is a wonderful online dictionary. But, like other online dictionaries, you can access it only through its website. Thankfully, developers at Google have created an extension for Google Chrome Browse – which overcomes this problem by showing inline dictionary definitions. Just double click any word and see its definition in a small pop-up bubble.

8.   Docs PDF/Power Point Viewer

This extension automatically opens PDF, PowerPoint, and TIFF file links that you click in Google Docs Viewer. No need to download the files to your computer — you see the document or presentation immediately in the browser.

9.    Xmarks Bookmarks Sync

It  is a user-friendly and helpful bookmarking add-on that synchronizes across multiple computers, and across web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. After you install the add-on, click on the notification to set up Xmarks and start backing up and synchronizing your bookmarks. Xmarks sync profiles give you full control over which bookmarks are synced to which computers, allowing you to keep private bookmarks at home while syncing everything else to your work computer.

10.    Orkut Chrome Extension

It allows you to receive orkut updates and scrap notifications. The popup menu allows you to Quickly jump to a friends’ page, Search on orkut, Visit your Home/scrap/photos pages and share sites on Orkut.

when you install this extension you need to enable this extension by clicking on Setting > Extension and click enable link , once you do that you will start receiving notification of every scrap and update in your chrome browser.

10 Most Popular WordPress plugins

The best part of WordPress is its flexibility. Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything one can imagine. WordPress is fully loaded with tons of Plugins that are making our job pretty easy. Here is a list of 10 Most Popular WordPress plugins.

1. Akismet

Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

2.  All in One SEO Pack

There seems to be a conflict between this plugin and the Kimili Flash Embed plugin. When I activated the All in One SEOPack, the flash banner in my sidebar quit working. When I deactivated it the flash started working again.

3.  WPtouch iPhone theme

This plugin to change your blog into an iPhone application-style theme, It is a single click task. To complete with ajax loading articles and effects when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android or BlackBerry touch mobile device.

4. WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache is a static caching plugin for WordPress. It generates html files that are served directly by Apache without processing comparatively heavy PHP scripts. By using this plugin you will speed up your WordPress blog significantly.

5. Smart YouTube

This WordPress plugin allows you to easily insert Youtube videos in your post , comments and RSS feed.

6. Fast and Secure Contant Form

This plugin is used to setup contact form on your blog through which visitors can email you quickly. This plugin is also supported with CAPTCHA and Akismet to combat with spam. This plugin does not JScript.

7.  Lightbox 2

Lightbox 2 allows you to present images in a slick window, while darkening the rest of the page. It makes your site look professional, and adds very little to page load times. It does not require any browser plugins to work, and works on just about every web browser out there! When a browser doesn’t support javascript, the code fails gracefully.

8.  BuddyPress

Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress.BuddyPress is completely free and open source. Unlike hosted services, BuddyPress allows you to stay in control of your site and create a totally customized, unique experience.

9. Twitter Tool

This wordpress plugin creates an integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account. Pull your tweets into your blog and create new tweets on blog posts and from within WordPress.

10.  WP to Twitter

The WP-to-Twitter plugin posts a Twitter status update from your WordPress blog using either the Cli.gs or Bit.ly URL shortening services to provide a link back to your post from Twitter.WP to Twitter can also post to any other service using the Twitter-compatible API.

P.S. if you have a WordPress blog then checkout our wpSimpleBackup a simple backup and blog migration plugin that gives you option to take backup to either Amazon s3, Rackspace CloudFiles or even FTP to another server.

10 Most Favored Joomla Extensions

Here you will find a list 10 of most Favored and useful Joomla extensions, a short description of what they do. In case you don’t know, Joomla extensions are  templates, modules, components or plugins that extends your Joomla! installation.

1. Akeeba (formerly joomlapack)

Akeeba Backup Core is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition.The backup and restore process is AJAX powered to avoid server timeouts, even with huge sites.It is easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site, try it out.

2. Community Builder

Community Building is about membership and growth on a community site is directly associated with new registrations. Sites that use Facebook connect orTwitter sign-in have experienced an impressive increase in membership growth and there is also some rival discussions regarding which method is better.CB Documentation subscribers can discuss the CB Facebook Connect plugin and theCB Twitter Connect plugin on the new forum areas that have just been created.

3. Xmap

Xmap is a Site map generator component. This component adds new powerfull options to Joomap and fixes several bugs reported by many users of Joomap.  By some of Xmap’s features.

4. Joom! Fish

Joom!Fish is a sophisticated extension for the CMS Joomla and allows you to present your website in multiple languages or better localizations.The Joom!Fish core extension including a front-end module for the language selection, all required plugins, a special router for SEF URL’s and a highly integrated admin interface is released under the GPL and available without any charge.

5. JoomlaXplorer

joomlaXplorer is a File- and FTP – Manager.You can use it to create new files or folders, move, delete, rename, change permissions, upload files like you’re using FTP program .With JoomlaXplorer, you can edit the files with the username and groupname “nobody”. These files are a source of headache for most users cause you cannot read or edit it using your FTP.

6. Googlemaps Plugin

This plugin allows you to include one or more google maps right inside your content item or article.This is a super light-weight plugin using only about 6K of codes.

7. jSecure Authentication


Joomla has one drawback: any visitor can easily know your site is created in Joomla! by simply typing in the URL to access the administration area (i.e. www.site_name.com/administration). This makes it easy for hackers to attempt to log in or to access the website if they have already cracked the id and password for your Joomla! installation.

8. eXtplorer

eXtplorer is a web-based File Management Component for all your needs. It has a desktop-application-like interface with drag&drop, grid and a directory tree and makes heavy use of the ExtJS Javascript Library.

9. Jumi

Jumi is a set of modules and plugins for Joomla! 1.5.x in native mode. Jumi is a mature and stable plugin for Joomla. It’s wonderfully flexible, simple, and endlessly useful. Jumi increases the usability of Joomla by the ability to include PHP or javascript or other code without iframes. Developers can now have the complete flexibility of a stand-alone site, while people with less experience can still take full advantage of the CMS features of Joomla.

10. JEvents

JEvents (Events Calendar) consists of a Joomla component and a number of modules and mambots. Collectively you can create one-off or repeating events under various events categories. The EventCal component is one of the best event managers for Joomla. It has a nice and friendly administration, which can be integrated within the Joomla admin panel.

Build the perfect website with the help of 11 Firefox add-ons

Speed up the development process by using add-ons to troubleshoot, edit, and debug web projects without ever clicking away from Firefox.

1.Test Pilot

Test Pilot is privacy sensitive user research program run by Mozilla Labs. As a Test Pilot, you’ll be joining a global community and you will improve mozilla  new feature or product….

2. Pixlr Grabber

Making screen grabs and pulling down images from the web just got a bit more easy. With the Pixlr grabber add-on you can choose to Edit, Share, Save or Copy your final grabs. You also get the possibility to right-click any image or background to edit them.

3. iMacros for Firefox

It is Automate Firefox. iMacros is the only form filler that can autofill web forms that stretch over several pages. All information is stored in human-readable, plain text files that can be easily edited. Passwords are stored securely with 256-Bit AES encryption. Users memorize only one master password and iMacros remembers all the others, providing a truly automated login experience,

iMacros for Firefox is free for personal and commercial use. Download the add-on today to start simplifying your Web tasks and sharing your macros with others!

Whatever you do with Firefox, iMacros can automate it.

4. Stylish

It is themes for website and empower your browsing experience by letting you customize web sites. Stylish lets you easily manage user styles. Add, delete, enable, disable, and organize with a few clicks of a mouse.

5.Color Zilla

It is advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies. It’s fast, easy to use

6. Show IP

This extension was formerly known as ipv6ident. Show the IP address(es) of the current page in the status bar.

7.  Greasemonkey

Allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript.

8. FireFTP

FireFTP  includes more advanced features such as: directory comparison, syncing directories while navigating, SFTP, SSL encryption, search/filtering, integrity checks, remote editing, drag & drop, file hashing, and much more!

9. Web Developer

The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.

10. Firebug

Firebug tools for web development, allow inspect, edit and monitor CSS, HTML and JavaScript live in any web page. Include documentation, FAQs, videos and discussion,

11.FoxyProy Standard

FoxyProxy is a Firefox extension which automatically switches an internet connection across one or more proxy servers based on URL patterns.