The 10 best Chrome extensions for work and play

Some of these add-ons for Google's browser will boost productivity and some are just plain fun.

So many add-ons, so little time

Google has finally released a repository of extensions for Google Chrome. Chrome extensions numbered at more than 300 on launch day. As a beta project, extensions come with a few caveats from Google. For the moment, Google is only supporting extensions in its latest beta version of Chrome, so if you prefer the official, stable browser, you'll have to forgo add-on tools for now. Interestingly, the version of Chrome that supports extensions, dubbed "the Beta Channel" version, is only available on XP and Vista, not Windows 7, though Google has promised that extensions will soon be available for Google's new Mac version of Chrome, too.

In the meantime, Google Subnet blogger Julie Bort has scoured the extension library to come up with the ones that she thinks will boost your productivity at work. But she couldn't stop there. She added a few that are just plain fun, too.

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  • thanhthanh

    get more useful chrome extensions with this categorized list best chrome extensions
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  • Brian

    I think of all of these the adblocker is key. I know it doesn't help advertisers, but it sure brings down the irritation level of surfing the net. I went for awhile without installing one, and only recently attached it to my torch browser, and oh what a difference it makes!!

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