Apr 242011

A few months ago I switched from Firefox to Chrome as browser, as it eats less resources and it’s kinda handy. Until now I still needed Firefox as a few of my favorite extensions weren’t available. Being jetlagged and having nothing else to do at 5AM I just took another look – and found quite a few little helpers:

  • Trashmail: Allows to create disposable addresses which expire after a number of mails or a given period. If you don’t want to share your email-address with certain websites which require you to login to gain some information or download or whatever you might want to have a look into that. There is no official chrome support but a nice fellow built an extension which works for me. 
  • Scribefire: blogging to wordpress w/o using wordpress admin interface. I used it quite a bit but since I moved to chrome I haven’t really blogged at all (except for once, and except for my new, secret blog :)). It’s available since ages from the looks of it, get the extension from here
  • Firebug: For work I need it and this has been the main reason for me to stick with Firefox. I just found this extension from the first look it does do the job.
  • I wish there was something like tabmix [firefox addon] for chrome. For now I installed a few extensions to allow quick access to open tabs (QuickTabs), to jump to recently used tabs (TabJump), to undo closed tabs (Sexy undo close tab) and to unify multiple Windows (Tab Manager).

Other extensions I am using:

And I installed a beautiful yet disturbing theme (it’s pink!) :) 

From the looks of it, I should be soon able to say, all I can do with Firefox, I can do with Chrome. I recently noticed though, that Chrome eats a lot of resources when you have multiple tabs open, also the tab management isn’t quite nice, it gets annoying if you have 40+tabs open.

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