Use Google’s New Categories to Locate the Right Chrome Extension for You

The number of Google Chrome extensions is growing extremely fast and now stands at well over 4,000 different extensions. For those of you that don’t know, Google Chrome is a web browser much like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera. These are all applications that allow you to browse the internet. As people spend more time online they are using a browser more often. It stands to reason that as users spend more time in a specific application they would want more functionality from that application. Whether it’s listening to music, chatting with friends, reading the latest tweets, or enhancing a website’s look and feel, extensions or add-in’s can provide this added functionality to browsers like Chrome that support it.

Google Chrome is a newcomer in the browser wars, but it’s gaining on other Internet Explorer alternatives like Firefox and Opera. This popularity has led to growth of the extensions mentioned above. Chrome extensions are made available through Chrome’s Extension Gallery, but imagine trying to find the extension you want, among 4,000+ without some sort of categorization. It looks like Google has been listening and they recently announced that you can now browse extensions by categories.

They’ve added six categories to aid you in your search for the extensions you want.

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The new categories group Extensions into the following groups:

  • Web Development
  • Blogging
  • Shopping
  • Sports
  • Fun
  • by Google


List of extensions for Web Developers.

Looking for a couple of really cool extensions and don’t know where to start?

Check out – 10 Chrome Extensions Every User Should Have.