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Google Chrome Add-Ons

Monday, November 9th, 2009 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

I’m a big fan of Google Chrome but I think it’s just too far behind Firefox in terms of add-ons. Is there any way to get Firefox-style add-ons in Chrome?

Absolutely! There are plenty of ways to get that extra functionality out of Chrome. Although I just love the customisation that you can get from Firefox, Google Chrome’s slick interface is what got me to change, and I’m sure a lot of you agree with me. So, how can you combine the futuristic Chrome appearance with the functionality of Firefox?

Chrome Add-ons

If you’re not looking for a particular Firefox add-on that you’d like to see ported to Chrome, take a look at some of the Chrome-specific add-ons that some fans have created. Web sites like Chrome Fans and My Chrome Add-ons have quite large selections of plug-ins for you to try. For example, if you liked using various add-ons from Firefox which opened mailto: links, or links which open the user’s email client (such as Microsoft Outlook), in Gmail instead of the default client, you’ll also like the Chrome edition: ChromeMailer. However, unlike Firefox, Chrome add-ons have to be installed like you would a program… in Firefox, you just have to click a link and it’s all done for you!


If there’s one Firefox add-on that you really, really want, don’t despair – you can install that great add-on without having to desert Chrome’s flashy interface… simply use Chromifox! Chromifox is a Mozilla Firefox add-on which causes Firefox to undergo a complete makeover, meaning that you can install as many Firefox add-ons as you want! Although you’re technically not using Chrome at all, you still have the slick feel of Google’s browser along with the functionality of Firefox. Here’s how you install it:

1.Click here to head over to the Mozilla Firefox add-ons Web site.

2.Click Download Now.


3.Click Install Now.


4.You’ll be prompted to restart Firefox and you’re done!

So, if you’re a fan of both Chrome’s slick interface and Firefox’s functionality, there’s no need to settle for just one or the other. Why not have the best of both worlds?

~Brandon Zubek

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