date: 17 Jan 2014
Extensions for Google Chrome for Mobile
I love Google Chrome. Such a fast and pleasant experience when browsing the web on my laptop. But on my iPhone, Safari is still my browser of choice. But that's about to change.
But Google keeps on pushing the envelope and is now releasing a new version of its browser for Android and iOS which include an Amazon Silk like proxy to compress data before it gets to your phone. That way, you have less data to download which improves load time (and saves you data in your data plan).
That's cool. But you know what would be even cooler? The possibility to add functionalities through extensions. One of the first extensions I would download would be AdBlock. That would save a lot of unnecessary requests and bandwidth and it will improve my browsing experience. Another one would be Pocket to quickly add any page I want to read later without having to copy the url to the clipboard and switch apps.
Finally that would also give me a good reason to turn my selection-sharer bookmarklet into a Chrome Extension. I would use it a lot to share quotes from any page to Twitter or by email.