Google is the home page on lots of computers these days. It’s fast and reliable, and with Chrome extensions added, can be your best friend when it comes to finding what you need and doing what you need to do. Upgrading your Google page to Google Chrome will will make your web browsing faster as well as give you lots more flexibility because of all the great extensions that are available with Google Chrome. There is a Google Chrome extension for everything imaginable, from hearing a drumbeat, to checking your email to determining where you’ll eat dinner tonight and which movie you’ll see after dinner.Google Chrome extensions are free and easy to download onto your Google page. Check out these top 10 Chrome extensions we think every counselor will love.

  1. Google Mail Checker: Being able to check your email right on Google is such a timesaver. This Chrome extension allows you to automatically link to your email account to check for new mail quickly and easily. There are soon to be upgrades that will let you check more than one email account this way.
  2. Shareaholic: Quickly share web pages and the articles on them with family, colleagues and clients.You can even share upcoming events like seminars by simply sending the page with information about the event to those you think would be interested in attending.
  3. Faraday’s Book: This Google Chrome extension allows you to post to your Faraday’s Book account quickly and easily.Just post your update on this extension and it goes right to Faraday with the push of a button. Faraday’s Book is a great way to save retrieve and view notes. Each word in a note is a tag/keyword. Using this approach allows you quick and easy notes management by using meaningful words in your notes.
  4. Google Map: Google Maps lets you have your Google map open in one window without changing losing the other website you’re browsing. Finding directions and even sending the map with directions to your office right to new clients has never been easier.
  5. Fastest Tube: You Tube videos are often great teaching tools. When you want to use one to give some examples to a client, using Fastest Tube will help you get to the videos quick and easy. Bookmark your favorites, too.
  6. Autopager: Autopager allows you to automatically load the next page of a site in line when you get to the end of the first page. It’s a real time saver when you’re reading through a lot of material.
  7. Daily Favorites: This extension loads your frequently visited pages quickly with the touch of a button. No longer will you have to constantly reload those pages that you visit every day. They’ll be right there in a simple list so that you can get to them with one click.
  8. Yoono: Get to all your social networking sites: Twitter, Facebook, Friendface, MySpace, Flickr and Linked In more quickly using Yoono.
  9. ScribeFire: Got a blog? ScribeFire is a great way to post to all your blogs quickly and easily. It is compatible with almost every blogging software.
  10. RSS Subscription Extension: Get your subscriptions via RSS feed quickly and easily with this extension. Monitoring your favorite blogs and websites has never been easier.

We’re all looking for ways to be more productive. Using the right web browser, however might not be a productivity tool we’ve considered. But, using Google Chrome as your web browser and finding all the extensions that make your life easier, is a great way to save time for yourself when searching on the web.

Developers are always coming up with new Google Chrome extensions, based on what people want and need their browsers to do for them. So, if you keep on the lookout, you’ll see new Google Chrome extensions added every month. Some of them may be just what you need to stay productive and have some fun with your web browser, too.