MakeUseOf: Fix Common Gmail Annoyances With These 5 Free Chrome Extensions and Apps. “Gmail is the most popular email service in the world, but it’s not without its flaws. Even with the new changes in Gmail, Google hasn’t fixed several common annoyances and mistakes. A few fans of Gmail have tried to fill that void. Most of them are Chrome extensions, but one of them works with Gmail on Chrome or Android. All these tools assume that you know the basics of using Gmail, and are looking for something more.”
I heard about a Library of Congress browser extension that shows you LoC images every time you open a browser tab. From the page: “Explore free to use images from the Library of Congress anytime you open a new tab!” This extension is NOT available in the Chrome store.
Neowin: Mozilla Fellows develop extension to let you learn about and thwart targeted ads. “Most people realise things on the internet are not free and either need to be maintained by a subscription or through advertising. In the case of ads, firms like Google and Facebook aggressively track users in order to show better ads, but the amount of data they hold is a bit troubling. Several Mozilla Fellows decided to create a new add-on for Chrome and Firefox called Fuzzify.me which aims to tell you why certain ads are shown to you, and gives you the power to thwart these ads.”
MakeUseOf: 11 Chrome Extensions That Help You Stay Healthy at a Desk Job . “If you’re someone (like me) whose job involves sitting in front of a computer all day, you need a solution. Fortunately, there are a few extensions for Google Chrome which can help you be more mindful of your health while working. Here are eleven of them.”
Lifehacker: Quickly Delete Years of Facebook Posts With This Chrome Extension. “Going back and deleting posts one by one can be obnoxious. We recently came across a Chrome extension here at Lifehacker HQ that can handle the dirty work for you.”
VentureBeat: Mozilla debuts Firefox extension that recommends content based on your browsing activity. “The Advance web extension is available for anyone from today and can analyze content on current active web pages to recommend related tidbits you may want to ‘read next’ from other websites. It will also surface recommendations based on your recent browsing history in a ‘for you’ section.”
Lifehacker: Mailist Is Instapaper for Email Addicts. “We know we’re not supposed to let email run our lives, but we do it anyway. We use email as a to-do list, as an idea saver, as a place to email ourselves notes. And if that works for you, then here’s one more tool: The free Mailist extension for Chrome and Firefox collects your unread bookmarks and emails them back to you once a week.”