MakeUseOf: I Switched From Chrome to Opera and I’m Never Going Back

MakeUseOf: I Switched From Chrome to Opera and I’m Never Going Back. “I personally have every major browser installed on my system — the needs of my job require it. But if I wasn’t burdened by that, I can confidently say that I’d be an Opera man. Despite using Chrome for the past eight months, I recently switched back to Opera, and here are my reasons why.”

The Next Web: There’s finally a Chrome extension for book lovers to discover their next great read

The Next Web: There’s finally a Chrome extension for book lovers to discover their next great read. “Every time you open a new tab, 100 Million Books surfaces a randomly selected book and displays its cover and a hand-selected snippet from it, to give you just a taste of what its pages contain. It’s a great way to find something to read without having to bother entering keywords or looking up authors similar to the ones you’re familiar with.”

PC World: 4 Chrome extensions that make you more productive in Gmail

PC World: 4 Chrome extensions that make you more productive in Gmail. “While Gmail alone can dramatically improve your email efficiency, Gmail and Chrome together make a one-two productivity punch that’s hard to beat. Here are four Chrome extensions that help reduce the time you spend in your inbox so you can focus on the work that really matters.”

BetaNews: ‘Start’ is a do-everything new tab page for Chrome

BetaNews: ‘Start’ is a do-everything new tab page for Chrome. “If you’re bored with Chrome’s standard “new tab” page, there are hundreds of free extensions to make it better. Whether you’re after gorgeous photos, better searching, more productivity tools, there’s something, somewhere that can help. If you don’t have time to look, that doesn’t have to be a problem either — just install something like Start — A Better New Tab, which crams in just about every feature you could possibly want.”

Wrike: 51 Chrome Browser Extensions to Amplify Your Productivity

Wrike: 51 Chrome Browser Extensions to Amplify Your Productivity . “We’ve listed these 51 extensions for Google Chrome, arguably one of the most popular and most extensible internet browsers in use today. But don’t worry if you use another browser, you probably still have access to these tools. Firefox typically has these same extensions (called ‘Add-ons’) ported over to Mozilla. Both Opera and Vivaldi can access the Chrome webstore via an add-on. Check to see what’s available.”

BetaNews: Chrome extension Who Targets Me? reveals how Facebook is used for election propaganda

BetaNews: Chrome extension Who Targets Me? reveals how Facebook is used for election propaganda. “With the UK on the verge of an early general election — one that will be fought with Brexit and Scottish Independence looming large — political campaigns are getting underway, including on Facebook. To help educate voters about how they are being besieged by political parties, a free Chrome extension called Who Targets Me? has been launched. It reveals just how personal information made available on the social network is used.”

Digital Trends: Focus Is A New Chrome Plug-in That Helps You Concentrate

Digital Trends: Focus Is A New Chrome Plug-in That Helps You Concentrate. “Designed by Paul Christophe, this extension promises to keep you on track and on task with a little bit of compromise. If you stay focused for 25 minutes, you’re rewarded with a break. But this is one element that keeps you from cheating — Focus blocks distracting sites and keeps an ever-present to-do list on your radar so that you can see just how much you can’t afford to procrastinate (and concentrate on just how much you’ve accomplished at the end of the day).”