The Chrome Extensions site went live today, and although you could previously get a few extensions here and there from developers, it’s pretty cool to see that Google has got a place now where these are all under on roof. About time time! It appears that there are a variety of offerings available from developers, the most popular being the Gmail checker.
It make me wonder how many of these extensions you could add before creating a lot of bloat in your browser, which has been known to happen in Firefox. Nevertheless, some of these extensions will prove to be useful such as the Google Translate extension which is able to convert pages into another language with one click. It may not be completely accurate, but it’s probably be enough to do the trick.
Sadly, when I fired up my Chrome OS build, the extensions web site said I didn’t have the right Chrome browser version. I downloaded the setup file for the Chrome Beta that works with extensions, but when I tried to run it Chrome OS did nothing. So no extensions can be downloaded from here for Chrome OS yet.
The extensions site is located here. You need to download the Chrome browser beta to get extensions if you don’t already have it.