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Using Apps & Extensions in the Google Chrome Browser
Using Apps & Extensions in the Google Chrome Browser

Continuing with our discussion on the Chrome Browser, let's go a bit deeper into ways to customize this browser using apps and extensions.So exactly what are apps and extensions?  Web-based applications ("apps" for short) are programs that are designed to be used entirely within the browser. Using apps, you can do things like create documents, edit photos, and listen to music, without having to install complicated software.  Click here for more on apps.  http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1050586

Extensions are extra features and functionality that you can easily add to Google Chrome. By using extensions, you can customize Google Chrome with features you like, while keeping your browser free of things that you don't use.  Click here for more on extensions.  http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=154007

Chrome also provides a means to sync most of its settings across different computers using a common e-mail account.  You can automatically sync apps, extensions, bookmarks and more so whatever computer you're using will have all of your "Chrome stuff" readily at hand.

The linked article below will show you step-by-step how to install apps and how to setup your syncing configuration.  One word of caution...anyone can write and publish apps and extensions and through using them you do expose your browsing history and possibly more to others.  Before installing an app or extension, review the information showing what it has access to and read the ratings, comments and feedback from others already using it to help you decide if you are comfortable installing it.  In most cases any malicious apps and extensions are quickly discovered and removed from the Chrome Web Store.  So stick with apps and extensions posted on the Chrome Web Store.  If you go looking to other parts of the web for apps you are at a much greater risk of downloading malicious content.

Click here for more on apps and extensions  http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/37744/how-to-use-and-customize-google-chrome-web-apps/


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