Chrome Extensions are utilities that can be added on Google Chrome providing the users the ability to customize the Chrome browser with the features they like. Extensions are used to get bonus information about a certain page thus improves the page with useful links and data. One example is, using the Select to Get Map Extension, users will be able to highlight the address on a page and from there it generates instant directions and map links.
Extensions basically are handy and lightweight applications that can be used to modify and enhance the functionality of the Google Chrome browser. It can also be used to obtain timely notifications. Meanwhile, the buttons can be added beside the address bar to have users notified of the certain events like for an instance, a Google Mail Checker can help users to get alerts or notifications on new email.
On the other hand, extensions have the ability to act as shortcuts. For an instance, when a user uses a feed reader, the RSS Subscription Extension provides the ability to alert the user if there is a feed in the site that they are on. Users can simply click on the small icon that can be seen in the address bar to be able to subscribe to the feeds instantly.