Google Chrome Extensions
With the Beta release of Chrome, many people are looking to download Google Chrome Extensions and we have had several people email today wanting to know “Where are the Chrome Extensions or Addons”, but as you can see by the list on the right there are none and unfortunately they don’t currently exist.
Chrome does have Plug-Ins which includes programs such as Java from Sun Microsystems, Flash from Adobe and Silverlight from Microsoft however these are slightly different technology than Extensions which add new features and functionality. Many people rely on extensions such as Firebug, Greasemonkey, AdBlock Plus, NoScript and others which is preventing users from switching to Chrome as their default browser. Google is aware of this and does plan on adding Extension abilities and an API to enable developers to create new functionality for Chrome.
The initial Beta release of Google Chrome is more of a “Core Browser” release to focus on bugs and to get the base product functioning flawlessly before starting to extend functionality.
Development and the release of an API is high on the priority list for Chrome.