Wednesday, November 2, 2011

20 Best Browser Apps of 2011

Whether you want to stay on top of your to-do list, find out who is tracking you online, or sling a few birds at pesky pigs, here are 20 apps that are well worth your time.


Make Your Browser More Useful and Fun

Remember when you used your browser exclusively for surfing the Web–visiting websites, reading articles, and maybe watching a video or two?
Those days are long gone. Your browser is now a source of apps for games that you can play for hours, services that will keep you safe, and simple utilities that can be useful or fun. Read on to learn more about our choices for the 20 best browser apps of the year.


As you surf the Web, you’re not alone. Chances are, you’re being followed by tags, tracking cookies, Web bugs, beacons, and more. Ghostery helps you find out when and how you’re being tracked, and gives you the power to put an end to it.
Ghostery is available for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari.



I review a lot of software for PCWorld. And after I’m done with the review, I uninstall most of the apps I test. But not LastPass.
I would be lost without this free password manager. With its ability to remember and generate secure passwords, LastPass may not be a flashy product, but it’s one of my personal favorites.
LastPass is compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and several mobile browsers.


Angry Birds

Since using LastPass has freed me from the hard work of generating and remembering passwords, I now have more time to focus on the important things in life. Like Angry Birds.
This insanely addictive game is available in a browser-based version. Just starting slinging away.

Angry Birds started as an app available through the Chrome Web store, but it is now compatible with all major browsers.

See The Rest of the Browser Apps!