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When Opera 11 was released last month, the browser added support for extensions for the first time. At the time of launch there were only around 200 add-ons available. Now that figure has almost doubled, as developers clamor to produce plug-ins for the excellent new browser. Here is a selection of the 10 that we consider to be the most useful:

Fastest TubeFastestTube

Want to download a video from YouTube? Thanks to FastestTube you can do so directly from Opera 11 while browsing YouTube.

Download HelperDownload Helper

If you download stuff from file dump sites such as MegaUpload, Mediafire or 4Shared, then you’ll find this add-on very handy. Download Helper allows you to save time when using these sites, by automatically starting the download after the waiting time ends.

TranslateTranslate

One of the great features of Google Chrome is now available for Opera: the ability to automatically translate web pages that are in a different language.

Weather ForecastWeather Forecast

Install Weather Forecast in Opera 11 and you’ll be able to stay on top of what’s happening in the skies at all times. The Yahoo! Weather Channel-powered extension displays temperature wind, pressure, humidity and more.

Facebook ChatFacebook Chat

Now you can keep chatting to people on Facebook without actually being on the site itself. The Facebook Chat extension for Opera is accessible from a button on the toolbar, loading the chat feature in a floating window.

Panic ButtonPanic Button

If you’ve ever been in a situation where you’ve been caught looking at something online that you shouldn’t be, install Panic Button to prevent it happening again. The extension allows you to hide all your tabs at once with a single click, then restore them later.

Gmail CheckerGmail Checker

Gmail users shouldn’t be without this Opera 11 extension. Gmail Checker displays the number of unread messages in your inbox, and allows you to go to your mail account with a single click. You can even enable sound notifications for when a new email comes in.

BugMeNotBugMeNot

Don’t you just hate it when web sites make you register in order to access them? With this extension installed you just hit a button and BugMeNot automatically fills in free login details for the site, saving you lots of time.

YoutubeSoundRippYoutubeSoundRipper

Like the sound of a song you’re listening to on YouTube? With this app installed, you just need to hit a button and the audio will be directly downloaded to your PC as an MP3 file.

AdSweepAdSweep

Ad-blocking extensions are always among the most popular, and AdSweep is arguably the pick of the bunch for Opera 11. The small add-on hides elements of a page that show advertisements.

CalculatorCalculator

If you want to perform a quick calculation while browsing the web, this extension is ideal. Simply click the button in your toolbar and you've got instant access to a calculator in Opera 11!

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Commented

  • Tom |
    19/01/11
    Tom

    The link for PanicButton links to the wrong page.

  • jthornton |
    19/01/11
    jthornton

    Thanks for the heads-up Tom, fixed now!

  • wafa |
    31/01/11
    wafa

    hi how r u are u fine

  • sonu |
    02/02/11
    sonu

    oiuytre

  • mooaz |
    03/02/11
    mooaz

    by

  • midhun |
    10/02/11
    midhun

    i like

  • Tech Geeks |
    19/02/11
    Tech Geeks

    Thanks for the nice post,while I am not the Opera user but with those extension I can think using it.

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  • k_abdrahim |
    01/03/11
    k_abdrahim

    hi how r u are u fine

  • amirhossin rashid farokhi |
    10/03/11
    amirhossin rashid farokhi

    hello,tank

  • amirhossin rashid farokhi |
    10/03/11
    amirhossin rashid farokhi

    hello,tank

  • amirhossin rashid farokhi |
    10/03/11
    amirhossin rashid farokhi

    hello,tank

  • Matt Perkins |
    12/03/11
    Matt Perkins

    Chrome is taking steps in the right direction unfortunately their add-on support might be too little too late. Firefox and Chrome have such a big lead in add-ons and both have far more users and developers behind them.

    I'll keep trying Opera but I can't help but feel Opera did this all too late to matter.

  • Matt Perkins |
    12/03/11
    Matt Perkins

    Sorry I mean Opera is taking steps

  • maruti |
    18/08/12
    maruti

    very good

  • Nicki ffD |
    03/01/13
    Nicki ffD

    I just want to say that the day that someone builds a plug-in that will replace Baydin's Boomerang for Gmail I will be a very happy person. I just moved to Opera from Chrome and am finding it great... but boy do I miss Boomerang.....

  • Clod |
    27/07/13
    Clod

    Boomerang +1 It a must-have extension.

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