It just became the third most popular Web browser, and now Chrome is even more customizable. A new Chrome extension allows you to view the number of unread messages in your Gmail inbox. Think of Chrome extensions as apps for your browser, or small shortcuts that allow you to access content or receive new information quickly. The Gmail extension adds a small icon to the right of the address bar in Chrome, displaying the number of unread messages. You can also access your inbox by clicking on the icon.
Chrome extensions are currently available for Windows users only; though Google says that extensions are coming to the Mac version of Chrome soon. To download the Gmail extension — and more than 2,000 others — visit the extensions gallery.