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Copy Link Text
It's very easy to get Copy Link Name and Copy Link Text confused, but they do very different things. Copy Link Text allows me to set up copy format rules, and when I copy a link, it generates different styles of HTML, depending on what I need. This is an enormous time-saver. I used to use CoLT in Firefox to do the same thing.
How often used: Daily, all through the work day.
Live without it factor: I couldn't live without it. This is the single extension that made moving to Chrome practical. Until I found this, I stayed in Firefox. But once I found this extension, I was able to work efficiently in Chrome for all my daily writing. It was, by far, the single most important extension I found, in terms of switching to the new browser.
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This is another in my link copying series. Frankly, I use this considerably less than the others. I found it before I found Copy Link Text, and used it intermittently for a while hoping it would meet my needs. I keep it around, simply because it's relatively unobtrusive.
How often used: Almost never, now that I found Copy Link Text.
Live without it factor: I pretty much forgot I had it installed until writing this post. So, yeah, I could live without it.
CSSViewer is another very helpful tool for Web development. Once you tap the toolbar button, it gives you a floating window with the CSS properties of anything you hover over. Love it!
How often used: I use this in spurts, when I'm doing Web development. Since that's not my full-time gig, it means I can go a month or more without using this.
Live without it factor: However, when I am doing Web development, this is very helpful and I couldn't live without it.