Share Tools Extension

Share Tools is a very useful extension for Google Chrome and other supported browsers. It enables users to quickly share or save the current tab on social networking and bookmarking websites. Users can install it from this link.

How To Use?

Once you have installed it successfully, you would notice its icon on the browser toolbar. Click on this icon whenever you want to share the current tab on any supported website, and its popup window will appear as shown in the following screenshot:

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Now, click on the icon of your desired website, which would redirect you to that site. By default, this extension launches the sharing links in a new tab. But, if you prefer, you can set it to open sharing links in new window. To change this setting, click on the last ‘gear’ icon in the popup window shown in the above screenshot. This would open extension’s options page as shown in the following screenshot:

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The Share Tools extension supports 14 social networking or bookmarking websites: Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, Google Bookmarks, WhatsApp Web, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Pocket, Reddit, Evernote, Pinboard, Hacker News, Google+ and Tumblr. It also provides option to share the current tab using your default email client (Windows 10 Mail, Thunderbird etc.). You can also generate QR code for the current tab.

Add Your Favorite Site

If the extension doesn’t support your favorite site, you can add one custom site to the Share Tools extension. Follow this guide for detailed instructions.

Remove Unused Buttons

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You can remove unused buttons from the popup windows right from the options page of the extension. For this, click on the last gear icon in the popup to launch extension’s options page. Here you can easily enable or disable sites. Icons of disabled sites don’t appear in the popup

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Privacy Friendly

Unlike other similar browser extensions, the Share Tools doesn’t require any permission like access to your browsing activities or history. It doesn’t track you in any way.

If you have any feedback or suggestion regarding the Share Tools extension, feel free to leave a comment below or email us at apps@browsernative.com. If you like this extension, please post a review and rate it 5-stars on Chrome Web Store.

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Posted by Arpit Gupta

Arpit maintains several browser-based tools including many popular extensions. Follow him on Twitter, or email at editor@browsernative.com.

2 Responses

  1. Karin says:

    Thank you very much for this handy tool.

  2. John Winder says:

    Thank you very much, excellent sharing extension. 5 Stars
    As a feature request I would like to be able to remove those I don’t use, or be able to reorder them, so the ones I do use are together at the top.

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