WordPress announced the launch of a new WordPress.com Chrome extension which gives you access to a number of WordPress.com features and notifications while you're away from WordPress.com. This should prove to be pretty handy for a lot of bloggers.
Users will get notifications anytime they get a new follower or like.
When you have the extension installed, it will display a follow button whenever you're on a site with RSS feeds, so you can easily follow it from your WordPress.com account. This includes not only WordPress sites, but blogs on Blogger, Tumblr, etc.
There's a "press this" button, which lets you quickly post content to your blog without having to actually go to it. This gives you a box that looks like this:
It will even let you post an excerpt of text with a link by highlighting what you want to post before you click the button. Like I said: handy.