Google+ doesn’t offer a ton of formatting options for your posts and the ones it does have you have to remember the markup to use. This isn’t so big a deal for those of us who use it regularly or have been around since the beginning. However, it comes up often when I talk with new or infrequent users. So I created a Google Chrome extension called ‘Post Editor for Google+‘ to help!
Post Editor for Google+ adds formatting buttons to the bottom of the post box so you can easily style your posts. It also includes a variety of symbols that you can automatically inject into your post.
You can grab the extension from the Chrome Web Store: http://goo.gl/ywkWj3
Right now it works with the main post box. If enough people find it useful I can extend it to work with the comment fields as well.