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Are you confused by the 65,000+ extensions in the Chrome Web Store? Do you find it difficult to distinguish the best apps from the time wasters? We’re here to help. Below you’ll find a list of the best extensions for Google Chrome, including suggestions from both our readers and our writers.

This list will be updated regularly, so make sure you leave your suggestions in the comments and we’ll consider them next time we update the page.

Quick Links: Privacy and Security | News and Weather | Entertainment | Productivity | Shopping | Social | Tab Management and Bookmarking

Privacy and Security

Click&Clean

clean-and-clean

Do you share your computer with another user? Are you paranoid about sites tracking you and leaving cookies on your system?

Click&Clean lets you delete URLs, clear caches, remove cookies, and wipe your download and/or browsing historyall through a single button.

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GetHoneyBadger

gethoneybadger

Heartbleed. Yahoo hacks. Credit card theft. There are so many online dangers you need to be aware of.

GetHoneyBadger will check stats and information of any site you visit. It should give you an insight into if a site is suspicious by revealing which technologies the site is using.

Web of Trust

wot

This is a crowd-sourced tool that rates websites based on a site’s trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy, and child safety — helping you browse safely Browse Safely In Chrome With Web Of Trust Browse Safely In Chrome With Web Of Trust Web of Trust, or short WOT, is a community-driven service that can help you figure out which websites to trust. WOT is available as add-on for Chrome and other browsers. It indicates website and URL... Read More . At its core, it lets you avoid sites that are known to be harmful, but like all crowd-sourced software, it should be used with discretion Web Of Discretion: When Not To Trust Web Of Trust Web Of Discretion: When Not To Trust Web Of Trust Web of Trust scores a website based on criteria like trustworthiness, reliability, privacy, and safety. These scores aren't determined by Internet security experts. They're generated by normal people like you and I. Sounds like it... Read More .

ScriptSafe

scriptsafe

Also known as ScriptNo, ScriptSafe is for advanced users only. It works in a similar way to Ghostery, but it much less exclusive. It means you’ll be alerted to almost every script on a website, and disabling them all will make lots of sites fail to load. On the flipside, it’s easy-to-use interface will guide you, making sure you only load the scripts that are needed for the content you want to see.

HTTPS Everywhere

https-everywhere

This extension encrypts your web usage to HTTPS Encrypt Your Web Browsing With HTTPS Everywhere [Firefox] Encrypt Your Web Browsing With HTTPS Everywhere [Firefox] HTTPS Everywhere is one of those extensions that only Firefox makes possible. Developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, HTTPS Everywhere automatically redirects you to the encrypted version of websites. It works on Google, Wikipedia and... Read More whenever possible to help keep your private information safe. It is part of a collaboration between the Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation – so you know it’s both trustworthy and safe.

LastPass

lastpass

LastPass saves and encrypts your passwords The Complete Guide to Simplifying and Securing Your Life with LastPass and Xmarks The Complete Guide to Simplifying and Securing Your Life with LastPass and Xmarks While the cloud means you can easily access your important information wherever you are, it also means that you have a lot of passwords to keep track of. That's why LastPass was created. Read More on the LastPass web server, letting you log into websites with a single click.

Gravity Highlighter

gravity

Let Gravity Highlighter find the content you’ll be most interested in, saving you time and hassle. You just need to install the extension and let it get to work – soon it’ll be highlighting the stories it knows you’ll be most interested in on any given site.

RSS Subscription Extension

rss

Google’s RSS extension will automatically place a RSS subscription button in Chrome’s omnibox Easily Subscribe to Feeds With the RSS Subscription Extension [Chrome] Easily Subscribe to Feeds With the RSS Subscription Extension [Chrome] If you regularly use Google Reader or any other feed reader, you’ve probably noticed a missing feature in Google Chrome. Most browsers offer a built-in way to detect and subscribe to RSS feeds, but Chrome... Read More when you visit a page that supports RSS. You can add any web-based feed reader to the extension by clicking the ‘Manage’ option in the dropdown box, though you’ll need the appropriate URL for your reader of choice.

Weather

weather

The aptly named Weather extension will give you both the current and upcoming weather outlook for your location. You can customise it to show personalised locations and preferred units of measurement.

Also consider: Currently, Weather Watcher Live

Entertainment

 

Magic Actions for YouTube

A video is a video, right? What could be improved?

As it turns out — loads. Magic Actions revolutionizes the YouTube experience by adding auto HD, ad blocking, a cinema mode, mouse wheel volume control, and a whole lot more.

Streamus

streamus

Streamus lets you play YouTube videos in the background Streamus Is The Easiest, Coolest Way To Play Music From YouTube In Chrome Streamus Is The Easiest, Coolest Way To Play Music From YouTube In Chrome More teens listen to music through YouTube than any other source. So it makes sense to make it easier to listen to YouTube through your browser. And that's what Streamus does for Google Chrome. Read More without having to navigate to the website. It also lets create and manage playlists and pause, play and skip tracks.

Turn Off the Lights

With a single click of the extension button, Turn Off the Lights makes an entire page – with the exception of the video – fade to dark. It’s a neat way to solve the problem of videos embedded on light backgrounds 4 Browser Extensions To Dim The Lights & Move The Focus To Any YouTube Video 4 Browser Extensions To Dim The Lights & Move The Focus To Any YouTube Video Read More .

Google Cast

 

cast

If you own a Chromecast dongle Google Chromecast Review and Giveaway Google Chromecast Review and Giveaway We're giving away a Google Chromecast, so read through our review, then join the competition to win! Read More , this extension will let you send media, webpages and other content directly from your computer to your television.

Panic Button

panic-button

Ever need to hide websites when your boss enters the room Panic Button: Quickly Hide Time-Wasting Tabs From Your Boss [Chrome] Panic Button: Quickly Hide Time-Wasting Tabs From Your Boss [Chrome] Quickly hide the useless sites you're looking at so your boss doesn't know that you're slacking off. It's called Panic Button, it works in Google Chrome and it's designed for full time workers who actually... Read More ? Or perhaps when you’re trying to buy an online gift for somebody when that very person sneaks up behind you? Panic Button is the answer. It lets you hide and save all of your opened tabs with a single click – the best part is that they’ll be password protected, so only you can resume the session.

Google Similar Pages

google-similar-pages

Sometimes you get to the end of an article you’re reading, or have exhausted all the new content on one of your favourite sites, and you wish there was more. This extension helps you discover webpages similar to the page you’re currently browsing – perfect for both research and casual browsing.

StumbleUpon

stumbleupon

Define your interests and find new content. A click on the StumbleUpon extension will either take you to a random page or a specific page within your field of interests.

Also consider: Clock Radio, Live Radio Stations

Productivity

Black Menu

blackmenu

If you rely heavily on Google’s suite of services, this handy extension will save you a lot of time. When clicked, it will show you a pop-up menu that gives you one click access to all your most-used Google products Black Menu: Access All Google Services Within A Single Menu [Chrome] Black Menu: Access All Google Services Within A Single Menu [Chrome] Let’s face it – Google is awesome. If you’re like me, you use it for everything: emailing, scheduling, file storage, navigation, apps, your browser (Chrome), etc. But there’s one major problem – how do you... Read More .

PushBullet

pushbullet

Pushbullet brings your PC and phone closer together Pushbullet Puts Your Android And PC On The Same Wavelength Pushbullet Puts Your Android And PC On The Same Wavelength Find out how you can keep your Android perfectly synced with your PC -- push your phone's notifications to your desktop, share files, and much more! Read More . It lets you receive alerts from your Android or iPhone directly in your browser and provides a way to easily share media and other content. You can mute unimportant apps and can also respond directly from your computer for certain apps.

Journey (Diary, Journal)

journey-app

Journey has one simple goal — to let you log your life 20+ Fun Ways to Start a Lifelog in 2016 20+ Fun Ways to Start a Lifelog in 2016 There are more ways than ever to start lifelogging in 2016, so we take a look at some of the best apps, services, and gadgets that can help you. Read More with diary entries. It comes with a calendar, photo and atlas view that present all your entries in a beautiful and easy-to-digest format. It syncs with Android and the web app.

Save to Google Drive

save-to-drive

Google’s official Drive shortcut means you can seamless add new content to your Google Drive account How To Use Google Drive To Capture Your Great Ideas & Never Lose Them How To Use Google Drive To Capture Your Great Ideas & Never Lose Them Move over Evernote -- here's how you can use Google Drive to keep and grow your ideas. With the Google tools at your fingertips, put them all to good use for nurturing your ideas. Read More with a single click.

CiteThisForMe

cite-this-page

This one is aimed primarily at students. It makes bibliography creation easier, letting you quickly create a properly formatted website citation for the APA, Chicago, MLA, and Harvard citation styles. It even allows you to maintain project bibliographies – perfect for not getting bogged down in citations whilst in a creative flow.

iPiccy Photo Editor

ipiccy

Do you want a lightweight and easy-to-use photo editor? iPiccy includes lots of web-based photo-editing tools such as auto-fix, rotate, crop, resize, and color adjustment — as well as some more advanced processing features.

Synata

synata

Like using the cloud but forget which of the myriad services you stored something on? Synata works as a search tool for your online stuff Synata Offers A Better Way To Search Through All Your Online Stuff Synata Offers A Better Way To Search Through All Your Online Stuff One of the most common actions done online by anyone is searching. Here is a free Web app and Chrome extension that wants to make this endless search easier. Synata searches everywhere in one go. Read More . It sorts through Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Evernote, Office 365, and Sharepoint.

eAngel

You can read and re-read an important email a thousand times, but you can guarantee that as soon as you hit send you’ll find a typo. eAngel lets you send emails and documents to real humans who will then check it for syntax and typos.

WhatFont

whatfont

Do you often find yourself struggling to find the perfect font 14 Fonts That Are Perfect for Greeting Cards & Posters 14 Fonts That Are Perfect for Greeting Cards & Posters Thinking of making your own greeting cards and posters but having trouble making them look great? A better font might be the answer -- and these are all FREE and FANTASTIC. Read More ? Microsoft Word’s and Adobe Photoshop’s quickly become old. WhatFont lets you discover any web fonts by simply hovering over them.

Save Text 2.0

There are lots of cool note-taking apps Evernote vs. OneNote: Which Note-Taking App Is Right for You? Evernote vs. OneNote: Which Note-Taking App Is Right for You? Evernote and OneNote are amazing note-taking apps. It's hard to pick between the two. We compared everything from interface to note organization to help you choose. What works best for you? Read More on the market, but if you’re searching for something simple, try Save Text 2.0. Just click the bookmarklet, start typing, and your notes will be automatically saved to Google Drive.

Momentum

momentum

Some days you need a helping hand to keep your brain and productivity on track.

Momentum is that hand. It will replace your new tab page with a personal dashboard that includes your todo lists, the weather, and some visual inspiration.

Boomerang for Gmail

Boomerang is a browser add-on available for Chrome that lets you schedule emails for a point in the future Schedule Emails to Send Later with Boomerang for Gmail in Chrome Schedule Emails to Send Later with Boomerang for Gmail in Chrome Gmail is in ingenious tool for managing emails. Much of what it is lacking per default, is covered by Gmail Labs apps or browser add-ons. Boomerang is a browser add-on available for Chrome that let's... Read More , even if you’re not online. It’s perfect for automated business replies, not forgetting birthdays, and sending messages at a time when you know the recipient will be available.

RightToCopy

righttocopy

How annoying is it when you right-click on a web page but the site prevents you from accessing the context menu? RightToCopy solves the problem, it lets you highlight text and copy text on pages that have disabled the features.

Instapaper

instapaper

Do you often find yourself offline with nothing to read? Try Instapaper.

It will let you save any interesting links you stumble across then allow you to read them later on your iPhone, iPad, Android, computer, or Kindle.

StayFocusd

stayfocussed

If you are easily distracted and find concentration is a problem Stay Focused With StayFocusd For Google Chrome And Say Goodbye To Distractions Stay Focused With StayFocusd For Google Chrome And Say Goodbye To Distractions The Internet is a vast place, with loads of information that can often be overwhelming. It would be an understatement to say that it’s the primary resource for research and getting work done. But don’t... Read More , StayFocusd offers a solid solution. You can set yourself a time allowance for particular sites such as social networks, RSS readers or news sites, and once you’ve hit that limit accessed will be blocked.

Better History

better history

Better History replaces Chrome’s native history tool. It adds more controls to help you find your old content quickly and more effectively. You can jump between days or hours with a single click, and easily delete visits in a set time frame.

goo.gl URL Shortener

url-shortener

This extension lets you quickly access the goo.gl URL shortener 3 Ways To Quickly Shorten URLs Straight From Your Browser 3 Ways To Quickly Shorten URLs Straight From Your Browser In a world of micro blogging and mega long links, URL shortening can be insanely useful. Not only can it help to simplify and save space, it can also track links and reveal how often... Read More – giving you short and portable URLs. It’s particularly useful for long, difficult URLs or for character-limited content such as Tweets.

Also consider: Time Tracker, Any.Do, Checker Plus For Gmail, timeStats, Lazarus Form Recovery

Shopping

The Camelizer

camel

The Camelizer is the definitive price-checking extension for Chrome Shop Smart And Save Money - Check The Price History For Any Product With Camelizer [Chrome] Shop Smart And Save Money - Check The Price History For Any Product With Camelizer [Chrome] Don't pay more for a product just because of poor timing — see a history of price fluctuations before you buy anything. Camelizer is an extension for Google Chrome that shows you a chart of... Read More , including advanced features like price graphs, price alerts, and price trends for a number of popular online retailers.

Honey

Want discounts put don’t want to shop around? Install Honey. It automatically finds and tests coupon codes Honey: Saves You Money By Automatically Finding The Best Coupon Codes Online Honey: Saves You Money By Automatically Finding The Best Coupon Codes Online Read More for more than 100 online stores, and works as you checkout of a site – so you don’t need to shop through third party affiliates.

Add to Amazon Wish List

amazon

Fairly self-explanatory. This extension lets you add items to your Amazon wish-list Add Anything To Your Amazon Wish List With This Browser Addon [Chrome] Add Anything To Your Amazon Wish List With This Browser Addon [Chrome] Occasions to give and receive gifts happen throughout the year. Likewise, you have the whole year to craft your own wish list and collect gift ideas for friends and family. But do you have a... Read More from any website.

eBay Extension for Google Chrome

ebay-ext

Addicted to eBay? You’ll need this official browser add-on. It means you’ll never miss a good bargain Keep An Eye On The Best Deals With The eBay Extension For Google Chrome Keep An Eye On The Best Deals With The eBay Extension For Google Chrome While it is always advocated that you compare prices and discounts across multiple online shops, it is also true that some of the best deals can be had on eBay. After all, (with due apologies... Read More and you can monitor your existing bids without needing to be logged into the main site.

Chrome Currency Converter

chrome-currency

Unlike the Yahoo Currency Convertor extension, the Chrome Currency Convertor automatically changes any figures in a webpage to your desired currency. It’s not only good for shopping, but also reading long-form articles which are quoting prices and figures from around the world.

Social

Google+ Notifications

google-plus-notifications

If you’re one of the increasing number of people who are leaving Facebook behind and finding new ways to use Google Plus It's Not Really Dead: 7 Reasons To Start Using Google+ Today It's Not Really Dead: 7 Reasons To Start Using Google+ Today I wake up in the morning, and check what's new on Google+. Yes, really. Google is putting a lot of brawn and brains behind the social network everyone loves to hate, and it shows. Read More , you might find the ability to get notifications from the network without being on the site itself to be very useful.

Instazzap for WhatsApp

If you’re a WhatsApp junkie, Instazzap is a “must-have”. You can see your unread chats in the toolbar, easily share web content with your contacts, and easily use emojis.

RES – Reddit Enhancement Suite

res

A must-have for Reddit lovers Use Reddit Like A Boss With This Combo Package Use Reddit Like A Boss With This Combo Package Today, we're going to take a look at a couple of browser extensions that will enhance your Reddit experience. One of them is an old fogey, so you might of already heard of it by... Read More . It shows you comment karma, gives you username tagging, increases viewing options, and of course removes the need to click through pages thanks to ‘Never Ending Reddit’.

Silver Bird

silverbird

Once installed, Silver Bird makes it possible to access Twitter functions from a button Silver Bird Brings Twitter To Your Finger Tips [Chrome] Silver Bird Brings Twitter To Your Finger Tips [Chrome] A while ago, I checked out TweetDeck for Chrome as an in-browser solution for Twitter. TweetDeck for Chrome is exactly like the regular TweetDeck only you don’t have to leave your browser to use it.... Read More in the Chrome interface.

Also consider: BufferSocial Fixer for Facebook, Facebook For Chrome

Tab Management and Bookmarking

OneTab

onetab

Are you the type of person who has hundreds of tabs open at the same time?

It’s a bad habit – mainly because it eats up so much memory. OneTab lets you keep those tabs open, but reduces memory by up to 95 percent.

Tabs Outliner

TabOutliner creates a file tree on tabs on the right-hand side of the screen. Inactive tabs don’t use memory, and you drag and drop the tabs to keep yourself organized.

Save to Pocket

pocket

Formerly known as Read It Later, Pocket helps you manage a reading list of articles Pocket - The Ultimate Digital Bookmarking Service Pocket - The Ultimate Digital Bookmarking Service As Bakari previously reported, the well loved Read It Later - which enabled users to save articles to read later from a bookmarklet or various apps it was integrated with - was discontinued and replaced... Read More from the internet. The extension lets you save any article to your account with one click, and also allows for both article tagging and offline reading.

It has apps available for several platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows, OSX and Blackberry.

Evernote Web Clipper

evernote-ext

This spin off of the popular Evernote is so much more than just a bookmarking tool Evernote's New Web Clipper Is The Ultimate Content Saving Tool Evernote's New Web Clipper Is The Ultimate Content Saving Tool Evernote's Web Clipper isn't new. But if you haven't heard, or perhaps didn't like the Evernote clipper in the past, this is the right time to look into it again. Read More . It not only lets you save webpages, but also random notes, audio, PDFs and videos. You can also make and manage to-do lists and search existing notebooks.

The Great Suspender

greatsuspender

The Great Suspender automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources. You can do it either manually or after a set period of inactivity. Best of all, suspended tabs are retained after closing and reopening the browser, so they won’t all reload and eat through your CPU.

 

TabCloud

tab-cloud

Tab Cloud lets you transfer your browsing session How to Restore Tabs in Chrome & Firefox Across Machines With TabCloud How to Restore Tabs in Chrome & Firefox Across Machines With TabCloud Read More from one computer to another. You can also see saved sessions with a built-in interface.

Speed Dial 2

speeddial2

Let’s be honest, Chrome’s default quick access page is rubbish.

Speed Dial 2 replaces it. Your most visited pages, bookmarks, and browsing history are all displayed and can all be accessed in one simple click.

Awesome New Tab Page

awesome-tab

This replaces the normal new tab interface Get An Awesome New Tab Page For Google Chrome Get An Awesome New Tab Page For Google Chrome Awesome New Tab Page (aNTP) is a Google Chrome add-on that turns the new tab page (NTP) into a metro-like browser home screen. In addition to icons that lead to your favorite websites, this add-on... Read More with an attractive, Windows 8 style customisable tile-based interface that can provide quick access to both web apps and web pages.

SimpleUndoClose

simpleundoclose

SimpleUndoClose offers an easy way to restore closed tabs – just click the icon and just which pages you want to reopen.

What Chrome Extensions Do You Love?

Tell us about your favorite extensions. Which Chrome extensions couldn’t you live without?

Last updated: September 29, 2016

  1. Alex
    October 1, 2016 at 11:29 am

    TabsOutliner - Wow! Awesome!
    I could not believe I never tried it before - highly recommend. It's just an answer to all my desires for a best session manager. Have some small glitches though, looks like it's not work well with the "Continue where i left off" mode (it's when Chrome reopen all previously opened tabs on restart) - not a big problem for me anyway, just disabled it. Compared to everything else that I used or tried before, and to the whole state with such tools in the Chrome Store it's just terrific.

  2. Mark Davies
    October 1, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Streamus no more, try Torch Music instead!

  3. salapu balakrishna
    October 1, 2016 at 2:00 am

    very great information thank u makeuseof.com.
    i like your look of old website rather than new website .and the data is very awesome .even i was very interested to start blogging and i love ur blog

  4. Carnufex G
    September 30, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    First, there is Session Manager. I am one of those people that keep a million tabs open on a subject I am researching. Session Manager allow me to save all of the tabs as a named session. I can go back and reload all the tabs. Simple and effective. Also, the OneNote web clipper is invaluable if you use OneNote. Try them both out and you will see what I mean.

  5. Ben Sarah
    September 30, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I made a free extension for UK shoppers called Clever Spender. Please try it out and let me know what I can improve :)

  6. Brig Boring
    September 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I loved 'Dynamite' for chrome, but it won't seem to install or work on my PC any longer. It is like Nuke Anything for Firefox but better on chrome.

  7. D Harries
    September 30, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    For a more fair version of Adblock, there is Fair Adblocker by Stands.

    You can specify how many ads you want to see, and use micro-donation to give to charity. This method recognises that websites depend on advertising for revenue.

  8. Keith Collyer
    September 30, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Gravity Highlighter has been discontinued since they were acquired by AOL (really!)
    Synata has been discontinued since they were acquired by Cisco

  9. Tom
    September 14, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I've used many of the extensions mentioned here, and now have an interest in a few more- thank you.
    Adblock Plus is one that I always have on, and don't even realize how much I love it. Out of sight, out of mind, just like most internet ads; I never see them.
    iPiccy is my favorite image editor. Way beyond "basic", and any features it might (I said MIGHT) be lacking is easily balanced by no cost, no ads, no pressure to buy the premium version, no locked features, and a very user friendly interface. I use it daily.
    Send From GMail by Google. Whenever I'm on a webpage and want to share it with my wife or friends, ONE click and the link is in an outgoing email ready to add a comment or send, from my GMail account, without going to, or opening my inbox.
    Magic Actions for YouTube has totally changed and enhanced my YouTube experience in ways I never thought of. I used to think "Watching videos, what's the big deal?". When they are all in HD, with superior sound, ambient lighting, and many other effects, it's a whole new experience.
    I have some other favorites, including some you mentioned above, but I'll leave it at that for now.

  10. Sigal Cohen
    May 2, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    What about eAngel human proofreading for Gmail?

    I found it quite amazing for proofreading the many emails I write...

  11. Jeff C
    March 26, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Awesome Screenshot has been removed from the Chrome store.

  12. Roland Szikora
    February 6, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    These are really good extensions, but I mentioned an other one: the Spoiler Protection. Remove unwanted spoilers from the visited web pages.

  13. Maria Martinez
    October 20, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    And what's up with Whatsapp extensions? I really love instazzap for chrome, there's another one??

  14. Sonaal Bangera
    September 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Some great chrome extensions i have come across are: WhatFont, GetHoneyBadger, AwesomeScreenshot and Ghostery

    Also check out thetopfives.net which has a chrome extension for clean/slick dashboard on design, product and tech news + design inspirations

  15. chidura10
    August 28, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    These are really good Extensions You can also Add
    The Great Suspender Tab, it saves RAM
    and Google Dictionary Chrome Extensions where instantly you can meaning of a word.

    and also I am big fan of Quotations as well, include some best Chrome Extensions.

    I just found this link
    12 Best Motivation Quotes Chrome Extensions
    http://www.techaccent.com/2015/08/12-best-motivation-quotes-chrome.html

    Please add more productivity extensions...

  16. Mihkel Ansper
    August 8, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Very good Chrome extension here. Save Text 2.0 is missing tho. It helps you to save new ideas to your gmail or google drive with a few clicks. Check it out. :)

  17. Kevin
    April 17, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Dont forget "Magic actions for youtube", "One Tab", "Clic&Clean", "Speed Dial2", "Momentum", "Yet Another Drag and Go", "Image-Toolbar", "Block Site" , "Hover Zoom" and "Better History"
    There are excelent apps too.

    • Mark Davies
      October 1, 2016 at 2:54 am

      Hover Zoom now has malware, use Hover Free instead, it's exactly the same without the crap!

  18. Avneesh
    March 24, 2015 at 6:14 am

    OneNote Clipper

  19. Dan Price
    March 11, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Quick Scroll sounds really good, thanks aew3!

  20. aew3
    March 11, 2015 at 7:36 am

    ublock- (u as in utorrent) very lightweight adblocker
    flatit- makes the reddit UI much more modern and streamlined, however does not move anything. Just makes it look a bit more modern.
    Auto HD for YouTube- There's a plethora of autohd extensions out there, but they all do relatively the same thing. Must have for anyone with a halfway decent internet speed.
    Google Quick Scroll- You know how when you google something you see small parts of that webpage. Often after follow the link you spend ages trying to find the relevant text. Google Quick Scroll lets you jump to parts of the webpage relevant to your search.

    • Navanski
      September 30, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      µ can be obtained by holding the Alt key down while typing 181 on the numeric keypad. :-)

  21. Dan Price
    March 9, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I hadn't come across that one before, sounds great! Thanks!

  22. Lazar
    March 8, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I recomend Clearly. It transforms the content of a page by removing all the ads and formats everithing nicely. The pics remain contained in the article.
    The only disadvantage for me is that you cannot cusomize the way the articla is formatted then.

  23. Jack Lee
    March 8, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Try this one. Open a tab and write down whatever you want: Todo list, inspiration, memo... It saves right in time for you and you can see what you wrote on each tab. Very convenient and simple. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/new-tab-draft/nmfjkeiebceinkbggliapgfdjphocpdh/reviews

    • Mark Davies
      October 1, 2016 at 3:01 am

      This is brilliant.

      Thanks!

  24. Dan Price
    March 4, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I've actually switched to uBlock after all the recommendations on here. Great so far...

    Dan

  25. BD
    March 4, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Great list. Here are my favorites:
    * uBlock - Gotta block the ads
    * Symplie - Great GFM Markdown notepad/to-dos
    * Push Bullet - Super convenient notifications
    * Pocket - Great for my 'read-later' list

  26. Mark Jenkins
    January 29, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Journey for journal writing

    • Mark Jenkins
      January 29, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      Synced with Journey app for Android. Cloud based journal. Recommend it. Very similar to Day One on iOS.

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Maybe we can put that in part 2!

      Dan

  27. Jim Jackson
    January 5, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Any discussion of security extensions for Chrome begins with uMatrix. While there is a learning curve the benefits far outweigh any time spent in that regard.

    As other posters has stated uBlock, created by the same author of uMatrix, for Chrome has a MUCH lower memory use than the various ablock extensions while at the same time offering more choices for block lists.

    I do use Https Everywhere and Last Pass.

    WOT is nothing more than crowd sourced user opinions many of which have nothing to do with security or privacy. Chrome's own Phishing and Malware protection is based on more

    I also use PoperBlocker, Random (hide) User Agent, Referer Control (I show the referer of the site I am visiting to also be that site) and Strong Password Generator.

    Firefox is no where near Chrome in terms of security mainly because of the process sandboxing which Firefox is about a year or so from using themselves because Chromium (Chrome) is open source.

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks for the recommendations Jim.

      We will consider them all for the next update.

      Dan

  28. Ingo
    January 5, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Thanks a lot for the very useful list. One more really great extension is "Session Buddy":

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/session-buddy/edacconmaakjimmfgnblocblbcdcpbko

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks Ingo, I'll check it out.

      Dan

  29. sshrabah
    January 1, 2015 at 10:17 am

    hi , i know its not the right place to post a request, can you write a post on how to use the YouTube++ chrome extension, i looked every where but no one had done one.

  30. Donald Trump
    December 29, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Ublock replaces ABP.
    - Excellent app by a keen & trustworthy author.

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks Donald. I've heard a lot of good things about ublock.

  31. Andre
    December 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Click & Clean - get rid of cookies temp. files etc. keep chrome clean......

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks Andre.

      I'll consider it for the update.

      Dan

  32. John Smith
    December 22, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I personally recommend RightToCopy, it works great on those sites that block right clicking and highlighting text.

    • John Smith
      December 22, 2014 at 12:59 am

      omg thank you i've been trying to find something like this for so long!!

    • Alex
      December 22, 2014 at 1:03 am

      did you just reply to your own comment? lol anyway thanks for sharing, the extension works great

    • John Smith
      December 22, 2014 at 1:05 am

      @Alex silly me, i accidentally clicked reply on my own comment!

    • Dillon
      January 30, 2015 at 8:04 am

      @John Smith ... did you go back in time to post it after you heard about it from yourself? I'm confused.

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation John.

      Dan

    • Jonathan Zhou
      January 10, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      This is a lifesaver for me!

  33. Lee
    December 19, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I have put google chrome on my kindle HD fire (via ES explorer), It seems to be fine apart from it won't translate foreign websites & I cannot find how to turn this feature on, Would anyone be able to help?
    Thanks.

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      I dont have a Kindle I'm afraid. Maybe try posting in MUO Answers?

  34. Beth Swantz
    December 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    My favorite is New Tab to Tasks - Every new tab is your task list from Google mail! Easy workflow tool to keep track of your to do list!!
    Love it!!!

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks for the tip Beth!

      Dan

  35. Rem Raru
    December 17, 2014 at 9:07 am

    TabsOutliner actually completely replace for me Evernote and Pocket.

    Although not having a direct ability to save pages or detailed page fragments, it's effectively solve the problem of putting pages for reading latter or just save tabs links with some short notes of why you do so or what useful there was.

    Highly recommend, a real lifesaver for me.

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      A replacement for Evernote?! It must be good!

      I'll look into it.

      Dan

  36. Rem Raru
    December 17, 2014 at 8:58 am

    TooManyTabs? Are you joking?
    just check TabsOutliner:

    i.imgur.com/o8ZvIDH.jpg

    chrome store link:
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tabs-outliner/eggkanocgddhmamlbiijnphhppkpkmkl?hl=en

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Will do! Thanks.

      Dan

  37. Rob
    December 16, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Amazing list! I would also add Instapaper- one of my personal favourites! :)

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks Rob. I'll investigate.

      Dan

  38. A41202813GMAIL
    December 16, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Very Nice List - Keep Them Coming.

    Fortunately, Most .CRX Extensions Work With OPERA.

    CHROME Is Now My Second Browser, Because GOOGLE Forgot Power Users Have A Choice.

    Besides The Default CHROME - Forcing Normal Users Not To Be Able To Use Extensions Outside The CHROME Web Store - There Should Be Another Way For Power Users To Continue To Use Them ( Still Allowed In OPERA - Knock On Wood ).

    Oh, Well...

    Cheers.

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      Thanks for your kind words.

      Dan

    • A41202813GMAIL
      February 12, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Thank You For Responding.

      When Is Part 2 Supposed To Be Issued ?

    • Daniel Price
      February 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      Sorry, it's not so much Part 2 as an update. In couple of months I think, once we have enough new recommendations from you guys and enough exciting new apps have been released to make it worthwhile.

      Dan

  39. Mordalo
    December 15, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I dropped Adblock Plus in favor of µBlock. Smaller footprint and works better, IMHO.

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/%C2%B5block/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      A lot of people think the same as you. I need to check it out.

      Dan

  40. Nevn
    December 15, 2014 at 7:11 am

    OneTab is another great extension. I have a horrible habit of leaving WAY too many tabs open. This extension lets me remove tabs from system memory into ONE very easy to organize tab. Not only can I group tabs together, but also, move and organize them. I can also name the groups. So if I'm working on a project, I can open all the tabs related to it all at once and then OneTab them all once I'm done.

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      "I have a horrible habit of leaving WAY too many tabs open"

      Join the club....!

      Dan

  41. sshrabah
    December 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    i think you Should add YouTube++ to your List its amazing

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks for the tip.

      Dan

  42. HeberJames
    December 14, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    After trying to cope with a myriad of tabs, I found "One Tab" (http://www.one-tab.com/)and now use it all the time. It is available for both Chrome and Firefox

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks Heber. I will look into it.

      Dan

  43. JP White
    December 13, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I like 'File Manager' for Chrome
    Another favorite is Application Launcher for Google Drive.
    For the geeks, I also recommend Recline CSV Viewer.

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks JP. We'll consider adding them in part 2.

      Dan

  44. DonGateley
    December 13, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Still nothing like Session Manager on Firefox for effective session management. That's the primary reason I've always come back to it after trying Chrome.

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      I've never used Firefox I'm afraid...

      I know, I know......

      Dan

  45. Aande
    December 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    For adblocking (and privacy) I can recommend µblock, which claims to use fewer resources than other adblockers.
    To quickly share links with your smartphone (e.g. you're reading an article and have to leave and want to continue reading on your phone) I have been using QR Code generator for ages.

    µblock: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/%C2%B5block/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm
    QR Code Generator: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/qr-code-generator/cnehiohlphfeeoajihccdlbioaickhak

    • bnjohanson
      December 13, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      ...and I heard Hitler, who was also a Fascist, told one helluva a joke. Doesn't mean I want to hang with him.

    • Tinkicker
      December 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      @bnjohanson...so what are you trying to say?

    • Alex
      December 25, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Pushbullet is much easier than QR code to share anything between your devices

  46. likefunbutnot
    December 13, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    You've suggested the wrong Ad-blocking tool. Adblock Plus has a much larger feature set for much more comprehensive protection.

    I'd go farther and suggest that you're recommending the wrong browser. Chrome's add-on ecosystem remains a distant second in terms of functionality to the expansive options available to Firefox, especially with regard to privacy and security.

    • Daniel Price
      December 14, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Hi,

      We featured both Adblock and Adblock Plus. Which would you recommend?

      • Mark Davies
        October 1, 2016 at 3:49 am

        Adblock Plus now accepts payments from some advertisers to NOT block their ads!

        Adblock doesn't do this!

  47. Dann Albright
    December 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I use Evernote, LastPass, and Pocket all the time. Disconnect is a recent discovery, and I'm really liking it. I also use Buffer and Pinterest a lot—I find that they end up saving me a lot of time!

  48. EpilEpic
    December 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Some other extentions I use a lot are:
    - searchbar: it's a very efficient way to acces search engines
    - magic actions for youtube: gives a lot of options to youtube
    - hover zoom: enlarges images
    - home - new tab page:

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks Epil. I will look into them.

      Dan

  49. Kye
    December 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    You forgot Zenmate for surfing anonimously....
    Also Data Compression Proxy if you have a very weak internet connecion or an small speed connection.
    Mailtrack for gmail (it announces you when your email was read).
    Youtube Automatic Quality changer

    etc....

    • Daniel Price
      February 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks Kye. I'll consider them for the update.

      Dan

    • Caleb
      March 21, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Grammarly- it automatically checks all writing you do within chrome and is very useful
      Diigo- allows you to save sites within your own library
      Streak- Email tracker, allows you to see who opened your email, when it was opened, what device and OS they were using, and their geographical location down to the neighborhood area.

    • Dan Price
      March 21, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      Yep, Grammarly should have been on here... An oversight!

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