The Best Chrome Extensions

Dan Price 08-06-2017

Are you confused by the thousands of different 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.


In this article, you’ll find our curated list of the best extensions for Google Chrome. They include suggestions from both our readers and our writers.

Make sure you leave your own tips and suggestions in the comments; 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

Last updated: June 8, 2017

Privacy and Security

The first step to enjoying yourself online is making sure you’re safe. Install these privacy and security extensions to protect yourself 24/7.




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 history, all through a single button.

GetHoneyBadger [No Longer Available]



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 will give you an insight into whether a site is suspicious by revealing which technologies the site is using.

Web of Trust


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 Web of Trust Data Breach: Accident or Money-Grab? The Web of Trust browser extension has been silently and forcibly removed by Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Did the popular privacy and security extension collecting and sell your data to third-parties? 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 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 .




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



This extension encrypts your web usage to HTTPS 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 saves and encrypts your passwords 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.

RSS Subscription Extension


Google’s RSS extension will automatically place an RSS subscription button in Chrome’s omnibox 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 whenever you visit a page that supports RSS feeds. You can add any web-based feed reader to the extension by clicking Manage option in the drop-down box, though you’ll need the appropriate URL for your reader of choice.



The aptly named Weather extension will give you both the current and upcoming weather outlook 5 Fun Ways To Check The Weather Every Day Cool Websites and Apps looks at five tools that make the weather just a bit more fun. When you have to check the weather every day, why not make it entertaining! Read More for your location. You can customize it to show personalized locations and preferred units of measurement.

Also consider: Currently


Whether you want to supercharge YouTube, listen to music, or find engaging content to read, we’ve got you covered with these entertainment-based apps.

Spoiler Protection

If you spend a lot of time on sites like Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook, it’s extremely difficult to avoid spoilers for popular TV shows and films. It’s even worse for sports games; you never know when someone might innocently mention the results.

Spoiler Protection covers up any mention of the shows you don’t want to hear about. All the filters are fully customizable.

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.

Torch Music

Torch Music is a music discovery tool. You can share music with friends, work on collaborative playlists via Facebook, and see trending songs in your local area.

Best of all, it’s completely free to use and works on a wide variety of devices.

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 Read More .

Google Cast [No Longer Available]



If you own a Chromecast dongle 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, web pages, and other content directly from your computer to your television.

Panic Button


Ever need to hide websites when your boss enters the room 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.

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


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

StumbleUpon [No Longer Available]


A click on the StumbleUpon extension will either take you to a random page or a specific page within your field of interests. You can define your interests to help the app find content you will enjoy.

Also consider: Clock Radio


If you can drag yourself away from YouTube and Netflix, you might actually be able to get some work done. Use these extensions to take your productivity to the next level.

Hover Free [No Longer Available]

Hover Free will enlarge thumbnails whenever you scroll your mouse over them. It is compatible with more than 100 sites.

The Best Chrome Extensions hover free

If you’ve been using Hover Zoom, delete it and install this extension instead; Hover Zoom is now infested with trackers and spyware.

Block Site

The web has too many distractions. If you’re the type of person who struggles to focus, there are various techniques you can try How a Simple Pomodoro Timer Made My Life Better The Pomodoro Technique is one of the simpler time management life hacks. Break through distractions with the help of 25-minute chunks and a timer. It could be a life-changing routine change if it suits you. Read More . Alternatively, you can take a more draconian approach and block any site which you procrastinate on.

Block Site lets you set up filters for times and days of the week. It offers a pre-populated list of common sites, but you can also add your own.

The Best Chrome Extensions blocked sites 670x362


Image-Toolbar will display a toolbar over any image you find on the web. The toolbar will let you download the image to a location of your choosing. You can also program some of its other buttons, letting you perform tasks such as opening an image in a new tab and bringing an image to the front of a page.

The Best Chrome Extensions image toolbar

Speed Dial 2

Speed Dial 2 is a new tab replacement page. It gives you fast access to your most visited websites, your bookmarks, and your browsing history.

The Best Chrome Extensions speed dial

The app syncs across all your devices, so you will have the same experience regardless of how you’re accessing the web.

Send from Gmail

Send from Gmail is an official Google extension, but it’s frequently overlooked.

The Best Chrome Extensions sendfromgmail

The extension places in icon in the top-right hand corner of Chrome which, when clicked, instantly opens a floating “New Email” window. It’s the best way to quickly send emails on-the-fly without disrupting your workflow.

Black Menu


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] 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 brings your PC and phone closer together 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) [No Longer Available]


Journey has one simple goal — to let you log your life 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


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 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.



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


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.


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.



Do you often find yourself struggling to find the perfect font The 20 Best Fonts for Greeting Cards and Posters Here are several basic, geometric, whimsical, bold, and dingbat fonts that are perfect for greeting cards and posters. 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 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.



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 to-do 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 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.



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.



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.



If you are easily distracted and find concentration is a problem 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. URL Shortener [No Longer Available]


This extension lets you quickly access the URL shortener 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


Along with productivity and entertainment, shopping is the internet’s other great time-consuming activity. Use these extensions to find the best deals and bag yourself a bargain.

The Camelizer


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] 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.


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 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


Fairly self-explanatory. This extension lets you add items to your Amazon wish-list Add Anything to Your Amazon Wish List With This Chrome Browser Addon 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 [No Longer Available]


Addicted to eBay? You 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 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


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


These days, there are so many social media networks that it’s difficult to stay on top of them all. Download these extensions to make life a bit easier.


Are you a Reddit user? If so, you need Flatit in your life.

The extension cleans up a lot of “junk” off the web-based Reddit homepage, giving you a faster and more streamlined layout. Flatit is compatible with the Reddit Enhancement Suite (which everyone should be using).

The Best Chrome Extensions flatit

Google+ Notifications [No Longer Available]


If you’re one of the increasing numbers 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 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, share web content with your contacts, and easily use emojis.

RES – Reddit Enhancement Suite


A must-have for Reddit lovers 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 your viewing options, and removes the need to click through pages thanks to ‘Never Ending Reddit’.

Silver Bird [No Longer Available]


Once installed, Silver Bird makes it possible to access Twitter functions from a button Better Twitter: 9 Chrome Extensions You Need to Install Right Now There are several excellent Chrome extensions that make your Twitter experience better than ever. Chances are, you have never even heard about them. But don't worry, we're here to help. Read More in the Chrome interface.

Also consider: Buffer, Social Fixer for Facebook, Facebook For Chrome

Tab Management and Bookmarking

Having too many tabs open at once drains your battery, eats your RAM, and ties up your CPU’s resources. Install a tab manager or bookmarking tool to eliminate the problem.

The Great Suspender

The Great Suspender will automatically freeze any tabs you’re not using, thus saving your computer’s RAM usage. They become “live” again as soon as you click on them. You can also retain tabs between browsing sessions.

The Best Chrome Extensions great suspender

Session Manager [No Longer Available]

Session Manager comes highly recommended from several of our readers. The extension allows you to save any tabs you’re working on when you shut your browser, then instantly reload all of them at a later time.

The Best Chrome Extensions session manager

You can also create groups of tabs to open with a single click. For example, perhaps you have a group of sites you check every morning or your want to open all your favorite news sites at the same time.



Are you the type of person who has hundreds of tabs open at the same time? 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 helps you manage a reading list of articles 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 for several platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, and Blackberry.

Evernote Web Clipper


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 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 web pages, but also random notes, audio, PDFs, and videos. You can also make and manage to-do lists and search existing notebooks.

OneNote Clipper

You can make a strong argument to say OneNote’s quality has now surpassed that of Evernote The Best Evernote Alternative Is OneNote and It's Free The market is drenched in note-taking apps competing with Evernote. But there is only one serious Evernote alternative. Let us explain why that is OneNote. Read More . If you use the Microsoft note-taking app, this is a “must-have”. You can grab web pages, PDFs, images, videos, and more directly from the internet and save them into OneNote.

The Best Chrome Extensions one note clipper



Tab Cloud lets you transfer your browsing session 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.

Awesome New Tab Page


This replaces the normal new tab interface 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 customizable tile-based interface that can provide quick access to both web apps and web pages.



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?

We’ve given you an introduction to some of the best Chrome extensions out there, but given the size of the Web Store, it’s impossible to cover them all.

Thankfully, we’ve got someone who can alert us to any awesome extensions we’ve overlooked – it’s you, the reader!

So, tell us about your favorite extensions. Which Chrome extensions couldn’t you live without?

You can leave all your tips and suggestions in the comments below.

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  1. Robert Lee Jones Jr.
    December 23, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Is there extensions that allow me to open files designed for windows operating systems?

  2. Bob
    November 26, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Save to Keep, ToDoist, Dashlane, and Browse History are the best apps or extensions I use.

  3. Bob
    November 21, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Dream Afar New Tab. Outstanding

    I spent a day trying different "New Page" extensions. Dream Afar, is the extension I picked.
    Great choice, and easy to chose your settings. Beautiful pictures and a first class extension.

  4. Dmitry
    October 17, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Great list! My fav Chrome extension for email management is Deskun, great features of email tracking and snooze.

  5. Sam H.
    January 12, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Forest is great for avoiding procrastination :)

  6. 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.

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

    Streamus no more, try Torch Music instead!

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

    very great information thank u
    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

  9. 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.

  10. 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 :)

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. Anonymous
    March 26, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Awesome Screenshot has been removed from the Chrome store.

  17. Anonymous
    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.

  18. Anonymous
    October 20, 2015 at 1:03 pm

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

  19. Anonymous
    September 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm

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

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

  20. Anonymous
    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

    Please add more productivity extensions...

  21. Anonymous
    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. :)

  22. 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!

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

    OneNote Clipper

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

    Quick Scroll sounds really good, thanks aew3!

  25. 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. :-)

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

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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

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

      This is brilliant.


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

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


  30. 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

  31. 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!


  32. 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.


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

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

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

      Thanks Ingo, I'll check it out.


  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.


  37. 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.


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

      This is a lifesaver for me!

  38. 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?

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

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

  39. 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!


  40. 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.


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

    TooManyTabs? Are you joking?
    just check TabsOutliner:

    chrome store link:

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

      Will do! Thanks.


  42. 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.


  43. 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...


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

      Thanks for your kind words.


    • 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.


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

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

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

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


  45. 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....!


  46. 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.


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

    After trying to cope with a myriad of tabs, I found "One Tab" ( 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.


  48. 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.


  49. 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......


  50. 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.


    • 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 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

  51. 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


      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!

  52. 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!

  53. 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.


  54. 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


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

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


    • 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!