The 100 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions
August 28, 2016 - Kindle Unlimited
It’s been an adult and down confederate of years for Google’s Chrome Web browser.
When we initial did a chronicle of this story in Jan 2015, Chrome had about 22.65 percent of a browser marketplace worldwide, according to Net Applications. As of Jul 2016, Chrome has 50.95 percent–it crossed paths with Microsoft Internet Explorer in March, when both strike 39 percent. IE continues to dwindle, as does Firefox and Safari. Only Chrome and Microsoft’s new Edge browser have gained, though Edge is customarily during 5.09 percent of a market.
Then it mislaid some kudos–from us. After several years as PCMag’s favorite browser, a resurgent Firefox took a Editors’ Choice award. The reason: Chrome lags in graphics hardware acceleration, and it isn’t accurately famous for respecting user remoteness (just like a primogenitor company).
Rather than carrying we event blindly by a store to find a best add-ons, we’ve gathered a list of 100 we should consider. Several are singular to Google and a services (such as Gmail), that isn’t startling deliberation who finished Chrome. Most extensions work opposite handling systems, so we can try them on any desktop platform; there competence be some versions that work on a mobile Chrome, too.
All of these extensions are free; there’s no mistreat in giving them all a try–you can simply invalidate or mislay them by typing chrome://extensions/ into a Chrome residence bar and right-click an extension’s idol in a toolbar to mislay it. As of Chrome chronicle 49, any prolongation contingency have a toolbar icon; we can censor them though uninstalling a prolongation with a right-click and selecting “Hide in Chrome Menu.” You can’t get absolved of a icons for good.
Read on for a favorites, and let us know if we missed a good one!
Awesome Screenshot Don’t extent yourself to simple screenshots. Make them overwhelming by annotating them with shapes, arrows, and calm comments. One click uploads an picture to AwesomeScreenshot.com for storage and pity discerning to amicable media.
Diigo Web Collector Dubbed a “multi-tool for personal believe management,” Diigo is a good brew of amicable bookmarking (remember Delicious?) and full info grabber like Evernote. This prolongation puts a use to work, vouchsafing we bookmark, archive, and explain all we see online. You get total bookmarks for free, though Diigo will assign we $7/year to get it though advertising. Sign adult during Diigo.com.
Send to Kindle for Google Chrome Lots of people cite to review on their Kindle inclination (or use Kindle apps on tablets and phones). If we find a Web page with a long-form essay on it, use Amazon’s extension. It will reformat pages and send them directly to your Kindle of choice for reading later. You can even get a preview before we send it. (If we have another ebook reader that uses ePub format, try dotEPUB.)
Evernote Web Clipper This is a must-have for anyone embracing a Evernote life. Evernote is still a premiere approach to shave and store all value gripping online. This prolongation creates it a breeze, even isolating what it sees as a categorical calm of a page, and storing customarily that. It now even has built-in assessment features. When we save a screenshot, appendage it amply and we can hunt by it all after regulating Evernote.com or a offline module and apps ( during slightest dual of them ).
OneNote Web Clipper Microsoft’s OneNote app/service does a lot of a same things as Evernote. Now with a possess Clipper extension, it can do a same thing in Chrome: save anything we see online.
Lightshot Lightshot is a lightweight screen-capture apparatus that works with a hold of a toolbar symbol to constraint customarily what’s in a browser (or download a full module and daub a print-screen pivotal to get anything appearing on a monitor). It has an whole army of collection during a disposal, from upload-for-sharing to annotation. It will even now send what we constraint to Google to do a hunt for identical graphics.
Save to Pocket Pocket ( once called Read It Later ) is all about vouchsafing we review calm we find…later. Set adult an comment and start saving calm with a Pocket extension, bookmark buttons, or apps. One click “Pockets” a calm so we can entrance it anytime–even offline–on all your devices–there are Pocket apps for everything. Content isn’t singular to text; we can store video to watch later, too.
Readability Set adult an comment on Readability first, afterwards exercise this extension. Click a drop-down menu for a choice to review now in a clear, uncluttered interface; review after when we revisit your Readability.com account. You can also print, share around amicable networks, or send calm to your Kindle so we have copiousness to review while mobile.
Screencastify Need to make a video out of what’s in a tab? Screencastify will do it though wanting any other outmost software. And it works over a proportions of a browser tab. Videos are simply saved to YouTube or Google Drive. The giveaway chronicle allows videos adult to 10 mins long.
Boomerang for Gmail Ever combined a Gmail summary and wished we could news it to go out a few hours later? Boomerang handles that for you, and we don’t even have to be online when it sends. You can lane replies, though we customarily get a singular series of giveaway messages per month.
Checker Plus for Gmail Ever wanted to check your email though didn’t feel like expending a additional appetite to open a new tab? No judgments, we’ve been there, too. The best prolongation for users of mixed Gmail accounts–I’ve got three!–is Checker Plus. It gives we discerning entrance around a drop-down menu in Chrome, desktop notifications, tone coding, even voice submit for essay messages. It even reads your mail to you–all though indeed visiting Gmail. Users of a Awesome New Tab Page app get full integration. A concession of any volume unlocks even some-more features. This is a must-have for any Gmail junkie.
Checker Plus for Google Calendar Never open Google Calendar again. This prolongation gives we full entrance to all we like about Google Calendar from your Chrome toolbar, and mixed methods of adding calendar events, such as right-clicking on a webpage to supplement it like an appointment. The notifications (including voice) are ideally done. It even runs in a credentials when Chrome is closed, so we never skip an engagement.
Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google) When we click a couple to a PowerPoint arrangement or PDF record with this prolongation installed, you’ll be shunted directly to Google Docs Viewer to perspective a file. You don’t need to download it and open it in PowerPoint or Adobe Reader, or re-upload it to Google Drive first. It’s essential if you’ve given your capability life over to Google Drive.
Gmelius Google thinks it knows accurately what users want, so infrequently it creates interface changes to Gmail, that can be infuriating. Gmelius (pronounced Gmail-e-us) gives we behind some control, restoring aged interface elements like a strange harmonise window or clicking a Gmail trademark to lapse to a inbox. It also can censor facilities no one likes–such as advertisements. The customary chronicle is free; reward is permitted for a one-time $25 cost per user, so we can exercise it on as many PCs as we wish regulating a same account. It’s also permitted on Safari and Opera.
Google Dictionary Load it up, double-click any word on any webpage, and you’ll see a pop-up with a definition. Or hunt for disproportion from a toolbar. Multiple languages are supported.
Google Translate Ever revisit a unfamiliar website and wish we could review it? This prolongation gives we a ability to do so by auto-detecting a denunciation in use and gift a choice to uncover it in your elite language.
Goo.gl URL Shortener Access Google’s possess URL shortener use (found during Goo.gl ) around a Chrome toolbar with this extension. It now truncates a URL you’re visiting and copies a new residence to a clipboard for use anywhere. It will even beget a QR formula of a URL. Click on Details and we can see where and how mostly a condensed URL has already been used.
Google Hangouts Say farewell to Voice and welcome Hangouts, a discuss underline built into Gmail. You can supplement a sidebar for Hangouts around this prolongation so it’s permitted on any page we visit–and if you’ve got Google Voice, we can set it to accept your SMS and voicemail messages. If we have mixed Google/Gmail accounts and wish to switch, well, we can’t, though we can use Chrome’s built-in support for Chrome Profiles to get access.
Google Voice (By Google) Google’s grieving voicemail use is still useful for some, and can be plugged right into your browser. This prolongation offers on-the-fly entrance to your voicemail messages (with transcriptions) and SMS texts (to that we can reply), and we can trigger VoIP calls over Google Voice. Every phone series we see on a site becomes clickable for calling.
Rapportive Wondering who customarily emailed you? Rapportive loads a sidebar subsequent to any summary (replacing a ads!) giving we a full low-down on contacts, from their social-networking haunts to new standing updates, and more. Friend them on a fly when we get a new message. You can even make records about them to entrance later. It’s “relationship management” in your email. Also permitted for Firefox and Safari users.
Save to Google Drive Google Drive competence be your primary workplace and storage area, though it’s infrequently wily to put what we wish in a cloud repository. This prolongation creates it a breeze. You can save an whole webpage, or customarily a downloadable elements such as images or documents, and send them directly to Google Drive. It will even import Microsoft Office documents.
AdBlock and Adblock Plus Adblock Plus is a community-driven prolongation ported from Firefox, while a apart AdBlock adds video ad restraint on sites such as YouTube and for Flash-based games. Considering a video-ad restraint extras, and that Adblock Plus whitelists some ads it deems “acceptable,” AdBlock (also permitted for Safari, Opera, and Firefox) is substantially a somewhat improved collect among dual glorious products.
µBlock Origin Looking for an choice to Adblock or Adblock Plus that’s a small reduction apparatus intensive? Try µBlock.
Chrome Remote Desktop There are many times when it would be permitted to be means to control someone else’s mechanism from afar, or let others take control of yours for tech support. Many collection exist to make this happen, though arguably nothing are as easy to exercise as Chrome Remote Desktop, given it’s all finished around a browser extension. It works cranky height for Windows and Mac users–even Chromebooks. Take control of a PCs from your mobile devices–Android, naturally, though also on iPhone.
Hover Zoom There are a lot of thumbnail images on sites like Google Images, Flickr, deviantART, and amicable networks. This prolongation shows we a full-size picture when we float your rodent over any small thumbnail, presumption there’s a incomparable picture available.
Image Downloader Bulk download all a images on a singular webpage with this extension. It will arrangement all a images, and we can mention that ones we wish before a download starts.
IE Tab In days of yore, many websites were optimized for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. If we confront some in your browsing travels along a Information Super-Highway, use IE Tab to bucket a page regulating IE’s digest engine, while still remaining within a Google Chrome tab.
Full Contact If we have fewer than 5,000 contacts in Gmail, or mixed strike lists, Full Contact is a approach to keep them perpetually spotless adult and synced with Google. Set adult a comment during FullContact.com, afterwards exercise a prolongation to give it entrance to your Google account. The contacts there are a overpass between all your several residence books.
Lazarus: Form Recovery It’s happened to all of us: we’ve filled out a difficult form online, strike a button, and some blunder loses it all, forcing us to refill any singular box. Lazarus saves your work as we form in any form, so if there’s an blunder or crash, it brings it back. Hooray!
Noisli Like your ambient noises to assistance we keep a focus? Noisli has a drop-down menu full of them to play, with a nap timer to spin them off after a pre-set time.
Stylish If you’ve ever used Greasemonkey on Firefox, you’ll conclude Stylish. This prolongation works with scripts we download from userstyles.org to renovate a demeanour of websites. There are thousands of scripts that can assistance we urge your browsing on Facebook, Tumblr, Google, and elsewhere.
Xmarks Bookmark Sync Chrome has a possess glorious process of syncing bookmarks, tabs, passwords, and settings (using your Google account), though Xmarks goes one step serve by syncing among all vital browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE–on a same or mixed computers.
Readism When we review a story on Medium, we get an guess of how prolonged it will take to review a article. Readism relates that same suspicion to any page we visit, in speculation assisting we improved conduct your time. Right-click a link, and you’ll get a guess though even visiting a page.
Speedtest by Ookla Ookla has ported Internet speed tester from Speedtest.net to an prolongation that lives in a Google Chrome toolbar. Instantly check your download and upload speed as we revisit new sites, to see how they impact performance. You can also check your Internet speed right here. (Disclosure: Ookla is owned by PCMag primogenitor association Ziff Davis).
Any.do A renouned charge list use in itself, Any.do has combined what is arguably a best to-do list prolongation for a browser. It syncs with a service, lets we drag and dump new equipment and insert notes, and even turns Gmail messages into tasks. The Android and iOS apps let we take tasks on a road.
Assistant.to Install it to spin partial of your Gmail and Google Calendar and you’ll be origination meetings so many easier. Assistant.to is a partner that you’ve wanted, giving we an easy interface to strike people and emanate a best probable assembly time for all involved.
Related Content by Zemanta Zemanta is a blogger’s best friend. Available for mixed OSes, browsers, and blogging systems (specifically Blogger, WordPress, and TypePad), this prolongation helps insert images and associated essay links. It sources them from large picture sites like Flickr, and calm sites like Wikipedia, IMDb, and many more.
Grammarly Grammarly promises that a 150 vicious abbreviation and spelling checks in a giveaway chronicle outperforms even Microsoft Word, all in an bid to make we a improved writer. Double-click disproportion to get definitions and deputy synonyms. If we compensate for a reward version, it adds 100 some-more checks, even gets genre-specific, so we sci-fi writers don’t get a same issues as chronological essay writers. There’s even a piracy detector in a paid version. Guess what? Grammarly works –even if it doesn’t work directly with Google Docs, it does work with Gmail, and even works with Microsoft Office around other add-ons.
DuckDuckGo for Chrome Because it doesn’t lane we like Google does, DuckDuckGo is a hunt engine favourite by those with critical remoteness concerns. With this prolongation installed, a Google hunt also shows a tip formula for DuckDuckGo–or we can go directly to acid with DDG by clicking a drop-down menu.
Lingualy Ready to learn a unfamiliar language, though don’t wish to spend a income on imagination Rosetta Stone programs? Lingualy boosts your unfamiliar wording as we roller with translations, quizzes, and essay recommendations. It now supports French, English, Spanish, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, and more. There are also mobile app versions.
Lookup Companion for Wikipedia Wikipedia competence be second customarily to Google for searches via a day (at slightest on my computer). Lookup Companion gives we toolbar entrance to hunt a user-built thesaurus of everything, with formula appearing in a drop-down that simply open in a new Chrome tab.
Pushbullet Notifications are all critical for mobile and desktop users these days, though they’re occasionally in sync. Pushbullet hopes to change that, with this prolongation that matches adult what we get on a Pushbullet apps on iOS and Android. You’ll see calls come in even on your desktop, be means to brazen files from PC to smartphone, and more. There’s also an prolongation for Firefox, and Pushbullet has an IFTTT chafnnel, origination it roughly perpetually extensible.
MightyText You’re during your PC. Your Android phone is in your pocket. You get a text. Don’t rubbish time fishing it out. MightyText shows we your texts in Chrome (even on your tablet). All a messages we send and accept are synced, as prolonged as we have an Android phone with a MightyText app installed. You’ll even get low-battery alerts about your phone in a browser and photos and videos will sync up. There’s an prolongation privately to get MightyText messages in Facebook or Gmail, too.
Project Naptha If you’ve ever wanted to work with a calm we see in an picture online, Naptha is a key. Using visual impression recognition, it creates a calm in images copyable and editable. It will even assistance interpret calm from other languages.
QuickDrop This one is for a Dropbox users. It adds a menu to Chrome with discerning entrance for uploading or downloading files from your online storage. You can also use it to rename or share files. Create a special upload folder, and we can use a prolongation to do discerning uploads of anything we see online with a right click.
RescueTime for Chrome ChromeOS Stop wasting time online. RescueTime measures how many time we spend during any website we revisit (it pauses if a keyboard and rodent go inexperienced for dual mins or more), all in a background. Later, we can get a news of customarily that sites are your biggest time sucks. The full version, with alerts and site-blocking facilities and a ability to magnitude things we do while divided from a computer, costs $9/month or $72/year.
RSS Feed Reader If we are a fan of Firefox’s Live Bookmarks, that puts an RSS feed right on a bookmarks toolbar, afterwards you’ll adore RSS Feed Reader. It now tells we when there are new posts on your favorite RSS/Atom feeds and creates it easy to subscribe. It also has opposite themes so we can change how it looks. The Pro chronicle with some-more facilities is $2/month or $20/year.
WikiWand Wikipedia’s arrangement is a lot of things–dense, interesting, and busy–but no one would call it pretty. Wikiwand creates it so. It optimizes all Wikipedia calm with a possess interface, and creates certain whenever we click a couple for Wikipedia, we see Wikiwand’s much-improved page demeanour instead. You can even customize it, so a fonts and images come in customarily a approach we like. You can also get Wikiwand for Firefox and Safari, and an app for iPhone; Android is in development.
StayFocusd Enable your self control by tying a volume of time you’re authorised to spend on websites in Chrome. Give yourself one hour a day on Facebook, that’s it–StayFocusd won’t let we behind on a site. It can retard specific pages, whole sites, and even apps or games. Couple this one with RescueTime (above) and you’ll be many some-more productive.
Zotero Connector We gave a Firefox chronicle an Editors’ Choice a few years ago, and Zotero, even on Chrome, is still a researcher’s (and student’s) dream. It’s a giveaway approach to track, manage, and share citations. Learn a lot some-more about putting it to use during Zotero.org.
Timer Sometimes, we customarily need a countdown. Timer is a clean, transparent on-screen timer that even works when your Chrome browser is offline.
Auto Text Expander Don’t form so much. This appendage lets we write small snippets that enhance into full, frequently used text. Never form that irritating email out again–just write it once and afterwards form “jerks” whenever we wish to use it (for an instance that can’t presumably come from genuine life).
Authy The best-looking two-factor authentication app for mobile is also permitted as a Chrome extension. That means when we do a 2FA record in (for some-more on 2FA, review this), we don’t indispensably have to have your smartphone available. Get a digits indispensable to substantiate your log-in right in a browser, to now transcribe to a site in question. If you’re shaken about a confidence of websites during all, spin on 2FA whenever available.
Secure Mail for Gmail (by Streak) This prolongation competence not be clever adequate for a likes of Edward Snowden, though for those who need some simple open-source encryption on messages, it helps. Also famous as SecureGmail, it prevents anyone snooping on your messages, by building in encryption/decryption tools. You’ll be means to attach a cue to messages we send–and a target won’t be means to open it unless they are also on Gmail, also have a prolongation loaded, and get a cue from you.
ClickClean Enter a prohibited territory of remoteness and confidence with this add-on. The drop-down menu from ClickClean provides entrance to your browser cache, cookies, plug-ins, extensions, and history–and discerning ways to erase them. You even get a full browser exam to see how good Chrome is safeguarding you. It will assistance we indicate for malware regulating Bitdefender, transparent your private data, and a horde of other confidence options you’re neglecting. Customize all a options to get full coverage with ClickClean.
Disconnect There’s one idea with this extension: retard all third-party cookies from amicable media and advertisers that follow we as we browse. Disconnect claims this helps speed adult browsing by 44 percent on some pages. You can see a cookies you’re restraint in box we wish to let some through.
Ghostery There’s a lot going on behind a scenes as we roller a Web. Bugs, beacons, pixels, and some-more are used to lane what you’re doing. Ghostery is there to tell we what is function in a credentials and give we control over these “extras.” If we don’t like a association or what it is doing, Ghostery can retard scripts, objects, even whole images so we can keep your privacy.
HTTPS Everywhere Visiting sites with “https://” in front of a URL (look for a immature “lock” idol in Chrome’s Omnibox for another indicator) means you’re vising a site regulating SSL encryption–a contingency for ecommerce during a really least. This prolongation ensures any site we revisit that has “https://” as an choice uses it, providing we another covering of security.
LastPass LastPass stays a five-star PCMag’s Editors’ Choice for stuffing out forms and saving passwords to websites. It works opposite all handling systems, mobile devices, and, of course, Web browsers, interjection to extensions like this one. It also imports stored passwords from other tools, as well.
Personal Blocklist (by Google) Ensure that a sites we no longer wish to visit–or even see in hunt results–are blacklisted from Google searches forever. You can retard a site by domain name or even subdomain.
WOT The Web of Trust is an online village that rates websites formed on one vital criterion: can it be trusted? The WOT prolongation is a initial line of invulnerability opposite sites with a bad reputation, display red, yellow, and immature icons subsequent to hunt results, providing we a heads-up notice before we click a link.
History Eraser A five-star rating in a Chrome Store from over 10,000 reviews creates this prolongation an apparent must-have. That’s since it saves your bacon if you’ve got something to censor by providing one-click dismissal of your browser history. Not customarily that, it clears a cache, downloads, saved passwords, and form data, and will even do it for customarily a singular time duration that we specify.
Mailvelope Use a open source OpenPGP customary for encryption/decryption to secure your Web-based email messages. Mailvelope works with Gmail, Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail, Posteo, and other mail services; it’s also permitted for Firefox.
AmazonSmile 1Button for Chrome Did we know that Amazon has a use called Smile that will make certain a commission of any cent we spend during a site goes to your favorite 501(c)(3) charity? All we need to do is always buy things by going to smile.amazon.com, not amazon.com. This prolongation puts a symbol in a toolbar that takes we there–but it also creates certain if we customarily form “amazon.com” in a residence bar, or even click a couple to Amazon, it switches to a “smile” subdomain instead.
Add to Amazon Wish List The Amazon Wish List is a de facto online customary for origination a big-honkin’ list of equipment we crave, mostly since Amazon sells roughly everything. Almost. Using this extension, when we see an object for sale on a opposite site we can supplement it to your Amazon list. Now people selling for we can bend out over Amazon.
Honey Honey not customarily automatically sees what selling site you’re on, and provides a drop-down list of germane coupons (or links right on a site to get improved deals–that’s how it works with Amazon); it also will automatically request all a coupons it can to your checkout use on some sites, so you’re not cutting/pasting/typing obscure, prolonged codes.
The Camelizer – Amazon Price Tracker The Camelizer displays a full cost story for an item, with some comparison to third-party sales. It won’t tell we when assets are on a way, though it can assistance we confirm when a cost is many expected to drop. It’s dubbed “the Amazon Price Tracker” though The Camelizer now supports Best Buy and NewEgg, too.
InvisibleHand InvisibleHand automatically scours a Web for reduce prices. A small bit of your possess legwork is still recommended, though with a pool of over 600 retailers in a US, United Kingdom, and Germany, it’s a good apparatus that should customarily get improved with time.
Flix Plus We all adore Netflix, though a interface on a desktop isn’t always forgiving. This prolongation gives we a lot some-more control over it, vouchsafing we pierce things around in your My List or DVDs, get absolved of probable spoilers and transcribe entries, or give half-star ratings when full stars customarily seems too much.
Mockingbird Freebooks You won’t wish to kill this mockingbird. It’s an prolongation that will tell we as we emporium online book stores like Amazon, GoodReads, Audible, and Barnes Noble either that same book is already permitted for giveaway elsewhere–even if it’s giveaway as an audiobook–from sources like Project Gutenberg, OpenLibrary, and Librivox.
Netflix Party Ain’t no celebration like a Netflix Party! Rather than chill, this prolongation lets we start a Netflix film or show, afterwards start a celebration with any friends also regulating a extension, so we can watch together, even while remote.
AddThis –Share Bookmark (new) Set adult an comment during AddThis.com and exercise this extension. Click a drop-down menu on a apparatus bar (or right-click anywhere on a page) to now supplement calm to amicable sites, interpret info, bookmark pages, or print. AddThis supports some-more than 300 services including a big-name amicable networks, blog systems, and webmail services.
Buffer If you’d like to news your amicable standing updates to sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter (or mixed accounts on each) we need a buffer. Buffer has apps on all services and extensions for any browser. The Chrome prolongation puts Buffer in a toolbar, where we can use it to make a post that shares a page you’re viewing, and we can news posts to go live later. Buffer also integrates with lots of other services, like Pocket, IFTTT, Feedly, Instapaper, and others.
Instagram for Chrome Instagram addicts know how good a smartphone app is. This prolongation brings that same grade of photo-heavy Instagram-atical value to a desktop browser experience.
Shareaholic for Google Chrome Shareaholic is a classical for any browser and a contingency for those who need present entrance to amicable networks. From a drop-down menu, post directly to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Gmail, Evernote, and some-more than 250 other sites with this one extension. It has a Goo.gl URL shortener (mentioned earlier) and Bit.ly built in, as good as Amazon Wish Lists for mixed countries.
Share to Facebook If you’re customarily going to share to Facebook, we don’t need anything too powerful. This prolongation from Facebook itself will let we share links to a service, or with Facebook Groups, or in Facebook Messenger.
Silver Bird Silver Bird, once dubbed Chromed Bird, is a full Twitter customer that lives in your Chrome browser. Gain approach entrance to your Twitter feed or trending topics from a toolbar, use it to upload images with your tweets, and conduct mixed accounts in a one timeline.
Spoiler Shield Hate reading a Web a day after House of Cards/Mr. Robot/Game of Thrones/Name Your Show Here or a large diversion and removing marred before we can see it? This prolongation promises to do a best to filter out a spoilers in amicable media feeds, thereby saving your day from complete ruin.
Awesome New Tab Page When we open a new appendage in Google Chrome, we get a page with some by-pass options, customarily formed on your commissioned Web apps. This prolongation puts a new interface on that New Tab page. It supports a possess customizable, energetic widgets, that we can pierce to fit your needs, all in a Metro UI-inspired look. You can customize hunt options for customarily about any site that has a hunt box, right from this page. Save a final formula and we can import it to other computers regulating Chrome and Awesome New Tab Page. New widgets are being introduced all a time. It is, in fact, flattering awesome.
Dayboard Turn your new appendage into a to-do list with customarily a tip 5 equipment subsequent on a agenda.
Empty New Tab Page The name says it all. With this prolongation installed, if we click to get a new appendage we get one that’s definitely empty.
The Great Suspender The dozens of Chrome tabs we keep open constantly eat a lot of memory. Installing a Great Suspender reclaims some of those complement resources. Leave a appendage alone prolonged adequate and a prolongation “unloads” a appendage to give your mechanism a break. You can always go behind to a appendage and reload it, or whitelist a sites that need to always be available, such as email or IMs.
Incredible StartPage This prolongation optimizes your capability when commencement your browsing event with a splashy demeanour that displays your tip bookmarks, notes, and recently sealed tabs. Your Chrome Web Apps get a apart territory for launching, and we can customize a coming with pleasing credentials images.
Momentum Inspiration, productive, beautiful–they could all report a new appendage page finished with Momentum, that uses implausible images for backgrounds on useful calm we need (like what time it is).
OneTab You open a lot of tabs. That can means your Chrome browser to delayed to a crawl. You can save all that memory by vouchsafing OneTab connect all a confusion down to one appendage full of links to all those same sites.
Papier When any new appendage can and should be filled with your new notes, we need Papier. Notes are corroborated adult right to Chrome (but sadly, it won’t sync opposite mixed PCs with Chrome, even if they’re all on a same Google account); supplement to them with any new appendage opening. If we need a note immediately, a click in a ellipsis menu during bottom left can emanate an export. It even has a night mode with dim background.
Panic Button Sometimes we revisit sites we shouldn’t. Sometimes your co-workers and bosses come adult behind you. What do we do? WHAT DO YOU DO? Hit a Panic Button, pleasantness of HideMyAss. It now hides all damning sites, that we can revitalise once a seashore is clear.
Session Buddy Still with 5 stars after 18,000+ reviews; that competence be a record. What does Session Buddy do so well? Those with an gross series of tabs open determine that this manager competence be a best approach to see and classify them all in one place, save them for later, redeem tabs after a crash, and trade tabs for sharing.
TabCloud If we open a lot of tabs and wish to revitalise them after you’ve sealed a browser on your computer–or on other computers, or your Android handheld–TabCloud will assist. It saves tabs for after entrance or for coexisting use on mixed systems.
Tabs Outliner Tabs Outliner provides a demeanour during all your tabs in a resizable, straight window–tree-style, like we find in Windows Explorer. Closing a appendage doesn’t mislay it from a tree, origination it ultra-easy to lapse to that page, so there’s no disproportion between an open or “saved” tab. When you’re ill of all a work, there’s a symbol to tighten any appendage and you’re out.
TooManyTabs for Chrome Sometimes we customarily open too many tabs. Exceed 20 and a interface is scarcely unfit to use. This prolongation manages a overflow, providing a bird’s-eye perspective of open tabs. It can hunt a open tabs and arrange them by domain, title, or origination time.
VerticalTabs Tabs can sow a lot of space during a tip of a browser window. If we don’t like that configuration, VerticalTabs places them in a straight drop-down menu permitted from a toolbar.
Tab Snooze Sometimes there’s tabs open in Chrome that we customarily don’t need during that moment, such as an essay you’re failing to read. If it can keep until after lunch, snooze that appendage for after in a day, that evening, a subsequent day, even a subsequent week or a subsequent month. Or collect a day. Or customarily mail it to yourself to review whenever.
Ultidash Turn your new appendage into a full dashboard with all a extras we can suppose pulling we to new levels of productivity. The mint Ultidash builds in to-do list, a site blocker with a Pomodoro Timer, analytics about your work habits and sites visited.
Magic Actions for YouTube YouTube videos get a beautiful, configurable makeover with Magic Actions. Use your rodent circle to control volume, name HD or cinema mode (with darkened background), go into a HD mode of your choice automatically, and spin off a auto-play as desired, among other illusory options. If we want, it even hides a ads in videos and, best of all, hides a comments. That’s where trolls live. It’s also on Firefox and Opera.
Video DownloadHelper There are lots of Chrome extensions that will download video–but not from YouTube. That would go opposite Google’s rules. You can get around that by side-loading a Chrome prolongation like this one. It supports a outrageous series of sites, even a few of a some-more adult variety. (For more, review How to Download YouTube Videos.)
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