Must-have Chrome extensions

Must-have Chrome extensions

Not a Chrome user? You can stop right here then. But don’t go yet, there is probably a version or substitute of these extensions within your browser. Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google for a simpler, secure, and faster web browsing experience. Chrome comes with an abundance of extensions that can be added for customizable browsing. They enable users to customize Chrome functionality and behavior as per individual preferences or requirements. They are built using web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C++, etc. Today we’ll look at the must-have chrome extensions to accelerate your net surfing.

FoxClocks

FoxClocks is a simple idea, brilliantly executed. If you live on a different timezone this extension is for you. It shows you the current time of different countries, saving you the hassle of searching on Google. FoxClocks takes account of daylight saving times too.

Grammarly

Grammarly is a writing assistant that offers you comprehensive writing feedback by eliminate writing errors and finds the perfect words to express yourself. You’ll get suggestions as you write anywhere within the browser. You can be sure that your writing is not only correct but clear and concise as well.

Adblock Plus: Free Ad Blocker

Adblock Plus, the best-known ad-blocker is without a doubt one of the most trusted and used extensions in chrome. The other major highlight with Adblock Plus is its extreme flexibility. Adblock Plus is packed with features like blocking popup, blocking annoying video ads and banners, whitelisting website, etc.

Evernote Web Clipper

Most of the time we’re keeping tabs open because of some snippet of information we need in them. Evernote Web Clipper allows me to grab that information, save it somewhere accessible than an open tab. If you’re researching a project give Evernote Web Clipper a try it will surely generate productivity.

Ghostery: Privacy Ad Blocker

Ghostery is a powerful extension that makes your web browsing experience private, faster, safer, and cleaner. It detects thousands of third party data tracking and blocks them. The built-in Enhanced Anti Tracking also does Data anonymization to further protect your privacy.

Picture in Picture

Picture-in-Picture (PiP) allows you to watch videos in a floating window, so you can keep an eye on what you’re watching while browsing with other sites, or applications. It works in and out of the Chrome browser so, it is a must-add extension. It gives you a feeling of having an external monitor. You can also adjust the screen size as per your preferences. It still needs some improvement on playback controls like full screen, fill windows, video quality, volume slider/mute button.etc.

The Great Suspender

Chrome is a notorious memory hugger, and with multiple tabs open, it can make even the most advanced PCs lag a bit. The Great Suspender relieves this problem by suspending tabs you’re not using frequently to free up RAM eventually boosting performance. It is a lightweight extension to reduce chrome’s memory footprint. If you don’t want to quit Chrome because of its RAM-gobbling ways, this extension could be a game-changer.

Natural Reader: Text to Speech

Sometimes it gets boring to read the texts from the browser at that moment this extension comes in handy. Natural Reader is a very smart text to speech reader that allows you to listen to texts from web pages. It is very controllable. You can even change the voice as per your liking. What more it has a mobile app, an online web app that allows outside documents like PDF, epub, and software as well.

Full Page Screen Capture

This extension lets you grab a whole web page with a single click and download it as an Image. Just install it, then click its icon or tap Alt+Shift+P to take a full-page screengrab. The page will scroll as it’s captured, and you’re advised not to do anything until it’s finished. Once finished, the end image will open in a new window, ready for download. It’s the best tool for saving webpages that you access whenever you want.


That’s it for today. Have you ever used these before? Tell me about your experiences below. Not what you’re looking for? Then look at this list that has categorized these extensions as per necessities like productivity, content sourcing, security, and many more.

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