The Definitive List Of Useful Chrome Extensions

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A few weeks ago we published an article on useful chrome extensions. That post opened the flood-gates of sorts, with our readers chiming in with their favorite extensions that didn’t make it to the original list. So, we decided to follow up the post with a sequel. This time with an even more comprehensive list.

We’d like to thank everyone who sent their inputs to make this list possible.

Productivity and Office Extensions

Adblock Plus: The AdblockPlus plugin lets you block all those unwanted ads that keep popping up everywhere. Apart from pop-ups, the Adblock Plus plugin also blocks logo, JavaScript and Facebook ads as well as Youtube video ads.

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Download Adblock Plus

HolaBetter Internet: The Hola Better Internet extension lets you browse any website that your ISP, school, company, or country has blocked.

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Download Hola Internet

Ghostery: The Ghostery plugin lets you see who is keeping track of your browsing habits. Now watch Google watching you!

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Download Ghostery

Flashblock: If you’re tired of all those pesky Flash enabled webpages that jump out at you, get Flashblock and block them.

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DownloadFlashblock

Gif Delayer: The Gif Delayer stops gifs from playing until they have been downloaded fully.

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Download Gif Delayer

Craigslist Peek: The Craigslist Peek extension makes it easier for you to browse Craigslist by including images and broadening the search area.

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Download Craigslist Peek

Speed Dial 2: The Speed Dial 2 plugin is NTP replacement that lets you see your most-visited sites, browsing history and browsing related statistics – all for faster browsing.

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Download Speed Dial 2

Save to Pocket: The Save to Pocket extension saves interesting videos, webpages and images for viewing later – across all your devices.

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Download Save to Pocket

LastPass: If you’re tired of remembering all those passwords for your many internet accounts, get the LastPass password manager.

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Download LastPass

AutoPagerize: The AutoPagerize plugin speeds up your browsing by auto loading paginated web pages.

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Download AutoPagerize

YSlow: The YSlow plugin performs an analysis of your webpage (and website) and suggests ways to make it perform better.

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Download YSlow

Boomerang for Gmail: The Boomerang for Gmail plugin lets you schedule messages for sending later, even if you’re offline.

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Download Boomerang for Gmail

Browsec: Browsec encrypts traffic and prevents identification attempts. You can now browse Facebook at work without anyone finding out!

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Download Browsec

Behind The Overlay: You can get to any content that is being blocked by an annoying overlay on any website with the Behind The Overlay plugin.

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Download Behind The Overlay

Chrome To Mobile: If you have Chrome on both your cellphone and PC, you can send the page you are browsing on your PC to your cellphone with the Chrome to Mobile plugin with a single click.

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Download Chrome To Mobile

Fix Compose For Gmail: If you miss the old way of composing emails on Gmail, you can get it back by installing the Fix Compose For Gmail extension.

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Download Fix Compose For Gmail

Search By Image (by Google): You can now search for information on Google by initiating a query using an image with the Search By Image (by Google) plugin.

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Download Search By Image

Readability: The Readability app makes it easier to read online by displaying just the text on a webpage.

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Download Readability

TabCloud: Ever wanted to continue your work web browsing session at home? You can with TabCloud.

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Download TabCloud

Google Dictionary (by Google): The Google Dictionary (by Google) extension lets you view definitions in a pop-up bubble after you double-click on a word.

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Download Google Dictionary

StayFocused: If you spend more time than you would like browsing the net instead of working, the StayFocused timer extension can help.

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Download StayFocused

Grammarly for Chrome: The Grammarly for Chrome extension will help you avoid punctuation and grammar errors while writing emails or posting to social media websites.

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Download Grammarly for Chrome

SimpleUndoClose: Keep closing your browser and regretting it? You can restore recently (and not-so-recently) closed tabs with the SimpleUndoClose extension.

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Download Simple UndoClose

Google Quick Scroll: This useful extension saves you precious time by jumping directly to the relevant bit of your Google search query after the results show up.

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Download Google Quick Scroll

1 Click Translator: The 1 Click Translator translates any text on a webpage with a single click. Useful if you work with languages.

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Download 1 Click Translator

TooManyTabs: TheTooManyTabs for Chrome plugin is perfect for you if you regularly have 20+ tabs open all the time and can’t keep track of them all.

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Download TooManyTabs

Send to Kindle: Send a webpage or a document directly to your Kindle with a single click using Send to Kindle.

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Download Send to Kindle

Awesome Screenshot: The Awesome Screenshot extension lets you capture an entire webpage or just a part of it, edit it as well as add annotations with the click of a button.

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Download Awesome Screenshot

 

Entertainment& EverydayExtensions

 

Streamus: Streamus turns YouTube into a music player. You can store playlists and access them from any computer.

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Download Streamus

Zazoo: The Zazoo plugin displays music lyrics while watching music videos on YouTube and Facebook.

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Download Zazoo

Magic Actions for YouTube: The Magic Actions for YouTube player has several cool features, like AutoHD, volume control through the mouse scroll, Cinema Mode, Snapshot save and ad blocks.

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Download Magic Actions for YouTube

Sumo Paint:The Sumo Paint extension lets you edit images right from your browser.

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Download Sumo Paint

Honey: The Honey shopping extension lets you access and place orders at 100s of stores from one place.

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Download Honey

The Camelizer: The Camelizer app lets you compare prices on Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg and select the cheapest one. It also lets you track prices over time through useful graphs.

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Download TheCamelizer

Hover Zoom: The Hover Zoom extension enlarges any image you are hovering over automatically.

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Download Hover Zoom

Subscription Grid for YouTube: View your subscriptions on YouTube in a nice grid layout and hide uninteresting/already watched videos.

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Download Subscription Grid for YouTube

Mapnificent: If you take the bus to commute to work, you can use Mapnificent to generate a colorful “heat” map of the estimated transit time to your destination.

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Download Mapnificent

Quickrr: If you travel a lot or use Google Maps a lot, Quickrr should be useful. It takes you to location results on Google Maps directly from your browser.

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Download Quickrr

Time Tracker: If you’re one of those people who keep wondering how many hours of your life you’ve frittered away on Facebook, you can keep track with the Time Tracker extension.

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Download Time Tracker

 

Social Media Extensions

 

Pushbullet: The Pushbullet plugin lets you get all your push notifications on the pc by linking your phone to it. You can also send push notifications.

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Download Pushbullet

Classic Retweet: If you want Old-School Retweets, you can get the Classic Retweet plugin.

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Download Classic Retweet

Larry Filter For Twitter: If you don’t want tweets from certain users or containing certain words, or even hashtags, the Larry Filter For Twitter extension can filter them out for you.

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Download Larry Filter For Twitter

Social Fixer for Facebook: The Social Fixer for Facebook extension is a cosmetic as well as functionality upgrade that you should try it you spend a lot of time on the website.

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Download Social Fixer For Facebook

Any.do Extension: The Any.do Extension app helps you keep track of things you have to do. It’s a great planner extension/app.

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Download Any.Do Extension

goo.gl URL Shortener: If you share a lot of URLs with your family and friends on social media and are wondering if there is a way to shorten those sometimes massive URLs, get goo.gl URL.

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Download goo.gl URL Shortener

Screenleap for Gmail: Ever wished that you could share what you can see while using Gmail? You can do that now with the Screenleap for Gmail app.

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Download Screenleap for Gmail

 

Security

 

History Eraser: The History Eraser app cleans your browsing history, cache and cookies with the press of a button.

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Download History Eraser

HTTPS Everywhere: A copy of the popular Firefox plugin. Will open HTTPS version of sites whenever possible, instead of HTTP, to protect your privacy.

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Download HTTPS Everywhere

MaskMe: The MaskMe extension lets you create disposable email addresses, credit cards and phone numbers – you never have to give out your real information with this extension.

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Download MaskMe

Web of Trust (WOT): The WOT extension tells you whether the website you are about to visit is legit based on past user-experiences.

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Download Web of Trust

 

 

 

 

  • Moiz Omar

    Good list.