Despite being its ram hogging nature, Google Chrome is still the world’s most popular browser. In this article, we are listing some of the useful Google Chrome extensions you should install.
Am not a fan of this Chromium-based browser, but I always wonder what makes Google Chrome favorite among users. Probably its clean interface, easy synchronizing capability with Google account and extensive collections of extensions may be the reason behind Google Chrome’s popularity.
Anyway, here are the best collections of useful Chrome extensions to assist you in different daily online activities.
Useful Google Chrome Extensions:
Extensity is the perfect Chrome extension to control other extensions. With Extensity, you can enable the extension when you want to use it, and disable when you want to get rid of it for a little while. If you are using a handful of extensions on your Chrome browser then it is the perfect tool for lightning-fast enabling and disabling all of them when you don’t need them, thus keeping your browser lean and fast.
Adding Grammarly to Chrome means that your spelling and grammar will be thoroughly vetted on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and nearly everywhere else you write on the web. Grammarly will make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful.
3. Awesome Screenshot: Screen Video Recorder
As per the name, Awesome Screenshot: Screen Video Recorder helps you to capture all or part of any web page. This extension will act as a tool to capture the screenshot or record the browser screen along with adding annotations, comments, blur sensitive info, and also share with one-click uploads to awesomescreenshot.com and get a shareable link or save to local disk option.
4. Dark Reader
With Dark Reader, now you could have dark theme for every website you visit. This eye-care extension enables night mode creating dark themes for websites on the fly. Dark Reader inverts bright colors making them high contrast and easy to read at night. You can adjust brightness, contrast, sepia filter, dark mode, font settings, and ignore-list.
5. Tineye Reverse Image Search
I think you know what is reverse image search, searching for an image for its better version on the web. Google Search already have reverse image search tool, where we upload an image to find similar ones. But TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology, instead of using keywords, metadata or watermarks. When you submit an image to be searched, TinEye creates a unique and compact digital signature or ‘fingerprint’ for it, then compares this fingerprint to every other image in our index to retrieve matches. TinEye does not typically find similar images, it finds exact matches including those that have been cropped, edited or resized.
Bored with usual Wikipedia interface, then try Wikiwand Chrome extension to experience the modernized Wikipedia version. This extension changes Wikipedia to a clean layout with modern typography for optimal readability. Wikiwand has better media galley, easy article narration, and audio playbacks. Once you installed, Wikiwand interface will automatically appear every time you visit a Wikipedia article.
7. The Great Suspender
The Great Suspender is the best Chrome extension you needed if you have a lot of tabs open at the same time. This tool helps to reduce Chrome’s memory footprint by automatically suspending tabs in the background that have not been viewed after a configurable length of time – freeing up the memory and CPU being consumed by that tab.
8. Just Read
Just Read Google Chrome extension provides you a distraction-free reading experience through websites, by removing unnecessary ads, popups, comments, formatting styles etc. With this tool, every website is clean and you can read the article in a customizable, simplified format.
Stylus is the perfect tool to redesign your favorite websites by easily installing themes and skins. With Stylus easily install custom themes from popular online repositories, or create, edit, and manage your own personalized CSS stylesheets.
10. Adblock Plus
Adblock Plus is the best-known ad-blocker for Chrome to get rid off unnecessary irritating ads. Adblock Plus will change the way you see the web. Click on the ABP icon to see how many ads you have blocked and change your settings.
So which of these Chrome extensions are you using? If you know some other useful extensions for Google Chrome, let us know in comment section.