Here are Google's favorite Chrome extensions of 2022

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 16, 2022
Updated • Dec 16, 2022
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Google publishes a list of its favorite Chrome extensions every year. The company has just published the list for 2022 on the official The Keyword blog. Since it is a bit difficult accessibility-wise, we thought that it is a good idea to give you a cleaner list that is easier to go through.

Also, Google explains each extension in a few words only, which often is not enough to fully understand its functionality and limitations.

Swiftread extension

Without further ado, the Google Chrome extensions of 2022 that are Google's favorites:

  • Tango -- The extension assists users in creating how-to guides with screenshots. It captures each step of a workflow. There is a free version available, but it is limited in several aspects, including the inability to capture workflows across the desktop.
  • SwiftRead -- SwiftRead is a speed reading extension. Users may launch its interface on any page using Alt-V, or by using the extension menu. There is also an option to read any text by pasting it into the app. You may set a target words per minute read count and the font size in the interface. A Pro version is available that enables speed reading in PDFs, Kindle Books and ePubs, text-to-speech functionality, more fonts and color schemes, and more.
  • LINER -- A tool to highlight, save and organize information on the Internet. There is also a recommendation feature. The free version uses ads. There is a premium plan that unlocks more options.
  • Compose AI -- The extension is powered by Open AI and GPT-3. It is an AI assistant that is auto-completing or rephrasing sentences, replying to emails and more.
  • Visbug -- The open source extension assists designers and creators. It is a web design debug tool.
  • Check US Visa Slots -- For Indian users only. Allows anyone to check visa slot availability.
  • Workona Tab Manager -- Designed to improve tab management that supports workspaces, which helps users separate projects and tabs, backups, search across all tabs and more.
  • CrxMouse Chrome Gestures -- Adds mouse gestures support to Google Chrome. Comes with a set of gestures, e.g., to go back or forward, copy the URL, or search in a new tab.
  • RoPro - Enhance Your Roblox Experience -- The Roblox extension adds more than a dozen features to Roblox, including cloud play in certain regions, global themes, popular sort options and more.
  • eJOY English - Learn with Movies -- A language learning tool that works on most video sites, including YouTube, Netflix, Coursera, Ted or Udemy. It adds options such as direct translations of words, looking up definitions or synonyms, and more.
  • Equatio - Maths made digital -- Adds capabilities to create mathematical equations, formulas and quizzes. Supports typing and handwriting input.
  • MyBib: Free Citation Generator -- Creates automatic APA style, MLA format and Harvard referencing style citations.

What is your take on these extensions? Anything that caught your eye?

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  1. Anonymous said on December 17, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Was this list generated by appending a random extension id to the chrome webstore url?

    1. JoSi said on December 22, 2022 at 4:15 pm

      Try removing it. Won’t work without. It’s official.

  2. ilev said on December 16, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    The most Google’s favorite extension is uBlock Origin.

    1. John G. said on December 17, 2022 at 5:33 am


  3. Andy Prough said on December 16, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    I haven’t tried Chrome for a few years, but my favorite for chromium-based browsers is NoScript to keep my system from running untrusted javascript. Second favorite is running uBlock Origin in advanced mode, with third-party frames and javascript disabled.

    Of the ones listed here, I like the MyBib website a lot, it’s my new go-to website for quickly generating a bibliography reference. I would use the website rather than an extension, for better privacy.

    1. John G. said on December 17, 2022 at 5:33 am

      NoScript is the best extension to become a complete paranoid. Useless as hell, you will spend more time tweaking the extension than browsing the web. I would prefer to burn my laptop before using NoScript.

      1. Andy Prough said on December 17, 2022 at 7:28 am

        >”NoScript is the best extension to become a complete paranoid.”

        Not true. uBlock Origin gives you far more choices of what to block or what to allow on each website if you use it in advanced mode. NoScript is quite user friendly compared to UBO.

        And then eMatrix on Pale Moon ramps it up another few notches beyond UBO. It’s a modern fork of UBO’s old uMatrix.

      2. John G. said on December 17, 2022 at 11:58 am

        @Andy Prough, I am a formerly user of NoScript and I won’t ever use it again. I am happy that you have find a proper way to enjoy it.

  4. Someone said on December 16, 2022 at 10:44 am

    The best for me, in chrome, is History trends unlimited, to keep backup of my history, another is the best ad-blocker, adblockPlus, since they working to have compability on manifest V3. Also good for Youtube, is tampermonkey scripts that some of them brings the old UI of youtube website.

  5. Anonymous said on December 16, 2022 at 10:29 am

    these are all trash. shows the average iq of chrome users.

    1. John G. said on December 17, 2022 at 5:34 am


    2. John G. said on December 17, 2022 at 5:29 am


  6. upp said on December 16, 2022 at 10:07 am

    Lmao, thoses are all garbages, where’s uBlock ?
    But it’s understandable, they’re pushing no-adblock meta, so yeah just recommend users trashes instead.

  7. Anonymous said on December 16, 2022 at 9:51 am

    My favorites are uBlock Origin and Return YouTube Dislike.

  8. Sin said on December 16, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Looks like does not respect individual privacy for users. It sends all data including passwords and sells them to 3rd party companies.

    Jiffy Reader is a better alternative for reading, even it works with google play books. It uses biometric reading technique.

    You can use windows application to mouse gesture in chrome. Also, you can use it with Google’s pages too like extension store or settings vice versa. Since it is a windows app, you can change virtual desktop or swap application to another monitor with gestures etc. I highly recommend it.

    Another extensions I recommend is Inoreader, Imagus, ClearURLs, Sponsorblock and Dark Reader

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