Best Chrome Extensions

You will find the best Google Chrome extensions -- sometimes also called add-ons or plugins -- on this page.

Browser extensions can enhance your web browsing experience in many ways, from improving your online security to changing how websites that you visit look and feel.

They can also improve your productivity, help you save money while you are shopping, or resolve annoyances of Chrome itself or websites that you visit regularly using the browser.

The extensions have been grouped, and links are provided so that you can jump directly to the category that you are interested in.

A screenshot and description is provided for each Chrome extension. You also find links to the extension's download page, and links to extensive reviews if we have published a review of the extension here on Ghacks.

The Best Google Chrome Extensions

Group Index

1. Annoyances

  • AdBlock
  • Poper Blocker
  • Readability Redux
  • TabCloud
  • TabMemFree
  • TabNinja
  • Silent Site Sound Blocker
  • Silverdog
  • Text Mode
  • The Great Suspender
  • Unblock Youku

2. Download Managers / Tweaks

  • Disable Downloads Bar
  • Downloaders
  • Video Downloader Professional

3. Interface Modifications

  • Font Changer
  • Stylish
  • Tab Scissors
  • Tampermonkey Beta
  • vTabs

4. Media

  • Flico
  • Flix Plus
  • Image Downloader
  • LinkClump
  • Magic Actions for YouTube
  • Media Hint
  • MusixMatch
  • Save Image Router
  • Sideplayer
  • Super Browse
  • Turn Off the Lights
  • YouTube Options

5. Productivity

  • Any.do Extension
  • autoConvert
  • Falcon
  • Gmail Offline
  • Google Dictionary
  • Lazarus Form Recovery
  • Native Lazy Tabs
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Simple Windows Saver
  • Tab Auto Close
  • Tabli
  • Tabs Limiter
  • Wayback Machine
  • WorldBrain
  • Wunderlist To-Do & Task List

6. Security and Privacy

  • Cache Killer
  • Chameleon
  • Disconnect
  • Ghostery
  • JavaScript Popup Blocker
  • HTTP Switchboard
  • HTTPS Everywhere
  • LastPass
  • MaskMe
  • Netmonitor
  • NooBoss
  • Privacy Guard
  • Script Defender
  • Script Safe
  • Tab Cookies
  • uBlock Origin

7. Shopping

  • Amazon Price Tracker
  • Chrome Currency Converter
  • eBay Extension for Google Chrome
  • Enhanced Steam
  • Honey
  • InvisibleHand
  • The Camelizer

8. Social Media / Sharing

  • Buffer
  • Mailvelope
  • MyPermissions Cleaner
  • Photo Zoom for Facebook
  • Reddit Enhancement Suite
  • Social Fixer for Facebook

9. Web Developer

  • ColorPick Eyedropper
  • Edit this Cookie
  • Extensity
  • GitHub Plus
  • IE Tab
  • SEOquake
  • User-Agent Switcher
  • Web Developer

10. Misc Extensions

  • 365Scores
  • Data Compression Proxy
  • FeedBro
  • FooTab
  • Google Data Saver
  • Project Naptha
  • StayFocusd
  • SuperSorter

Annoyances

Extensions that fix annoyances either of the browser Chrome, or of websites that you visit in it.

AdBlock

adblock

One of the most popular ad-blocking extensions for Google Chrome. It takes care of the majority of advertisement that is displayed on websites, including video ads on YouTube.

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Poper Blocker

popup blocked

Poper Blocker is a handy popup blocker extension for Google Chrome that blocks a wide variety of annoying popups that websites and services may spawn.

Review | Go-To

Readability Redux

Readability Redux modifies web pages you run it on so that only the main text body remains. The font and other elements are optimized as well, so that the overall readability of the content is improved by the extension.

Review | Go-To

Silent Site Sound Blocker

silent site sound blocker

The Chrome extension Silent Site Sound Blocker improves Chrome's sound management capabilities. It enables you to whitelist or blacklist sites for instance, so that only those on the whitelist, or those not on the blacklist, may play sound in Chrome.

Review | Go-To

Silverdog

silverdog

Silverdog is a firewall for Chrome that blocks in the ultrasound spectrum in Google Chrome to prevent fingerprinting by companies that utilize this type of tracking mechanism.

Review | Go-To

TabCloud

tabcloud

TabCloud adds custom session management to Chrome. Chrome can restore only the last browsing session. If you want more control over the process, or the means to backup sessions manually, for instance if Chrome's session restore feature fails sometimes, then you can use TabCloud for that.

Review | Go-To

TabMemFree

unload tabs

The extension unloads tabs that you have not opened for a given amount of time to free up memory.

Review | Go-To

Tab Ninja

tab ninja

Tab Ninja adds plenty of tab browsing options to Chrome. It adds new options to the right-click context menu on pages and tabs. These allow you to run operations such as close tabs to the left or right, close currently loading tabs, or close audible tabs.

Review | Go-To

Text Mode

ghacks-grayscale

You can use the extension to reduce the impact of media and colors on web pages that you visit. It can blend out all images for you, remove ads and other unwanted elements such as videos or animation, and change the color scheme of the website as well.
This not only improves readability, but may also improve page loading times.

Review | Go-To

The Great Suspender

free chrome memory screenshots

If you happen to have lots of tabs open at all times, you may benefit from The Great Suspender extension. It enables you to unload tabs in Chrome to free up memory. Comes with auto-suspend option for that extra bit of convenience, and a whitelist to prevent that important sites get suspended.

Review | Go-To

Unblock Youku

unblock-youku

Unblock Youku provides you with access to the Chinese video hosting service Youku, one of the most popular websites on today's Internet.

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Download Manager / Tweaks

The extension listed on this page improve your downloading experience when you are using Google Chrome. Some may help you download files in bulk, while others may integrate with download managers or provide you with other features that the default Chrome browser does not offer.

Disable Downloads Bar

hide chrome downloads bar

Disable Downloads Bar is a simple Chrome extension that hides Chrome's downloads bar that the web browser displays by default whenever files are downloaded.

You may still use the shortcut Ctrl-J to open the downloads page in the browser.

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Downloaders

downloaders

Downloaders integrates dozens of external download programs directly in the Chrome browser. It supports programs such as Flashget, Internet Download Manager, LeechGet and GetRight among others.

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Video Downloader professional

video downloader pro

You do not find many video downloaders listed on the official Chrome Web Store. Video Downloader Professional is one of the most popular ones that is still listed.It adds an icon to the browser's toolbar that you can click to display download links for any video that the extension found on the page.

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Interface Modifications

Interface Modifications change how Google Chrome looks and feels, and how websites are displayed in the browser. They may change the font for example, or colors.

Font Changer

chrome font changer

The extension lets you change font settings, including type, style, size and weight, on websites individually, or as a global setting for all websites. Use it to increase or decrease the font size and appearance on websites as you see fit.

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Stylish

stylish

Stylish improves the handling of so called userstyles in Chrome. They can be easily added to the browser after the installation of the extension. Userstyles change how certain websites look and behave in the browser.

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Tab Scissors

split chrome browser window

Tab Scissors provides you with options to split Chrome's browser window so that you can display multiple open tabs next to each other.

Review | Go-To

Tampermonkey Beta

tampermonkey

The Google browser supports userscripts out of the box, but its support for those handy little scripts that modify web pages on the fly is limited. Tampermonkey adds support for additional features.

Review | Go-To

vTabs

chrome sidebar tabs

The browser extension for Google Chrome adds vertically aligned tabs to the browser. Unlike its Firefox pendant Tree Style Tabs, it does not remove the horizontal tab bar in the process.

Review | Go-To

Media

Media is all about improving media consumption in Chrome. They may improve how videos, audio or images are displayed in Chrome, help you download files more easily, or perform other operations on those files.

Flico

flico youtube identify landscapes

Flico is an interesting Chrome extension for Youtube. It may help you identify landmarks in YouTube videos which is great if the video itself does not reveal too much or anything at all about a landmark.

All you do is click on the icon that Flico adds to Youtube video pages to have it scan the frame and return its findings a moment later.

Review | Go-To

Flix Plus

flix plus netflix chrome

Flix Plus is a new Google Chrome extension to improve the experience on Netflix. The extension supports a variety of features such as hiding spoilers on Netflix, skipping the post-play countdown on Netflix til the next episode starts, and adding a handful of useful keyboard shortcuts in the process as well.

It may also add ratings from IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, and add a variety of other things to Netflix.

Review | Go-To

Image Downloader

image downloader

The extension improves how you download images in Chrome. You click on the icon that it adds to the browser, which will parse the current page and display all images that it finds in checkboxes. All that is left to do is select some or all, and hit the download button to save them to the local system.

Review | Go-To

LinkClump

open all images in a tab

If you browse image-heavy pages regularly, you sometimes may want better options to browse all images published on a page, for instance for downloading purposes. LinkClump takes all images on a page to display them in a single tab in the browser.

Review | Go-To

Magic Actions for YouTube

youtube volume control

The extension adds dozens of features to the YouTube video site. Use it to set a preferred video resolution and size, enable cinema mode, to control the volume using an OSD, to stop autoplay of videos, or to hide comments and other features displayed besides the video.

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Media Hint

mediahint

Media Hint bypasses the country-based IP protection of popular services on the Internet so that they can be accessed from unsupported countries.

Review | Go-To

Musixmatch

musixmatch

Musixmatch adds song lyrics to YouTube music videos. Just install the extension and watch as it adds lyrics to songs that it identifies on the video hosting site.

Review | Go-To

Save Image Router

chrome save image to

Save Image Router adds options to Chrome to save images to different directories instead of the one default download directory. You may set up download profiles, and save any images you encounter using the "save image to" right-click option.

Review | Go-To

Sideplayer

youtube videos sideplayer

Sideplayer enables you to move YouTube videos in Chrome to a player overlay area in the browser. This lets you watch Youtube videos while switching tabs and using Chrome just like before.

Review | Go-To

Super Browse

netflix hidden categories

The Chrome extension Super Browse for Netflix adds direct access to all Netflix categories to the video streaming site. This increases the number of available categories significantly. For instance, instead of just having an action category on its own, you now get to select Action Comedies, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, and Action Thrillers as well.

Add dozens of other categories, animal tales, african movies, or anime to the list and you get better video listings on Netflix.

Review | Go-To

Turn Off the Lights

video after

Turn Off the Lights has been initially created for video sites to highlight the video area by rendering all other contents in black with a little bit of transparency. The latest version supports a whole array of new features, some for specific video sites like YouTube, others for all Internet sites.

Review | Go-To

Productivity

Chrome extensions in the productivity group improve your work flow on the Internet.

autoConvert

The autoConvert extension converts units and currencies automatically on all pages in the browser.

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Any.do Extension

anydo

Any.do Extension adds to-do list synching and managing to Chrome. Use it to create new to-do lists, check what has been done, and sync the data between all devices running the service.

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Falcon

full text history search chrome

Falcon improves Google Chrome's address bar search functionality by enabling full history search for it. Chrome searches only a page's title and URL that you have visited in the past; with Falcon, the full page content of a page is searched as well improving the chance that you find entries.

Review | Go-To

Gmail Offline

Provides you with the means to access Gmail while your computer is offline.

Review | Go-To

Google Dictionary (by Google)

Google Dictionary allows you to double-click any word or phrase that is displayed in Chrome to display its definition in an overlay on the same page. It not only defines the word or phrase, it also enables you to listen to how it is pronounced.

Review | Go-To

Lazarus Form Recovery

lazarus form recovery

The extension saves everything you type automatically, so that you can restore it at a later point in time, for instance after a browser crash or when the site you submitted the text to did not accept it for whatever reason.

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Native Lazy Tabs

lazy load tabs chrome

Native Lazy Tabs speeds up the start of the Chrome browser by lazy loading all but the active tab. What this means is that Chrome will only load the active tab, and not all tabs on start.

The tabs that are not loaded are still displayed, and they are loaded on activation. The extension reduces Chrome's memory usage on systems where it is configured to load the previous browsing session on top of that.

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Print Friendly and PDF

save ink when printing chrome

The browser extension converts articles and contents on websites into a format that is better for printing. It does so by removing elements from the page that are not usually required. In addition to that, it can also turn the page into a pdf document.

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Simple Window Saver

simple window saver

Use the extension to save session information in Chrome, so that you can open them at a later point in time without having to rely on Chrome's native session restore feature.

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Tab Auto Close

tab auto close

Tab Auto Close is a brand new browser extension for Google Chrome that will close open tabs automatically on inactivity.

You can set the inactivity period, and whitelist any site so that it is never closed. You may also pause the functionality of the extension.

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Tabli

tabli tab manager chrome

Tabli improves Chrome's tab management capabilities in several ways. It may list all open tabs in all Chrome windows on activation for instance, so that you can jump to the tab with a click of the mouse.

It adds keyboard shortcuts for tab browsing, and ships with options to save tabs and windows that are open so that you can load them again at a later point in time.

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Tabs Limiter

tabs limiter with queue

The Chrome extension Tabs Limiter with queue limits the number of tabs that can be open in Google Chrome at the same time.

Any site exceeding the limit is added to the queue instead, and opened automatically by the extension once another tab gets closed in Chrome.

This keeps Chrome's use of memory in check, and improves identification of tabs in the browser's tab bar.

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Wayback Machine

wayback archive chrome extension

Wayback Machine is a Chrome extension that provides you with options to open an archived copy of a web page if the original page is temporarily or permanently not available anymore.

It uses the vast Internet Archive archive of websites for that which hosts billions of web page copies.

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WorldBrain

worldbrain chrome

WorldBrain is a Chrome extension that improves the results when you type in the browser's address bar. It finds items based on the page title, URL, and content, unlike Chrome itself, which only finds items based on the first two values.

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Wunderlist To-Do & Task List

wunderlist

Wunderlist is a cross-platform to-do list manager. The Chrome extension enables you to manage your task lists using the browser.

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Security and Privacy

Security and privacy extensions improve the security or privacy while on the Internet. They may add new security options to Chrome, delete certain privacy-related data bits automatically, or provide you with additional information about sites you visit.

Cache Killer

cache-killer

Cache Killer is a browser extension for Google Chrome that clears the cache of the browser before any page load when it is enabled.

Caching is useful to speed up web browsing, but it sometimes results in old content being loaded when a user opens a website.

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Chameleon

chameleon for chrome

Chameleon for Chrome has been designed to protect you against so-called fingerprinting attacks that use various methods to identify you on the Internet.

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Disconnect

disconnect2

Disconnect highlights the servers a website connects to when you are loading it in Chrome. It can block third party sites and may speed up the loading of the page because of that.

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Ghostery

Ghostery displays the servers that a website is connecting to when it is loaded in the browser. It focuses on tracking related connections, for instance through social media icons or advertisement. The extension offers controls to block those connections, and by doing so, to increase your privacy on the Internet.

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Popup Blocker

javascript popup blocker

Some websites spawn popups on every page you visit, which can become a very frustrating browsing experience. One of the best popup blockers for that is the JavaScript Popup Blocker extension for Google Chrome. It blocks popups that Chrome does not by default.

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HTTPS Everywhere

https-everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere enforces HTTPS (secure) connections to websites and services that allow both http and https connections.

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LastPass

lastpass vault

LastPass is an online password manager that provides you with options to manage your password list, sync it across devices, autofill and auto-login on sites, and more. Other features that it supports are form filling, backing up important information, and even sharing accounts with friends or family you trust.

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MaskMe

Gives you access to disposable email addresses that you can create on the fly in Chrome. Use those for sign ups on Internet sites where you do not want to share your "real" email address.

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Netmonitor

netmonitor chrome

Netmonitor is a Chrome extension that reveals to you background requests that web pages make that you open in the browser after the page has loaded.

This can be useful in determining whether pages load data after the initial page load, and what type of data that is.

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NooBoss

manage chrome extensions nooboss

NooBoss adds better extension management options to Chrome. Among the many options that it adds to the browser are to allow extensions to run only on select sites, to block extensions from running on sites, a history of extension changes (e.g. updates), and auto-state changing functionality.

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Privacy Guard

chrome privacy guard

The extension scans all installed applications and extensions, and assigns a risk rating to each of them. All programs are divided into high, medium and low risk applications.For each item, information about the access that it requires, and the number of users it has, are displayed.

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Script Defender

script defender

Script Defender provides you with full control over scripts, plugins, images and iframes that get loaded on websites you visit. You can whitelist them on websites you trust, and have them blocked automatically on others.

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Script Safe

scriptsafe fingerprint protection

ScriptSafe is a privacy extension for google Chrome that provides you with options to block features that sites and services may use for fingerprinting or identification of you.

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Tab Cookies

delete cookies on tab close

Tab Cookies gives you more control over cookies in Chrome. The extension will automatically delete cookies when you close tabs. You can whitelist some domains to protect them from the procedure.

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uBlock Origin

ublock

uBlock Origin is a script blocker for Chrome that is less memory-intensive as popular alternatives such as Adblock Plus without sacrificing any functionality in the process.

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Shopping

Chrome Currency Converter

currency converter

Chrome Currency Converter converts price information on pages to a select currency. You can also use the extension to convert a currency into another directly.

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eBay extension for Google Chrome

ebay

The official eBay extension for Google Chrome displays information about buying and selling activities in Chrome. All you need to do is click on the icon to access the information.In addition to that, it also displays deals and a summary page which some users may find useful.

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Enhanced Steam

enhanced steam

Enhanced Steam improves the functionality of the official Steam website. It visualizes games you already own, informs you about digital rights management, and also how much money you have spent on Steam in total.

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Honey

find discount codes

Honey looks up coupon information while you are on shopping websites. It will display coupon codes and promo codes to you that you can use to save money while checking out.

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InvisibleHand

invisible hand

invisible hand

InvisibleHand displays a small toolbar on shopping sites that highlights if a product is available for a better price on a competing shopping site. It is a price comparison service of sorts, that works automatically on more than 600 different shopping websites.

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The Camelizer

price history

The Camelizer tracks prices on Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg. It can display price history charts to you, keep track of items for you, and inform you when a price drops to a desired level.

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Social Media / Sharing

Buffer

Use Buffer to post to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn from any location. In addition, it allows you to schedule the postings, and provides you with report functionality.

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Mailvelope

The extension adds options to secure emails using OpenPGP. It supports various popular mail services such as Gmail, Outlook.com or Yahoo Mail out of the box, and comes with options to add other providers as well.

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MyPermissions Cleaner

clean app permissions

MyPermissions Cleaner has been designed to review and clean app permissions. It can scan accounts on sites such as Facebook, Google, Twitter or Instagram for app permissions, so that you get an overview of which apps have permission to access account data.

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Photo Zoom for Facebook

facebook photo zoom

Hover over any photo on Facebook to display a larger version of it directly on the site and without clicking.

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Reddit Enhancement Suite

reddit enhancement suite

Designed to improve your Reddit experience. The extension adds lots of features to Reddit, including an account switcher, an inline image viewer, more control over your account as well as upvotes and downvotes, and keyboard navigation.

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Social Fixer for Facebook

social fixer

Social Fixer improves your Facebook experience in numerous ways. Features that it adds are among others tabbed news feeds, the hiding of read posts, tracking of new comments or custom skins for the site.

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Web Developer

These extension provide web developers with additional means to debug, test or develop sites.

ColorPick Eyedropper

colorpick

ColorPick Eyedropper displays the values of every pixel your mouse pointer hovers over. It displays the color's hex code, RGB and hsl values.

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Edit this Cookie

edit-this-cookie

The extension enables you to modify cookies set in the browser. Among its advanced features are options to add new cookies, make cookies read-only, and to export and import cookies.

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Extensity

extensity

Extensity adds a single icon to Chrome's address bar which you can use to quickly disable or enable installed extensions or apps. This is excellent for web developers who want to test extensions or use web developer tools at times.

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GitHub Plus

github plus

GitHub Plus was designed to improve the user experience on the project hosting website GitHub. It adds a number of new features to the site, file size information for instance, or direct download links for individual files, something that GitHub does not support directly in this form.

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IE Tab

ie-tab

Run Internet Explorer from within Google Chrome. This is ideal for web testing, but also to access websites that have been specifically designed for Microsoft's web browser.

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SEOquake

SEOquake displays a variety of ranking information in the Chrome browser. It displays those information in the search results, but also in a small toolbar overlay on top of the screen (which you can disable).

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User-Agent Switcher

user-agent-switcher

Quickly switch the browser's user-agent using one of the many preset agents the extension ships with, or new ones that you can add to it.

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Web Developer

web-developer

Web Developer adds a fast-access toolbar to the top of the browser screen. Use it to quickly control what is being displayed or used on the active page. You can for instance resize the browser window, disable features such as JavaScript, disable all styles, or hide or display images.

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Misc Extensions

All extensions that do not fit in any other category are filled in here.

365Scores

365sports

A sports news, live scores and notification extension for Chrome. Follow your favorite sports teams or leagues using the extension, and stay up to date in regards to news and matches.

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Data Compression Proxy

chrome data compression savings

If your Internet connection is not the fastest, every byte transferred counts. The compression proxy uses Google's official proxy server to redirect all traffic through it. Some elements are compressed during that operation so that you download less data without any significant side-effects.

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FeedBro

feedbro

FeedBro is a local RSS feed reader for Google Chrome that does not use remote services such as Feedly for feed maintenance.

You can import a feed database into the extension, and get notifications whenever sites are updated that you are subscribed to.

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FooTab

chrome stop tab loading start up

FooTab blocks all but the active tab from being loaded by Google Chrome during startup. This can greatly improve the startup performance of the web browser, especially if you restore sessions regularly with dozens of open tabs.

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Google Data Saver

data-saver-google-chrome

Google Data Saver integrates Google's compression proxy officially in the Chrome browser

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Project Naptha

highlight text on images

Project Naptha enables text selection on all images that you come across. It automatically enables that functionality, so that you can highlight text on pictures immediately just as if you would highlight plain text.

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StayFocusd

stay focusd

If you have troubles staying focused while you are working on the computer, for instance because you check Facebook or other services regularly, then you may find StayFocusd helpful as it can restrict access to sites that distract you.

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SuperSorter

supersorter

If you use bookmarks regularly in Chrome, you may have noticed that the manageability is not the best. SuperSorter comes to the rescue, by introducing options to automatically sort bookmarks, remove empty folders, scan for duplicates or to merge folders that have the same name.

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The best Google Chrome extensions
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The best selection of extensions for the Google Chrome browser that you find on the Internet.
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