Google Chrome extensions

Google Chrome extensions provide new functions to the popular browser, with new advanced tools to use across several platforms and web-based apps. We’ll review some of the top ones you can download while also sharing any essential updates and news.

How to determine if a Google Chrome extension is safe or not

How to determine if a Google Chrome extension is safe

When it comes to online security, you can never be too careful; this guide isn't about antivirus programs, firewalls or VPNs though, as it is about Chrome extensions. Just because an extension […]

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Save downloads in Chrome to Date folders automatically

Organize Downloads by Date is an extension for the Google Chrome web browser that saves downloads to date folders automatically. Chrome, like any other browser out there, saves downloads to a single […]

Search for webpages in your history and bookmarks efficiently with the Memex extension for Firefox and Chrome

Search for webpages in your history and bookmarks efficiently with the Memex extension for Firefox and Chrome

Memex is an interesting web browser add-on that is designed specifically for powerusers. Before you ask, no it's not a meme generator. It is a Vannevar Bush inspired bookmarking/local search engine of […]

Find tabs quickly with the Tabhunter extension for Firefox and Chrome

Find tabs quickly with the Tabhunter extension for Firefox and Chrome

Recently we told you about FoxyTab, which is an amazing way to manage tabs in your web browser. Want something to complement it? Try Tabhunter. It is an open source add-on that […]

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Block Categories, Channels and Tags on Twitch with Unwanted Twitch

Unwanted Twitch is a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to block certain categories, channels or tags on the Twitch website. If you visit the Twitch website regularly in your […]

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The end of uBlock Origin for Google Chrome?

There has been lots of talk about Google's proposed changes to the Chrome web browser's extensions system and how these changes would affect content blockers and other extensions. The new manifest file […]

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How to import tabs from Chrome to Firefox and vice versa

So, you have decided to switch from Chrome to Firefox, or maybe it's the other way around. The problem is you have a lot of tabs opened, and you can't abandon the […]

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Highlight Ads on Google and Reddit by fading them in Chrome

NoDisguisedAdsAnymore is a new extension for the Google Chrome web browser that changes the design of ads on Google and Reddit to make it easier to distinguish content from advertisement. Google has […]

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Eyes Alarm is a nice take-a-break add-on for Firefox and Chrome

We discuss many Firefox add-ons and Chrome extensions here on gHacks, but the majority of those are either related to security or productivity. Today we take a look at a different category: […]

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Disable AMP in Firefox and Chrome with the Redirect AMP to HTML extension

For some, AMP is one of the worst things to happen to the internet. Google launched its cached lazy loading tech for the web about 2 years ago stating that AMP's intention […]

How to block Blockadblock manually in Ublock Origin

How to block Blockadblock manually using uBlock Origin

A few days ago I encountered an issue with a website. It was displaying a "disable your ad blocker" page; this particular site did not provide a choice in this regard as […]

Tab Session Manager is an addon that saves your windows and tabs

Tab Session Manager is an add-on for Firefox and Chrome that saves your windows and tabs

Firefox may be configured to restore the browsing session using its Session Manager.  The feature works well for some but not for all users; those who experienced Session Manager issues in the […]

Tab Notes

Tab Notes lets you write and save notes in Firefox and Chrome

We have seen and reviewed plenty of note taking applications in the past including tomboy-ng, Boostnote and Joplin which we reviewed recently here on Ghacks. But here's one which works right in […]

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Get rid of all the clickbait YouTube video thumbnails

Clickbait Remover for YouTube is a browser extension for Google Chrome that removes clickbait video thumbnails on the video hosting and streaming site. Update: A port is now also available for Firefox. […]

ClearURLs Cleaning tool

ClearURLs is an extension for Firefox and Chrome that deletes tracking information from URLs

When you browse the web, you will come across different types of URLs. Some are regular, some are really long with weird symbols, others use link shortening services, etc. It's not always […]

Restores Twitter's old interface with GoodTwitter

Restores Twitter's old interface with GoodTwitter, an extension for Firefox and Chrome

You may remember my previous article about how to disable Twitter's new design. I had been using those tricks to avoid the new interface until yesterday when Twitter disabled the options for […]

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FasterChrome speeds up Chrome browsing

FasterChrome is a new browser extension for Google Chrome that speeds up browsing in the web browser by preloading certain pages. Google Chrome uses preloading by default to speed up browsing. Google […]

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Volume Master for Chrome: control and boost per-tab audio volume

Volume Master is a browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser to control and boost the volume of audio playing on a per-tab basis. When you open a site with audio, […]

LanguageTool is a free, open-source, grammar and spell checker

LanguageTool is a free, open-source, grammar and spell checker for Firefox, Chrome and Windows

As a writer, I've a personal arsenal of writing tools, which I like to tinker with from time to time. Most of these are now available as web-apps/extensions, and one of them […]

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Google releases Suspicious Site Reporter extension for Chrome

Suspicious Site Reporter is a new browser extension by Google for the company's Chrome web browser that provides users with options to report sites to the company. The extension has two main […]

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Restore YouTube's Classic Look in Firefox and Chrome

YouTube Classic is an extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome that changes the design and layout of YouTube to the classic version. Firefox users can install the browser extension from the […]

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Mute individual Tabs in Google Chrome

Tab Muter is a browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that restores tab muting functionality in the browser. Google removed options to mute individual tabs in Chrome in recent versions. […]

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Boostaler browser extension extends caching periods to speed up browsing

Boostaler is a browser extension for the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers that is designed to speed up web browsing by extending cache periods. The extension may work with other […]

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Skyload: music and video downloader for Chrome and Chromium

Skyload is a free browser extension for Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers to download music and video files from nearly any site out there. Skyload is available on the Chrome Web Store […]

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Firefox extension NoScript is now available for Chrome

The popular Firefox security and privacy extension NoScript has been released for the Google Chrome web browser. NoScript has the sixth largest user count of all Firefox extensions at the time of […]

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Simplify Gmail for Google Chrome

Simply Gmail is a browser extension for Google Chrome that changes the Gmail web interface to a simpler less-cluttered version. The extension is developed by Michael Leggett, former Gmail lead designer and […]

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Protect yourself against a pure CSS data stealing attack called Exfil

CSS Exfil Protection is a browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome that protects data against CSS Exfil attacks. Internet users who have a good understanding of online security know that […]

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Preview Google Search results in Google Chrome

Google Results Previewer is a new browser extension for Google Chrome to preview search results directly on Google Search. Google Search lists page titles, the URL, and some descriptive words for each […]

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Display hidden results on Google Search with Google Unlocked

Google Unlocked is a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that displays hidden results on Google Search automatically. Google hides results from Google Search when it receives DMCA complaints. The […]

Block Helpdesk and Chat popups in your browser

Hello Goodbye is a new browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that blocks helpdesk and chat popups on websites that you visit. Many sites, especially those that offer services or […]

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Making Ctrl, Shift, and Cmd clicks on Link work all the time

Link Fixer is a browser extension for the Firefox and Chrome web browsers designed to fix sites that override the default link activation behavior in the browsers. Firefox and Chrome users have […]

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Learn Languages with Google Translate for Chrome

Learn Languages with Google Translate is a browser extension for Google Chrome that combines Google's translation service with options to record and practice vocabulary. The extension is maintained by Wordeys and available […]

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Microsoft releases Web Activities extension for Chrome

Microsoft released a new extension for Google Chrome recently called Web Activities. The new official extension integrates Windows timeline functionality in Google Chrome so that the browsing activity is shared across all […]

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Block certain recommended videos on YouTube permanently

YouTube Recommended Blocker is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser to block video recommendations on YouTube. YouTube's recommendation algorithm uses the viewing history and other data to suggest […]

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Monitor webpage changes with Distill Web Monitor

Distill Web Monitor is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome and Firefox web browsers that you may use to monitor webpages for changes. Internet users have some options when it […]

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Google publishes Password Checkup extension for Chrome

Password Checkup is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser by Google that informs users about unsafe usernames or passwords. Internet users have some options when it comes to […]

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Mindful Break by Google reminds you to take breaks

Mindful Break is a free browser extension by Google for the Google Chrome web browser designed to remind users to take breaks and to provide tips on how to spend the time […]

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Disable WebUSB and WebBluetooth in Google Chrome

Web browsers support an increasing number of APIs and features, and there does not seem to be an end in sight to that. Recent additions to Google Chrome, the WebUSB and WebBluetooth […]

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Simple Mass Downloader for Google Chrome

Simple Mass Downloader is a browser extension for Google Chrome to download any number of links from open tabs at once in the browser. The developer of the extension was inspired by […]

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Load AMP articles in Google Chrome on the desktop

Google is pushing Accelerated Mobile Pages, AMP, heavily in an effort to improve performance and other metrics no mobile devices. The main goal of AMP is to speed up the mobile web […]


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