Google Chrome Extensions That Everyone Must Haveby Karen Jodes technology world
Chrome has been Google’s answer to the likes of Mozilla Firefox and Safari. Launched in 2008, the browser has become the most popular and widely used browsers in the world. With almost 5 million downloads on Google Play and 20 million active users daily, Google Chrome is probably the best browser available right now. Chrome’s desktop browser is also a very popular choice for many due to easy synchronization with any Google account. Along with a host of features, one of the main components that makes Chrome so popular is the Extensions. An extension is a small software that enables the user to add more features to their browsing experience. Extensions are a good way to integrate many crucial features to ease out web browsing. Here are some Google Chrome extensions that everyone should have installed on their browsers.
Ever forget your password? LastPass helps you store all your passwords in one place. LastPass also allows you to create strong passwords for you and remember them each time you log in to a website. There is only a single master-password that one needs to remember to keep all your passwords secure.
- Evernote Web Clipper
Evernote is one of the best note-taking apps and its Chrome extension is equally good. The Evernote Web Clipper allows you to save any article on the web by clicking on the elephant icon in the toolbar after it is installed. Evernote will automatically save the article without pictures and formatting while also allowing you to keep your bookmark sections reserved for important links. The best part is you can log into your Evernote account and sync all your content over any device.
- Save to Pocket
Save to Pocket is a great alternative to Evernote which allows similar functionalities. Along with clipping down web pages, Save to Pocket also allows you to view similar content by recommending suggestions from the web.
No need for constant searching on Google about what time it would be in a specific part of the world. Foxclocks allows you to pin down selected clocks from different countries so you keep track of time for your international meetings and transactions. It also considers daylight saving so you never miss a second.
- The Great Suspender
One of Chrome’s worst problems is RAM usage and by using The Great Suspender you can easily eliminate excess use of your RAM by closing down unnecessary tabs. It also allows you to blacklist specific URLs that might store important information so that they aren’t closed accidentally.
- Tab Wrangler
Tab Wrangler is similar to The Great Suspender but adds one more feature to it by allowing the option to automatically close a tab if it hasn’t been used for a specific amount of time. Tab Wrangler automatically stores such tabs in its ‘corral’ so that you can always go back to your links anytime you want.
- Full Page Screen Capture
Ever wanted a full screenshot of your webpage? Well, Full Page Screen Capture comes to your rescue as it helps to capture screenshots of your web pages and save it in a JPEG format. Unlike a normal screenshot, Full Page Screen Capture takes a screenshot of the entire webpage so you don’t need to scroll down every time.
Pushbullet allows you to collect all your notifications on your phone and manage them on your PC. WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and even SMS is supported through Pushbullet and if you dismiss your notifications on your PC, you dismiss them from your phone automatically.
One of the most interesting extensions for Chrome is Stylish which allows you to put a custom skin on a webpage which appeals to your aesthetic. Many major websites like YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, and Google support Stylish. Thus, if white backgrounds strain your eye, convert them to black through Stylish.
Adblock Plus is one of the most used ad-blockers in the Chrome extensions space. This professional ad-blocker is efficient in blocking all kinds of ads, be it the ones which pay before your favorite YouTube video, or appear randomly between an article you are reading. Ad-blocker is a must-have for everyone using Google Chrome.
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