Google Chrome is most popular browser today, but it becomes more powerful and advanced when you add some extensions to your web browser. There are thousands of extensions available on Chrome Web Store, most of which are free. Here are the Best 10 Extensions.
These extensions can be installed Chrome for Windows, Linux, and OS X and also Chrome OS.
Best Chrome Extensions
1. Data Saver
Browser More for less. This extension reduces data usage by using Google servers to optimize pages you visit. By enabling this extension, Chrome will use Google servers to compress web pages you visit before downloading and displaying them. You can get more visibility by clicking on “Details” tab to see how much data is used by the sites you visit. This extension saves data and shows you analysis that how much data is consumed by your browser.
LastPass extension is all in one solution for those who have a huge number of passwords to manage. This extension saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device. After installing this extension you only need to remember one password – your LastPass master password. You can save all your usernames and passwords to LastPass, and it will auto-login to your websites and sync all your passwords everywhere you need them. You can also attach your documents, images, audio etc and save any piece of data you need to keep secure and easy-to-find.
3. Pocket & Save To Pocket
The pocket extension lets you save your web page offline so that you can read your topic anytime without the Internet. Save articles, videos, recipes, and webpages you find online or from your favorite apps. If it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet or computer, even when you’re offline. Save To Pocket is used to save items into Pocket. When you find something in Chrome that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at any time, even without an internet connection.
4. Google Input Tools
Google Input Tools is the best extension for those who want to type language other than English. With this extension installed you will not need any other desktop application to type languages. The Google Input Tools extension provides virtual keyboards for over 90 languages. After installing this extension, click on the extension icon, then select “Extension Options” in the pop-up menu. A new tab will appear where you can select your preferred languages or input methods. The keyboards, IMEs or handwriting input you add to ‘Selected input tools’ can be enabled at any time from the extension itself. You can always return to this options page to add, remove, or change the order of your input tools.
5. Turn Off Lights
Turn Off the Lights is for those who watch online videos. This extension fades the entire page to dark on a single click on the lamp button, so you can watch videos as if you were in the cinema. It automatically focuses on the video. There are a number of features such as shortcut keys, wide support of video players, additional transition effects etc. It works for all known video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Hulu, DailyMotion, Youku, etc.This extension is compatible with Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Maxthon and Yandex web browsers.
If you’re bored with the simple New Tab page of Chrome, this extension is great for you. Momentum extension replaces New Tab page with a personal dashboard featuring weather, to-do, and inspiration. You can also customize New Tab page. Track your to-dos, set a daily focus and can redesign your simple New Tab page of your browser.
If you often make mistakes while typing then this extension is best for you. Grammarly makes sure that your messages, docs and social media posts are clear and mistake-free. It corrects over 400 types of grammatical mistakes while also catching contextual spelling errors and poor vocabulary usage. It enables you to write mistake-free on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and nearly anywhere else you write on the web. The grammar checking algorithms used by Grammarly are developed by the world’s leading authorities on linguistic technology.
8. Hotspot Shield VPN
This extension provides World’s most trusted VPN & Proxy so that you can keep your browser activities safe and private. You can access blocked websites, surf the web anonymously. Hotspot Shield VPN allows you to connect with US, Canada, France, Netherlands-Denmark, and many more Virtual Locations. It hides your IP, identity & location from websites & online trackers for maximum privacy & security. Access websites which are not available in your geographical area – due to governmental issues of your country or for any other reason.
If you use Mobile and Computer simultaneously, then this extension is best for you because Pushbullet connects your devices, making them feel like one. It shows all your mobile notification on your computer. You can send messages to share photos or attach any doc to your phone and receive as well. It lets you text from your computer using your keyboard instead of grabbing your phone. It’s very best app and is available on many platforms like Windows, Linux, Mac Os and browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Mobile Platforms like Android, IOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry Os.
10. Chrome Remote Desktop
Chrome Remote Desktop enables you to access other computers or allow another user to access your computer securely over the Internet. It allows users to remotely access another PC through Chrome browser or Chromebook. You can also control your PC with your smartphone, you just have to install Chrome Remote Desktop app on your smartphone and the extension on your Chrome Browser PC. The best thing is Chrome Remote Desktop is fully cross – platform. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux users Chrome Web Browsers, including Chromebooks.