Google Chrome is one of our most favorite web browsers. One of the most useful features of Google Chrome is its ability to add additional extensions. These extensions can work like an app within the Chrome, letting you do almost anything without leaving the browser.
There are a lot of useful extensions that can be added to chrome. Let us discuss some of the best Google Chrome extensions available in the chrome web store.
There are a lot of insecure sites that we browse through daily. Most of them have malicious threats and trackers. HTTPS everywhere is a small extension that can convert the HTTP sits into HTTPS by their intelligent algorithm. This makes all the sites you browse secure. Securing the website will protect you from hijackers by encrypting the data transferred. These features make HTTPS Everywhere one of the most important Chrome extension for secure browsing.
- Switches websites from insecure to secure
- Protection against hijacking
- Protection from censorship
Download: HTTPS Everywhere
Grammarly For Chrome
The Grammarly is an all-in-one assistant while writing emails, assignments or articles. Grammarly will automatically provide you with word corrections. The Chrome extension not only corrects the spelling mistakes but also analyses your sentence structure. It will make sure that your sentences are grammatically correct.
Grammarly also helps you to replace hard-to-read sentences with much more readable words. It helps to shorten sentences and write legible and user-friendly essays. Grammarly is a very useful Chrome extension if you prefer using online text editors.
- Corrects errors in sentences
- Provides accurate grammar
- Real-time feedback
Download: Grammarly for Chrome
The uBlock Origin is a highly effective adblocker. Once this Chrome extension is added to your browser, it blocks almost all advertisements including YouTube pre-roll ads. It provides a small indication in the toolbar of the browser. The number of ads blocked will be shown here. You can enable or disable the ad blocker chrome extension in one click.
- Very effective adblocking
- Provides a clean browsing experience
- Easy to operate with
Download: uBlock Origin
Script safe is an extension has helps you to control the scripts that run on your website. The extension shows you each of the extra links that are trying to access the user and allows you to prevent it from doing so. Each of the links active can be individually denied or distrusted as per your preference. ScriptSafe prevents websites from browser fingerprinting to protect you from tracking.
- Secure Web Browsing
- Unwanted content blocking
- Protection against fingerprinting
Privacy badger is a security extension that protects you from trackers. When the Chrome extension is running, it will show you the potential websites that are tracking you. It also helps to block these websites. The Privacy Badger extension will provide you a slider that indicates the level of tracking each site has on you. The user can click on the slider and adjust how much a website can access your browser.
- Automatic tracker blocking
- Removes outgoing link tracing
Download: Privacy Badger
WOT Web Of Trust
Web of trust is a small extension that provides you the reputation of any website and its rating by other users. When you visit a website, the Chrome extension will popup a safety checker and will show you its trustworthiness. If the website is trustworthy, it will show a green indication and the average rating will also be shown. The users can make you of this Chrome extension to avoid phishing and unwanted sites.
- Trust status near websites
- Red indication for insecure websites
Download: WOT Web of Trust
Loom For Chrome
Loom is a screen recorder extension for Google Chrome. It lets you record your screen, by capturing whatever you are doing in a website. It you have your webcam enabled, the extension will help you to record with, without or only the webcam visuals. The recorded video can be instantly shared as video file or link. After the recording is completed, the Chrome extension will provide you options to trim, rename and share your video very easily.
- Records the chrome screen
- One-click recording
- Easy sharing of recorded videos
Download: Loom for Chrome
Clickbait Remover For YouTube
Clickbait titles on YouTube are so confusing that they drag us into things that we actually do not want to take part in. Most of the time while watching YouTube, we will be directed to unnecessary videos only because of the clickbait on the cover. The Clickbait remover extension will help very much in order to avoid this.
When the extension is active, it removes the clickbait image of the video and replaces it with an image from the actual video. The user can adjust the option to choose the image from the beginning, middle, and end of the video. This is a very helpful extension that prevents us from falling into click bait video titles on YouTube.
- Removes click baits
- Replaces thumbnail using an image from the video
Download: Clickbait Remover for YouTube
If you are having trouble concentrating on something, momentum will help you achieve it. Most of us get distracted while browsing and get involved in things that we never wanted to. Momentum will help us to stay sharp. The Chrome extension will remove all the unnecessary items from your new tab section. Momentum extension can help you to stay focused on one particular thing.
Momentum provides a search bar that lets you search for the particular keyword and won’t drag us into any distracting things. It also provides mind soothing images and motivational quotes to keep the momentum of your daily life.
- New inspirational photo and quote each day
- Set a daily goal
- Keep track of tasks with Todo list
LastPass: Free Password Manager
If you are tired of remembering difficult passwords but do not feel safe with simple passwords, LastPass will help you. When the Chrome extension is added, it will automatically provide you passwords while setting it. The user can decide the length and strength of these passwords.
Once you set up LastPass, you don’t have to remember these passwords. LastPass will automatically come up with the passwords the next time you are going to type them. So you can use this extension to get rid of all the different passwords that you use for different accounts. It can also store your card details, passports, and other valuable documents.
- Store usernames and passwords
- Fill forms quickly by saving your addresses and credit card numbers
- Save passports, insurance cards, and anything else you want to keep safe
- Anything you save on one device is instantly synced on all your other devices
Download: LastPass: Free Password Manager
If you think you are browsing any website or social media for too long, StayFocusd will help you to stay away from it. Once added, you can click on the StayFocusd icon on the extension bar of Chrome and set a timer. When the timer expires the site will be blocked. Thus you can avoid staying on time-killing websites for too long. You can also add multiple websites to the block list and avoid them all at once.
- Easy usage
- very convenient
- helps you to stay away from time-killing websites.
Google Scholar Button
The Google Scholar Button is a very useful Google Chrome add-on for students as well as research-oriented workers. Whenever you search for a topic, it will bring up the most relevant and trustable data. The Google scholar button makes it easy for us to search and get legit information about a topic, without getting fooled by incorrect information online.
- Easy access to articles
- Helpful for students
- articles can be saved and accessed later on
Download: Google Scholar Button
The Hover Zoom+ Chrome extension helps you to zoom in on thumbnails while browsing and view them in pretty good quality. The images that are zoomed in have great quality and better than what we get if we download them directly. You can hover the mouse over images to see them zoomed in as you would see on Amazon.
Many additional settings can also be implemented on how the images should be zoomed. Enable the extension and place the cursor on top of the thumbnail to get a high-quality image of the thumbnail.
- Helps to zoom thumbnails
- Easy way to get good quality images from thumbnails
Download: Hover Zoom+
Tunnel bear VPN is a free VPN extension for Google Chrome. It lets you access blocked websites in your region. Normally while browsing with VPNs, they tend to induce trackers onto you. Tunnel bear VPN prevents from you being tracked. The extension also secures the WiFi networks that you use and provides you clean and safe browsing.
- Prevents tracking
- Secure wifi networks
- provides access to blocked websites
Download: TunnelBear VPN
Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker
Ghostery is an ad-blocking Chrome extension that reduces the clutters in a website while browsing and improve the loading speeds. This is done by removing the trackers on the website. When the Chrome extension is enabled, it blocks and shows the list of trackers that are present on the website. You can choose to avoid or allow these trackers on the website. The extension will help the user to maintain their privacy very much.
- Blocks advertisements
- Speed up browsing speed
- Protects your privacy.
Download: Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker
These are some of the best Chrome extensions that we found. There are tons of other useful extensions for Chrome browser and we will keep this list updated. Hope this list helped you to find a useful chrome extension that suits your need of the moment.