The 10 Must-have Google Chrome Extensions

The 10 Must-have Google Chrome Extensions

The Google Chrome browser has thousands of extensions that make your browsing experience better. We’ve listed the top extensions that you should try right now if you haven’t yet.

  1. Google Dictionary

This extension defines a word or phrase by double clicking it. It is especially useful when you are reading something online and a certain word confuses you. Without having to search on Google, this dictionary easily defines and translates it for you.

  1. LastPass

This award-winning password manager saves your password in a hassle-free manner. Once you log into a website, it will automatically ask if you want your password to be saved. It can also detect if you have recently changed your password and will ask you if you would like to update your password to the new one. LastPass also requires two-factor authentication, which adds an extra layer of protection and security in case someone tries to access your account.

  1. Lightshot

This screenshot tool lets you capture whatever you want on your Chrome browser conveniently. It is lightweight and very easy to use. It also lets you edit, share, or simply save the screenshot you just took.

  1. Pushbullet

According to CNET, it is “the app you never knew you needed.” This extension shows your phone’s notifications on your PC. Pushbullet also lets you respond and text from your computer instead of having to grab your phone. It is incredibly useful if your phone is not always within your reach. One of its most useful features is sending images and files.

  1. The Great Suspender

From the name itself, this extension automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources and reduce Chrome’s memory footprint. Sometimes, we keep our tabs open for a long period of time. When you use The Great Suspender on a certain tab, the tab remains but it removes its content from the memory.

  1. uBlock Origin

This extension is an efficient ad blocker that enforces filters, while staying light on CPU memory. If you have visited and read an article somewhere, but you are shown multiple advertisements all over the page, this app is very useful for you. It automatically detects and removes ads making pages look cleaner and readable.

  1. Grammarly

Grammarly detects spelling and grammar errors and makes sure that the document you are writing is mistake-free. According to Forbes, “Grammarly quickly and easily makes your writing better and makes you sound like a pro, or at least helps you avoid looking like a fool.”

  1. Google Mail Checker

Google Mail Checker basically shows the number of unread messages you have in your Google mail. Click the button and it will automatically redirect you to your Gmail account.

  1. Save to Pocket

Save to Pocket saves the page or video in just one click so you can view them later. When you saved something on Pocket, you may view it even if you have no Internet connection.

  1. HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere ensures that, when you’re visiting certain websites, your communications are safe and secure. The Internet is getting more and more dangerous and you never know when you are going to encounter dangerous threats than can steal your information. This extension will protect you against account hijacking and other forms of censorship online.

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