Google started working on a browser in 2006. The aim was to deliver a fast and simple user experience. Today, Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. In 2009, Google enabled extension by default on Chrome’s developer channel. At present, Chrome is packed with thousands of extensions with almost all sorts of functionality and features.
In this article, you will find some best chrome extensions that will help you enhance your browsing experience with Chrome. We have categorized a long list according to Accessibility, Browsing, Shopping, Photos, Fun, Social, Developers, Security, News and Weather. The list includes only the best ones, to get the most out of your daily browsing.
Table of Content
Accessibility and Browsing
1. Adblock Plus
Adblock Plus helps you surf websites without annoying ads. It blocks video ads, banners and pop ups on almost all websites including Facebook and YouTube. The only con is, you might find few websites or script broken while using this extension.
2. HD for YouTube
Wanna watch all YouTube videos in HD? Install this extension and it will automatically switch all videos in their highest resolution format. No annoying icon, No rebuffering and No reloading.
TooManyTabs extension designed for people who keep more than 15 tabs open at a time. It provides a unique tab interface, title, search and improves your browsing,
4. Hover Zoom
Hover Zoom lets you quickly view thumbnails at full size on mouse hover. It works with numerous sites including Flickr, Facebook, Amazon, Tumblr, Reddit, Bing, Google images, Google+, Deviantart and many more.
5. Google Dictionary
Don’t know what the word means? Google dictionary will tell you with just a double click on the word. It will tell you the complete definition in a small pop-up. Also, it supports over 10 languages.
6. Save To Google Drive
This extension allows you to save web content or screenshot directly to the Google Drive.
7. Chrome Remote Desktop
Chrome Remote Desktop allows another user (from any device like smartphone, tab PC) to access your computer securely via internet.
8. Speed Dial [FVD]
Speed Dial replaces old tab pages with 3d speed dial and predefined images and lets you synchronize or organize your bookmark, groups and most visited.
9. Hacker Vision
Hacker Vision saves your eyes with dark background and light colored text. You can apply a high contrast dark theme to all websites.
10. Project Naptha
Project Naptha is the simple way to highlight, edit, copy or translate text present in the image on the web.
StafFocusd increased your productivity by limiting the amount of time that you can spend on website which is not useful for you. For example, it alerts you if you spend more than enough time on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter etc.
Ginger is spell and grammar checker tool that makes your article or sentence structure, spelling, grammar, and punctuation error free.
Linkclump allows you to open, bookmark or copy multiple links at the same time.
14. Awesome New Tab Page
With Awesome New Tab Page you can replace the default new tab with attractive, tile based interface with ultimate customizability and power.
Fun, Social and Photography
15. Instant Music
Pick a genre, select number of songs and play right away. It plays all latest and famous songs instantly for free.
16. Netflix Enhancer
Get movie trailers and IMDB/RT ratings with just a single click on Netflix Enhancer.
17. Instagram for Chrome
Access Instagram directly from your browser. The interface makes it easy to comment, like or browse all the pictures from your feed.
18. Send from Gmail
This extension adds a button in toolbar to compose a Gmail message to quickly share a link via email.
PhotoMania allows you to create compelling effects (400+) and edit any online photo.
20. Google +1 Button
+1 or Share a web page anywhere you go on the web, with just a single click.
21. Photo Zoom for Facebook
Photo Zoom is a simple and lightweight extension that provides you the amazing way to view photos on Facebook.
Do one to one or group conversations, video calls, get notification, keep record of previous calls/activity, and much more direct from hangout chrome toolbar.
23. Firebug Lite for Google Chrome
Firebug lite provides rich visual representation especially for DOM elements, HTML elements and Box model shading.
24. Check My Links
As the name suggests, it’s a link checker tool that crawls your homepage and looks for broken links.
25. Web Timer
Web Timer lets you track your own activity i.e. how you spend time on the Internet.
26. Page Ruler
Draw a ruler on any webpage to get positioning, pixel dimension and to measure elements.
27. Minimalist for Everything
This extension provides powerful and easy option to develop and deploy custom styles and scripts.
28. Alexa Traffic Rank
This is an official extension by Alexa that provides site rank, number of links and other important information with just a single click.
29. IE Tab
IE tab extension display web pages using internet explorer rendering engine within chrome.
30. Web Developers
It adds a toolbar button with numerous web developer tools.
31. Resolution Test
The extension is to test web pages in different resolution, with an option to define custom resolutions.
32. Speed Tracer (by Google)
Speed tracer is a tool for developers to identify and fix performance problem in any web page.
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News and Weather
33. TV for Google Chrome
This is a TV extension that literally converts your browser into World television. 2780 live TV channels are available (for free) sorted by country and category.
34. RSS Feed Reader
Rss Feed Reader allows you to track latest Atom and RSS feeds direct from the toolbar.
35. Nice Day
Nice Day provides city weather forecast information. It automatically searches your address and locates cities with their detailed weather data including weather condition, temperature, wind speed and direction.
36. Finance Toolbar
Finance Toolbar shows you the real time stock market information. The latest, manually selected stock details will be displayed in the dynamic scrolling bar.
37. The Camelizer
The Camelizer allows you to track price history of any product and watch their prices change. At present, it supports Amazon, Newegg and Best Buy.
38. eBay Extension
This is official plugin by eBay which is very useful for frequent eBay users. It notifies you when you have new bids, allows easy auction monitoring and more.
39. DealPly Shopping
DealPly Shopping is developed to save your money. It provides you great bargains and coupons in real time that are relevant to the websites you visit.
InvisibleHand gives you the lowest price link whatever you are buying. It supports over 200 retailers in UK, US and Germany plus popular airlines and travel sites.
Delete typed URLs, cookies, downloads, browsing history, cache with just a single click on Click&Clean. Moreover, you can scan your PC for malware and clean up hard drives and free up more disk space.
LastPass saves all your passwords and gives you secure access from any device. You just need to remember one LastPass master password and it will autologin and synchronize all your passwords everywhere you need them.
ZenMate unblock websites, encrypts your browser traffic, and provides protection to all integrated devices and public/private WiFi network.
DoNotTrackMe is extremely helpful as it protects your privacy and stop advertisers/websites from tracking your browsing data and sending you spam emails/messages.
45. WOT: Web of Trust
WOT rates websites based on their reputation and reviews. It helps you make informed decision whether to trust the website or not for crucial activities like download files and transactions.
46. Avast! Online Security
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Avast collects data on phishing sites and warns if you visit them. It also warns if you visit a website with a bad reputation and enables you to rate any website to help other users.