We browse the internet all day and we have many browsers to choose from but Chrome is the most powerful and feature-rich browser. Chrome has a massive store for extensions. We thought to list the best chrome extensions out of that big list. Most of the people use chrome due to lot’s of features and support for latest web standerds. We compiled a list of best chrome extensions 2017 to help you save time, improve productivity.
- Best Chrome Extensions Of 2017
- 1. Onetab
- 2. Save To Pocket
- 3. RSS Feed Reader
- 4. Adblocker Plus
- 5. Hola VPN
- 6. LastPass
- 7. Mail Track
- 8. Web of Trust (WOT)
- 9. Grammarly
- 10. Google Dictionary
- 11. Awesome Screenshot
- 12. Google Bookmark Manager
- 13. Musixmatch Lyrics for YouTube
- 14. Drag: To-Do & Task List
- 15. Pixlr Editor
- 16. HTTPS Everywhere
- 17. Google Keep
- 18. Honey
- 19. Discoverly
- 20. StayFocusd
- 21. Momentum
- 22. Goo.gl URL Shortener
- 23. Hover Zoom
- 24. The Great Suspender
- 25. Blur
- 26. Turn Off the Lights
- 27. Google Translate
- 28. Infinity New Tab
- 29. Evernote Web Clipper
- 30. I’m a Gentleman
- 31. Auto Text Expander
- 32. TinEye Reverse Image Search
- 33. SpeakIt
- 34. Quick Scroll
- 35. Ghostery
- 36. Password Alert
- 37. Noisli
- 38. MightyText
- 39. Videostream for Google Chromecast
- 40. The Camelizer
- 41. Disconnect
- 42. Panic Button
- 43. Be Limitless
- 44. Papier
- 45. SndControl
- 47. crxMouse Chrome™ Gestures
- 48. Kami
- 49. Mercury Reader
- 50. Sortd for Gmail
- 51. Social Fixer for Facebook
- 52. Data Saver
Best Chrome Extensions Of 2017
Chrome has lots features but takes a lot of system resources and makes your PC slower. You might be using many tabs which might be the reason for the slower PC but we have a solution for you. Onetab is a chrome extension which helps you to send all your tabs to onetab clearing all your tabs. This will help you to save a lot of RAM and makes your PC smoother and you can restore tabs which you sent to onetab anytime as it stores all your tabs history.
2. Save To Pocket
We visit a lot of websites and read a lot of articles on web everyday and we find many of interesting and want to save them to read them later. Pocket is one of the best extension to save all the articles directly from chrome to Pocket in a readable format by stripping out unnecessary ads etc. The best thing is you can read those saved pages offline on any device as the pocket is available on almost all platforms.
3. RSS Feed Reader
We follow lots of websites every day but we miss some updates because we can’t track every website. You won’t miss any updates from your favorite sites from now as we have a solution for you. Feeder is chrome extension which helps you solve this problem totally. Just visit any site and add that site feed in the feeder and you just need to click on the feeder to check for updates without opening the site.
4. Adblocker Plus
Adblocker Plus is best and powerful Chrome extension to block unnecessary ads which will irritate user and saves the time by loading the site quickly. Adblocker Plus will block almost all irritating ads like pop-ups, pop-overs, Facebook ads etc but it does not block those ads which won’t disturb user experience. It also blocks other websites from tracking and malware.
5. Hola VPN
Sometimes, your ISP may block some websites or some are country specific. You can’t open those websites directly because of those restrictions but Hola VPN helps you break those restrictions. Hola VPN is completely free to use and you have the ability to change your country directly from this extension and visit all the restricted websites without any issues. It also helps you to protect your identity on the internet.
Remembering passwords is always a hectic thing and we end up having same passwords for all sites. You must be aware that having the same password for multiple sites is a security risk as if one password is leaked then all other sites passwords are indirectly compromised. Lasspass is one the best password manager which also has a Chrome extension to save and use your passwords directly from Chrome and all passwords are available across devices like smartphone, tablet, and PC/Mac.
7. Mail Track
You sent an important email to someone and want to know whether they open the email or not but sadly we can’t know as Gmail doesn’t have such feature due to security reasons. Mail track is one of the best Chrome extensions which helps you track email openings, locations and number of times email have been opened. All these features are available for free and you can upgrade to a premium version of Mail Track to get some extra features like attachment download tracking etc.
8. Web of Trust (WOT)
Web Of Trust, which is also known a WOT. WOT is a popular Chrome extension known to show the trustworthiness of any site based on user reviews and experiences globally. If you are visiting a new site and you might not be aware of the site you are visiting but with WOT, you can check whether you can trust the site or not. You will be always protected if you used WOT to check only trusted sites. It shows green or red, green indicates trusted website whereas red indicates untrusted website.
Life is becoming digital with the increase in usage of internet and we send a lot of messages, email and use documents online. We mostly don’t follow grammar and make simple grammatical mistakes. Grammarly is the best chrome extension which will help you correct your grammar very easily. Grammarly is the most used grammar correction chrome extension which can correct and suggest better words while you are typing almost anywhere like social media, documents etc. I even use Grammarly and this article is grammatically corrected with Grammarly.
10. Google Dictionary
We surf the web a lot and read a lot of articles on the web but sometimes we are unaware of some words used in the articles or some posts on social media. If this is your problem then you must use Google Dictionary Chrome extension to know the meaning of every word you see. Just double click the word for which you want meaning then it will automatically show a popup with the meaning of the word. This chrome extension is popular and simple to use.
11. Awesome Screenshot
We are very addicted to taking screenshots on PC and mobiles. We are actually speaking about PC anyway. Windows and Mac have their own set of shortcuts to take screenshots but we lack something in it. We can’t take full page screenshot and can’t edit the screenshots easily. Awesome screenshot is the best chrome extension when it comes to Capturing screenshots on your PC or Mac. It has the ability to take partial, full and full page screenshot very easily. The best thing is you can edit the screenshot immediately and even store in your Google Drive. As we store in google drive we can share the link directly to anyone instead of the screenshot.
12. Google Bookmark Manager
We already know about default bookmarking functionality in chrome but it lacks a lot of functionality and not that easy to use. Fortunately, we have chrome extension from Google called Googe bookmark manager which helps you organise your bookmarks very easily. You have the ability to add notes and you can easily share them. Google Bookmark Manager makes it a lot simpler and easier to check and manage all your bookmarks.
13. Musixmatch Lyrics for YouTube
Musicmatch is the most popular site for finding lyrics of any songs and now this is available as an Android app as well as a Chrome extension. Musixmatch Lyrics for YouTube is the best chrome extension which will show lyrics which you watch videos on Youtube. You just need to use Youtube and play any video then rest is taken care by Musixmatch. It will automatically detect and shows lyrics for that video you are watching.
You may receive a lot of emails and you may forget to reply to some of the emails. Drag: To-Do & Task List is the best chrome extension which does a different job to organise your emails in as task lits. You need to just drag-n-drop emails to of the lists created and you can also add check-list to each of those emails which intern increases your productivity.
15. Pixlr Editor
You may be heard of the Pixlr editor already as Pixlr is the most popular Android app out there. If you haven’t then let me explain Pixlr is the popular image editing tool which is very easy to use has lot’s of features to edit and enrich your images. Pixlr is now available in chrome as an best google chrome apps, which is very easy to use as we just need to add chrome extension then you will have a chrome app to access it. It has a familiar interface like Photoshop and also has the functionality of layers and many advanced tools to edit images on the go.
16. HTTPS Everywhere
You may visit a lot of websites every day and these days we are noticing lots of cyber crimes which vanishes our privacy and can ruin of our life in all ways. If you care about the privacy and security then HTTPS Everywhere is a must have chrome extension. This extension will automatically switch all the websites you visit HTTPS secure version so that you will have secure browsing as HTTPS helps in encrypting all your data such as credit card/debit card information.
17. Google Keep
Google Keep is already a best Android and iOS app which is now available as a chrome extension. Google Chrome extension will help you to save things such as links, quotes and images directly to chrome and you can manage them in your Google Keep app as well as the web version of Google Keep.
Honey is the best chrome shopping extensions to save your time to find the coupons online. Honey will automatically apply coupons in your checkout when you click on Honey during shopping. It supports lots of popular sites which are available globally and it saves a lot of time for searching the best-discounted coupons.
Discoverly is unique best chrome extension when it comes to discovering people. You just need to install Discoverly and connect your social accounts such as Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin and now when you check any name on any support social networks then it will show all their social accounts and info at one place. For example, if you view a Facebook profile then it will automatically show all their profiles on other social networks such as Twitter and Linkedin. This is a must have chrome extension for business people to make new connections.
You want to stay focused on a particular task but due to the social media we usually get distracted and spend a lot of time without even knowing.Fortunately, you will be saved from those distractions using a chrome extension called StayFocused. StayFocused will help you set a time frame for the social networks you use, once the time frame is compleated for that site then that site will blocked to view.
A new tab is the most used tab:p but why you need to always see a boring empty tab? We have Momentum. It replaces your new tab into something beautiful and makes you productive. There are many New tab replacement solutions in chrome store but Momentum stands out among them due to its simplicity. It has lots of features such as To-do list, daily photos and quotes which makes your new tab fresh each day.
22. Goo.gl URL Shortener
We share lot of things like links, images and videos online but sometimes the links of the content we share is too long and it will not look good at all. We have a URL shortener extension called Goog.gl URL shortener and unfortunately this extension is not made by Google but used Goog.gl functionality. This extension will you shorten URLs and you can track also track number of clicks, browsers, location etc by visiting goo.gl site.
23. Hover Zoom
Hover Zoom is a chrome extension which helps you save you a lot of time by doing a simple job. Hover Zoom will zoom all the images you hover without even moving to another page. This extension will grab the original image source and display the image instantly without quality loss. Hover Zoom supports most of the websites and you can even disable the websites for Hover Zoom.
24. The Great Suspender
The Great Suspender is another chrome extension which helps you speed up your browsing by suspending the unused tabs after a certain time period automatically. You have options to wishlist sites to not suspend automatically. It will save your RAM and make your browsing speed better. You can unsuspend tabs by just going and click on the page.This extension comes handy if you open a lot of tabs in chrome.
Blur is the unique and best chrome extension which is better than a password manager and it also has the functionality to block all kinds of trackers in a website. Blur, the name itself indicates that it will blur all your information from online by blocking trackers and you can even use masked emails instead of your original emails which help you manage spam and protect your privacy online.
26. Turn Off the Lights
We have full of distractions online and we can’t concentrate on one thing that easily. When it comes to videos, you can now get rid of all distractions using Turn Off the Lights chrome extension. It basically makes the video watching experience better by darkening the entire webpage around the video for the seamless watching experience.
27. Google Translate
Google translate is the most popular Chrome extension which helps you to translate any text into the language you prefer. Just select a word and right-click on it select Google to translate to translate the text or highlight to translate the text. Additionally, you can translate the entire page using this extension which is very handy.
28. Infinity New Tab
Infinity new tab is another new tab replacement which helps you to have a beautiful new tab with a background image and stylish site icons and background image can be refreshed on click. It also has a built-in notepad, intelligent email notifications, app extensions, to-do list, cloud sync etc.
29. Evernote Web Clipper
Evernote is the most popular app with 100 million downloads and used widely due to its simplicity. Now, Evernote is now available as a chrome extension named Evernote Web Clipper which helps you clip any page in any format like you can save an entire page, entire article, screenshot, full page and save a particular information. Currently, Evernote provides only 60MB of monthly uploads and sync only between 2 devices with the basic plan.
30. I’m a Gentleman
I’m a gentleman is a unique extension which solves a major problem of many people. The name of this extension doesn’t indicate any of the functionality it provide but it is basically a extension to download all the images from a webpage with a single click. If you are a person who loves to save images on google or any other site then just visit the page and click on the extension. Now, all the images on that page will be downloaded automatically and you can relax of doing right-click and save as image :p.
31. Auto Text Expander
Humans are lazy by default :p just kidding :D. We sometimes become lazy to type most commonly used things because they are boring to type and waste a lot of time. We have a chrome extension called Auto Text Expander to save your time by helping you create text shortcuts. For example, if I can create a shortcut for my email, address, mobile number etc like c@tl for email@example.com email etc. You will be liking this extension after using it.
32. TinEye Reverse Image Search
You might want to know the origin of an image and how many sites using this image then you can use a most popular chrome extension called TinEye Reverse Image Search. This extension will help you reverse search an image and find its origin and also gets a high-resolution version of it very easily. Just give it a try, you will like it.
SpeakIt, as the name suggests it will speak the text i.e.., text-to-speech (TTS) converter chrome extension. Just select a text and click on Speakit Extension then it will speak the words you selected. SpeakIt supports 17+ languages and free for personal use. If you have a long article to read then select all the text in the article and click speakit then it will read the full article for you.
34. Quick Scroll
Quick Scroll is the replacement extension for the most popular Google quick scroll extension which was deprecated. This extension does the job anyway as it adds an arrow at the top-right and bottom-right of the screen. top-right arrow is for moving to the bottom of the page and bottom-right arrow will help you move to the top of the page.
Ghostery is the unique and best chrome extension when it comes to privacy and exposing the trackers of a website. Ghostery, as the name, suggests it will make us invisible to trackers like a Ghost :p. What it will basically do is, protect from all web trackers, and you can even see what tracks your data completely. This will help us know, which trackers are actually tracking.
36. Password Alert
Password alert is the chrome extension which will help you protect from phishing attacks. When you enter a google account password into any other site page other than Google’s official sites then it will alert you. So, you can change password very quickly before something wrong happens. This extension will help you protect from fake sites which will ask for login details and compromise your account online.
If you are in the crowded environment or want a distraction-free environment then you must Noisli. Noisli is one the best chrome extensions which help you stay away from Noise distractions by providing you with some amazing music. Just keep your headphones and click on Noisli. You can create a combo with a mix of different sounds such as rain, storm etc. You can click on the combos you created and enjoy music.
MightyText is interesting and one of the best chrome extensions which have lots of features to play with. MightText is basically helping you sync your smartphone with your PC or Mac. You will be able to receive any notifications from your smartphones, check battery status, view media from your smartphone directly on your PC or Mac.
39. Videostream for Google Chromecast
Videostream is one of the best streaming extension which lets you play your local videos from your PC to chromecast or Android TV. This is easy to use chrome extension which works even in offline and the best way stream your media content on Bigscreen like Smart TV. If you have a smart TV or Chrome cast then it is worthy to give this extension a try.
40. The Camelizer
Have you ever want to know the price of a product few days before or know a deal is legit? The camelizer is one of those rare chrome extension which helps you to do that. It will show the price chart of the product you are viewing in a very easy to understand way. You can make buying decisions very easily by seeing the chart. If you shop very often then you must try this extension and take better buying decisions.
You will be tracked by various trackers online in any of the sites you visit but you can prevent it. Disconnect, as the name suggests that it will break the connection between trackers and you by disconnecting them completely. You can even see the list of the trackers who are trying to track and almost all kind of trackers are blocked using this extension.
42. Panic Button
You may do a lot of personal and professional work online and use a lot of tabs but when suddenly someone may come see all your open tabs which we mostly don’t like. If you face such situations then you must use Panic button chrome extension which usually works as onetab but in a different way. Panic button will hide all your tabs when you click on it and those tabs are stored as bookmarks in a seperate folder. You can restore or delete those tabs anytime which comes handy.
43. Be Limitless
Be Limitless is another new tab replacement which helps you stay focused on your work. It shows the time you spent on each things and show you daily, weekly and monthly analytics which will help you increase your productivity. You can even create to-do lists and your new tab will look beautiful with the best wallpapers. You can even access your frequently visited sites very easily.
We will have lot’s of thought while browsing and we need to enter those thoughts before they disappear from your mind. If you are such a person the Papier chrome extension will make your new tab a note-taking app which also has HTML styling like bold the text, strike etc very easily without leaving your browser. This will increase productivity.
If you are a music lover and listen to music all the time then SndControl is the chrome extension you need to try. You can add multiple music sources such as Amazon music, Spotify, pandora etc to this extension and play music from those sources very easily. You can even have controls for the music played and you can even switch between sources very easily.
Click&Clean is simple yet most powerful chrome extension which has a lot of features. You can clear all you browsing history, cookies etc with a single click and you can even delete all your browser history automatically when you close the browser. It even has malware scan, temporary file deletion etc which not only helps you in the cleaing browser but also cleans your PC’s junk very easily.
47. crxMouse Chrome™ Gestures
Gestures are innovative and easy to use. crxMouse Chrome Gestures is the best chrome extension which will help you create gestures for browsing the web like drag down with your mouse cursor to scroll down, write a letter with mouse cursor to visit a website and much more. You will have lot’s of gestures and actions associated with each gesture. This will make your work faster and easier.
We work with a lot of documents online and offline and annotating and mark up on PDF and Documents not easier ever before. Kami makes it easier to markup and annotate PDF and document files very easily in the browser itself and you can even collaborate with Kami. It works both online like Google Drive, Google classroom and offline for annotating local files.
49. Mercury Reader
We read a lot of articles online and get distracted with the ads and other things and want to block them and read the articles without any distractions. Mercury Reader is the best chrome extensions when it comes to removing the useless clutter from articles. You can change the font face, size and switch between light and dark modes which helps you read the articles very easily.
50. Sortd for Gmail
You may miss or forgot to reply lot of emails due to the number of emails receive each day. There is no way to sort emails in Gmail or get reminders. Sortd for Gmail works just like a to-do list for emails. You can organise emails to various lists and stay productive without missing any email. Sortd only works with Gmail and it’s very easy to use with it’s cool user interface.
51. Social Fixer for Facebook
Facebook is the most popular social networking site which is used by almost whole day. It has a good interface but has lot of unnecessary things like ads, unwanted sidebars etc. Social Fixer is specially designed for Facebook which has lot of features to customise facebook as per your needs. You can hide left and right sidebars, you can see only feeds of a particular keyword, author etc. It can alos hide politics related feeds and you can be notified when someone unfriend you.
52. Data Saver
You will get into slow internet speeds when your data pack or internet FUP completes. You will face lot of slow loading pages and waste a lot of time. Data saver, which is made by Google comes handy when it comes to saving data and delivering a opttimised webpages directly form Google servers. If you have a less FUP then you must use this extension to save some data. This extension won’t deliver a optimised page on HTTPS or incoginto mode.