Chrome is the most used and popular browser now more than ever. With support for Android, iOS, Linux, and Windows, Chrome has 60% of the market share according to NET MARKETSHARE. The popularity mostly accounts because of the features it provides to the users and developers. From themes to chrome app(discontinued) to the chrome extensions, almost every features are loved by the users.
Today I will share 10 chrome extension that I use every day. Queue the list:
UBlock Origin is my “go-to” adBlocker, it is simple and uses different filters to block ads. With this extension, all you have to do is install and forget that ads even exist. To make more granular control you can go to the settings where you’ll find all the settings you’ll ever need. From adding ad filters, whitelisting, accessibility settings to advanced users settings where you can add your custom settings to add privacy security. UBlock Origin also claims it is lightweight, the proof is in the slider below.
DF YouTube (Distraction Free)
I just love watching videos on YouTube especially videos about tech and science. Even though YouTube provide Theater mode, it only widens the video player. But with DF you can center the video player and hide the sidebar. Hiding the comments and with the YouTube’s new dark theme it looks beautiful. Take a look at how I used to for.
Fireshot – Capture page
Fireshot is a screenshot tool which has multiple options to capture different types of screenshots. You have about three options for the free version (which is fine for normal users), Capture entires site, Capture visible parts, and Capture the selection. As the name says Capturing entires site with provides screenshot for all the elements on the webpage. A caution note for using this, you might want to load the webpage and go to the bottom of some sites with animations on it. Because if you screenshot at the first try you might get objects, not in there position.
Capture visible part will take the screenshot of what you are seeing in the web-browser’s canvas, while capture selection will let you choose certain parts of the web page to screenshot. You can also try advanced features which will give you a choice of saving the screenshot in different file extensions like jpeg, png, pdf, etc.
The advanced version of FireShot uses native OS calls to provide fast speed and reach functionality such as advanced GUI, automated copying to clipboard, silent saving to specified folders and many other features. Starting from September, 2014, such functionality can’t be directly accessed from a Chrome extension anymore, so we need a helper process to talk between the Chrome extension and the rendering engine.
Grammarly is the best extension for writers and authors. It helps you write articles/posts or anything Grammarly correctly 🙂 . In the free version, you can check for grammar and spelling mistakes. I am using it to write this article too 🙂 . The paid version will help you write with more advanced features, writing this post it found 7 advance mistakes.
Well, the name says it all Hover, zoom. It enlarges the picture when you are hovering over it. There are many settings that you can enable. Settings like excluding site, enabling hover for videos, certain key actions, etc can be helpful for productivity.
Using different services on the web can be helpful and productive, but after providing your email they will send newsletter and offers emails. It can be hectic to remove those emails from your mail. Now with Temp Mail, you can use those services and provide a temporary email address to use it. Temp Mail, gives you email address which you can share with the service provider and check the mail that service provider sends you.
The Great Suspender
“The Great Suspender” is a free and open-source Google Chrome extension for people who find that chrome is consuming too much system resource or suffer from frequent chrome crashing. Once installed and enabled, this extension will automatically suspend tabs that have not been used for a while, freeing up memory and CPU that the tab was consuming.
The Great Suspender is the best extension for who use more than 5 tabs. Chrome is popular but is memory hogging browser. With help of The Great Suspender, you can make the tabs that are not being used for certain time to go to sleep.
Google recently removed the view image button. It action took place due to photographers and publishers who felt that image search allowed people to steal their pictures, and the removal of the view image button. But with View Image you can bring back the button, you can also rename the button whatever you want.
Wappalyzer is a cross-platform utility that uncovers the technologies used on websites. It detects content management systems, e-commerce platforms, web frameworks, server software, analytics tools and many more. But knowing what framework, CMS a website is using it can help developers and programmers to use/ analyze that certain framework.
SimilarWeb – Traffic Rank & Website analysis
SimilarWeb help you see website traffic and key metrics for any website, including engagement rate, traffic ranking, keyword ranking and traffic source. It is best for people who have a hosted website and want to improve their stats to approach even more audience. This extension provides different stats like ranking, similar web sites, etc.