Google Chrome is by far the world’s most popular web browser, and part of its appeal lies in the ease with which you can add extra functionality through extensions, taking it far beyond the business of looking at websites.
The Chrome Web Store is packed with so many extensions that can make your browsing experience more productive. In this post, I have compiled a list of 7 useful extensions.
Here we go!
As a Writer, this happens to be my favourite extension on Chrome. From grammar & spelling to style & tone, Grammarly helps you eliminate writing errors & find the perfect words to express yourself. You’ll get real-time feedback from Grammarly on Gmail, GDocs, Twitter, LinkedIn & nearly everywhere else you find yourself writing.
Grammarly is a writing assistant that offers you specific suggestions to help you improve your writing — and it goes way beyond grammar. Awesome! Right?
2. Smart PDF
Smart PDF Converter is an online service that does conversions of most popular formats. It is a simple and clear PDF converter that supports different formats, among which converting Word, Excel, PPT, JPG to PDF and from PDF formats. Features: – Simply convert PDF to Word exactly – Convert PDF data to Excel to make it editable. Excel to PDF for easy reading. – Convert a PDF page into a JPG file or JPG images to PDF format. – Easy PDF to PowerPoint conversion & return it back in seconds. Features: – Simply convert PDF to Word exactly – Convert PDF data to Excel to make it editable. Excel to PDF for easy reading. – Convert a PDF page into a JPG file or JPG images to PDF format. – Easy PDF to PowerPoint conversion & return it back in seconds
3. Adblock Plus
You may have been thinking of how to get rid of those annoying adverts that pop up in your browser. AdBlock Plus is your solution. This is the most popular ad blocker on Chrome and some other browsers. Adblock Plus is a free extension that allows you to customize your web experience. You can use it to
- Block annoying video ads and banners
- Block pop-ups
- Stop tracking and give yourself more privacy
Using secure passwords everywhere is an important part of staying safe online, however, using a password like gCts6@u!!fzlRy can become difficult to remember. One may become tempted to use a simple password like ABCDE or your nickname. This is where LastPass comes in. This extension helps you save passwords and give you secure access from every computer and mobile device.
With Lastpass, you can enjoy these amazing features:
- Store usernames & passwords LastPass will let you log in automatically
- Fill forms quickly by saving your addresses, credit card numbers, and more.
- Save passports, insurance cards, and anything else you want to keep safe
- All your data is available on any device for free. Anything you save on one device is instantly synced on all your other devices.
5. Sticky Notes
It’s always handy to have a means of taking notes when inspiration strikes out of the blue or if you need a reminder. This extension helps you to do just that within the browser.
6. Save to Pocket
Pocket’s Chrome extension is the easiest, fastest way to capture articles, videos, and anything else you find on the web. With one click, the content you’ve collected appears across all your devices in a clean, distraction-free space—there to read when you’re ready, whether at home, at work, or on the go. Pocket becomes a personal, quiet corner of the internet where you can spend quality time with the stories that matter to you.
If you are someone who leaves so many tabs open on your browser, then this extension is for you. Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once. When your tabs are in the OneTab list, you will save up to 95% of memory because you will have reduced the number of tabs open in Google Chrome.
So, there you go. These are the top 7 Chrome Extensions I think you should have in your browser. Is there any extension you love that is not on this list? Kindly share with us using the comments section below.