Technology January 24, 2019 Last updated January 21st, 2019 288 Reads share

10 Best Google Chrome Extensions That Every User Need to Know

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Google Chrome is the most popular web browser, which is used by a lot of users. It occupies 59% of the browser market share, according to NetMarketShare. All other web browsers share the remaining 41%.

It comes with a friendly user interface, speedy performance, updates regularly, and the ability to sync across devices. That is one of the reasons why Google Chrome has become very popular. When we talk about the popularity of this web browser, we can’t fail to mention lots of valuable extensions, along with Google Chrome games, apps, and themes.

Those extensions will help to add extra features to your Chrome browser and bring a better experience. In this article, we are going to share the ten most popular extensions that every user should know.

1. Mercury Reader

Mozilla Firefox has a helpful mode called Reader View. It helps to remove all redundant parts from a web page, only keeping the main article. Subsequently, you can read the web page easier without distracting ads, banners or undesirable graphics. It looks like you’re reading a page of a book – just text, and important images.

Google Chrome doesn’t have this feature, but you can have it by using the Mercury Reader extension. Similar to Reader View mode, this extension will strip out all irrelevant elements from the web page. It helps to provide a clean version of the web page and increase its readability.

2. Gmail Offline

Gmail Offline works exactly like its name: a tool that allows users to read and compose emails offline. It will store offline versions of your emails on your computer that you can read again whenever you want.

Besides, you can compose new emails and send them to queue. Those emails will be sent when you connect to an Internet connection.

3. LastPass

Many users find it difficult to memorize all critical passwords. It’s tougher when you make strong passwords that combine various elements, such as uppercase, numbers, and special characters.

Nevertheless, you don’t need to worry as LastPass can remember those passwords for you. It’s a password manager that helps to store all the passwords you want to save. Then fill in the password field again whenever you need them.

You can also use a LastPass account to store all passwords and use it on multiple devices. The best part is that LastPass offers a free service, which you only need to sign up and use. Visit here to know which LastPass features you can use for free.

4. OneTab

If you are the person who often opens a lot of tabs on your browser, then you may like this extension. OneTab helps to compress all open Google Chrome tabs into a single web page. This page contains all links to the websites you had open in all previous tabs.

This is a handy Chrome extension we would recommend using, especially when you need to save multiple tabs quickly. After that, you can go back and restore those tabs to use again. You can export those tabs as a list of URLs for easy sharing as well.

5. MightyText

MightyText is quite a practical application and extension for Google’s Android users. You can use it to sync SMS messages as well as notifications between your smartphone and desktop. That said, you can quickly read and reply to messages on your computer.

This is a pretty good application as it helps to save a lot of time. You don’t need to pick up your phone, read the messages and reply to them. Instead, you can do those things on your PC. To use this feature, you have to install the MightyText application on your Android smartphone, as well as its extension on your Chrome browser.

6. Lazarus Form Recovery

Have you ever spent some minutes filling in a form, but an incident happens, and you have to refill it? Well! We are sure you have encountered this issue at least once before.

But from now on, you don’t need to worry about this problem anymore. There is an extension called Lazarus Form Recovery, which will help you to save form information automatically. That said, it will allow you to quickly and safely recover all the entered information in case something goes wrong, such as browser crashes or lost power source.

7. HTTPS Everywhere

With the growth of cybercriminals, we would recommend using this extension to secure your data and online privacy. Technically, it will check if a website supports HTTPS or not. Then if it’s supported, it will force your browser to use HTTPS instead of the traditional and insecure HTTP protocol. For more information about this Google Chrome extension, visit here to read.

8. Web of Trust

Web of Trust is an extension that displays the trustworthiness of a website when you visit it on your browser. If you use a reliable antivirus or internet security program to protect you against viruses or malware, then you should also use Web of Trust. It gives you an additional layer of defense by letting you gauge the reliability of a website.

9. Awesome Screenshot

This is a tool that we would suggest using if you have to take screenshots of websites a lot. It allows you to capture a screenshot of a specific web page as well as annotate. You can also choose to save your screenshot to your computer or upload it to the website for easy sharing.

Want to try it out? Visit here to download and install this handy extension!

10. Google Dictionary

It takes a lot of times to check for a word that you don’t know? This has now become easier than ever by using the Google Dictionary extension. All you need to do is to download and install this extension on your Chrome browser. Subsequently, you only need to double-click on any word you want to find its mean. A new pop-up will appear and show you what that word means. This extension can also help to translate foreign language to your default language.

What do you think about these handy Google Chrome extensions? Is there any other extension that is worth adding to this list?

Please share with us your favorite extensions that you often use on your Chrome browser. Besides, if you want to find out further information about Google Chrome, check out these tips and tricks.

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Tim Berty

Tim Berty

I'm a tech enthusiast and love to write about technology, especially computers and smartphones. Currently, I'm working as a full-time editor for Win10Tips.Net, a blog that posts tips & tricks for Windows 10, as well as tutorials and step-by-step guides.

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