Google Chrome extensions

Google launched the first version of its Chrome web browser in 2008 and it has taken the world in storm shortly thereafter. Features were added to Chrome by Google, and one of the most important additions was the extensions engine that copied Firefox’s successful add-ons feature. While not as powerful as the Firefox counterpart, it added to the success of Chrome as developers started to add features to the browser using the extensions engine.
Extensions are an integral part of Google Chrome these days and thousands are available for download at the Chrome web store. Below is a selection of top extensions for Chrome that we have reviewed in the past and the list of all extensions that we have reviewed.

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Web Archives: view archived and cached versions of webpages

Web Archives is an open source browser extension for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and other Firefox-based and Chromium-based web browsers, which you may use to display archived and cached versions […]

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8 Chrome security extensions that can help protect your privacy

Best Security Extensions for Chrome Modern browsers provide good protection against online threats. Google Safe Browsing, for example helps users stay safe online from malicious websites that may indulge in phishing, scams, […]

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Improve the audio muting capabilities of your browser with Smart Mute

Smart Mute is a browser extension for Google Chrome that extends the audio muting functionality of the browser. While designed for Chrome, it does install and work fine in other Chromium-based browsers […]

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Hide spoilers on Websites with Spoiler Protection

Spoiler Protection 2.0 is a browser extension for Chromium-based browsers, such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, and for Mozilla Firefox, that hides content that you define on websites that you visit. […]

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Browse historic versions of websites with the Vandal extension

Vandal is an open source browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and compatible browsers to browser historic versions of websites. The extension uses the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine database for the […]

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Don't download this Microsoft Authenticator extension for Chrome: it is fake

Software and extension stores that rely on automatic store submission reviews are more prone to fake and malicious extensions being offered.  The latest addition to the growing number of Chrome Store extensions […]

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Acid Tabs adds rule-based auto tab groups to Google Chrome

Google introduced support for tab groups in the Chrome browser in 2020, a feature , designed to improve the manageability of tabs in the company's browser. Tab Groups enable users to bundle […]

Custom Scrollbars is a Firefox and Chrome extension that lets you set the color and width of the scrollbar

Custom Scrollbars is a Firefox and Chrome extension that lets you set the color and width of the scrollbar

Do you like customizing your web browser? A lot of people use themes to give the browser a new look. Some take it up a notch and use a custom CSS file, […]

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Customize your new tab page with random wallpapers, quotes with the Mue extension for Firefox and Chrome

Customize your new tab page with random wallpapers, quotes with the Mue extension for Firefox and Chrome

I like to spruce up my desktop with a new wallpaper now and then, just because. I don't do this as often with my browser, because I have many speed-dials in my […]

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Improved YouTube! enhances YouTube in meaningful ways

Improved YouTube! is a cross-browser extension designed to add more customization options and features to the YouTube web experience. The extension was ported to Firefox recently, reason enough to take a look […]

ClearURLs extension removed from Chrome webstore

The curious case of ClearURLs' removal from the Google Chrome Webstore

ClearURLs is an anti-tracking web extension that I have been using it for a long time, and reviewed it at the blog nearly 2 years ago. It is one of many privacy […]

Web Translate is a Firefox and Chrome extension that displays the translation of the selected text

Web Translate is a Firefox and Chrome extension that displays the translation of the selected text

Every once in a while, I visit websites which are not in a language I'm familiar with. While translating the entire page is a good idea, sometimes I may only need just […]

Move tabs between windows, detach tabs, save your browsing session with the SplitUP extension for Firefox and Chrome

Move tabs between windows, detach tabs, save your browsing session with the SplitUP extension for Firefox and Chrome

Tab Manager Plus has been my go-to add-on for finding, managing my tabs. Combined with OneTab for saving my sessions, it has made my browsing life quite easier. But I'm always on […]

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Tile Tabs WE makes it easier to display tabs side-by-side in Firefox and Chrome

Remember Tile Tabs in Firefox? The classic extension for the browser added capabilities to it to display multiple sites in a single tab. Tile Tabs WE is the successor of the extension, […]

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Turn any web article into a podcast with Sent as Podcast for Chrome

Sometimes, listening to something is more comfortable than having to read, or maybe the only option. Say, you want to go to the Gym, buy some groceries, or take the train back […]

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Manage browser tabs efficiently with open source TabMerger extension

TabMerger is a relatively new browser extension that is available for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. The extension should install fine in other Chromium-based and Firefox-based browsers as well. TabMerger's […]

Read pages in a distraction-free mode, print or save them with the Reader View extension for Firefox and Chrome

Read pages in a distraction-free mode, print or save them with the Reader View extension for Firefox and Chrome

Many modern browsers have a feature called reader view, that presents web pages in a distraction-free layout. So, if a page has a cluttered sidebar, annoying ads, or a lot of elements […]

Search and Manage tabs from multiple windows with ease using Tab Manager V2 for Firefox and Chrome

Search and Manage tabs from multiple windows with ease using Tab Manager V2 for Firefox and Chrome

Do you have too many tabs open in your browser? Sometimes it can get really difficult to locate the tab you need, and the more tabs you have, the worse it becomes. […]

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Google Images Restored restores the classic Google Images web interface

Google Images Restored is an extension for Chromium-based and Firefox-based web browsers that restores the classic Google Images web interface and its functionality. Google started to tinker with the interface on Google […]

Save webpages as an EPUB file with the Save as eBook extension for Firefox and Chrome

Save webpages as an EPUB file with the Save as eBook extension for Firefox and Chrome

Add-ons like SingleFile, Save Page WE and tools like wkhtmltopdf are handy when you want to save a web page for offline reading. You can of course use Microsoft's PDF Printer option […]

Manage your web shortcuts from a dual-pane interface with the Bookmarks Commander extension for Firefox and Chrome

Manage your web shortcuts from a dual-pane interface with the Bookmarks Commander extension for Firefox and Chrome

If you're a regular reader, you may know I'm a fan of dual-pane file managers. They're very convenient when you want to multitask or organize your folders and files. Well, if you […]

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PopUpOFF update introduces automatic mode to remove on-screen annoyances

I reviewed PopUpOff back in September and concluded that it provided an excellent way to deal with popups, screen overlays, newsletter signups, sign-in prompts, and other annoyances on websites that you visit […]

Save the title and URL of your tabs in different formats with the CopyTabTitleUrl extension for Firefox and Chrome

Save the title and URL of your tabs in different formats with the CopyTabTitleUrl extension for Firefox and Chrome

Maybe you want to save your session, or send the links to a friend, or share a page on social networks. Copying and pasting a link is ok if the service has […]

Block specific websites in Google Search, DuckDuckGo with the Ublacklist extension for Firefox and Chrome

Block specific websites in Google Search and other search engines with the uBlacklist extension for Firefox and Chrome

One of the biggest problems with search engines is their accuracy. Google is good for the most part, but sometimes you may find that the results are irrelevant, clickbait, and generally not […]

Podstation is a Chrome extension that lets you listen to podcasts, download them

Podstation is a Chrome extension that lets you listen to podcasts and download episodes

I'm a huge fan of radio, and also like listening to talk shows and podcasts. It's always interesting to listen to other people's opinions about my favorite topics. There are many podcast […]

Search All Tabs extension for Firefox and Chrome

Find the tab you're looking for instantly with the Search All Tabs extension for Firefox and Chrome

Browsing sessions can quickly get cluttered, which makes it difficult to find what you're looking for. I use OneTab to clean up my current session and save the list. I then analyze […]

Get the definition of a selected word in a floating pop-up with the Dictionaries extension for Firefox and Chrome

Get the definition of a selected word in a floating pop-up with the Dictionaries extension for Firefox and Chrome

What you do when you come across a new word? You may look it up to find out about its meaning. There are many add-ons that help simplify the task like the […]

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Restore classic Google logos in your browser

Google started to roll out updates to the site logos of some of its most popular services including Gmail, Google Maps, Meet, Calendar, and Google Drive the other day. The logos are […]

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Chrome extension Tabbs improves Tab Search and Management

Tabbs is a relatively new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that improves tab management in several significant ways. It adds search and management options to browser tabs to improve […]

SelectionSK is a context menu extension for Firefox and Chrome that adds translate, dictionary look up, custom search options

SelectionSK is a context menu extension for Firefox and Chrome that adds translate, dictionary, custom search, copy urls, and other options

Find yourself constantly switching to different websites to translate text, look up dictionary definitions, and other things? SelectionSK is a context menu extension for Firefox and Chrome that adds these options and […]

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Get the price history of Steam games, active player stats and more with the Steamdb extension for Firefox and Chrome

If you are a PC gamer, you have probably bought games from Steam. The platform offers discounts for many titles from time to time. But how do you decide if a discount […]

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Get rid of popups and overlays with PopUpOFF for Chrome

PopUpOFF - Popup and overlay blocker is a browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser that helps you deal with popups and overlays on the Internet. Since it is compatible with […]

Trim the list of tabs in Firefox and Chrome using Duplicate Tabs Closer

Trim the list of tabs in Firefox and Chrome using Duplicate Tabs Closer

As we browse the internet, we tend to accumulate more and more tabs. At least some of us do that. This can even happen with every browser session. Sometimes, we may open […]

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Add an Audio Equalizer to Firefox, Chrome and other browsers

Audio Equalizer is a free cross-browser extension that adds an audio equalizer to the browser to get better control over the output of sound. The extension is available for Firefox, Chrome, Opera […]

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SingleFileZ is a fork of the SingleFile Firefox and Chrome extension with better file compression

Want to save an entire web page for offline reference? There are add-ons which can help you, such as SingleFile, or its fork SingleFileZ. All you have to do is click on […]

nightTab is a highly customizable new tab replacement extension for Firefox and Chrome

nightTab is a highly customizable new tab replacement extension for Firefox and Chrome

There are lots of ways to customize the new tab experience. Some like using custom CSS or display a blank page, others rely on extensions like Group Speed Dial or Tabliss. Want […]

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Cookie AutoDelete 3.5.0 extension gets massive cleanup improvements

Cookie AutoDelete is a well-designed and highly rated browser extension for Firefox and Chromium-based browsers such as Google Chrome, Brave, the new Edge, Vivaldi, or Opera. We reviewed the Firefox version of […]

Tabliss is an elegant new tab replacement extension for Firefox and Chrome

Tabliss is an elegant new tab replacement extension for Firefox and Chrome

Most new tab replacement add-ons are related speed-dials, bookmarks and the like. Tabliss however is all about elegance. It is a new tab replacement extension for Firefox and Chrome, that displays cool […]

YouTube Windowed FullScreen is an extension for Firefox and Chrome that plays full screen videos in windowed mode

YouTube Windowed FullScreen is an extension for Firefox and Chrome that plays full screen videos in windowed mode

Want to watch YouTube videos in a larger view than theater mode, but don't want it take up the entire screen when you hit the full screen button? There's a way to […]

Translate selected text quickly with the Simple Translate extension for Chrome and Firefox

Translate selected text quickly with the Simple Translate extension for Chrome and Firefox

Remember the extension called "To Google Translate"? That's what I normally use on Firefox, but it's not available for Chrome or other Chromium-based web browsers. Recently, I had to use Chrome for […]


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