Recently a few people asked me about which extensions I use, and through sharing my list I've discovered even better ones, so I thought I should share it with you guys here as well to leverage the power of the internet!
You can find the links and more details for all these extensions [here.](https://blog.maskys.com/my-best-chrome-extensions/)
## Privacy Badger + UBlock Origin 🛑
Ad and script blockers that make sites look cleaner, load way faster, and pry less. These are the first extensions I install on any browser.
## Hover + Unpaywall/ ByPass Paywalls 🔓
Say goodbye to Medium and journal paywalls.
## Shut Up 🤐
Keep negativity at bay by disabling comments by default, and enable only on platforms whose audience you trust enough to read their unfiltered outputs.
## Reader Mode 📖
Make it easy to focus on the text by using Reader Mode on distracting/badly formatted sites.
## Grammarly ✍🏻
Grammarly effortlessly corrects any pesky spelling and grammatical mistakes I make.
## Video Speed Controller ⚡
Allows me to control the video playback speed on any site. Set the default pace to 1.10x and you'll go through videos 10% faster without even noticing. Or you can go through lengthy monologues even faster than Youtube allows by setting it to 2.5x+
## The Great Suspender 💤
Makes Chrome use fewer resources by suspending tabs you're not using.
## Tab Snooze ⌚
Ran into an interesting website you'd like to check out, but don't have the time for it at the moment? Use Tab Snooze, and it'll magically reopen the tabs later.
## Google Keep/ Notion Web Clipper 📎
Save interesting websites/clippings/notes
## News Feed Eradicator for Facebook ⛔
Hide the infinite news feed to prevent wasting time and attention. Out of sight, out of mind.
## Minimal Twitter 🌟
Hide the gunk (trends, etc) and clean the UI
## View Image 🔍
## Brings back the view image button on Google Images! 🤗
# Nerd Section
Super awesome extension that adds tons of features to Github.
## Refined Github 🐙
Super awesome extension that adds tons of features to Github.
## WhatFont 🔡
Stop digging through CSS in Dev Tools to find out which font a site is using. Just enable WhatFont, hover over any text to see the font family and other text properties!
I use these when I want a quick overview of what stack/tools a site is using. The results are pretty basic though, so if I want to dig deeper I just end up googling it.
Turns websites/articles that I want to take my time to read into epubs that I can later read offline, usually on my Kindle.
Aand that's it! You'll find the store links and more details here: [https://blog.maskys.com/my-best-chrome-extensions/](https://blog.maskys.com/my-best-chrome-extensions/) .
I'd be happy to discover your favorite extensions. For more lists of cool stuff, you might want to check my cool stash: [https://www.notion.so/2b95db6bd2064534b41c8801e5ae3670?v=d0d74412ade046cc9a5123ec8a3c9ce4](https://www.notion.so/2b95db6bd2064534b41c8801e5ae3670?v=d0d74412ade046cc9a5123ec8a3c9ce4).
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27 thoughts on “The Best Chrome Extensions I Can’t Live Without”
That’s an awesome list.
As a salesperson, I can’t live without [ShortURL](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/short-url-breis/gmcofljannieocjefhglfanemdmkafgg) (it shortens long links), [Grammarly](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/grammarly-for-chrome/kbfnbcaeplbcioakkpcpgfkobkghlhen) (it checks my typed words and indicates incorrect ones) and [SignalHire](https://www.signalhire.com/extension) (to get contact details of potential clients/biz partners, etc.).
It is a great list.
I like to couple Minimal Twitter with [Twitter Background Restorer](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/twitter-background-restor/gcjejnlljikllkloanankijokfbaelhi) to add some contrast color to my [twitter](https://i.imgur.com/jk8OCrY.png).
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Wow, I didn’t knew a lot of them, thanks for this list, I absolutely love to discover and try new Chrome extensions.
have you tried Dark Mode?
I’ll add a few i can’t live without.
[Buster – automatically solve google captchas](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/buster-captcha-solver-for/mpbjkejclgfgadiemmefgebjfooflfhl?hl=en)
[I dont care about cookies – no more annoying cookie warnings](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/i-dont-care-about-cookies/fihnjjcciajhdojfnbdddfaoknhalnja?hl=en)
best in conjuncation with [cookiebro](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cookiebro/lpmockibcakojclnfmhchibmdpmollgn?hl=en) to whitelist cookies you want to keep and have chrome auto delete the rest.
Also [typio](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/typio-form-recovery/djkbihbnjhkjahbhjaadbepppbpoedaa?hl=en) to stop losing everything you type when things crash/reload
The font one is cool, never heard of something like that before.
[Thredd](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/thredd-useful-advice-from/nofhlafikocbioemioehbpadpgjlpeco) – http://thredd.io/
For finding if a link/webpage you are currently on has been submitted to Reddit or even in Comments on any Post on any sub. Really a must have for those use Reddit often.
Interested to know what idle RAM usage is?
Grammaery narks on you.
Partizion – https://www.partizion.io/
Organize and save tabs, quickly search to find them later. Great for saving tabs (and groups of tabs) that you want to open/revisit later.
uMatrix, can usually replace every ad blocker and privacy extension because you have to click through until a page looks complete.
Hi thanks for sharing great extension just to add on this –
Thank you! Great list! Does anyone know a way to test the blocking of sites that normally detect your ad blocker?
I have a few to add,
* [vGet Extension](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/vget-extension-video-down/hniladkejehjfchadikcbjmgjaogciic?hl=en) to download embedded videos from some websites
* [HTTPS Everywhere](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/https-everywhere/gcbommkclmclpchllfjekcdonpmejbdp?hl=en) \- Automatically use HTTPS security on many sites.
* [The Great Suspender](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/the-great-suspender/klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg?hl=en) \- Suspend the tabs you aren’t using.
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Nano Defender contains Malware!
ty will save this : ) also any suggestion for pdf extension ?
You can throw [YouTube Ad Auto-Skipper](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/youtube-ad-auto-skipper/lokpenepehfdekijkebhpnpcjjpngpnd?hl=en) into that mix.
I use [URList](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/urlist/hfppbgecppkbbldmpinlhdmhgdpjlmlh?hl=en-US) to visit lists of URLs for work. Copy and paste, click next. Easy peasy.
Grammarly and Text Blaze. I write a lot for work and both of these chrome extensions are absolute life-savers. Obviously Grammarly is quite well known but Text Blaze is like the hidden gem that you need to get now and save yourself hours of repetitive typing.
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I’ll add a few I absolutely need at all times:
[YouTube Enhancer](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/youtube-enhancer/ejcniippeghnejiodjkkmndlelbagmah): Easily the best YouTube Enhancement Extension. Lots of features and easy to use. (Focused on looks)
[YouTube Redux:](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/youtube-redux/mdgdgieddpndgjlmeblhjgljejejkikf) Easily the best YouTube Enhancement Extension. Lots of features and easy to use. (Focused on small features).
[Find Website Used Fonts](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/find-website-used-fonts/lnebjgioddkafaldaaeooeghlcholnnp): Displays every font being used in a website.
[HubVPN:](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hub-vpn-free-vpn-proxy/lneaocagcijjdpkcabeanfpdbmapcjjg) Easily the best Chrome Extension VPN, could also use [ZenMate](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zenmate-free-vpn%E2%80%93best-vpn/fdcgdnkidjaadafnichfpabhfomcebme), but HubVPN is a bit better.
[Boxel Rebound](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/boxel-rebound/iginnfkhmmfhlkagcmpgofnjhanpmklb/related): Fun game.
[Google Translate](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-translate/aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb): Easily translate from anywhere.
[vidIQ:](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/vidiq-vision-for-youtube/pachckjkecffpdphbpmfolblodfkgbhl) Displays YouTube videos statistics, very useful if you’re interested in that.
[Volume Master](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/volume-master/jghecgabfgfdldnmbfkhmffcabddioke): Allows you to control your browsers volume perfectly and accurately.
[Honey:](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/honey-automatic-coupons-c/bmnlcjabgnpnenekpadlanbbkooimhnj) Find coupons for you. Who doesn’t like saving money?
**USEFUL BUT NO NECCESARY:**
[You No Cards:](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/you-no-cards/ijjegnfpommcmglgjpifikbhnlbboikl) Removes YouTube end cards. (At the end of videos)
That’s it, hope it helps! 🙂
A really usefull one i’ve used for forever is [AHA Music](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/aha-music-song-finder-for/dpacanjfikmhoddligfbehkpomnbgblf?hl=en). Its basically shazam for whatever is playing on your browser, perfect for getting music from videos and memes!