I love extensions. Not too many of them, but certain ones that make my life so much easier to deal with. I thought I might share some of my favorites with you in case it makes your life easier as well. And I’d love to hear about some of your favorites (please feel free to share in the comments).
So what is a Chrome extension? It’s a small software program that makes my Chrome browser work better. You can install extensions from the Extensions URL. Here are my current favorites:
Library Extension – This might be my absolute favorite. It has saved me hundreds of dollars, I’m sure. I linked my library accounts to the widget. Now, when I look up a book on Amazon, that extension kicks into action and tells me if the book is available at my library. It even links me to the library site so I can download available e-copies.
F.B.(FluffBusting)Purity – This one cleans up and customizes Facebook, letting me filter out the junk I don’t want to see. Goodby negativity and political yuckness!
Google Voice (by Google) – Love using this as a backup phone number, and my messages get transcribed so I can read them there.
Stylus – Custom themes for any website – If I want to change the look of a site I’m viewing (changing font color or whatever), I make the CSS changes here and worry no more.
Adblock Plus – This one is controversial since I know people make money from the ads on their sites. The good thing is that this extension lets you choose which sites you want to see ads on so you can still support your friends 🙂
Honey – This one automatically finds and applies coupon codes when I shop online. To be honest, it doesn’t usually get me a better deal, but when it does work, it’s super nice.
Tab Snooze – LOVE this one. When I find a web page that I want to spend more time on at a later date, I can click this and set the time and day I want it to show up on. At the appointed time, it opens up that tab.
How about you? What are some of your favorites?
11 responses to “Favorite Chrome Extensions”
I unfortunately just have old standbys on my browser, such as Buffer, LastPass password manager, (Which is amazing!), etc. Thanks so much for sharing about your extensions. Google Voice and Library Extension sound very useful, I think I’ll give them a try.
Buffer is a great one! I had forgotten about it. And LastPass as well. Thanks for bringing those up.
I love the Ad block one! I use the Bit.ly, Buffer, pocket, Duck Duck go and Stumbleupon
More good ones! 🙂 I’m curious about DuckDuck go. Do you get good results from that?
Yes with no tracking,or saving cookies
I’ll have to check into that!
I’m not using Chrome at the moment, but that library extension sounds amazing.
Love, love, love it.
Ooh, thanks for mentioning the Library one – I had no idea that existed, and I love it as an avid reader! Tab Snooze is going to be great for me too – I’m terrible about having a bunch of tabs open that I want to read later, and they slow down my browser. Great post, Chrissie! 🙂
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