There are many extensions for Chrome. They can be found in Chrome Webstore, and the respective virtual store can be accessed from the browser menu, in the upper right corner, by clicking on the three horizontal dashes, in the More tools – Extensions and Get More Extensions section, in the bottom of the new window. Extensions or add-ons are surprisingly varied in functionality. Below is the list of 8 extensions for Chrome that can help you with various tasks.
It’s incredibly easy to accidentally close a tab without knowing exactly the web address you were on, or while playing an online game. For example, you would have to search again the site in order to enjoy matching the fruits and hearing the retro sounds of slot machines when you unwillingly close a game of Sizzling Hot by checking a notification or closing unwanted tabs, which can ruin your fun. It is also very easy to find that you have a significant number of tabs open, without a clear record of the content displayed in each one, so it is difficult to find the tab that you need. In such situations, TabJump does wonders. By clicking on the green arrow in the address bar that appears after installing the extension, you can see recently closed tabs, which are accessed more often, and more. If you have opened a tab you need for a long time, you can lock it to stay open by clicking on the padlock on the top right.
2. Unlimited Free VPN – Betternet
One of the many extensions with VPN role in the browser, Betternet is the fastest and completely free solution to access unavailable online content in your area. Whether it’s Netflix, Hulu, Spotify or any other online service, all of these can be consumed peacefully after installation. Optionally, you can choose one of the other countries where you want your virtual location transferred, if the US does not solve your problem.
This extension may seem a little strange, but its usefulness is amazing. Basically, you get the opportunity to send emails to Gmail with validity. So, after installation, in the lower-right corner of the email compose window, choose the exact moment when that message you sent will self-destruct. Whether it’s an hour, a day, a week or never, messages sent via Dmail will evaporate according to the specifications you define.
4. Easy Reader
Among the many other extensions for Chrome that are trying to do wonders, Easy Reader surprises you with simplicity. Basically, it’s the easiest way for an article loaded with photos and ads to become significantly easier to read. Simply click on the Easy Reader button in the menu bar and a second click on the area of the page you want to be transformed. If you have a little patience, you can accurately define the format of the text used to transform into Easy Reader, from size, font, and color.
5. Google Cast
Whether you have purchased a Google Chromecast or you have an Android Smart TV with native Casting feature, the Google Cast extension installed in Chrome on a Mac or PC is required. This allows you to mirror all the content in your browser window on the big screen. The configuration part is minimal and you just have to choose the destination and possibly the resolution of the mirrored content on the TV. The presence of all the equipment involved in the same local network is also mandatory.
6. Pinterest Tab
In principle, this is an extension, exclusively, aesthetically. It doesn’t do much at first sight, but to replace your window with the introduction of a new address with a set of high-resolution photos from your favorite areas. But because it has Pinterest in the title, it is very easy to save and source those images among your own pin collections. In addition, in the lower-left corner, you can choose to view calendar appointments, and in the middle of the screen you see the exact time flanked by the time the sun went down and the sun rose that day. If you want new images, you can use the configuration buttons on the top right.
7. Session Buddy
With Session Buddy, you will never lose a web page accessed a few weeks ago, because you can keep hundreds, if not thousands, of addresses at a single touch. The latter are arranged chronologically, by the breakdown of the windows at the time of salvation. Just as easily, they can also be restored in the foreground, group or one. As an alternative, after a few minutes or a few weeks, behind the same button, you will find browsing sessions saved automatically, without your intervention. Rename, import or export as needed.
Imagine trying to select a few words from a phrase or button, and your trivial activity is suddenly very complicated because it has a link, a shortcut to another web page in the foreground. Typically, when you try to select a few characters from a more complex link, the entire link is automatically selected. With the ToggleLink extension installed, simply position the cursor over that text and press the Shift key. For about 5 seconds, the link will be removed and you will only be left with the text of interest that you can easily select and copy elsewhere. When the time expires, the link will return. ToggleLink will automatically appear in the context menu when you right-click anywhere on a web page.
Browser extensions, whether installed in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or any other browser, make your life significantly easier. Suddenly, the application you spend most of the day, no matter what purpose, can perform a little more functions. Whether you are just browsing for information or playing games, extensions can help you manage all your data and activities on the internet.