Google Chrome is the most used web browser worldwide, with almost more than 50% web users use google chrome browser for web surfing.
According to StatCounter, as of August 2017, Chrome is the most popular browser with 54.89 % browser market share worldwide. With so many rich features Chrome offers, it is no surprise why Chrome has become so popular among internet users.
One such feature about google chrome is that it offers thousands of extensions that add new features to your browser. In this article, I will be talking about 7 most useful Google Chrome Extensions you can install.
Note: Installing too many extensions can slow down your browser, so make sure you use what is useful.
1. AdBlock Chrome Extension
AdBlock is the most popular adblocker extension with over 200 million installs. It blocks various types of ads which can be seen on the web such as advertisements from the sidebar or popup ads, Facebook ads, and youtube ads. AdBlock Chrome Extension works automatically after the installation, it doesn't even download ads so that you don't have to wait for the webpage to load. It should be noted that AdBlock does not block all malware or adware popup ads or banners.
2. Poper Blocker- Popup blocker for Chrome
This is the game changer when it comes to securing yourself from internet scams. Poper Blocker chrome extension helps you to detect malware such as adware, spyware and many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Poper extension notifies you when a new popup is blocked. It is one of the most effective popup blocker extension I have used. It works perfectly with any ad blocker extension for chrome.
3. Unlimited Free VPN- Hola
A Free and Secure VPN. Hola VPN extension allows you to access websites which are banned or censored in your country. Hola is an ad-free VPN proxy service that provides a faster and more open internet access. Hola VPN chrome extension not only allows you to access torrent websites but also hides IP address of your system by virtually placing you in a different country.
4. Adblock for Youtube
Adblock is a google chrome extension that removes video ads from youtube. It removes any ads shown before as well as in between the video. Use "Adblock for Youtube" Chrome extension and save your time and frustration. I'm using this extension for a long time and having very clean experience on Youtube, not even a single add is shown on any Youtube Video.
5. Grammarly for Chrome
Grammarly is a popular grammar checking tool for Google Chrome which allows you to detect correctly spelled words written in the wrong reference. This extension helps you by proofreading your input text before you publish the content. If the extension suspect any error within the text, the errors are underlined immediately so that you can identify and fix them quickly without any difficulty.
6. HTTPS Everywhere
HTTPS Everywhere is an extension developed together by EFF and the Tor Project that encrypts your connection with many websites by automatically switching thousands of websites from insecure "HTTP" to secure "HTTPS". It's a great extension overall! But sometimes it slows down the loading time of the page to verify if it is connected to the HTTPS server. If security is your main priority then go for it.
7. Google dictionary (by Google)
Google Dictionary by Google is a free Google Chrome Extension that allows users to find the complete definition of any word easily as you browse the web. You can find the complete meaning of any word in any language (supported). Just double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop up bubble. The best thing about Google dictionary extension is that you don't have to open a new page and find out the meaning of that word.
The above-mentioned list is some of the most useful Google Chrome Extensions to enhance your web surfing experience. The list never ends so I just mentioned about Top 7.
Some more chrome extensions which could come handy to you:
- Video Downloader Professional
- LastPass: Free Password Manager
- Awesome Screenshot
- Speed Dial [FVD]
You can tell us about your favorite extension by leaving a comment below.