Google Chrome is our browser of choice. One of the things that makes it so great is all of the extensions that make life on the computer easier.
There are extensions for everything. If you can think of something you’d like to do, most likely you’ll find an extension created for it. We’ve sifted through the masses and came up with this list of our favorite and most useful extensions for Google Chrome.
FastestChrome makes browsing faster by providing a number of different shortcuts to processes that take a lot of time. There is a whole list of features the extension offers, however, our favorite is ‘Endless Pages.’ Endless Pages automatically loads a website’s ‘Next’ page as you scroll down. This also applies to search engine results pages. Instead of having to keep clicking ‘Next’, the next page of search results or next page of an article you’re reading, automatically populates on the current page that you are viewing.
Two other cool features are:
- highlight any word in Chrome and the definition will pop up
- when viewing a page on Wikipedia, related articles automatically show up in the left-hand column. This helps lots when doing research.
LastPass is the ultimate password manager Chrome extension. Instead of having to remember all of your passwords, you just need to remember your one, single master password.
Not only does LastPass make logging in a breeze, it also has a form filler and will generate a strong, secure password when signing up for new accounts. Data is encrypted, so you don’t need to worry about the security of your accounts — just remembering one password!
Do you ever find yourself using Ctrl + F to search for your relevant term when visited a page? With Google Quick Scroll, when you click on a Google search result, there will be a small pop-up in the bottom right-hand corner showing you the text on the page where your search term appears. Click on these terms and you’ll jump directly to the section of the page that is relevant to your search. This is so simple, but it makes a huge difference.
4. Gmail Offline
If you’re like us, you like being connected all the time. But, there are some times when you’re disconnected from Internet, but you still need to get things done. That’s where the Gmail Offline extension for Chrome comes in.
This extension allows you to read, compose, respond to, label, search, trash, and archive emails offline. When you ‘send’ an email, it goes to your Outbox until the next time you connect. When you connect, all queued emails are sent and all other changes are synced with your account. It’s really that easy.
5. Black Menu
If you use a number of Google services regularly, you’re going to love the Black Menu Google Chrome extension. This menu is added to your Chrome browser and gives you instant access to your preferred services with just one click. Some of the services put at your fingertips are: Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Maps, YouTube, News, Google+, Translate, Play, and many more.