10 Cool Chrome Extensions You Need To Install
To most of us, Chrome is simply a web browser like any other. We know it works closely with Google, so we have convenient access to our emails and the most popular search engine around, but we haven’t even scratched the service of what it can really do.
There are so many Chrome extensions around that can do some pretty impressive stuff. You just need to find and download them. Some extensions allow you to add new features to your browser; others allow you to alter Chrome’s functionality. Some can even change the look of your webpage, for example, with Doodle extension you can replace the Google logo on the homepage with anything you like. Pretty cool, huh?
Well, we thought so and took it upon ourselves to find the coolest Chrome extensions out there and list them for you here. Aren’t we lovely?
When you’re out and about, what do you do with anything you don’t want to throw away or you’ve not finished? You put it in your pocket. This extension let’s you save articles, videos and pretty much anything for a time when you’re less busy. Also, if it’s in pocket, it’s on your phone, your computer and your tablet, too. So you can catch up with them any time you like.
Airdroid is a must. It’s so handy, especially when you’re at work. Once installed, it directs all calls, SMS and notifications straight to your PC, so you don’t have to keep messing about with your phone. You can send texts and transfer files all with a full physical keyboard. It’s so easy and convenient. You won’t know how you coped without it.
Ever wanted to read something but couldn’t be bothered because of the amount of time it would take you? Well, Reedy solves that problem. It’s a speed reading extension that shows words, fast one after the other on the same place of the screen.
At first you may think it’s impossible to read, but it really isn’t. When we read we spend a lot of time moving our eyes across the lines, and up and down, which is distracting. By reading one word after another, you can read twice, three or even four times faster than before. It’s pretty impressive.
If you love to shop online, you’ll love invisible hand. It gets you the lowest price on shopping, flights, hotels and rental cars. When shopping, it shows a discreet notification when there are lower prices available for that particular product then gives you a link. You’ll never be short-changed again.
We all know and love Pinterest, and if you’ve not already got this, you really should. It allows you to pin almost any image from the web with a simple click. Love that dress? Pin it! Cute dog? Pin that too! Want to put Santorini on your bucket list? Do it! It’s like letting Pinterest loose on the web. There’s no limit to what you can pin.
The new version of the extension also replaces the new tab window with a random photo based on your pinterests.
Momentum is one of the most popular extensions of its kind. It replaces Chromes plain-looking new tab page with a personal dashboard, featuring to-do list, weather and inspiration, along with a lovely photo of the day. If nothing else, it’s a nice view, and it displays a personal message every time you open up a new tab.
Internet ads are the bane of our online lives. They can be so irritating. They flash, blink and just generally get in the way. With Adblockplus, that problem is solved, as it removes ads from the pages that you’re viewing, leaving a clean, white, distraction free space in their wake. You can also create your own filters for the ones that bother you the most.
Turn off the lights
This is a good one for when you’re watching movies or videos online. It works especially well with Youtube. The extension allows you to dim everything on the screen except from the video you are watching, which helps to minimize distractions, and makes it a much more pleasurable experience. You can also choose mood lighting to really enhance the video – a must for avid online movie watchers.
Another one for the shoppers and bargain hunters, Honey takes saving money to the next level. It will search for coupon codes for you, and automatically apply them to your cart at any online shop. Well, maybe not any, but it works with over 100 stores, and you don’t even have to lift a finger.
The internet is a wondrous thing, but it can also be incredibly distracting, especially when you have an important assignment to complete, or you have a lot of work to do. Stay focused aims to help you with that by making it impossible to access unproductive websites. You can easily set it to block the worst culprits at all times or limit the amount of time you have to browse. Just be careful, and save the drastic measures for important tight deadlines, because once activated it cannot be deactivated!