Google Chrome
Google Chrome

This year at Google I/O 2018 we learned about the newest Chrome features arriving to users in 2018. Although there are plenty of exciting new features, user made Chrome Extensions will always be an important part of the experience. Here are seven of the best chrome extensions out right now.

Google Dictionary

This small but helpful extension will allow you to double-click a word to display its definition. Google Dictionary is also available in 20+ languages.

Google Dictionary
Google Dictionary

Boomerang

Known as the “ultimate email productivity”, Boomerang allows you to track responses more effectively, schedule emails and use AI to write better emails. With over 1.5 million users and a 4 out of 5-star rating, this extension has proven to be extremely useful for lots of people.

uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere and Privacy Badger

I have grouped these together because these extensions have been referred to as the “Holy Trinity of privacy”. uBlock Origin is an adblocker that goes a step further than most and prevents websites from detecting it. Yes, that means you won’t have to worry about that annoying message asking you to disable it to view a page. Next is HTTPS Everywhere which forces you to make a secure https connection for all communication you make with the internet. For those who don’t know, an https connection is an encrypted connecting which makes it much less difficult for people to see what you’re doing online. Finally, Privacy Badger is an extension that prevents websites such as Facebook from tracking your activity.

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Momentum

Momentum Extension
Momentum Extension

This chrome extension takes over your new tab page to provide you with lots of new functionality in an aesthetically pleasing way. In the new page, Momentum will provide:

  • New inspirational photo and quote each day
  • Set a daily goal/focus/intention
  • Keep track of tasks with Todo list
  • See the weather and forecast
  • Links and search
  • Show bookmarks bar on new tab
  • Default Chrome Tab/Apps links
  • Customize the dashboard by showing/hiding widgets
  • Set your uptime and downtime with Balance mode

Grammarly

This extension promises to make all “your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful”. Everything you type into your browser after installing Grammarly will be checked for spelling and grammar errors. It’s helped millions of users, including me, to make writing a lot quicker and easier.

OneTab

An extension that is often underrated, OneTab will allow you to move a group of tabs into a list to improve organization and reduce memory usage!

Video Speed Controller

Another underrated extension that allows you to speed up, slow down and rewind videos by either pressing keys or manually adjusting it. Whether it’s for speeding up TedTalks or catching up on university lecture videos, this extension makes peoples lives much easier.


 

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