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Helitha Rupasinghe
Helitha Rupasinghe

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20+Crazy Useful Google Chrome Extensions You Should Be Using

1. StayFocusd

StayFocusd increases your productivity by limiting the amount of time that you can spend on time-wasting websites.

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2. Raindrop.io

Raindrop.io is a one-stop bookmark manager that allows you to save anything from photos to links, clip articles, PDFs, webpages, and more.

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3. Kami

Kami is a solid Chrome extension for students, teachers, researchers, and educators. It’s a PDF and document annotation tool that can be a life-saver for students and educators.

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4. Noisli

Want to be productive but getting distracted by all the noise around you, then check out Noisli. Noisli is one of the best and most beautifully designed productivity companions.

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5. Marinara

Another great way to improve your productivity is by using the Pomodoro technique. If you are not familiar with the term, it basically states that you should work in a cycle of deep work and rest. The basic cycle is 25 minutes of work followed by 5 minutes of rest, however, you can change the time as per your personal capacity.

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6. Grammarly

Whether you are replying to emails or drafting your next article on Google Docs, Grammarly is an extension that can help you write better. It uses its underlying technology to identify grammatical errors in your writing, which are otherwise missed by any other word processor.

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7. Bitwarden

While there are a lot of password managers which can help you secure your passwords, Bitwarden is probably my favorite as it is truly cross-platform, offers more features with its free tier, and is cheaper than most password managers out there. That’s why when it came to choosing a password manager extension, I went with Bitwarden.

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8. Pushbullet

With Pushbullet, you can reply to messages, chat on services like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, share links and files, see all the notifications, and do so much more. PushBullet is like having your Android device on your desktop.

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9. Todoist

Ranked as β€œthe best to-do list right now” by The Verge, Todoist is used by 25 million people to organize, plan and collaborate on projects, both big and small.

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10. Honey

Honey saves you the time you spend searching for coupons by automatically applying the best available coupon while you are making a purchase. Honey is the best Chrome extension for users who want to save both money and time.

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11. Save Image as Type

There are times when you download images and it turns out a WEBP file. In such cases, you have to open a photo editor and convert the image to JPG or PNG. Save Image as Type extension lets you directly download an image in an image format of your choice from the web. That’s awesome, right?

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12. Distill

If you want to monitor a webpage for changes then this extension will do the job for you. The extension will monitor the webpage and if it finds any change then it will alert you via email, SMS, push notification on the phone, and more. That’s one handy tool, right?

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13. Clipt

Clipt is a Chrome extension from OnePlus Labs which makes it easier and more seamless to use devices of different ecosystems together. Similar to PushBullet, Clipt also lets you send files between your devices in a more seamless manner, which is great.

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14. LastPass: Free Password Manager

Stop wasting timeβ€― getting locked out of accounts or filling passwords and forms online – LastPass β€―simplifies your daily online tasks β€―while keeping you β€―and your family β€―secure.β€―β€―

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15. NoFap Panic Button

It does what it promises and does it perfectly. Odds are you need this app for something in your life. If you're about to mess up and you know it, this will help you turn around. NoFap Panic Button is free and easy to use!

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16. Tab Ahead

If you have a lot of tabs open, this extension lets you search by title or URL to find a certain one quickly. What a lifesaver.

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17. Momentum

Achieve your goals faster and more consistently with your own personal dashboard. Featuring to-do lists, weather, daily photos, and encouraging quotes. Join over 3 million energized users who have levelled-up their workspace and day-to-day productivity with Momentum.

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18. Speed Dial 2 New Tab

All your favorite websites - always one click away! Speed Dial is a simple, fast, and intuitive new tab page that lets you save and organize your favorite websites.

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19. Save to Pocket

Save articles and videos that you don't have time to watch to your "Pocket", to read later. You can sync between your phone and computer as well to make it even easier.

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20. Cloud To Butt Plus

Replaces the word "cloud" with the word "butt". Why not?

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21. Wappalyzer

The extension is a must-have for developers who want to know what websites are built with. Find out what CMS a website is using, as well as any framework, ecommerce platform, JavaScript libraries and many more.

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22. Gitpod

A must-have for any developer! This extension adds a button to your GitLab, GitHub, and Bitbucket projects to easily spin up a dev environment with a single click.

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23. Manganum

This one is for people who like simple onboarding and value extensions for free. It supports quick access to your most visited sites, a language translator, a calender, tasks, notes, a motivational widget and plenty more already in the works such as SMS.
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24. KeyPass XC Password Manager

KeePassXC is a free open-source password manager. If you’re done with the cloud-based services, it might be just for you. Using KeePassXC gives you complete control over your passwords by storing everything in a secure local file instead of on a remote server, which for many users is preferable given the prevalence of data breaches.

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Jan Vlnas • Edited on

Glad to see Cloud To Butt isn't forgotten. πŸ˜‚

Just watch out for Hola VPN, it's β€œfree” because they route their commercial traffic through your network. The extension used to have many security vulnerabilities and exposed you to tracking – many points on Adios Hola still apply.

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Helitha Rupasinghe Author

Thank you for posting this! πŸ‘

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Helitha Rupasinghe Author

Will change the hola vpn to somethingelse !

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Yasiru

I wouldn't recommend anyone to use a password manager that's managed by a company selling it as a service. The point of a password is that only you should have it and no one else. I've been using KeyPass XC for almost an year now, it's open source and should definitely get more recognition on the internet.

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Helitha Rupasinghe Author

I'll update the list to include KeyPass XC.

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Helitha Rupasinghe Author

Thank you for sharing!

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JoelBonetR

Can't install 20 extensions because I need the RAM and the CPU for coding πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Jokes apart this "Save Image as Type" thingy seems quite useful, thank you for sharing! 😁

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Mitchell Mark-George

Such a great list! If you like some of the extensions on this list, you should definitely try out my extension Tab Butler.

Tab Butler is a full-featured tab manager that allows users to quickly switch to the tab they want and execute repeatable actions from any tab easily - all with the aim of increasing their everyday productivity as they use their browser.
You can find more info about it on our website tabbutler.netlify.app/.

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Excel Nwachukwu • Edited on

Oh wow! These are amazing!

I would recomment this one too I just found out from @bolajiAyode - InspireNuggets, that displays whenever you open a new tab and just gives you a new dose of tech inspiration and refreshes every 5seconds!

chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/...

Pretty cool stuff!

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Uladzimir Yankovich

What a great selection! These extensions will really boost productivity.

I would be glad if my extension manganum.app were also included in this selection. I promise that our tasks, notes, calendar, and video backgrounds will change your browser experience :)

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Helitha Rupasinghe Author

Consider it done!

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Uladzimir Yankovich

I'd love it if you could share your first impressions :)

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Yongchang He

Thank you for sharing.

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daviti

aside from traditional adblockers, ClearUrls is great extension for tracking prevention for those who cares about privacy

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ayaanraj

Great list...
Tab Ahead is awesome

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Suraj Vishwakarma

Great list Helitha! I would love to add wapplayzer and GitPod they are awesome.

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Chuck Fischer

wow how neat is that!

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Philipe Cairon

I like Wappalyzer. This is the best for me.

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Christophe Colombier

Great list, bad title

20 Crazy Useful Google Extensions You Should Be Using

=> 20 Crazy Useful Google Chrome Extensions You Should Be Using

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Helitha Rupasinghe Author

Noted

Thank you.

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