How can you make the world’s most popular browser more “powerful”? One way is to add small programs, just as you load multiple apps on your phone. We show you some of the best extensions that you can install on Google Chrome in this guide.
We will update this list as the weeks go by so that your web browsing is more “powerful”.
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For those who are in favor of the animated images of this platform, as well as its stickers, nothing better than being able to find the best GIF quickly, drag it, and send it to contacts at a specific time. This is the promise of GIPHY.com, and boy does it deliver.
There are times when you need to be focused, and opening a Chrome window or tab can be a reason to get distracted, especially if you have active shortcuts to sites and social networks. Well, Momentum is for you, since instead of showing you the traditional start of the browser, it will display the image of a beautiful landscape, the time, a welcome message, and a goal to meet (defined by yourself). All this so that you advance in all your pending.
If you can use Gmail and your goal is to have a totally “clean” inbox, you should download this extension right now. Besides allowing you to see the number of unread emails, it also works as a shortcut to quickly access the service.
This extension lets you quickly know what your internet speed is, without ads and without having to abandon your current browsing in Chrome, as well as share the result. The tool also tells you how fast a specific website loads.
Now that video calls have become part of the “new normal”, what better way than to be able to start or schedule one quickly? Zoom Scheduler also has excellent comments from users.
6. Panic Button
Yes, it is difficult for colleagues not to look at your screen when they speak to you, but there is a button that can help you. The Panic Button extension hides all your tabs from the active window with one click. And when the path is clear, you can unfold them again by pressing again. It has an almost perfect rating from those who have tried it.
It happens that more than one is not sure how to take a screenshot from your computer. To make things easier, there is Awesome Screenshot, which allows you to obtain these types of images and screen video recordings. It also has broad user support.
One of the advantages of extensions is that they also save specific steps in certain tasks. For example, when wanting to translate a text, with the Google Translate extension, it is only necessary to select the paragraph that interests us and press the corresponding button so that the translated text is immediately displayed. It is true, suddenly it does not respond as expected, but the benefits it provides are more.
This extension is straightforward, but that is where its charm lies. Imagine that you want to share a web article, but you want the recipient to focus their attention on a section of it. Well, the Link to the text fragment comes to the rescue.
When you have it installed, all you have to do is select the paragraph, click the right-side mouse button and click on the Copy link to text option chosen. What follows is to send the automatically generated link to a contact, so that they can see the area you highlighted.
The new headache is creating and managing passwords for various digital services. LastPass comes to alleviate it a bit with its extension since it allows you from logging in to create solid passwords on the new platforms that interest you. It stands out that it has an almost perfect rating from users.
It often happens that you need to view a YouTube video at the same time that you are taking notes in a word processor. Then you need to adjust the tab of the clip, which may take a few minutes. What this extension does is show you the video in a floating window, which is easier to move around the screen and adjust.
An extension could not be missing for those users of the renowned productivity tool. With Evernote Web Clipper, you can save pages for later review, highlight key text, and quickly email snapshots, among other options.
Manage your extensions
And to all this, do you know how many extensions you have? Do you use them all? To eliminate those that you have not used in a long time, click on the three dots located in the upper right corner of Chrome, go to More tools and, in the menu that appears, choose Extensions.
In the web browser window that appears, you can also see the details and configuration of each of these small programs.