15 Useful Google Chrome extensions 2018

Google Chrome is the most used web browser in the world. If you want to take full advantage of Chrome, you can use plenty of useful extensions that can make your browsing experience more enjoyable.

We listed 15 useful extensions that will help you increase your security, save your money and enhance your overall browsing experience.

1-HTTPS everywhere

Is an extension created by EFF and the Tor project which automatically switches thousands of sites from insecure HTTP to secure https. 

It helps to encrypt Internet browsing experience by rewriting insecure HTTP link requests to the more secure https. 

It will protect you against many forms of surveillance and account hijacking.

2-WOT: Web Of Trust

Want to assure that the site is secure and it’s not a phishing site? Then add this extension, click on the sign and it will show the security rating that the site has.

3-Google translate

We all know that Google translate is very useful in translating words from different languages, but this extension makes this service even more convenient. 

When you go to a website that it is not in your native language you can select the text, right-click and select google translate.

If you want the entire page to be translated just select the Google Translate toolbar button, click translate this page, and you will notice that the page is in your language.

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4-Google dictionary
It is an awesome google extension that will help you find the meaning of every word.
All you have to do is to select the word or the phrase and double click, a small table will pop up to show you the meaning. It has also a toolbar to search for words and it supports multiple languages.google dictionary extension

5-Google Calendar
This google extension allows you to add or create events. Then, it will send you a notification when the time comes.

6-Grammarly for chrome
Grammarly is one of the best tools for checking errors in your writing.

After adding the extension it automatically gives you an alert when making a mistake whether you’re writing in Facebook, gmail or for your website.

You can also download the software on your PC for checking your grammar when writing on notepad or on Microsoft word.

7-Turn off the lights

This extension is handy when you are watching videos online, and it will give your browser a home theater look.

The atmospheric lighting helps your eyes to focus directly on the video with fewer distractions.

When you are watching the video just click on the extension to dim the lights around the video. This extension has several options, so you can customize it to suit your needs.turn off the lights extension

8-Evernote web clipper  

It is one of the most popular note making tools, that is going to help you save web content.

You can install Evernote web app to get full use out of this extension.If you want to save an article you can click the Evernote toolbar button, and you have the options:

Article- To save the article.

Simplified article- To save the article without the pictures.

Screenshot- Just drag an area and let go, it also has several options for annotations.

You also have other options like the full page, bookmark, click save when you are fine.

9-Momentum
It has lots of useful widgets to your google tab and will help you program your day more easily.

You have the clock, the local weather, a list with your objectives and a beautiful background image that changes very often.google extension momentum

10-Strict workflow
Have you ever happened to say:”I will stay on Facebook/YouTube just for 5 minutes”. Then 1h and 45 minutes later you realize that instead of learning/working you spend your time watching funny cat videos.

Well, we all have been through. That’s why this useful extension comes in handy.

It will block the websites until the “work session” is over. So, we don’t have to fall in the temptation of opening the sites when we can make something more productive.strict workflow

11-The Camelizer

It is a beneficial shopping online extension, and his job is to make sure that you are getting the best deal.

It shows you the price history information on Amazon 

.When you are on the product page just click the Camelizer button and will show you the price history.

If you want to wait until the price of the item goes back down, you can set up a price alert and send you an e-mail when the price drops.

12-Honey
This extension is very similar to coupons at checkout. You can also use both extensions to see which finds the best coupon deals.

Honey is extremely popular, and when you are at a shopping site, you can click on the extension to find different deals on that site. 

You can use honey if you want another way to save more money.

13-Invisible hand
Invisible hand let you know for other retailers to get you the best price.

You can use it on Amazon and then use it elsewhere look at invisible hand bar, select compare prices and maybe there are other deals better than Amazon.

14-Password alert

This plugin lets you know if you have typed in your Google password anywhere you are not supposed to.

It is mainly to protect you from fishing sites, so if you go to a random website and you type your username and password, the extension will see that, and it will alert you to change the password. 

It is critical because you may have in your Gmail a lot of information about other emails. 

15-Extensity
It is an extension that will help you manage all the extensions. 

You may have a lot of extensions added to google chrome bookmarks, and it can be very distracting. But by using this extension, you can turn off the ones that you don’t need now or shortly. 

You still have them, and if you want them back just click extensity and then enable them again.