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20 Best Google Chrome Extensions (2018) that will make you Smarter

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Figuring out to discover some powerful and productive Google Chrome Extensions? Have a look a these 20 most popular Chrome extensions for your browser.

Until a few months back I was unaware of the thing called Chrome extension. I don’t know whether you know about it or not. Listen, even if you don’t know about it, this piece of write up that deals with useful Google chrome extensions is going to be quite beneficial for you. No rocket science involved, basically extension is like small tools that you add to your browser to simplify you tasks, that’s it.

Anyways, coming back to the point I was discussing about discovery of my first Chrome extension called, Grammarly.

It automatically suggests and corrects your writings, emails or comment, or anything you write. You can also go to the extension manually and paste your writing in its editor, in a few seconds it gives all the suggestion, highlighting each error. Since then, I have tested out various extensions for Google Chrome, some proved to be useless and some are simply inevitable.

So, here I am all ready to share my list of 20 best extension for chrome that is going to make you much smarter, productive and multitasking.

  1. 1Password

1Password's Chrome extension gives you the ease of easy password management. With this, you no longer need to have scores of password that make it difficult for you to memorize countless passwords. 1Password generate a single secure password for every site you use. So, you no longer have to get lost in the sea of different passwords torturing your brain cells. With just a couple of clicks, you can log in, fill out registration forms and enter credit card details.

Click here to download 1Password, Size: 197KB

  1. Coupons at Checkout

Many times you miss out huge money saving coupons which you could have availed for free. I know it’s very irritating and time killing to search spam and ad-loaded coupon sites for a coupons and deals. Often you are in a haste of buying something or making some payment online and don’t have much time.

You always wished if someone else could just do this part of researching for you. Cheer up, this extension does the same, it automatically detects when you are going to buy something online and filters the internet to find out useful coupons for you. Cool!, isn't it?

Click here to download Coupons at Checkout, Size: 373KB

  1. Evernote Web Clipper

It’s a very handy extension that helps you do multiple things like saving a simplified reading view, annotating pages, creating a summary, or grabbing an image of the entire page.

So whether you engage in doing Internet research for your projects, blogs or you like to store useful information at a single place, you get all things done at a click of the mouse. Clip Gmail attachments and threads or clip entire page, selection, or simplified article, it does things beyond normal copy and paste.

Good thing about is that everything is saved online so that you can access Evernote from any computer, tablet, or other devices anytime you wish.

Click here to download Evernote Web Clipper, Size: 3.98MB

  1. Strict Workflow

It’s quite normal to get distracted while you are working on the internet. The constant urge to check out how many new likes your dashing pic got or who commented on it is hard to suppress.

This extension cover it all very well. It’s very easy to use and is pre-configured to block various distracting websites. You can also add various blacklist and whitelist websites manually that block sites during a work time and allow the non-disturbing ones.

Just three steps and you are on the right track in right direction:

  1. Click to begin the 25-minute work timer and complete you job with full concentration.
  2. Hit the 5-minute break timer, and refresh yourself.
  3. Repeat the cycle till you get your job done.

Click here to download Strict Workflow, Size: 187KB

  1. Save to Pocket

This chrome extension saves all the content you find interesting to be read later. Not just it saves, it also syncs automatically to your tablet and phone so that you can view later in your free time. That too even without any internet connection. You just need to set up an account and then begin saving content with Pocket.

Click here to download Save to Pocket, Size: 545KB

  1. Goo.gl URL shortener

This extension makes use of Google's URL shortening service to instantly trim all those bulky Urls you like to get shortened. This makes it easier to copy and share anywhere on Bebo, Blip, Blogger, Baidu, Bobrdobr, Delicious, Facebook, Twitter or any other place you like. It also generates a QR code for the saved URL. You can even access various details from where and how often the URL is clicked.

Click here to download Goo.gl URL shortener, Size: 154KB

  1. AdBlock

AdBlock is one of the most used essential chrome extensions having more than 200 million downloads. It’s really annoying to see loads of ads on various pages you surf.

Especially, when you read something serious like the online newspaper, it’s disturbing to see various GIFs and automatic streaming of YouTube videos.

This extension solves your purpose very cleanly and easily. You get a less crowded and ad-free page. These Ads are a great sucker of your internet data and even slows down the loading time of sites. It’s the utility of this extension that has made it so popular.

I bet you are not going to miss it, if you don’t have this until now.

Click here to download AdBlock,Size: 1.62MB

  1. Chrome Remote Desktop

Many times you want your computer to be accessed remotely to troubleshoot some problems. With this extension, you can share your screen with a trusted individual remotely who can view and control your computer.

Especially, if you are part of IT team, this is a must have extension for you. It works cross-platform between any two machines having Chrome browser be Windows, Mac, Linux, or ChromeOS machines.

Click here to download Chrome Remote Desktop,Size: 3.15MB

  1. Hover Zoom

Many times those small thumbnail images on online stores or social network sites compel you to strain your eyes. Now stop acting like Sherlock Homes to examine what you are looking for. With this extension just have to move your cursor over those small images and it loads the full-size image without opening the new page. It automatically re-sizes the image if they don’t fit the screen. Have it, without delays.

Click here to download Hover Zoom,Size: 204KB

  1. Speedtest by Ookla

With this cool extension, you can have all the info about your internet speed quickly from your Google Chrome without any disruptions. You can also run the speed test to see the internet performance.


  • Measure how fast the pages you visit gets loaded.
  • Give feedback of download, and upload speeds directly.

Click here to download Speedtest by Ookla,Size: 4.56MB

  1. Grammarly

This was the first extension I ever used, definitely one of the best extension for chrome. Till the time I discovered this Chrome extension, I used to make many silly mistakes in my writings be it any important mail,or blogs or casual Facebook comment/update. The first time I came to know about Grammarly through one of my friends, added it to my browser and the result was awesome.

This is a must-have extension that you must not miss at any cost. Download it right now, if you don’t have it. Whether you are a writer, student or working professional, anyone who wants to write better English, go for it.

The unrestricted version of Grammarly can detect loads of complex grammatical errors, critical spelling mistakes, subject-verb agreement, article use, use of modifier and various other details in your writings that is more than enough. While serious writers can use paid version.

Benefits with paid premium version:

  • You can disable or enable checking on websites of your choice
  • Get vocabulary improvement hints.
  • Check for plagiarism.
  • Receive suggestions based on your writing styles, academic, creative and technical.

Click here to download Grammarly,Size: 2.05MiB

  1. Lingualy

Sounds similar with Grammarly, isn't it? Well it works differently, Lingualy is a new and more productive way to learn a foreign language without much efforts. You know how tough it is to allocate separate time for learning a new language, you either procrastinate or give up.

How about integrating your learning process with your usual net surfing? Lingualy does the same. As you browse online newspapers or your social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook; You get definitions, translations, grammar, and flashcards to boost up your vocabulary in a natural and interactive way.

Click here to download Lingualy,Size: 4.81MiB

  1. Social Fixer

Do you sometimes feels that Facebook in hands of some crazy people is making it irritating for you(and others) with their mindless post, self-promotion, and bragging. Anyways you can't help them but, with this chrome extension, you can surely help yourself.

Social Fixer does the task of automatically filtering your news feed, customizing your FB life, hiding post you don't like to read. Discover the people who unfriended you, get rid of obnoxious and sponsored post you hated and have many more utilities.

This is something you must not miss out.

Click here to download Social Fixer,Size: 254KB

  1. Pushbullet

Did you wish, if you could have your phone accessed directly from your desktop? Well, this productive extension links your Android phone with your desktop. Using Pushbullet you can readily access the various app, messages, songs, photos etc of your phone with Chrome.

No need to rush to your phone when a reply comes on your WhattsApp (or other apps like Kik, Hike, Facebook Messenger), read and reply directly from your Chrome Browser and stay focused and ahead of others. You can also send various files and links directly to your devices with it. Stay connected, stay focused, save time and energy.

Click here to download Pushbullet, Size: 434KB

  1. Todoist

It’s one of the life-changing apps that you should not miss, used by over millions of users, it’s a magical extension that can simplify your work.

Todist got featured in various popular journals and magazines like Lifehacker, The Guardians, Forbes and many more. This is not like the normal and unfruitful to-do apps you once used.

Here, you can split your tasks, get notifications and reminder, schedule, set dates, discuss your task, assign/delegate to others, sync with other device and do many more pursuits like color coding priorities.

Don’t procrastinate have it right now if you want to excel in your time management.


  • Manage all your tasks.
  • Works even offline.
  • 24/7 sync from your phone, tablet and desktop.
  • Distributes works into sub-projects, sub-tasks, color-coded projects, and task priorities.

Click here to download Todoist,Size: 37.38KB

  1. The Great Suspender

Are you the one who have clusters of online tabs opened in your browser? The Great suspender comes to save you, your data pack,

chrome's memory footprint, CPU’s memory and boost up your internet speed in the current tab. It automatically suspending all the tabs that you are not using. This saves a number of elements on the page, reduces any memory leaks and suspends any excessive JavaScript from running.

Click here to download The Great Suspender,Size: 266KB

  1. I’m a Gentleman

Are you the one who downloads lots of images either for your blogs, projects (or your personal collection!) from the web? Yes, then this one is a useful chrome extension for you. You just need to press Alt button and click on the image and it gets downloaded. A cool time-saver, isn't it?

You can also download each of the image on a page by a single click  using the extension button on the right top.

Click here to download I’m a Gentleman,Size: 49.38KB

  1. Gmail Offline

Gmail is the most popular email service, used by almost everyone. This makes it an inevitable extension for every Gmail users there. You can read mails, respond, archive and search with it, even when your internet connection is down for some hours. So, no more bothering if the internet is down, complete your work timely without any disruption with this extension.

Click here to download Gmail Offline, Size: 25.7KB

  1. Mailvelope

Secure your email with end-to-end encryption with this open source OpenPGP standard. Mailvelope works with Gmail and various popular email services like GMX, Outlook, WEB.DE and Yahoo. Install it to encrypt and decrypt your emails automatically.

Click here to download Mailvelope, Size: 1.06MB

  1. WOT

Do you often get confused between which site to go first once you get your search result on Google? This chrome extension helps you in choosing trusted sites.

WOT stands for The Web of Trust,it’s an online community that rates websites. Next to every search results it shows red, yellow, and green icons giving you a good hint on which site to move ahead and which site to ignore. It helps to save your time from entering untrustworthy and scam sites.

Click here to download WOT,Size: 1.24MB

At Last...

With this ends up the list of top Google chrome extensions. Hope you find it useful and productive. You can try these awesomely cool extension on your Chrome. I guess most of you reading this article must be using Google Chrome browser for surfing.

Am I right? No doubt Chrome very simple, clean and powerful and why not being simple and clean is in the DNA of Google.

I guess google.com is the cleanest, yet most popular page, that comes to solve your every problem. So, try out these extension and do share your experience in the comment section about these extensions.

I would love to hear if you have used some similar or even better extensions that you find missing here.

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