The best Google Chrome extensions you should know about

Google Chrome is the most popular Web browser, with more than 50 percent of the market. Here’s my list of personal favourite free and open-source Chrome extensions you might be interested for potential Internet browsing.

Note: Browser extensions are useful but using too many extensions may slow down your browser. So, use only essential extensions you need most.

Google Dictionary (by Google)

On a webpage, if you double click on any word this extension will help you to see its complete definition displayed in a bubble. This extension supports multiple languages and also can translate a foreign word to your default language.

Google Input Tools

By installing this extension, you can switch to typing in a different language with the click of the mouse, and switch back just as easily.

Google Translate

This extension will help you to translate to your language by highlighting or right-clicking on a section of text and clicking on Translate icon next to it. Or, you can also translate the entire page you’re visiting, by clicking the translate icon on the browser toolbar.


Stay focused with StayFocusd to increase your productivity by limiting the amount of time that you can spend on time-wasting websites and say goodbye to distractions.

Block Site

Block Site enables you to stay focused and improve your productivity. You can easily block any distracting or harmful website. No willpower necessary.


This will help you to customise any website to your need. There are thousands of user styles in Stylish wesite with beautiful themes, skins, and free backgrounds for pupular site like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube which can be installed in one click.


Tampermonkey is the most popular userscript manager for Chrome. It can be used for customising page appearance, adding new functions to web pages (for example, adding a download button to the YouTube page), fixing rendering bugs, combining data from multiple web pages, and numerous other purposes.

You can find many user scripts in Greasy Fork, OpenUserJS, and (mirror).


Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.

This extension will help you to save up to 95% of RAM.

Tab Resize - split screen layouts

Split Screen made easy. This Chrome extension takes your tabs and neatly arranges them in one of a variety of split-screen layouts with multi monitor support.

Print Friendly cleans and formats web pages for perfect print experience. Print Friendly removes ads, navigation and web page junk, so you save paper and ink when you print. It’s free and easy to use. Perfect to use at home, the office, or whenever you need to print a web page, or save for later as a PDF.

OneNote Web Clipper

Microsoft’s OneNote Web Clipper extension for Chrome lets users quickly clip all or part of a web page for easy reference and editing in OneNote, synced across your devices. The web clipper is a feature-packed tool that can trim away ads and clutter, adjust fonts, highlight text, or grab select images or videos that you can then refer back to in the OneNote app.


Track your online usage, so you can better spend your time online. HabitLab is a Chrome extension to help you build better habits online. HabitLab aims to help people achieve their goals online (ie, waste less time on Facebook) by trying out different interventions in their browsers and seeing what works best.


DownThemAll is a powerful yet easy-to-use extension that adds new advanced download capabilities to your browser. DTA is a download manager browser extension which can download all or some linked files, images, or embedded objects associated with a webpage. It can queue, pause, resume, or restart downloads.

uBlock Origin: Block Ads and Trackers

uBlock Origin is an efficient wide-spectrum blocker that is easy on memory, and yet can load and enforce thousands more filters than other popular blockers out there. It has no monetization strategy and is completely open source.

uBO is a lightweight best content-filtering (including ad-blocking) for Chrome out there. Check out FilterLists for a comprehensive list of filter lists from all over the web (click the Add link of a filter list to import that list into uBO).

Decentraleyes: Block Content Delivery Networks

Decentraleyes emulates Content Delivery Networks locally by intercepting requests, finding the required resource, and injecting it into the environment. This all happens instantaneously, automatically, and no prior configuration is required.


ClearURLs will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy when browse through the Internet.

Cookie AutoDelete automatically removes cookies, lingering sessions, and other information that can be used to spy on you when they are no longer used by open browser tabs.

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read: Be Informed

It’s an addon that believes “I have read and agree to the Terms of Service” is the biggest lie on the web, and wants to fix it by grading websites based on their terms of service agreements and privacy policies. It also gives short summaries of those agreements. The analysis and ratings are published transparently by a community of reviewers.

Privacy Badger: Stop Tracking

Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web. It learns about trackers as you browse.

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials

Privacy, simplified. Protect your data as you search and browse. DuckDuckGo is an Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs. With their roots as the search engine that doesn’t track you, they’ve expanded what they do to protect you no matter where the Internet takes you.


Snowflake is a pluggable transport from the Tor Project. If you have an uncensored connection, running this extension volunteers your connection to be used as a Snowflake proxy to help users unable to connect to the Tor network. Your IP will not be visible to the sites users visit using your proxy, as this extension will not make you an exit node. Note, this add-on does not work with WebRTC disabled.

If your access to the Tor network is blocked, this extension will not assist you, and you should use the Tor Browser instead.