Google Chrome is the most-used Web browser worldwide, according to reports. This is because of its swift performance, a clean interface and easy syncing with mobile devices. But this browser also benefits from plenty of useful extensions available on the Chrome Web Store. Here are some of the best extensions that you can install.
Adblock Plus, one of the most popular Google Chrome extensions, lets you clean your web pages, by removing those clumsy advertisements from sidebars and everywhere else. Also, there is an impressive level of protection from tracking and malware. It is to be noted that Adblock Plus does not put end to web advertisements; on the other hand, there’s a set of acceptable ads that do not interrupt your web browsing. Plus, this open-source extension is customizable as well.
This experimental Chrome extension tries to make two computers “talk” to each other. Instead of mouths and ears, you use the computer speakers and two computers that have the extension installed. It can be useful for families and small teams working close to one another.
Earth View gives you random satellite images from Google Earth every time you open the new tab page. It also tells you the location, so you can take a virtual cruise around the world whenever you need a break from the daily grind. Of the many ‘New Tab’ page extensions, Earth View is definitely one of our favorites.
HTTPS essentially creates authentication between you and the web server hosting the specific web page. This helps reduce the chance of someone hijacking the information sent between you and the web server. This extension creates HTTPS authentication wherever you go, and it is a must have if you’re worried about surveillance, censorship, or identification theft.
Google Calendar is an app that gives you fast access to your Google Calendar. Aside from the direct link to your main calendar, there is also the option to see and manage your calendar while offline.