Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in the world and it makes it easier for everyone to use the browser with its clean UI, fast browsing, and security features. But the real power of Chrome is its huge collection of extensions. You can find almost any extensions from its Chrome web store which will lead to further enhance your web browsing experience. But choosing the right extension can be difficult, so in this article, I have handpicked the list of 15 best Extensions for Chrome in 2021 for you.
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Note: All the extensions are in random order so you can choose any extension you like.
15 Best Free Chrome Extensions (2021)
- HTTPS Everywhere
- Speedtest by Ookla
- Email Finder
- Save to Pocket
- Dark Reader
- Adblock Plus
Let’s start with something that most of the users loves to do is customizing their browser. Momentum is a great extension for enhancing the looks of Google Chrome. As you can see from the above screenshot how beautiful it looks.
And if you want to make a few changes to the extension, you can easily customize it from its dashboard. Momentum also has paid plans ($4.95/Month, $29.95/Year) through which you can make additional customizations such as notes, themes, fonts, custom background photos, and so on. But for most of the users, a free plan would be enough.
2. Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder
Nimbus is one of the best screen recorder extension for Chrome. I have downloaded many Softwares in the past for Windows, and all were either limited to a certain time or came with watermarks.
But with a nimbus, you can enjoy all the features without any restrictions. And by any chance, if you are thinking whether it is limited to only record Chrome tabs? Then you are wrong you can record the entire desktop screen with it.
You can save screenshots in either JPG or PNG format whereas screen recording comes with HD, Full HD, and 4K options. So if you want the best screen recorder for Chrome, then you should definitely try this extension. You can also upgrade to Nimbus Capture Pro (starts at $19.99/Year) for more features.
Features of Nimbus Capture Pro
- Convert video to MP4
- Convert video to GIF
- Crop your video
- Trim your video
- Send a video to YouTube
- Upload images and videos to Google Drive
- Add your watermark for branding
- Priority Support and so on
3. HTTPS Everywhere
HTTPS Everywhere is another free extension for Chrome among the tech enthusiast, and you can also find this extension built-in on many mobile browsers. What it does is it switches the website from insecure “HTTP” to secure “HTTPS”.
Having a secure “HTTPS” provides three key layers of protection: Encryption, Data Integrity, and Authentication. You can learn more about HTTPS from here.
So if you are visiting any insecure site then HTTPS Everywhere will protect you against many forms of surveillance, account hijacking, and some forms of censorship.
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4. Grammarly for Chrome
Grammarly is one of the most essential Chrome extensions out there, especially if your student, writer, or blogger. And as the name sounds, it takes care of your grammatical mistakes. It supports Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, WordPress, Google docs, and many other million sites. Whenever you start typing Grammarly will start assisting you and give proper feedback such as grammar issues, punctuation issues, sentences that are grammatically correct but wordy and unclear.
Grammarly is not only the best grammar extension for Chrome but also the best spell checker for Chrome. In fact, I use Grammarly every time I write articles. It also helps me figure out how’s my text sound.
For example, this article according to Grammarly it sounds Formal, Informative, and Friendly which can help many writers and bloggers to make minor changes. Although this extension is for free to use you can pay for their premium plans that will correct twice the grammatical mistakes and also check for plagiarism.
Grammarly Premium Plans:
- Monthly Plan $29.95
- Quarterly Plan $59.95
- Annual Plan $139.95
Everyone loves animated GIFs, and it also helps in engagement on social media or email or even blogging. That’s where Giphy comes in. It is a free tool that provides thousands of GIFs and stickers.
You can use it on Gmail, Google Docs, Facebook, and many other online sites. All you have to do is just search and drag & drop any GIF.
If you do online shopping a lot, then Honey is the best coupon extension for Chrome. What it does is it automatically applies coupons during checkout on supported sites so you don’t have to search manually for coupons and sales on the internet.
It currently supports shopping sites in the US, UK, Canada, India, and Australia as well as sites that serve global customers. Overall, Honey is the best Chrome Extension for coupons.
7. ZenMate Free VPN
Zenmate is a free VPN extension for Chrome that can help you to unblock any websites that are restricted in your country or by company.
It also protects you while using the internet by hiding your real IP address and also encrypt your connections. You will get 4 countries connections with unlimited bandwidth in a free version whereas by subscribing to their premium plan you can get access to 74 countries.
Overall, ZenMate can be a very helpful extension for most of the users and is surely one of the best VPN extensions for Chrome.
8. Speedtest by Ookla
Speedtest by Ookla extension can be a handy feature for many of the users. You can directly check the internet performance from the Google Chrome toolbar. It will show your ping, download, and upload speeds within seconds.
9. Email Finder by snov.io
Email Finder is one of the best email finder Chrome extensions that might be useful for most of the users. The tool is simple and easy to use.
You don’t have to search manually for an email address, just click on the Email Finder extension and it will scan the website and give all the lists of email id.
So if you looking for an email address to contact a writer or owner of the website, then I highly recommend you use this extension which will save a lot of your time.
YouTube is the number one video-sharing platform in the world, and for many people, it has become their source of income. And if you planning to make videos on YouTube but worried about how you will get views. Well, just install the VidIQ extension on Chrome and it will prove all the information of your competitors such as their daily views, video tags, channel tags, engagement rates, and much more.
The more you use the VidIQ extension, the more you will understand how YouTube videos rank and get views. Also, it is free to use, but for more in-depth stats and information, you may have to upgrade to VidIQ Premium plans.
Bitly is one of the most popular and best link shortening tools for Chrome. Many of the users or companies use Bitly to shorten the URL. It makes the long URL short and easy to share on social media or email.
Pushbullet is one of the apps that will always keep all of your devices connected. You can use this extension to access your mobile phone all you have to do is install their app from the Google play store or Apple app store and login with the same email id used to login on Pushbullet extension.
Now you can send messages, images, or files directly to your smartphone. You can also check your phone’s SMS, all other notifications, and also reply to messages from many popular apps including WhatsApp, Kik, and Facebook Messenger without even lifting your phone.
Moreover, you can use this extension to send messages or files to other desktop browsers that have the Pushbullet extension installed.
13. Save to Pocket
Save to Pocket extension is the easiest and fastest way to save articles, videos, or anything you find on the internet. All you have to do just click on the pocket button in the toolbar or right-click and select the “Save to Pocket” option will appear.
You can access all your saved content across all devices which will save a lot of time and also help you manage all of your content in one place.
14. Dark Reader
Dark Reader is a simple and ad-free Chrome extension that turns any webpages into a dark mode. You also get the option to adjust brightness and contrast. So if you spend most of the time web browsing on a laptop or desktop, then I highly recommend you use this extension as it can prevent less strain on your eyes.
15. Adblock Plus
Adblock Plus is one of the best ad blocker extensions for Chrome. It can easily block video ads, banners, pop-up ads and so on which results in faster page loading. It can also protect your privacy from online trackers across websites you visit.
So if you visit any site that is full of ads and providing a bad user experience, then use Adblock Plus. But most websites rely on advertising, so maybe you should disable ad-blockers on friendly sites like Gadget Liv 🙂
These were the list of the 15 best free Chrome Extensions in 2021. All the extensions have been carefully picked, keeping every user’s needs in mind. If you think I missed out on any good or useful extension, then comment down below and I will check it. If you found this article helpful, then share it with your friends or family.