All of us spend a lot of time each day using a browser to view the tinterweb. One of the main reasons why Chrome is my browser of choice is due to the extensive extension library. Today, we are going to look at some of the best Chrome extensions of 2021. These extensions will help you get more out of your browsing experiences. By simply leveraging a few useful Chrome extensions you can greatly improve your browser experience. In this post, I am going to share with you all of the Chrome extensions that I personally use.
🔨 Workona 🔨
Workona is by far the best tab management extension for any browser. Workona will allow you to better manage your open tabs. You can organize tabs into workspaces and folders. Workona will also allow you to save the current state of your opened tabs so you can pick up from where you left off on a completely different computer. Workona also comes with a handy to-do list manager. The to-do list manager will allow you to associate your to-dos against a websites/tabs. Workona can even recover tabs state after a crash. In my opinion, this is an essential tool and if you were only going to pick one extension from this list, then this is the one.
- Todo list
- Sync tabs between browsers
🔨 LastPass 🔨
LastPass is the most trusted password manager extension in the world. LastPass will allow you to use very complex passwords for your online accounts. All you will need to do is remember the LastPass master password and the extension will handle everything else for you. This will add a additional layer of security to your online life. The LastPass password feature is INVALUABLE to me nowadays, so check out this extension if you haven't already!
- Secure password generator
- Password auditing tools
- Auto-fill in username and password
- Secure notes
- Works across devices
🔨 ColorZilla 🔨
Colorzilla is the best color picker extension ever. ColorZilla allows you to select any color opened on your screen. Colorzilla is free, great for picking colors from any site, and is simple to use. What more could you want?
- Color picker
- Gradient generator
- Palette viewer
🔨 Page Ruler Redux 🔨
Page Ruler Redux is a web developer and designer tool, that allows you to get pixel-perfect measurements of web elements loaded within your browser. The plug-in is dead simple to use and is invaluable to ensuring your website projects look the way they are meant to.
- Ruler for perfect pixel measurements of web elements
- Adjustable color
- Element mode
🔨 User CSS 🔨
A simple extension that will allow you to inject your own CSS into an opened webpage within your browser. The CSS is stored in the extension, rather than the browser. This makes the extension very handy when you are debugging styling issues and you do not want to lose your styles when reloading the page.
- Add custom CSS to the current web site
- Prevent you from losing styles when you reload the page
- Supports the Emmet toolkit
🔨 Toggl Tracker 🔨
Toggl is a great time tracking time extension. Toggl is extremely useful for freelance projects and invoicing clients. With the extension installed, to track time on a project all I need to do is click a button from my Chrome taskbar, write what I'll be spending my time on and hit start and stop. At the end of the month, I can generate a report for my clients and invoice them appropriately, job done! Toggl really helps me to track time without any pain. Toggl even has a Pomodoro timer that stops the timer and remind me to take a break at regular intervals!
- Track time in the browser
- Group time by projects/clients
- Generate PDF report
🔨 Grammarly 🔨
Grammarly is the best grammar and spell checker I have ever used. I like the suggestions it recommends and it is really good at understanding my incorrectly written prose. Grammarly definitely enables me to write better blog posts, which in turn helps to keep my website looking professional. I love this extension just for the tonality emoji feature alone. Great add-on for your workflow!
- Spell checker
- Grammar checker
- Weekly emails detailing your typing progress
🔨 Rescue Time 🔨
RescueTime is a great time management software. Simply install RescueTime and register an account. After that, you will get weekly summaries of what apps you are using and where you are spending your time online.
- Track time from with a PC, MAC, or Chrome
- Weekly Sunday reports
🔨 PureVPN 🔨
A VPN is an essential tool in order to keep your browsing private, safe and secure. I got a great deal for PureVPN during a black Friday promotion a few years ago and I have been using it ever since. It does a solid job of masking my IP. PureVPN has extensions for Chrome, Windows, and Mac so it is worth a download to see if it will work for you.
- Secure internet usage
- Use Netflix USA
🔨 Property Log 🔨
If you are looking to buy a property in the UK and you use Rightmove, Property Log could help you to save thousands of pounds. This extension will allow you to view the full price history of all listings. You can use this extension to quickly see how long a property has been listed and more importantly its price history as well.
- View when properties were listed on Rightmove and the price offered history
- Great to find a bargain
🔨 Auto Text Expander 🔨
How many times have you been forced to type out your home address over the past year? Auto text expander will allow you to define shortcut codes against your most-typed phrases. Instead of typing a whole sentence, or, even a document, you can use a shortcut to print the same text out instead!
- Saves time
- Replace frequent words with shortcuts