Top browser extensions for 2019

On your “regular PC” (or laptop), you’ll no doubt have a range of your favourite extensions in Chrome. Regardless of whether you’re an easygoing or avid user of the Internet, there are some must-have browser extensions that you’ll be using on a daily basis. However, when you’re on your mobile phone, you can’t use these.


 

There is, however, a couple of ways around. The first option is to download and install “Yandex Browser” from the Google Play Store. Once you’ve got that, open ..

https://chrome.google.com/webstore

…in the URL box, grab the extension you want, then simply click “Add to Chrome”. You can do a similar thing with “Kiwi Browser”. Once installed, open the app and open the following…

chrome://extensions

On the new page, enable the toggle next to “Developer mode” and install your extensions. Done!

Now, here’s some of the ones I tend to use on a daily basis.

  1. Awesome Snapshot Capture & Annotate

This application enables you to take a screen capture of your internet browser, enabling you to not need to trim out different parts of your work area. On an Android phone you’re probably familiar with just taking a screenshot with the power key and volume key combination, however on a PC this catches just the region you need, enabling you to take a screen capture of essentially the entire screen or only a bit.

Moreover, you can add comments to flavour up your images. And when done, you can store it onto your PC, Google Drive or phone.

  1. Clearly

Clearly enables you to concentrate on the piece that you are pursuing on the web, it doesn’t matter that it is a news story, blog entry, or something else. It’s now been replaced by “Just Read” and means you can style the online content to make it easier to consume. You can remove distractions (ads, popups, comments) and just get to the heart of the information. You can then print the result, plus there’s support for different languages and you can customize nearly everything you see.

  1. Boomerang for Gmail

Sending emails can be tedious for some people. You’ll find yourself buried in your inbox for quite a long time. Here you can send emails on a schedule, track the responses and even use AI to help you write better emails.

There’s now millions using this particular extension. It adds great “life balance” features like “Inbox pause” to stop you getting interrupted in downtime.

I use this for scheduling birthday emails, reminding me about tasks (paying stuff or catching up with people) and managing email. For those using email on business, you can also track emails and handle project management better – even going as far as achieving the infamous “Inbox zero”! :)

  1. Google Translate and Dictionary

This extension is straightforward if you are used to using Google Translate, nonetheless, rather than adding words you want to translate to a specific language, Google Translate for Chrome deciphers full website pages. All you have to do is click the on the search bar and Google Translate for Chrome will make an interpretation of it either to English or your local language. Google Dictionary enables you to either characterize terms you’ve featured on the site page or those you enter by tapping the book symbol to one side of the location bar.

  1. LastPass

LastPass enables you to have separate passwords for the sites you use on a daily basis. Although Google accounts does this to some extent, many still prefer to use LastPass. This particular extension is used by clever online gambling club players since they regularly play on more than one site. It also adds to your security because you don’t tend to use the same password for many different sites. With LastPass you’re more confident in using complex passwords because the extension remembers it all for you. More in the UK users are Live Streaming Sports from their mobile phones, so keeping the logins for sites like this is a constantly battle.

This extra stores every one of your passwords in a protected vault and is access via a master password. This means that you only ever need to remember one password.

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