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Best Chrome Addons

Updated on November 14, 2016

Best Google Chrome Addons

Finally Google have released Google Chrome Extensions, allowing you to include addons in Google Chrome!
Finally Google have released Google Chrome Extensions, allowing you to include addons in Google Chrome!

What are Chrome Addons?

You can find more information on Chrome Addons at my Chrome Addons Guide!

Google Chrome Addons

The Google Chrome browser has long been my favorite browser, it is simple, quick and easy to use. Despite this I sill found myself using Firefox a huge amount, simply because off all the addons I could use in conjunction with it, to make my life easier. I literally missed not having Google Chrome Addons.

Well now the time has come, with Google Chrome Extensions, we can finally use Google Chrome Addons to improve our browsing experience and improve upon our productivity. Google Chrome Addons provide nearly unlimited functionality, and help you to pick and choose your Google Chrome extensions to help your internet browser do what you want it to do, without cluttering up the interface!

Google Chrome Addons are easy to install, and even easier to use, which is why I am going to give you a rundown of the best chrome addons you can get!

You can get all these Google Chrome Extensions Here!

And I have ten more of these as well, check out the Best Chrome Extensions!

Best Google Chrome Addons

Surf Anonymously with the Google Chrome Proxy!
Surf Anonymously with the Google Chrome Proxy!

10) Google Chome Addon - Proxy Switchy

A proxy server may not be for everyone, but for those who use things such as Megavideo or Rapidshare, may find this nifty little tool a great way to get around the time limits!

A proxy server basically hides your IP address, so you can also use it for anonymous surfing, or you could fake the IP address of a certain country. using the IP address of another country comes in particularly helpful if you want to know how to use Pandora outside America!

Proxy Switchy is by far one of the best proxy server switcher Chrome Addons that you can find out there today, expect more of these great addons in the future though!

Best Google Chrome Extensions

Twitter integrates perfectly in to Google Chrome with the Chromed Bird Chrome Addon!
Twitter integrates perfectly in to Google Chrome with the Chromed Bird Chrome Addon!

9) Twitter Bird Chrome Addon

I do not really use twitter that much myself, I can kinda see its benefits, but Facebook is what I tend to use!

Nevertheless there are millions of twitter users out there who will love this Google Chrome Extension Twitter Bird. Twitter Bird gives you a simple drop down box containing your twitter news, and allows you to quickly post twitter updates without getting in the way of your Internet surfing.

This Chrome addon for twitter is pretty much essential if you are a fan of twitter!

If you spend more time on Facebook though, check out our next Google Chrome Addon.

Facebook Chrome Extension

This amazing Facebook Chrome Addon is the best chrome extension for Facebook users!
This amazing Facebook Chrome Addon is the best chrome extension for Facebook users!

8) Facebook Chrome Addon

Facebook is one of those things that became a huge success, and instantly managed to drain hours from every single users daily life. When it first appeared I know I spent some time on there, and even now, when you think I would have got bored, I usually have Facebook open in the background so I can check it every ten minutes.

Fortunately the Facebook Chrome Extension makes life a little easier, with a drope down facebook box which allows you to update, check notifications, and keep on top of your facebook account.

This Facebook Chrome Addon might seem superfluous, but it can speed up your daily Facebook surfing, saving you a huge amount of time!

Google Translate Chrome Addon

This great Google Chrome extension can translate any website.
This great Google Chrome extension can translate any website.

7) Google Translate Chrome Addon

This Google Chrome Extension is pretty self explanatory. The Google Translate Chrome addon is a simple and quick way to translate a webpage from nearly any other language in to English.

This may not seem like a big deal, but I was surprised how often I had to revert to Firefox to view some webpage in German that had just the information I needed.

This may not be useful to everyone, but to may of us a translation chrome addon is a brilliant addition to our web browser!

Best Chrome Addons

Select an address and instantly get a link to Google Maps.
Select an address and instantly get a link to Google Maps.

6) Chrome Select to get Maps Extension

Google maps is by far one of the most useful applications, and this simple Chrome addon save you that little bit of work, copying and pasting the address. Select to Get Maps is well programmed to detect if you have selected an address.

If it detects that you have selected an address then it comes up with a small box containing a link, which will instantly take you to a map of the area. This is an incredibly simple concept, but also incredibly useful, After a week of using it, I already miss it when I am using Firefox.

SEO Tools for Chrome

SEO Tools for chrome is specifically designed to help webmasters who love chrome!
SEO Tools for chrome is specifically designed to help webmasters who love chrome!

5) Chrome SEO Extension

For those of you who like me, are webmasters, you may miss the SEO functionality of Firefox. Fortunately Chrome SEO completes many of the daily functions that you might need as an SEO specialist or webmaster.

While not all of the functions in the addon are displayed directly yet, they have plans to fix this soon, in the meantime there are still direct links which will take you to the information you need!

If you are looking to collect SEO data through Google Chrome then you will find these SEO tools are an essential Google Addon!

Best Google Chrome Addons

One number is one of my favorite Google Chrome Extensions!
One number is one of my favorite Google Chrome Extensions!

4) One Number Google Chrome Addon

There are plenty of Google Chrome Extensions to check your Gmail account for updates, and even a few for Google Wave. With the One Number Google Chrome Addon however, you can check your Google Mail, Google Wave, Google Voice and Google Reader for updates all with one simple button.

This integration of your e-mail, RSS feeds, Google Voice account and your waves is a great mix. This Google addon brings them all together seamlessly to provide you with everything you need to keep you up to date.

Best Chrome Extensions

FastestFox is originally a firefox addon released on Chrome!
FastestFox is originally a firefox addon released on Chrome!

3) FastestFox for Chrome

FastestFox is originally an addon created for Firefox. However the team have worked hard to bring you this top notch Google Chrome Extension. FastestFox is designed to make your day to day browsing just that little bit quicker. It does this using several techniques, from pre-caching to selection links (allowing you to search for your selection on sites such as wikipedia0

This is a fantastic Chrome extension which has helped me massively in the last week, especially for research, where I may often be flicking through hundreds of webpages, and often referencing sites such as Wikipedia. I definitely suggest you give this little Google Chrome addon a try!

Ad Block for Chrome Addon

Adblock prevents annoying ads and popups on Chrome!
Adblock prevents annoying ads and popups on Chrome!

2) AdBlock Chrome Extension

Out of all the things missing in basic Chrome release, the most complained about was the lack of a simple AdBlocker. Fortunately with the release of Google Chrome Extensions came a fully functional adblock which will make your Chrome surfing advert free!

AdBlock does also come with some great little features, and as far as I am aware, it is the only chrome extension which allows you to choose whether or not a button is displayed by your address bar!

If you are looking for a way to remove adverts, tehn this is by far the best Chrome extension!

Top Google Chrome Addons

Session Manager is the Best Chrome Extension!
Session Manager is the Best Chrome Extension!

1) Google Chrome Session Manager Addon

So this might not be in everybody's number one spot, but to me the Google Chrome Extension, Session Manager, is by far the most useful of the Google Chrome Addons. It allows me to save a window state, allowing me to close down, and come back to it days later.

This great simple tool may not have much to it, but its usefulness brings it straight to the number one spot of my best Chrome Extensions list!

While this Chrome addon may not be useful to everyone, in my day to day research I find this addon to be the most useful Chrome extension created so far!


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    • ronakbhatia profile image

      ronakbhatia 4 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Good list, I already have a few of them installed. Adblock plus is also a very hand Chrome extension.

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      Joseph Renne 4 years ago from Milton

      I do like chrome but tend to use Firefox more.

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      James McCullough 5 years ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      Awesome list of extensions here. So many to choose from, but I think you gave a great list for people to get started with.

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      mr-burns 6 years ago

      I was thinking about switching to Chrome. You may have just pushed my decision. Thanks

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      thisisoli 6 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Looks interestign Chromer, will have to check it out :)

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      Chromer 6 years ago

      You could also check out MediaPlus for Chrome. MediaPlus lets you move, resize, download, magnify and do more with media content like flash movies, images, games, HTML5 videos, etc.

      Available at

      More info -

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      pic2000 6 years ago

      Interesting extension to work with Google maps

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      myi4u 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow.... Nice and detail stuffs about google chrome! It great to see that you are using goggle chrome extensively. I am still kind of undecisive about the best internet browsers. I have moved to apple recently and therefore, safari is sort of my main browser. No doubt that chrome is becoming more and more popular. However, when i first used it, there were some incompatibility issues with some of the websites that i regularly browsed. I wonder if that's still the case. Nevertheless, i shall try it some time again as i am quite fed up with IE9 and firefox on my pc, though i haven't upgrade to the latest firefox.

      Great hub!

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      thisisoli 6 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      I use the SEOMoz toolbar for my ESO, that is not quite as useful if you are not a pro member though!

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      Freate plugins..!!!

      SEO Tools for Chrome is just best of them..!!

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      WriterDJ 6 years ago

      great, new update for my chrome

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      thisisoli 7 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Thanks for the update, will try and get the article updated when I have some spare time (Might be a week or two!) There are plenty of Chrome addons to choose from now, when I first wrote this article they were pretty new!

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      Chrome Adblock 7 years ago

      You have recommended AdBlock. I think Adblock Plus (the original known from Firefox that was recently ported to Chrome) is much better:

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      Mic 7 years ago

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      Pankaj Gupta 7 years ago

      I will try these extensions in my chrome browser. Thanks for sharing with details.

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      Susan Zutautas 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I just started using Chrome and I love it! Great hub!

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      Manui 7 years ago

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      Place For Bloggers 7 years ago

      I'll add WordPress Stats for Chrome at

      A real time saver :)

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      How To Attract New Customers 7 years ago

      I've been using chrome seo extension for a couple of weeks. I love it. I can find high page ranked sites to post comments on.

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Sticking with good old Firefov, sorry. Better the devil you know!. Interesting hub though.

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      SubmissionWork 7 years ago from India

      Downloaded chrome but not used in full fledge.

      I am still with firefox because adding add ons and testing them is time consuming.

      May be I will try all this add on when I will be in my vacation.

      Please keep updating this hub with new add ons and related information.

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      WoodsmensPost 7 years ago from Arizona

      I guess I will try a couple more add ons. I don't want to slow the browser down but so far it hasn't,Google Chrome is the best. Its not really like adding toolbars like in IE. Good write up thisisoli

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      DailyTechPost 7 years ago

      Fantastic list...this list would definitely help a makes job of a web master a lot easier...thanks for sharing this

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      MrWell 7 years ago

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      bileygur 7 years ago from Reykjavik

      SEO toosl for chromes is the one I use the most. I still miss many of the great programming add-ons that are available for mozilla.

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      jaymelee23 7 years ago from United States

      Great hub... thanks! I can use these as Chrome is my fav. browser.

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      Website Examiner 7 years ago

      I am an enthusiastic Chrome user too, although I use few extensions. Just stopped by to mention that I was very, very impressed with how knowledgeable you are about different aspects of search, rankings, and such. As far as I am concerned, you are the most trustworthy authority on the subject. Others pale by comparison. Best regards.

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      educatedimmigrant 7 years ago

      Can you give instructions on how to use proxyswitchy please.

      I want to use pandora but it's restricted...

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      dutch84 7 years ago

      I only run Internet Explorer on my computer now, because Google Chrome started giving me problems, but I will come back to your page if I ever decide to download Chrome again.

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      molson5070 7 years ago from State College, Pa

      i love this hub. hopefully chrome will continue to have more ad ons so its more customizable (something I like about firefox)

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      climberjames 7 years ago from Steel City

      Great Hub, I'm a newly converted Chrome(r)

      Thanks - climberjames :D

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      theboxmeister 7 years ago

      ScribeFire will fit in this list. It is in beta for the moment for Chrome browser but it is an must have.

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      James L 7 years ago from Canada

      I just recently started using chrome, mostly for banking and things like that. I still use firefox for most things but some of these addons sound pretty neat and just may convert me.

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      thisisoli 7 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Glad you liked them, feel free to mention the other Google Chrome Addons you find useful!

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      madeline Oscar 7 years ago

      I used few of the Add-ons you mentioned. But there are other add-ons which are really very useful

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      send_mms_video 7 years ago from New York

      There is an other addon unmisable, an addon to send SMS and MMS video (webcam recorded video, or from Youtube).

      It's a complete iPhone like widget !!

      or directly :

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      L3B0 7 years ago

      I really like the proxy one as I'm always switching between the proxies at home and else where...thnx great hub. :)

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      save my system 7 years ago from United Kingdom - London

      Google chrome is best browser. It is so user friendly and secure too. I found translation add on's and Google map add on really useful. I guess all those additional features in new release version are awesome and make Google chrome more popular.

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      thisisoli 8 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      If you are unsure about google chrome just install it and try using it for a few weeks!

      I will guarantee that it will pretty much become a browser of choice!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I have seen Google Chrome for a while, but didn't know why I should bother to use it. You have broken down its' features nicely!

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      mynameisnotpaul 8 years ago from Kentuckeh'

      This is awesome, I'm definitely going to be downloading some of these.

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      Bibleseo 8 years ago

      Great list. did not know about the ProxySwitchy available for Chrome.

      Some other addons I use are offcourse Xmarks, MouseGestures, Autopagerize.

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      HubChatter 8 years ago from On a Rock

      Very nice Hub, good list of Add-ons for Google Chrome, I tend to stay away from Chrome because I'm paranoid about "big brother" watching my every move. :)

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      C_Pinto 8 years ago from USA

      Great stuff, I have great firefox add-ons but didn't know much about add-ons for chrome. Thanks!

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      lender3212000 8 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Great hub! I hope to see the SEO extensions expanded upon in the near future.

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      britneydavidson 8 years ago from united kingdom

      oh! wow thanks for the nice hub to share with us.

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      thisisoli 8 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Google Chrome is well worth the switch, remember that you are not just limited to Chrome though, I find Chrome is fantastic for research, but I still use Firefox quite a lot for my day to day work!

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      martycraigs 8 years ago

      I'm currently in the process of switching over to using Google Chrome, so I'm going to give many of these addons a try.

      Thanks for the suggestions.

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      Gordon Hamilton 8 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

      Absolutely fascinating and superb Hub. I have never used Google Chrome either but you certainly present an excellent case for me thinking about doing so.

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      askjanbrass 8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Google Chrome is a fantastic browser, but I too had been switching back and forth between that and Firefox. Now that Google Chrome has recently released the extension functionality (I'm working on a Mac, so the extensions were just enabled), I am switching less and less. I also agree with many of your selections. I also especially like the session manager addon.

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      Doberman Training 8 years ago

      Hey, thank you very much for this hub, i use chrome everyday and i don't even know of the existence of some addons! i'll install some of them for sure!


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      Cassandra Mantis 8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Think I will have to dump my Sh*t browser and get Chrome now. This is a geat selection of add ons.

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      Glare 8 years ago from Washington DC area

      Oh wow, thanks for the great info!

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      mel22 8 years ago from ,

      Thanks 4 the list. I might try using Chrome more often now that I see all the great add-ons available !

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      thisisoli 8 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Nice to hear from one of the developers!

      The plugin is fantastic, I will get it updated tonight to check out the new features!

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      Google Chrome SEO Plugin 8 years ago

      Hey, thanks for listing my extension "Chrome SEO" in the list. We've just released a new version and it has heaps of new features and we have lots more planned. Let me know if you have any ideas for the extension and I'll add them to the list.

      The response has been amazing, at the time of writing we've had over 100,000 installs and we're the 8th most popular Chrome extension.