Best Chrome Browser Plugins
We present to your attention a selection of the most useful extensions (plugins) for the Google Chrome browser in 2017.
In today’s world, most people use the Internet every day, accessing this global network using a browser. However, many even suspect how much you can expand the functionality of the browser with the help of extensions (also called plug-ins) and browser automation programs that greatly simplify and make the use of the Internet more comfortable and safer.
This short review will focus on really useful and even necessary extensions (plugins) for Google’s most popular Chrome browser.
Chrono download manager
It’s no secret that the built-in download manager in the Chrome browser is inconvenient and has limited functionality, many don’t even know that it exists and can be called up using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + J. In this case, you will see a simple list of downloads with the ability to only open the file.
Chrome Download Manager
For those who constantly download various files from the Internet, other functions may be required, such as organizing files into folders depending on the type, adjust the order and speed of downloads, pause downloads, or download them on a schedule.
Chrono download manager
All this and much more can the smart download manager Chrono Download Manager, which is considered the best for the Chrome browser.
Do you still store passwords in your browser or write them to notepad? Then we will come to you smile After all, on the Internet there is nothing more important than security. Because neglecting simple rules and storing passwords in the browser, you can instantly lose your funds on a bank card, accounts on social networks with many friends, game assets in online games and much more.
On the other hand, refusing to store logins and passwords in a browser, you will have to enter them every day on many sites, which is very tiring. Searching for these passwords in records is also not always convenient, especially when there are a lot of them. The solution to this situation may be the long-trusted password manager LastPass.
The LastPass plugin stores all your logins and passwords in its well-protected database and can automatically substitute them in the corresponding fields on various sites. Thus, you do not need to store passwords in a browser, from where they can be stolen by attackers. All you need to do is install the LastPass extension and create an account in it, where the email address will be your login. You will also need to come up with one single master password that can be stored in your head or written somewhere.
After that, you do not need to record or remember any passwords. When you first enter your login and password on any site, LastPass will offer to save them in its secure storage and next time it will substitute them automatically. This needs to be done only once for each site where you have an account.
The LastPass plugin has a number of additional functions, the most useful of which is the secure password generator and storage manager, which allows you to open the entire database with the ability to view and edit all accounts.
In addition, it is multi-platform, supports various browsers and operating systems. Including there is an application for Android, by installing which you will get access to your password database on your mobile device and can use them in any mobile browser.
The AdBlock extension allows you to block intrusive ads on websites that crawl from anywhere, pop-up windows that interfere with viewing the site, and nasty annoying teasers.
After installing the AdBlock plugin, most of the ads will disappear from the sites, viewing them will be more pleasant and convenient. In addition, pages will load faster, take up less memory and processor resources, which is especially noticeable when you open 10 or more tabs. The plugin has the ability to add any site to exceptions if you find the ads on it useful or just want to maintain a good site smile
Continuing the topic of virus protection, I would like to once again note the importance of additional protection in browsers, which antiviruses do not always cope with. Many users do not realize that to infect a computer with a virus, you don’t even need to download anything, just go to the infected site from a Google or Yandex search.
The McAfee WebAdvisor plugin blocks the passage to infected, phishing sites and the downloading of malicious code to your PC from a browser. This is a great way to provide additional protection on the Internet.
Unlike other plugins, it is downloaded and installed from the official site as an application and integrated into the browser when it is installed.
Checker Plus for Gmail
If you actively use mail from Google, then the Checker Plus for Gmail plugin will be a great helper.