A few weeks ago we started our new section of the best applications, the first episode was dedicated to the programs we use daily on the Mac OS operating system but today we want to tell you which are our favorite extensions for Google Chrome without inserting the trivial ones and that the 90% of you readers probably already know.
Even if you don't use this specific browser, be careful because many of the suggestions listed are also available for Mozilla, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Brave.
To understand how some applications work, we recommend watching the video where it is clearly shown how they behave.
- THE GREAT SUSPENDER
- SESSION BUDDY
- GO FULL PAGE
- DARK READER
- HTTPS EVERYWHERE
- LASTPASS – PASSWORD MANAGER
- USER AGENT SWITCHER
The first extension The Great Suspender is aimed at the most disordered who when they browse online always find themselves opening many tabs at the same time. This tool is used to pause a card and free memory from loaded data. Obviously we can set after how long the service starts working and to resume viewing the site simply reload the page or click on the pause icon.
Link Download THE GREAT SUSPENDER
If, on the other hand, all the tabs you have opened were essential for your work, then with Session Buddy you can create a saving of your browsing session. The system is very simple and intuitive, I often use it to keep a session while doing a particular search. The synchronization and export system for a backup is also very convenient, allowing you to easily move these sessions to another computer.
Link Download SESSION BUDDY
In fact Grammarly is not just a browser extension, it also exists as a standalone application or as a service on the website. But when used on Chrome it goes to check all the texts you write in English and will correct them for you. The correction is not only related to the writing of a particular word, but the text is read in full and will propose the best way to rephrase a sentence and give it a more correct intonation.
You can also choose writing in a formal, neutral or friendly tone. Among the various options you can set the writing with a classic British, American or Canadian English. Furthermore, you can also keep the service totally disabled in a site and this is very useful when writing in Italian or non-English pages.
Download link GRAMMARLY
This extension is very simple but is often useful for quickly sharing the status of a web page. Once GoFullPage is started, the site is scanned and a screenshot is created that can be downloaded in jpg, png or pdf format.
Link Download GO FULL PAGE
The operation of Dark Reader can be understood from the name and is used to transform a page and activate a manual dark mode. Before downloading it I was very skeptical but after using it I had to change my mind because the effect is very pleasant and above all it does not create any problems when used in sites that allow a dark mode natively (for example Youtube). You can adjust some parameters to make it more compliant with our needs such as contrast, brightness or grayscale.
Link Download DARK READER
When we surf online we are always a bit distracted and it often happens that we enter sites that are not ultra safe. With HTTPS Everywhere you can force the use of the most secure version of a page, that is the one that uses the HTTPS protocol. It is a very simple extension to install and to always leave active in the background.
Link Download HTTPS EVERYWHERE
A password manager is not a simple extension to install on the browser because it must be used in conjunction with the standalone applications available for all operating systems. I specifically use LastPass but there are many other valid services that offer similar functions.
A password manager is used to store and hide all of our access data to the various sites, on a single platform. The aim is to have passwords for the different accounts that are always different and difficult, but they should not be remembered by heart because he will take care of it for you. In my opinion this is a tool that everyone should use everywhere because it makes your life much easier and above all safe.
Link Download LASTPASS
The User Agent Switcher extension is used to make the site you are visiting believe that your browser is different from the one you are actually using. This tool is handy for when you have to navigate in very old portals that allow perfect compatibility only with the now defunct Internet Explorer.
Link Download USER AGENT SWITCHER
Very often you find yourself in the position of having to write to the customer service of a site but in this there is no page where all the contacts are contained. The Hunter extension comes in handy because it scans the web to identify all emails linked to that page. Obviously it doesn't work perfectly on all sites but I found the opportunity to know the source from which these emails were extracted very convenient.
Link Download HUNTER
Finally, MyBib is the perfect extension for university students or for all students who find themselves having to carry out an online search. This tool is used to quickly cite a site and add this in the bibliography. Once the correct format is selected, a pre-formatted text is created to copy and paste into our document.
Link Download MYBIB
What extensions do you use?
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