As much as two thirds of users of the Internet use Google Chrome. And this is reasonable; it is convenient and does not require extra dances with a drum. But if you can make this browser even cooler, you have to do it, there’s a reason that the Gods of Google sent “Extensions” to us. Today, I’ll tell you how extensions make the work for Google Chrome easier. We work with tabs: xTab, The Great Suspender, OneTab. Users of Chrome are divided into two types: those with many constantly opened tabs, and those with a BUTTLOAD of constantly opened tabs. The problem of both is easily solved; it is enough to install an extension-delimiter. The best option is xTab. It works simply. Click on the icon, select the maximum number of tabs and which tabs will be automatically closed if this limit is exceeded, opened for a long time, inaccessible or less used. If during loading of CPU, Chrome seems to mine cryptocurrency on the sly, try the Great Suspender. The extension automatically stops unnecessary tabs, leaving their icon and title. This reduces the number of active items and scripts on the page. The tab can be restored by clicking it anywhere. OneTab works similarly; the extension will close your thousands of tabs and help you not to lose that important borsch recipe and Wikipedia article about the German baroque opened at one o’clock in the morning. With a click of the button, we compile a list of links that can be viewed later. This will save RAM and speed up the browser. Remove unnecessary: AdGuard, Ghostery As they say, there’s not only AdBlock, there are a million extensions created for taming insidious advertising on the whole Internet. One of the best is AdGuard. It not only blocks advertising but also copes with Anti-Adblock scripts, those that ask you to disable the anti-banner for the normal operation of the site. After the scandal with Facebook, everyone thought about the privacy of the network. Ghostery allows you to see which websites are tracking and collecting data about you. The extension creates a small icon with the number, showing you how many trackers each site has. For example, Wikipedia has 0. But not all sites are so cute. With Ghostery, the user gets scarced anonymity, blocking scripts that collect data. Nothing will be lost: Pocket, Wayback Machine, Nimbus Screenshot Longreads are everything! But most of all I like to save them so that later I will not read them. The Pocket extension is cool in that it stores interesting materials and is synchronized with the application for iOS and Android. So the borsch recipe will not be lost and will be available offline. And now you can upload the video there, so if you did not have time to watch the previous video on our channel, save and enjoy anywhere, in the subway, bus or plane. Error 404 just chases me on the Internet. If you have the same problem, then the Wayback Machine extension can help. It detects standard errors such as 404 or 500 and checks if archive versions of the requested sites are available. By the way, you can read deleted pages or missing accounts in social networks. As a techno blogger, I always have such things as Nimbus Screenshot at hand. I use this extension almost daily. Screenshots, screencasts, a quick toolbar for editing all that, that’s what you need to prepare a new video. And the result can be saved in Nimbus Note, in Google Drive or on the computer in a convenient format. More features: Go Back With Backspace, LastPass, HabitLab, Grammarly, Wildfire. In July 2016, the world changed for the worse. Until now, the backspace key on the keyboard worked like the “Back” button in Chrome. On that unfortunate date, Google removed one of the most useful shortcuts. Fortunately, in a few weeks, it returned it, only in the form of an extension, which is called Go Back With Backspace. Of course, you can always hold Alt and the left arrow to return to the previous page, but why press two keys when you can press one? Those days when passwords could simply be names or birth dates are gone, now more and more sites require more sophisticated phrases to log into the account. In a world where everyone has a million different profiles, fake and working accounts, there is actually nothing to do without a password manager. To remember them all is just unreal. For this, there is the LastPass extension. It syncs with the application on your smartphone and saves all the passwords. Your main task is not to forget the password from the extension itself. It often happens that after watching a video of a favorite blogger, you go for a walk on YouTube recommendations and after two hours you catch yourself watching a documentary about the life of a Kyrgyz shepherd. It is that way that everything on the Internet is designed to ensure that we spend as much time as possible in it. Such hopeless Internet consumption should be eradicated. You can do this with HabitLab. Extension helps to control your online habits, shows infographics about how much time and on what site we’ve wasted. There are also limiting functions, a chasing timer, GateKeeper, which forces you to wait a few seconds before loading a new page, and 1Minute Assassin, which closes the tab after 60 seconds. Everything is simple with Grammarly. You want to write competently in English, use it then. Extension helps me with the official letters because I have big troubles with the articles. Usually, each person has a “trajectory” of using the browser. If you need to save time in this, it’s Wildfire. Based on your “trajectory”, the extension automates the work in Chrome. First, you record a sequence of frequently repeated actions, and then you can edit this script and apply it for convenience and time-saving. That’s the kind of top of my favorite extensions. And what do you use? 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