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40 Best Google Chrome Extensions

40 Best Google Chrome Extensions
Best Google Chrome Extensions of 2013

Google Chrome is the second most-used Web browser worldwide, according to Stat Counter. In part that's thanks to its swift performance, a clean interface and easy syncing with mobile devices. But this browser also benefits from plenty of useful extensions available on the Chrome Web Store. Here are the 40 best extensions based on our experience, as well as reader recommendations. Don't see your favorite extensions? Let us know in the comments.

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    jgutz2006 , July 26, 2011 8:12 PM
    Wheres AdBlock? how can adblock not be in the top 30 Chrome Plugins! Could it be because this site would be showing everyone how to block its own annoying ads? (i realize it helps to pay the bills and keep sites free, but the type of people who read this site are going to likely be the ones to not click those ads anyway!)
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    Anonymous , July 26, 2011 11:21 PM
    I'm surprised by this list myself. Are those extensions really the best available for Chrome?
    No Adblock? No Video downloader? And what about something like NoScript?
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    mayankleoboy1 , July 27, 2011 9:21 AM
    is there any autopager that works with tomshardware?
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    juanc , July 27, 2011 3:57 PM
    Not only adblock. But 30 useful extensions? REALLY? 30!

    Anyone that uses more than 5 extensions might be out of league. You don't want to install 30!
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    Jaxx89 , July 28, 2011 12:04 AM
    Nice list of extensions. Surely gunna use some of them now that I know they exist
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    Anonymous , October 24, 2011 5:13 AM
    Pretty good. Here’s also a list of the best chrome extensions:
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    marciocattini , December 16, 2011 4:15 PM
    where's dis.lik.e for facebook?
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    Anonymous , February 2, 2012 1:46 AM
    good ones...

    also another one : let chrome read out text pages
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    Anonymous , February 3, 2012 12:27 PM
    new extension - google search inside facebook:

    it's just beautiful.
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    Anonymous , March 8, 2012 8:08 AM
    The chrome's extension is really great and useful but to me lastpass and adblocker are the most handy and great extension created by chrome. I just love them because they are so good.Thanks chrome
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    Anonymous , March 22, 2012 10:51 AM
    What do you think about this extension? It´s new but it´s the fastest I have tried.
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    dreadlokz , April 19, 2012 4:24 PM
    AD-BLOCK is NUMBER 1!!! Best of it, you can block anything you want in a page, not only ADs... pages get much more clean only whith things you use =D AD-BLOCK ownz! Chrome ownz since day 1!!!
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    dreadlokz , April 19, 2012 4:42 PM
    very nice article... a lot of extensions, but most ppl wont use that much! I use only four:
    AdBlock, Google Analytics OFF, Search by Image and GMail! Its enough for me, once I had like 20 extensions, but the chrome get slow and I didn't use half of them, so I reinstalled only with the ones I always use =)
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    Anonymous , June 27, 2012 8:41 PM
    You missed the NewTabFeeder ,
    The best new tab app for chrome,
    the Instagram dashboard + News Feeds
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    Anonymous , July 5, 2012 6:47 AM
    Magic Actions for YouTube is No. 2 ??????????????????

    there's a much better one for videos (with an option to save and sync with iPad and iPhone):
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    Anonymous , July 22, 2012 7:02 PM
    A decent sellection... good job TOMMY BOY Here's one for music which is not on this list and it ought to be! Believe me it really ought to be... Here's the launcher for the app since u'll want it:
    and here's the extension since if u are music blog addict like I am you'll really need it:
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    Anonymous , July 30, 2012 3:09 PM
    I am not even going to look at a list that can't put the number #1 most popular and best addon in the list of "best addons". wtf
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    CaedenV , September 7, 2012 3:27 PM
    AdBlock Plus and HoverZoom
    Those are the only 2 things anyone really needs. I have tried several other extensions but they tend to just cause clutter and get in the way, and things start looking like FireFox. If I wanted a cluttered mess I would just use FF, but I don't so I use Chrome.
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    Anonymous , September 7, 2012 11:28 PM
    The only reason I'm staying with Firefox is my beloved Tabmix Plus. I just don't want to surf without the possibility to change tabs by just hovering over their icon for 100ms instead of clicking. Is there any addon that allows this for Chrome?
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    Anonymous , September 8, 2012 6:12 AM
    I am using keeppy extension with Chrome and Firefox for organizing my stuff:
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