Our 12 Favorite Chrome Extensions – Lifehacker

The Chrome Web Store is a mess, sure, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t use legitimate extensions to improve your browser experience—whether that’s on Google Chrome or the resource-friendlier alternative, Microsoft’s Edge Chromium.

Tempting as it might be to pack your browser full of every helpful extension you can get, that bit about “resources” wasn’t just my lame attempt at a joke: at some point, you’re going to want to be strategic about your selections, because you probably don’t want to slow your browser to a crawl. I feel like I have a few too many extensions now, and I’m hopeful that working on this article will convince me to remove a handful from my browser.

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That said, there are also some extensions I think everyone should know about. They might be obvious to you; they might be completely new. You have to start somewhere, which is why I’m going to share the extensions I always use in the hopes that it gives you a few gems (or a fill suite) to try.

If you have suggestions for other extension that you would defend at any cost, please leave them in the comments! I’m always looking for that next, great extension, and would be more than happy to check it out and share it with your fellow Lifehacker fans—if it’s awesome, of course.