A refreshing browsing experience is just a chrome extension away.

Have you ever spent hours, okay that was an exaggeration but a lot of minutes in the Chrome Store looking for extensions that would increase your productivity, or solve a problem at hand, or for a faster and better browsing experience and still ended up short of fruitful search? Or you searched “ Top 10 Chrome extension ” and they came with the same results time and again.

Fret no more! Here is your ultimate “ Chrome Extension Guide ”(no it’s not a cliche). You just cannot afford NOT use them.

1. Momentum

This beautiful chrome extension makes you feel good on opening a new tab with an inspirational background, a Todo list, asks for your main focus of the day, and a links widget that helps you to quickly navigate to your favorite links. And finally, you can search from within the app too. All in all, this gives you a pleasant push every time you open a new tab. Sometimes, you need nothing more than that.

2. StayFocusd

StayFocusd delivers what is promised. It makes you work.
It restricts the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Rather than set individual time limits for each site, StayFocusd asks for a total amount of time you want to let yourself spend on all your non-productive sites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day. It is highly customizable as you can block an entire site, or specific pages or specific content on the site.

3. The Great Suspender

For your memory hungry Chrome with over 60 tabs open, this chrome extension automatically suspends unused tabs after a configurable period of time to free up system resources. Suspended tabs are retained after closing and reopening browser, preventing many tabs from all reloading after a restart.

4. Toby Mini

If you constantly have dozens of tabs open in your browser and can’t keep track for them, Toby comes to your rescue by helping you organize your open tabs with a Trello like interface. You can organize your tabs in different lists, store whole sessions as a list, rename saved tabs and search for any tab you might have opened in the past. Toby is another version of this chrome extension that replaces your new tab page.

5. Grammarly

Save yourself the pain of proofreading!
Writing an email to your client or posting a social media status, you always want your writing to be right (no grammatical goof ups or typos). Grammarly makes writing so much easier for you. While you are framing your idea it will not only keep a check on your spellings, grammar in the background but will also enhance your vocabulary.

6. WikiTube

No matter how many good resources you have, one way or the other you do end up on Wikipedia. But reading can get boring sometimes, so WikiTube is here to save you from the mundane. It will extract all the relevant Youtube videos related to your search topic and present them on the top of your Wikipedia page. If you don’t feel like reading you can watch it!

7. Touch VPN

Can’t access a website due to geographic reasons? Using unprotected Wifi hotspots? For all your anonymity concerns, there is Touch VPN, your free proxy. I bet you can think of reasons you might need one, and right on the click of a button.

8. Turn Off the Lights

Doesn’t this look swell

For some atmospheric watching experience, use this lightweight add-in that with a single click, fades the page and focuses on the video. It works for all known video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Hulu, Metacafe, Youku, etc

9. Google Dictionary

For the language enthusiasts, this on the fly dictionary gives you definitions of words of your language of choice.Double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble. Or you can view the complete definition of any word or phrase using the toolbar dictionary. Foreign language words are converted to the language of your choice.

Hook, Line, and Sinker for Language Trivia Enthusiasts.

10.  Google Calendar

Never miss any meetup or reminder. Get a button on your browser toolbar that you can easily click to see upcoming events from Google Calendar, without ever leaving your page. The button shows an orange plus sign whenever there are events on the page you’re viewing that can be added to your calendar.


11. FireShot

Next time you need to screenshots of the whole page or a specific part, look no further than Fireshot. You can capture web pages entirely to PDF / JPEG / PNG files, print, or copy to clipboard. You can edit and annotate the pictures as well. It works offline too.

12. Google Keep

Capture what’s on your mind! Who knows if that idea can change a life. It’s like a handy notebook which you can use to maintain notes, lists, photos, record voice and what not. You can even save links and set reminders too

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