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The chrome web store has countless amazing tools and finding the right one could really improve your productivity.

However with the help of a question on Product Hunt it is now much easier to find the most useful tools. We went ahead and made a curated list of a few extensions we have tried and loved ✌️

In case you use Firefox instead, here’s a Firefox extension that will let you use any Chrome extension instead.

In no specific order, here is the list;

  1. Loom

Seamless screen, mic, and camera recording for Chrome.

Capture, narrate and instantly share videos to communicate faster clearer and friendlier. With one-click to record, one-click to finish and publicly shareable url automatically copied to your clipboard, Loom is changing desktop communication as we know it by making video easy and fun to use.

Useloom.com

2. Qlearly

A modern bookmarks and tabs manager.

Organize your favorite websites by columns and boards. Every time you open a new tab, your board will load within a second. You can share them with friends or teammates!

Qlearly.com

3. The Great Suspender

Auto-suspend inactive tabs to reduce memory usage of chrome.

Unload, park, suspend tabs to reduce memory footprint of chrome.
Tabs can auto-suspend after a configurable period of time or be suspended manually. Tabs can be whitelisted to avoid automatic suspension. Suspended tabs are retained after closing and reopening browser, preventing many tabs from all reloading after a restart. Very simple, intuitive interface.

Github.com/deanoemcke/thegreatsuspender

4. SimilarWeb

Discover the analytics of any website.

Use SimilarWeb’s browser add-on to get in-depth traffic and engagement statistics with a single click. Find out how popular any website is and get instant knowledge and estimation on sources of traffic bringing users to the site. Check out SimilarWeb.com for much more in-depth analysis of websites and apps.

SimilarWeb.com

5. WhatRuns

Discover what runs a website in one click.

WhatRuns extension is one click away for you to find technologies used on any website you visit. From Developer Tools and Ad Networks to Wordpress Plugins and Themes, we detect even the new and upcoming tools and services. Not just that — you can follow websites so that you get notified when they use new technologies or remove existing ones.

WhatRuns.com

6. Pay by Privacy.com

Get a new virtual card for every transaction.

Privacy.com is an innovative way to protect your personal information over the internet. Are you feeling uncomfortable using your credit card online? Privacy.com has the perfect solution — it creates a virtual card that masks your bank statements for your online payments.

Privacy.com

7. OneTab

Save 9% memory by converting all your open tabs into a list.

Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once. When your tabs are in the OneTab list, you will save up to 95% of memory because you will have reduced the number of tabs open in Google Chrome.

One-Tab.com

8. Hunter

Find all the email addresses related to a domain.

Hunter lets you find the people behind a website and their email addresses. All the email addresses are returned with a quality score that evaluates the confidence they are accurate. When you click on the icon, you get a list of people with:

Names
Professional email addresses
Social networks
Job titles
The public sources where this data has been collected

Hunter.io

9. Honey

Automatically applies the best coupon code at checkout.

Stop searching for coupon codes and sales. Click on the Honey button during checkout and Honey will automatically apply coupon codes to your shopping cart. On Amazon discover the best time to buy with price history charts and alerts when your favorite products are on sale.

Joinhoney.com

10. LastPass

Free password management.

LastPass, an award-winning password manager, saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device. Only remember one password — your LastPass master password. Save all your usernames and passwords to LastPass, and it will autologin to your sites and sync your passwords everywhere you need them.

LastPass.com

11. Momentum

Replace your new tab page with focus goals.

New Tab page that gives you a moment of calm and inspires you to be more productive. Get inspired with a daily photo and quote, set a daily focus, and track your to-dos. Eliminate distractions and beat procrastination with a reminder of your focus for the day on every new tab. Join over 3 million users and get inspired to create the life you want to live.

Momentumdash.com

12. Taskade

A minimal and sharable task list.

Simple, clean, and beautifully designed with relaxing themes and backgrounds. Taskade declutters your thoughts so you can focus on your tasks, ideas, and getting things done. Use Taskade to capture your ideas, goals, daily tasks and stay organized.

Taskade.com

13. Product Hunt

The best new products, every day.

Are you a Product Hunt fanatik just like we are? Get today’s best products every time you open a new tab with their chrome extension.

Don’t know what Product Hunt is? It is a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and technology.

ProductHunt.com

14. HTTPS Everywhere

Automatically use HTTPS security on many sites.

HTTPS Everywhere is an extension created by EFF and the Tor Project which automatically switches thousands of sites from insecure “http” to secure “https”. It will protect you against many forms of surveillance and account hijacking, and some forms of censorship.

eff.org

15. Multi Copy Paste

Unlock 10 additional copy and paste shortcuts.

Here is a simple chrome extension that will allow you to unlock ten additional copy and paste shortcuts. We use it when doing certain data entry.

Multicopypaste.com

16. Panda

News & Inspiration Dashboard.

Find the best content. Be informed. Stay inspired. Browse multiple websites at the same time. You can use this tool to keep up with countless sites such as Techcrunch, Hacker News, Product Hunt, Mashable, Wired, Designer News, The Verge, Re/code, Angel List, The Next Web, Dribbble, Beta List, Medium and many others!

Usepanda.com

17. Hola VPN

Unlimited Free VPN.

FREE and secure VPN. Access websites blocked or censored in your country, company or school and stream media with the free Hola Unblocker VPN proxy service. This is not a peer to peer application. This extension does not link to nor encourages the download of any other products and is fully functional as is without requiring any additional download/component.

Hola.org

18. Save to Pocket

The best way to save articles, videos and more.

When you find something in Chrome that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at any time, even without an internet connection.

Getpocket.com

19. Ghostery

Privacy Ad Blocker.

Ghostery allows you to view and block trackers on websites you browse to control who collects your data. Enhanced Anti Tracking also anonymizes your data to further protect your privacy.

Ghostery.com

20. Currency Tracker

Live cryptocurrency price tracker for Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ether.

Time to stop refreshing Coinbase or Robinhood all day. Here is asimple tool providing real time market value for Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), and Ethereum (ETH).

By: Komplexq

Thank you for reading this article, I hope you will find some of these extensions helpful! ✌️