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Tom's Guide: The 40 Best Chrome Extensions

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Check out Tom's Guide's latest round-up of the best Chrome extensions available.

If you caught our most recent installation of our Web Browser Grand Prix, you'll know that Chrome once again took the top spot for Windows 7 compatible browsers. However, while Chrome on its own is a brilliant browser, even the best browser can be made better with the help of a few choice extensions. Handily enough, the team over at Tom's Guide just put together an updated list of 'The 40 Best Google Chrome Extensions.' Check it out!

The constant efforts of the Google marketing juggernaut—and improvements by the development team—are paying off: Google Chrome is now the second most-used web browser worldwide, according to Stat Counter. Chrome is even threatening Internet Explorer's long-standing top spot.

With such a sleek, efficient, and streamlined interface, it seems almost a shame to add extensions that bloat Chrome's resources. Still, there are a lot of really useful, utilitarian extensions available on the Chrome Web Store. Here are 40 choice picks. These are based on our experience as well as some reader recommendations.

Watch this space for future updates as we change this list to include newer and better extensions. Let us know what you think, and feel free to leave suggestions in the comments.

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    jaquith , September 7, 2012 3:05 PM
    On your site the #1 extension is AdBlock -> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom

    You need to stop the Keyword pop-up mines. I love this site, but I loath the Keyword ads.
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    jaquith , September 7, 2012 3:05 PM
    On your site the #1 extension is AdBlock -> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom

    You need to stop the Keyword pop-up mines. I love this site, but I loath the Keyword ads.
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    warmon6 , September 7, 2012 3:26 PM
    jaquithOn your site the #1 extension is AdBlock -> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/ [...] kkbiglidomYou need to stop the Keyword pop-up mines. I love this site, but I loath the Keyword ads.


    My bad. accidently hit the thumbs down instead of up but i agree. #1 extesion is adblock

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    kaisellgren , September 7, 2012 4:00 PM
    Clickable links is the best. And so is the adblock.
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    gsacks , September 7, 2012 5:36 PM
    With the notable exception of Adblock, I like to keep my browser pretty vanilla, and free of extensions.
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    Pherule , September 7, 2012 8:02 PM
    Center Image
    Https Enforcer
    Image Properties Context Menu
    One Window
    Redirector
    ScriptNo

    Can't go without these, along with the usual AdBlock and WOT.

    2013/04/26 edit: nvm, Ghostery sucks.
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    livebriand , September 8, 2012 10:30 PM
    I use:
    Adblock Plus (a must-have, with all the annoying adobe flash ads and keyword popup crap on sites like these)
    Ghostery
    WOT
    Xmarks
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    livebriand , September 8, 2012 10:35 PM
    jaquithOn your site the #1 extension is AdBlock -> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/ [...] kkbiglidomYou need to stop the Keyword pop-up mines. I love this site, but I loath the Keyword ads.

    They never seem to realize the fact that, if you use annoying ads, people will use ad blockers. And when you're a tech site and your audience consists of geeks, many of which know about adblockers... you're screwing yourself over.
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    renaudanney , October 26, 2012 10:52 PM
    Bonjour,

    j'ai réalisé une extension pour le navigateur internet Chrome™ permettant de consulter en un clic le programme TV ( grandes chaines françaises et TNT ) de la 1ère partie de soirée et de la seconde. Alors si vous utilisez Chrome™ comme navigateur internet :

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/programme-tv-grandes-cha%C3%AE/efkklcoiclhedcegeklkpcneodhfhbpn
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    lioralterman , December 22, 2012 7:18 AM
    very cool chrome extension that I developed - destroy any web site

    preview:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPRzW27hN54

    download:
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/webstrike/ddgcohekjighkfgkhcpdinbifogpaglg
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    bnot , March 1, 2013 1:39 AM
    Love bug me not! what im using to post this comment lol.
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    benben10 , March 18, 2013 8:09 PM
    This is a great extension I came across the other night which helps to make sure you get the cheapest possible price when shopping online

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zert/okjnfaalcflclpghlpfkmgkobgpbkeij
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    rbagany , April 27, 2013 2:41 PM
    Most of these extensions ask you to give them access to your accounts and read whatever they want. If that's not a concern to most users, I suggest the FBI, CIA and the likes create a popular browser "extension", then surveillance is solved for all.
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    Antroulla Anta , September 18, 2013 9:23 AM
    Nice extensions. Also:

    "Facebook SeenBlock" (block the "seen" feature on Facebook chat)

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/facebook-seenblock/hpdbfhoobgcmiffaheiedgepeipfcjpb
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    rohit777 , October 31, 2013 12:26 AM
    SimpleFill is also a nice one to consider.

    Link - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/simplefill/pjdkmeabgpggjenaichdfjhdckcejjik
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    art1989 , December 20, 2013 7:14 AM
    MxHero has the only all-in-one Chrome Extension for Gmail with Total Tracking, Self-Destruct and Send Later capabilities - toolbox.mxhero.com