From an extension that enables you to send a Gmail email message as an SMS to one that disguises the email address and credit card number you type on a form field–it seems Chrome enthusiasts are not going to run out of reasons to rejoice anytime soon. So when you think that the Google Chrome browser can’t get any better, here are ten must-have extensions that will dramatically enhance your Web-browsing experience.
Your Email to SMS Google Chrome App
From software developer CloudHQ comes an incredibly useful extension called Your Email to SMS. Once you have installed the Your Email to SMS extension, an icon shaped like a mobile phone will appear in your Gmail inbox. To use, open an email, click the icon, enter the recipient’s mobile phone number, and type a short message. Then hit the button labeled “Forward as Text Message.” The SMS will appear at the recipient’s end as a short message (the one you typed earlier) with a clickable URL that leads to your email message.
Blur Google Chrome Extensions
Touted to work better than a conventional password manager, Blur extension generates difficult-to-crack passwords, encrypts them, and then logs you in to the various online services that you use. Additionally, in case the online shopping platform that you use gets hacked, you can rest easy because your credit card information is already hidden by Blur. “Abine, Inc.” is the entry appearing against the charges on your bank statement. In terms of protecting your privacy, the Blur browser extension blocks the likes of Facebook from tracking you. Blur’s privacy protection is more effective than enabling private browsing because the extension is able to block tracking independent of cookies.
SessionBox Google Chrome App
With your Chrome browser outfitted with the SessionBox extension, you won’t have to log in and out to your multiple Facebook accounts, for example. This is most useful for social media managers who simultaneously handle multiple accounts in various social media platforms.
MightyText Google Chrome Extensions
Install the corresponding MightyText app to your Android device and the MightyText extension will enable you to send text messages from your Facebook or Gmail accounts. This handy extension also lets you perform group messaging easily and more efficiently.
Select and Speak Google Chrome Extensions
Through iSpeech’s technology, the Select and Speak extension enables you to simply select text on a webpage and then click an icon to listen to it being read aloud. You can also configure the settings of Select and Speak to your desired reading speed and voice type. Many languages are supported by the extension.
HTTPS Everywhere Google Chrome Extensions
This Chrome extension adds a layer of security to your browsing. HTTPS Everywhere automatically forces sites that load on insecure “http” protocol to “https.” This helps keep your activities on the Web away from prying eyes and malicious attacks.
Save to Pocket Google Chrome App
Pocket ensures you won’t lose certain webpages you intend to view later–even when you lose internet connection. What’s great about this extension is that it can be synced to your smartphones and tablets, whether they run on iOS or Android. The extension adds a toolbar button to your Chrome browser. You simply have to click that button in order to save a webpage for later viewing offline.
GetThemAll Google Chrome Extensions
Except for YouTube videos, the GetThemAll extension for Chrome can pretty much download everything. The extension corrals all the files you chose to download, making the downloading task easy to manage right on your Web browser. GetThemAll can handle HTML, image files, PDFs, videos, and many other formats.
smartUp Gestures Google Chrome Extensions
Jazz up how you view webpages on Chrome through an extension called smartUp Gestures. It customizes how you navigate the interactive elements of a webpage. Its actions include simple and high-level dragging, as well as other mouse gestures.
SearchPreview Google Chrome Extensions
This extension enhances your otherwise tedious Web-searching routine. With SearchPreview installed on your Chrome browser, thumbnail-sized images that display a preview of webpages appear alongside the search results. Search engines supported by this extension include Bing, DuckDuckGo, and Google.
Google Chrome is already a fast, beautifully designed Web browser. Add to that its suite of wonderful extensions that help maintain user activity privacy and boost productivity. For quick and safe installation, head over to the Chrome Web Store, which makes available all these extensions and more.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]