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Chrome extensions that can improve your browsing experience

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Google Chrome is a widely-used web browser that has revolutionized the way we browse the internet by offering a variety of features that make it easy to use and customize. One of these features is Chrome extensions. Chrome extensions are small software programs that can be installed into Chrome to add extra functionality to the browser.

Chrome extensions are designed to make browsing easier, faster, and more efficient. They can be used for a wide range of purposes, such as blocking ads, managing passwords, taking screenshots, and much more. With thousands of extensions available in the Chrome Web Store, there is an extension for every need. Chrome extensions are easy to install. With just a few clicks, they are added to the browser and ready to work.

Chrome extensions can be incredibly powerful tools for developers, marketers, and anyone who uses the web. They allow you to automate repetitive tasks, analyze website performance, and even build your own extensions to share with others.

Below are some chrome extensions you can install to make your work easier:

Scribe

Scribe chrome extension is a productivity tool that helps users take notes while browsing the web. It allows users to highlight text and save it as a note, which can be easily accessed later. You can use Scribe to make instant process documentation, complete with text and screenshots. All you have to do is click “record” and go through the process you want to share. Scribe monitors your clicks and keystrokes to instantly create your guide.

Heurio

Heurio is a Chrome Extension that can be used by designers and developers to run perfect UX reviews, user testing, track changes, boost cross-team collaboration, and carry out heuristic evaluations on a website and more. Heuristic evaluation involves having a small set of evaluators examine and judge the usability of a user interface.

Glasp

Glasp is a free Chrome Extension that lets you quickly capture online content with coloured highlighting options, which are then automatically curated to your Glasp homepage. These highlights can then be tagged, searched for, linked to, and shared on a variety of other platforms, including Twitter, Teams, and Slack

Hyperwrite

Hyperwrite is a tool that helps you to write faster by providing shortcuts for frequently used words and phrases. It learns your writing patterns over time and suggests shortcuts based on your habits. HyperWrite helps you write on any site across the web, without having to worry about typos or grammar mistakes. This extension is perfect for anyone who wants to save time while typing.

WhatFont

WhatFont helps you detect fonts on any website and inspect them. This plugin helps you find the font family by selecting the WhatFont extension amongst others and clicking on the font you like on the page, prompting a modal to pop up, which contains the name, size, line height, color, and weight of the font used on a particular page on the website .

Dark Mode

Dark Mode Chrome Extension helps you switch from your screen and browser’s default light mode, to dark mode. It is a global dark theme for the web. It has a toggle button that makes it easy to switch between light and dark modes.

Wappalyzer

Wappalyzer is a tool that helps you to identify the technology used on websites. It provides information on the content management system, web server, programming language, and more. This extension is perfect for developers who want to understand the technology behind websites.

QuillBot

QuillBot is a tool that can be used as a grammar checker, a paraphraser, and a summarizer. It helps designers write better copy and a grammatically intact case study. It also help students and professionals by cutting their writing time by more than half, using state-of-the-art AI to rewrite any sentence, paragraph, or article.

Read also: 15 VSCode extensions that will make you more productive

It is important to note that not all Chrome extensions are created equal. Some extensions may slow down your browsing experience or even compromise your security. It is important to only install extensions from trusted sources and to read reviews before installing any new extension.

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