So chrome is a pretty sweet browser. I work in IT, so I need extensions that aren’t annoying and are useful. Every once in a while I like to have fun though, so I also use chrome extensions that provide some fun. Links to each extension/site on the image/s.
1. Probably the most useful of the chrome extensions to me is the google hangouts extension. I use this regularly to keep in touch with people who I work with, and also my friends. There’s some crap that’s annoying about it though, for example when it updates itself it will open/close on its own, or sometimes I set my preferences to not open when I launch chrome , but it does anyways. I put this at number 1 simply because I am reliant on it for communication since gmail addys are becoming a standard.
2. AdBlockPlus – This thing is almost essential for browsing the web as some sites are just plain evil with the way they have popups and fake news advertisements. Sites are basically moving to not allowing you to see their content/play their videos unless you unblock them, so that part of why this comes in at number 2.
3.The last place, and arguably fighting for second place is McAfee WebAdvisor. It’s actually one of my favorites because it’s kind of nice to have warnings or know if a search result has been tested BEFORE you browse to it. I also like that it stops you if you are going to a site that it has documented as dangerous. I have found a few flaws with it, like sometimes blocking sites wrongly, but overall it’s useful.
Honorable Mention: truer
So this extension is pretty interesting. I have just recently been messing with it and it’s kinda fun. It’s this bar that you can show/hide for a page you are on, and it shows what people using the extension voted on that page. It also has a chat, but there are no usernames, which is kind of strange maybe, but I personally find the anonymity refreshing. It also seems like they have it feeding live data because when I was using it the vote changed while I was on a page. It looks like they have a web version also.