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Best Google Chrome Extensions

Latest updated June 20, 2019

I love Google Chrome and use a lot of Chrome Extension.

I have tried many different extensions that solve similar challenges. I even made a few of my own.

These extensions are awesome because they really boost my productivity.

Below, you'll find a list of my favorite ones, take a look at them and have fun!


Essential Chrome Extensions

Simplify Gmail

A Chrome extension that brings the simplicity of Google Inbox to Gmail.

Simplify Gmail A Chrome extension that brings the simplicity of Google Inbox to Gmail.

 

This cool browser extension simplifies the Gmail interface to the bare minimum.

If you're feeling distracted by Gmail's flashy colors, icons, menus, and notification dots give this extension a try.

The extension was made by Michael Leggett (Gmail's lead designer from 2008 to 2012 and co-founder of Google Inbox) with some help from friends. So it is no surprise it works well.

Take a look here:

 

Developer website

 

Best SEO Chrome Extensions

Keywords Everywhere - Keyword Tool

Free Keyword Tool to view search volume and CPC at Google Analytics, Search Console, UberSuggest, Soovle & more.

Keywords everywhere is an absolute must-have extension for Google Chrome. It will show you search volume and competition for keywords found on different websites. It will automatically find search volume and add it to the interface inside the Google Search Console. It will also show you the search volume below the search field on the Google Search results page as well as related keywords in a sidebar. The only downside is that it can't provide data for some languages and local keywords, but for most, it works wonders. Check it out:

 

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NoFollow

Outline nofollow links, detect nofollow and noindex meta tags on webpages. Features website filtering and custom CSS outline styles.

 

This is a super simple tool for you if you want to check if your backlinks are dofollow or nofollow. Plus it is a great way to notice other platforms strategy concerning links. You might get lucky and find a linking opportunity on a high authority site, that you would have otherwise missed.

 

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SEO META in 1 CLICK

SEO META in 1 CLICK is a tool that displays all meta tags/data and main SEO information clearly. By using this tool, we hope you can better manage and improve your SEO and visibility on the Internet. 

Screenshot of Chrome Extension SEO META in 1 CLICK modal view

This SEO extension gives a quick and complete overview of the meta information on the page you are currently browsing. It will show you the header hierarchy, images alt texts, meta headers. Check it out.

 

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Search by Image (by Google)

This extension allows you to initiate a Google search using any image on the web. By the Google Images team.

 

Did you find an image interesting and you would like to get more similar images?

Then just install "Search by image" extension, go to google.com and drop the image or type in the URL of that image, then all the similar images will appear.

  • Found a nice picture and want a version in a higher resolution
  • Need to know if you can use an image commercially? Well just google the image and find the original uploaders license
  • Find similar pictures, that is very good for finding pictures of the same object but from a better angle, camera, or weather condition. We all want the best quality images.
  • Find products. If you have an image of a cool tech product that you can buy locally, chances are that they got the image from a Chinese wholeseller, all you gotta do is to search using the image, and add "Alibaba" to your search and you got a better deal.
    I take a 50% cut of all your savings. Just kidding...

 

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Best Productivity Chrome Extensions

The Great Suspender

Automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources

Are you also always working with crazy many tabs opened when using Google Chrome?

Do you feel that your computer is getting slower?

I am gonna explain the reason to you: Google chrome eats up a big part of the computer memory. The more tabs you have open, the more RAM will be used. That means that your laptop will become slower and slower.

However "The great suspender" can help you solve that problem.

This extension turns open tabs into boring grey lightweight tabs that consume very little RAM. It does that after a set amount of time. When you wanna use the tab again, you simply click the screen and it loads the original content again.

Important to note though: If you are feeling out a form or waiting in line for an online shop or ticket system, better turn the suspender off for that particular tab, page, or domain. Just right-click on the extension icon in Chrome and pick your exception.

 

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OneTab

Save up to 95% memory and reduce tab clutter

How many times did you close Google Chrome and you lost all the tabs opened? or it was impossible to find the correct tab when 60 were opened? Here is a FREE extension that I am sure you will find really useful.

Onetab will help you with this problem, just by clicking the icon Onetab.

It will create a list with all the tabs you had open.  Then you can much easier find the page you were looking for.

  • It allows you to save up to 95% of memory,
  • We know it is very difficult to focus on working with 20 tabs opened, this is why OneTab will help you, if you feel you have so many tabs opened then just click on the OneTab icon you will get a list with all the tabs so even though you shut down your laptop by mistake you will still have the group of tabs.
  • Do you need to shut down the laptop and continue working on the same thing the day after? Then just save all the links of the tabs with Onetab and open it the day after very easy!

 

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Google Dictionary (by Google)

View definitions easily as you browse the web.

 

How many times did you find yourself staring at a word being clueless to what it means?

It happens to me so many times... but fortunately, Google is offering a solution to us. Google Dictionary

What can we do with Google dictionary?

  • Do you want to know the meaning of that word? Just double-click on it and a small pop up bubble will appear.  That simple!
  • Sometimes you need to know the full definition, no problem! you can also get it, you can see the complete definition of any word or phrases  by using the toolbar definition

 

 

This extension is also for free so I highly recommend to use it especially if you are learning a new language!

 

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Grammarly for Chrome

Check your spelling and grammar as you type. Boost your credibility everywhere you write!

 

Here I have to present you one of the best extensions and I highly recommend you to install it immediately 🙂

How many times have you wondered if you made a typo in an email or Linkedin post?

Grammarly eliminates grammar mistakes and helps you to improve your writing.

Who wants to send a proposal with typos, I am sure you don't.

This extension will help you to save time and gain credibility.

Check it out:

 

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Best Chrome Extensions for Growth Hackers

Custom JavaScript for websites

Use this tool to inject custom JavaScript in any website.

Custom JavaScript for websites chrome extension

This extension is not very famous in Growth Hacking groups, but still super powerful if you know how to use it.

It allows you to add custom JavaScript to any website without making your own Chrome Extension.

Depending on your own scripting skills the possibilities are endless:

  • Remove annoying elements on your favorite social media, for example, ads
  • Scrape any website with your own script
  • Make your own automatic liker or upvoter that you can activate with a bookmarklet
  • API sniffer
  • Google Search keyword generator if you always search based on keywords on a page you visit
  • Customize the interface of your accounting SaaS
  • Unblock premium features

It is all up to your imagination.

Keep in mind that when you start using your script, you might end up with unwanted results and if you automate you might go against particular platforms' terms of service. Stay safe 🙂

 

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Instant Data Scraper

Web scraper crawls listing type data from multiple pages.

Instant Data Scraper chrome extension

 

The name says it all, but for the sake of keeping our conversation going, I will tell expand a bit.

Go to any website, click the little Pokemon ball icon and you are almost done scraping. This tool is super fast and gets the job done in most cases. However, some cases need a little more love and care and custom JavaScript coding.

Check the extension out, and if you need help with Growth Hacking, check out my company Trigger Growth.

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Crystal

Improve your outreach strategy and sharpen your management skills with Crystal's Chrome Extension.

Crystal chrome extension

Crystal Knows everything. This extension will give you a Disc personality type profile of any (almost) person on LinkedIn.

The extension will tell you the person's preferences, for example:

  • Being spontaneous
  • Being precise
  • Taking action
  • Caring for team members

It also tells you how to act and communicate with the person in both meetings and written form.

  • State the reason for the meeting
  • Be humorous
  • Stay to the point
  • Talk about feelings

And it even gives you examples on how to open the conversation:

  • Dear Mr. Døfler
  • Hi Kim
  • What's up Kim

This is a must-have if you are doing some outbound work for sales, recruitment, or making relations with investors.

Check it out. Has a free plan 🙂

 

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Wappalyzer

Identifies software on the web

 

Do you need to know what kind of technologies your competitor is running on their website?

Here we have the solution for you

  • Install Wappalyzer
  • Go to the URL of the website you are interested
  • Pop up the Wappalyzer modal
  • It will give you the following information
    • Content management systems
    • E-commerce platforms
    • Web frameworks
    • Server software
    • Analytics providers

Why using this app can be so helpful for you?

  • Figure out what tools, software, services, plugins, and stuff your competitors is using on their website.
  • If you want to make a website similar to the one you are on, you can peak at their tech stack and try to make a similar solution on your own.
  • Figure out if you are a good fit for a potential client by taking a look at what technologies they use.
    If they use Facebook Pixel they might prioritize Facebook advertising.

 

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Ghostery

Protect your privacy. See who is tracking your web browsing with Ghostery.

What is Ghostery? Let me explain it to you 😀

It is a tool for blocking a different kind of tracking script, for example

Ghostery blocks the trackers' requests and allows you to stay private.

You can also use it to figure what tracking scripts your competitors use and it is great for discovering new tracking software you didn't know you needed in your own stack.

 

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Linkedin Sales Navigator

Shows LinkedIn profiles in your Gmail

Linkedin-Sales-Navigator-chrome-extension

 

Get to know all of your contacts without leaving Gmail, Linkedin Sales Navigator will show all the information about your contacts on the side of your Gmail page, all the information is imported from Linkedin.

Linkedin Sales Navigator is a plugin for Gmail that automatically searches the social network profiles of your contacts, and shows you information about them on the right side of the screen. You will get the following information:

  • Name
  • Surname
  • Profile picture
  • Place
  • Company name and position
  • Username of the following accounts:
    • Twitter
    • Linkedin
    • Facebook
  • Common contacts

(If the e-mail is not associated with Twitter or/and Linkedin it will show you nothing)

This app can be really useful if you need more information about your clients or potential clients!

 

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Visualping

Visualping Chrome Extension

Visual ping an extension that monitors the web pages so every time there is a change you will get an email notifying.

 

This is a must-have for entrepreneur specialist if you like to spy on your competitors. And who doesn't, right?

This tool allows you to track the visual changes of ANY website, even your competitors. Whenever there is a change, you get an email.

So what, how does that matter to me? Let me give you a few examples:

  • Stay up to date with whenever your competitor makes changes to their landing page text, you might want to learn (copy) that too.
  • Be notified whenever the price on your favorite SEO tool goes down
  • Keep track of when your employees update your website
  • What A/B tests are your competitors doing on their website, for example, are they testing the color of buttons.

It is very easy to get started, just enter the URL of the page or blog you want to monitor and VisualPing will automatically make a capture of the page.

Once you have done that you have two options, whether find changes for the entire page or just crop an area of the page you are interested in.

Then configure when the extension has to look for changes and that´s it.

The best thing about this tool is that it is FREE (in offline mode, you can pay to use their cloud mode too). Get it here:

 

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Linkclump

Lets you open, copy or bookmark multiple links at the same time.

If you ever find a website with lots of interesting links and you would like to copy them, quickly and practically, Linkclump can help you.

Linkclump is an extension for Chrome that allows us to open several links at the same time in new tabs or windows at once. Or, if you want, save them to bookmarks or copy them to the clipboard.

A super cool use case is to "scrape" Google Search results.

  • Set your result limit to 100 results
  • Set Linkclump up to copy anchor text and URL to clipboard
  • Do you search
  • Run Linkclump on the results page
  • Paste your "scraped" results into a spreadsheet or similar.

Try it out yourself:

 

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Best Chrome Extension for Web Designers

Muzli

The freshest links about design and interactive, from around the web. A designer's must!

Do you need to get some inspiration?

Install Muzli 2 and every time you open a new tab it will show you cutting-edge design projects and news.

Discover innovative pictures, design experts articles, visual art and so much more! ;D

 

Developer website

 

 

Full Page Screenshot

Take awesome screenshots of entire websites and capture page elements.

Full Page Capture chrome extension

When you install this chrome extension you can take screenshots of entire websites automatically.

This may sound pretty boring, but it is super useful. Here are a couple of use case for me:

  • Taking before and after screenshots of the websites I make in Trigger Growth
  • Take full page screenshot that I can add arrows and other annotations for client feedback
  • Take screenshots of long SEO reports for backup or sharing with the team.

There are endless possibilities and many other extensions that do a similar job. This one just does the job better.

 

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WordPress Theme Detector and Plugins Detector

This tool detects theme and plugins used on WordPress sites and displays information about them.

WordPress Theme Detector and Plugins Detector chrome extension
I use this plugin almost daily. Love it!

So when I go to an interesting competitor or potential client websites, I like to check out if they use WordPress and what kind of plugins or theme they use in their stack.

This is a nice way to spot a business opportunity. Maybe your future client needs help setting something up properly or simply tweak some settings.

It is also a great way to expand your own knowledge of plugins. I would say that 50% of the plugins I discover and start using, come from using this chrome extension.

Install it and start learning what plugins are out there.

 

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Page Ruler

Draw a ruler to get pixel dimensions and positioning, and measure elements on any web page.

Page Ruler chrome extension
A super simple extension that can be really helpful when doing client feedback or screencast. You can show how elements on a website are not aligned. The extension adds a ruler on top of the existing website UI and you can move and rescale the rectangular ruler as you see fit.

Check it out.

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Screely

Instantly turn your page into a beautiful 'dribbble ready' design mockup you can share anywhere.

Screely Chrome extension

This handy extension takes a screenshot of the current page and opens it in Screely editor. Here you can generate a beautiful design mockup from the screenshot you took. Simple as that, no Photoshop or Sketch templates needed.

 

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Wow, you made it so far.

You must be a crazy Growth Hacker.

Thanks for your time.

If you know of a cool Chrome Extension I should have mentioned here, please let me know.

Also, I would deeply appreciate if you told other Chrome Extension fans about this list.

Cheers

Kim Døfler

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