Top 10 Most Useful Chrome Extensions (2020)

Top 15 Most Useful Chrome Extensions (Updated list)

There are more than 200K extension available in the chrome web store. You may know about many chrome extension and you may be using it also.

If you don’t know what Chrome web store is then you’ll get to know in just 1 second?

You might have used Play store in Android or App Store in Iphone/Ipad. Chrome Web Store is a store especially for Chrome browser. As you download different apps in mobile from store. Similarly, in chrome browser extensions are downloaded for different purpose in chrome. I hope it is clear to you. Let’s move further.

There is no particular order for this list. There is no winner or loser in this list. All the chrome extension are useful for day do day life.

In this article I’ll be listing top 10 most useful chrome extensions in 2020.

Let’s start with the first.

The extension which I am going to list can be used in other chromium based browsers like the Vivaldi, Brave, Opera and the New Microsoft edge.

1. Mercury Reader

This extension Clear away the clutter away from all of your articles. Instantly, like advertising with only the text and images remaining making articles easier to read on just about every website.


  • Disable surrounding webpage noise and clutter with one click
  • Send To Kindle functionality
  • Adjust typeface and text size, and toggle between light or dark themes
  • Quick keyboard shortcut (Cmd + Esc for Mac users, Alt + ` for Windows users) to switch to Reader on any article page
  • Printing optimization
  • Sharing through Facebook, Twitter and Email

2. Avast Online Security

You visit many website and you might have seen many advertisement on the websites. Which you might have find distrubiung and irritating. Right? That’s how this extension come in big frame. This website is one of the great extension, i have ever seen. You may have used this extension.

By using this chrome extension, You can Browse without worry or fear with Avast in your corner: It’ll check every site you visit, from Facebook to your bank, to ensure nothing puts you or your data at risk. It stops phishing attacks, show user reviews, and warn you if a site is deemed untrustworthy. This extension have more than 1 Billion+ installs.

There are features which is provided by Avast chrome extension.
  • Identifies and blocks phishing sites trying to steal your data
  • See how website has been rated by a growing community of 400 million Avast users
  • Easily check the rating of any website just by hovering over the link
  • Warns you when you’re visiting websites with bad reputations
  • Rate a website effortlessly, marking them with a thumbs up or a thumbs down, to help other users know where to avoid
  • If you have Avast Secure Browser installed, we’ll open it automatically when you shop or bank online to help protect your data
  • Blocks annoying tracking cookies that collect data on your browsing activities

As Privacy is most important and the first priority for us. And it is important for us that what data Avast collects. Check out what are the data it collects from us.

  • URL – to check if the website is safe or not
  • User’s feedback – to tell whether the site rating and classification you received are relevant
  • Usage data – To measure user’s behavior in UI and how user interacts with the extension
  • Internal extension identifier(GUID) – to distinguish unique malware hits, to measure product telemetry and calculate aggregated statistics
  • Information about device (Browser type, Operating System Version) – To obtain usage aggregated statistics
  • Country – to detect country specific malware campaigns, to measure product telemetry and calculate aggregated statistics
  • Status of Avast Antivirus – To be able to turn on Bank Mode on specific sites

3. Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker

This extension is same as Avast, this extension works on the same principle. Ghostery is a powerful privacy extension. Block ads, stop trackers and speed up websites. It blocks every third party scripts/codes like tracking id, ads etc from the website. This extension has over 2Million+ installs

Block ads:- Ghostery’s built-in ad blocker removes advertisements from a web page to eliminate clutter so you can focus on the content you want.

Protect your privacy:- Ghostery allows you to view and block trackers on websites you browse to control who collects your data. Enhanced Anti Tracking also anonymizes your data to further protect your privacy.

Browse faster:- Ghostery’s Smart Blocking feature speeds up page loads and optimizes page performance by automatically blocking and unblocking trackers to meet page quality criteria.

Customize your display:- Ghostery offers multiple displays and insights dashboards so you can see the information that’s relevant to you.

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4. GoFullPage – Full Page Screen Capture

There would be a time when you wished to take screenshot of website but you were not able to. Right? Use this extension to take full screenshot of any page of website. This extension has over 4Million+ installs.

Capture a screenshot of your current page in entirety and reliably—without requesting any extra permissions!

The simplest way to take a full page screenshot of your current browser window. Click on the extension icon (or press Alt+Shift+P), watch the extension capture each part of the page, and be transported to a new tab of your screenshot where you can download it as an image or PDF or even just drag it to your desktop.

No bloat, no ads, no unnecessary permissions, just a simple way to turn a full web page into an image. The advanced screen capture technology handles complex pages—including inner scrollable elements as well as embedded iframes—unlike any other extension.

In order to screenshot the entire page it must scroll to each visible part, so please be patient as it quickly assembles all the pieces. For the rare scenario where your page is too large for Chrome to store in one image, it will let you know and split it up into images in separate tabs.

Export your result to PNG, JPEG, or various PDF paper sizes—all configurable from the extension’s options. *NEW:* crop, annotate, and add your favorite emojis to any screenshot is the premium feature of this extension.

5. Grammarly for Chrome

You may be using this extension already. I don’t think I am supposed to explain you about this extension. Because, this extension is one of the must have extension for a chrome user. As the name of this extension suggests the use.

Write your best with Grammarly for Chrome.

From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly helps you eliminate writing errors and find the perfect words to express yourself. You’ll get suggestions from Grammarly as you write on Gmail, Twitter, LinkedIn, and nearly everywhere else you find yourself writing.

Grammarly is a writing assistant that goes deeper than grammar to offer you comprehensive writing feedback. You can be confident that your writing is not only correct, but clear and concise, too. Without registering to the account, you can take advantage of this extension. But, if you’ll register to the grammerly account you’ll get analytic for your writing.

Detect your tone:- Grammarly’s built-in tone detector helps you figure out how your message will come across to readers. That means you’ll have the opportunity to add a little more confidence, friendliness, or whatever the situation calls for before you hit send.

High-quality writing:- A spelling checker can catch typos. A grammar checker can catch grammatical mistakes. But good writing is more than just proper grammar and spelling. Grammarly helps you fix grammar, spelling, and punctuation issues, and it can also help you revise sentences that are grammatically correct but wordy and unclear.

6. All Netflix Categories

By using this extension you can access 27000 Hidden Secret Categories on Netflix. This is what this extension says. However, I have used this extension as of far, and this extension works pretty good.

This extension unlocks a hidden master list of categories that go far beyond the usual Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi and the like. Categories and Genres are categorized into thousands of sub genres to help match the right content to the right mood.


  • Search 27000 hidden categories
  • Catalog of categories with their respective codes
  • TV Shows, Anime and Movie categories separated into Tabs and subcategories
  • Save category to favorites for easy access
  • Popular and Full List grouped into sub categories.
  • History of last opened categories

If we talk about privacy using this extension. It does not required extra permission for installing this extension and no extra data or sent or received. It Does not run in the background and so does not use any system resources when not in use.

7. Screenshot YouTube

Have you every thought of taking screenshot of YouTube video while playing video. You can take a screenshot of any YouTube video with in one click.

Adds a “Screenshot” button to the YouTube video player which saves a screenshot of the currently playing video as a file, or copies it to the clipboard, or both. Optionally with keyboard shortcuts, and buttons for changing the playback rate. No ads no cost for using this extension.

8. Todoist for Chrome

This chrome extension is great for writing notes or to-do list. Todoist is used by 25 million people to organize, plan and collaborate on projects, both big and small, this is what this extension company has written on the website.

  • Add websites as tasks: Add a blog post to your reading list. Save an item to your wishlist. Add work tasks to follow up on.
  • Plan your day: Quickly organize your tasks for the day right from the extension.
  • Complete tasks from the browser: Once your tasks are done, check them off without switching context.

9. The Great Suspender

This one extesion is alson must have extesion for you. it make your computer run smoothly by suspending the tabs you aren’t using.

A lightweight extension to reduce chrome’s memory footprint. Perfect if you have a lot of tabs open at the same time. Tabs that have not been viewed after a configurable length of time will be automatically suspended in the background, freeing up the memory and CPU being consumed by that tab.

Features are as follows:-

➤ Whitelist specific urls or domains that you do not want to suspend
➤ Optionally show screen capture of tab before it was suspended
➤ Vastly improves performance when restarting chrome with a large number of open tabs
➤ Detects tabs playing audio and can prevent them from suspending
➤ Detects tabs that contain forms with user input and can prevent them from suspending
➤ Configurable behavior when browsing offline or on battery power
➤ Built from open source code for full transparency

10. Extensity

Using this extension you can quickly enable/disable Google Chrome extensions.

Tired of having too many extensions in your toolbar? Try Extensity, the ultimate tool for lightning fast enabling and disabling all your extensions for Google Chrome. Just enable the extension when you want to use it, and disable when you want to get rid of it for a little while. You can also launch Chrome Apps right from the list.

Features are as follows:-

  • Keep your browser lean and fast – disable extensions that you won’t use right away.
  • Keep your toolbar clean. Turn all extensions off (and back on) with a single click.
  • Quick switch between several extensions groups using the Profiles feature.
  • Keep computers in sync with Chrome Cloud Storage support.
  • Ideal companion for extensions collectors.

11. Screencastify – Screen Video Recorder

The #1 screen recorder for Chrome. Capture, edit and share videos. Earlier, many features of this extension was for only premium users. But, now premium features are available in free.

All of recording features are now free! You can enjoy unlimited recordings up to 5 minutes each – with no watermark, ever! Developer also unlocked video trimming and export options for free users.

Screencastify is Chrome’s most trusted screen recorder in the Chrome web store as of now.

These are the features of this extension.

  • Desktop, browser tab or webcam capture
  • Desktop, browser tab or webcam capture
  • Narrate with your microphone’s audio
  • Embed your webcam into the recording
  • Full HD resolution
  • Trim the start and end of your videos
  • Draw on your tab with the pen tool
  • Merge, crop, and add text to videos (upgrade required)
  • Videos autosave to Google Drive
  • Copy shareable Drive link with one click
  • Publish directly to your YouTube channel
  • Share to Google Classroom
  • Save and manage videos locally
  • Export as MP4, animated GIF, or MP3

12. Google Translate

By using this extension view translations easily as you browse the web. By the Google Translate team.

This extension adds a button to your browser toolbar. Click the translate icon whenever you want to translate the page you’re visiting.

The extension also automatically detects if the language of a page you’re on is different from the language you’re using for your Google Chrome interface. If it is, a banner appears at the top of the page. Click the Translate button in the banner to have all the text on the page appear in the new language.

13. Pop up blocker for Chrome™ – Poper Blocker

This extension is #1 to block annoying popups, popunders & overlays in an easy & effective way. Browse without interference on all sites.

Tired of all the pop-ups and overlays? Want to know how to stop all the interruptions while you browse the web? Poper Blocker is the solution for you! Improve your web experience on Google Chrome and other Chromium browsers today, by blocking all the surrounding interference with the ultimate pop-ups stopper!

Poper Blocker is a single-purpose extension that effectively stops spam pop-ups and unwanted overlays on any site. It works side by side with other adblockers, giving you more benefits than your standard ad blockers for Chrome.

Features are as follows:-

  • Advanced algorithm that identifies the correct block for each unique popup, you can stop them all with industry-leading accuracy in both new tabs and new windows.
  • Intelligently prevents spam pop-ups on any site, including javascript popups and overlays.
  • Most efficient popups ad blocker for streaming sites, gaming sites, torrent sites, and adult sites.
  • Unobtrusive notifications let you know when a pop-up has been stopped.
  • Works complementary to adblock extensions.

How it works:-

Our users help us map all websites that show popups, overlays and popunders. Each URL you visit is checked against this database in order to identify the necessary blocking solution. Additionally, the extension receives and analyzes data about visited sites. This is done through users enabling these permissions: All URLs, storage, activeTab, notifications, webRequest, webRequestBlocking, and contextMenus.

14. Momentum

Replace new tab page with a personal dashboard featuring to-do, weather, and inspiration.

New Tab page that gives you a moment of calm and inspires you to be more productive. Get inspired with a daily photo and quote, set a daily focus, and track your to-dos. Eliminate distractions and beat procrastination with a reminder of your focus for the day on every new tab. Join over 3 million users and get inspired to create the life you want to live.

  • New inspirational photo and quote each day
  • Set a daily goal/focus/intention
  • Keep track of tasks with Todo list
  • See the weather and forecast Links and search
  • Show bookmarks bar on new tab
  • Default Chrome Tab/Apps links
  • Customize the dashboard by showing/hiding widgets
  • Set your uptime and downtime with Balance mode
  • Feel good and get things done!

15. Lightshot (screenshot tool)

Simple and convenient screenshot tool. Select an area, edit your screenshot and upload it to the server. Lightshot is the fastest way to take a customization screenshot. Simple interface, nothing useless and light weight.


  • Take screenshot and share it in few clicks
  • select any part of the page
  • edit screenshot in place
  • save on a disk or upload to the cloud
  • search for similar screenshots
  • copy screenshot in clipboard


These are the best chrome extensions which can make your daily internet life easy. You can install the extensions according to your need and feel the change in your daily to daily life.