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My Top Seven Best Google Chrome Extensions
Before we dive into ( my top seven best google chrome extensions) we need to understand what google chrome extension is.
An extension must fulfil a single purpose that is narrowly defined and easy to understand. A single extension can include multiple components and a range of functionality, as long as everything contributes towards a common purpose.
A screenshot of an extension’s icon in the browser barUser interfaces should be minimal and have intent. They can range from a simple icon, such as the Google Mail Checker extension shown on the right, to overriding an entire page.
Extension files are zipped into a single .crx package that the user downloads and installs. This means extensions do not depend on content from the web, unlike ordinary web apps.
Extensions are distributed through the Chrome Developer Dashboard and published to the Chrome Web Store. For more information, see the store developer documentation.
7. Intelligent Speaker
This is a chrome extension that reads out text from your screen, this can be used if you feel lazy to read sometimes. I do make use of it sometimes when I want to go through bible pages.
6. Chrome Themes
I know most of you may be using chrome wallpaper like me. But have you ever thought of chrome themes extensions, yes you heard me, chrome themes have been available for a long time but some people don’t even know about them. But it is right there on your chrome browser all you need is a single click installation from the extension store.
Tons of chrome themes are on the google chrome extension, I also installed some which are lovely but I rather stay with my wallpaper because am already addicted to the chrome default theme, it’s just easy for me. Below is a chrome theme from one of my favourite games I love so much, it is called PUBG.
5. Google DOCS Editor
Google Docs is popularly used, many people are already addicted to Microsoft word, but this is another extension you should try out. This extension allows you to type down documents, it is also very good when you have Grammarly extension on your chrome browser. It helps you write better, I sometimes use this extension to write down my article before copying it to 9ja Tide.
What I don’t like about the Google DOCS extension is that you must be online to document.
4. light Shot
This is another chrome extension I love so much. Lightshot allows you to take screenshots and store them on their server with a valid URL to enable you or anyone else to access the picture. This is a good way to save your space, and data to make work faster. For example, if you want to send a screenshot you took from your computer to someone else online all you need to do is just click on the light shot, screenshot, and send the link to the person.
Also, for people who work as a freelancer, like Picoworkers, this one is important. Another good part about the light shot is the ability to crop a screenshot before sending it. It also has extra features like displaying arrows, drawing lines on the shot taken, and also saving it to your drive or sharing.
3. Middle Monkey
This is a chrome extension that allows you to download any video from a website. It also lets you download videos directly from youtube. No need to copy and paste the URL like other websites.
Middle monkey also allows single click downloads for all videos on the page you are viewing. which means you can now download all videos on a page with just a single click. I do make use of middle monkey a lot because I prefer to download youtube videos than just stream them.
The good part I love about this extension is the options of video quality. This means you are in control of the type of video format you want to download, video quality or format including mp4 720 HD, mp4 360, HD/mp3 Televzr, and so on, depending on the type of video and video quality uploaded.
This is very useful when you want to download a movie or tutorial from youtube. Instead of using a watch later on youtube which will later need a data connection if you are offline for a long time.
Middle monkey makes youtube videos available for offline usage and also makes it possible to share videos with friends and love ones offline.
2. Grammarly Extension
I don’t know the word to use, I really love this extension, this extension is used to correct blunders and errors in an article or a text.
Sometimes I do use this extension a lot it appears to be of my number 2 most loved extensions because most times I have limited time to write an article, I just type as fast I could, so as to meet up with other things.
I make use of Google Docs or notepad, after I am through I copy them to 9ja Tide and then boom it brings out a red line beneath the wrong word with correction on how to fix them, which is just amazing.
Grammarly is not like Microsoft word just displays a red line for errors, Grammarly checks the sentence and brings out a suitable word for that particular error word. It also has this emoji which indicates how your write-up sounds like, it also has an auto capital letters correction like using a lower case on someone’s name, it autocorrects that.
Grammarly is also good for people who work in the office, students, and bloggers. It is a must-have extension.
Also, you need to get this at the back of your mind Grammarly is not 100% correct.
Someone said SEO is dead I think there should be a rethink on this one.
I know most people who ain’t in the field might be wondering why is this number one. I will try as much as possible to make this simple.
(SEO) means search engine optimization, if you are a blogger this word might not be new to you, most people who have a blog are working day and night to make their blog stay on top of a searched keyword.
This chrome extension called SEOquake is so unique in a way that it displays most search world on google, bing, and other search engines right from your chrome browser, it shows difficulty keyword percentage, it also shows ranks of a website from Alexa right on google search result.
Seo Quake also displays the total indexed URL of a website right from your search result. I do use this extension anytime I want to write an article, it has helped me a lot. I am now getting organic results, which is the dream of any blogger.
There are a lot of chrome extensions which I am yet to check out but let me know which you are using and which one you love the most.