If you often come across online articles that you can't always read, consider installing Pocket, a simple yet powerful extension that allows you to save articles, favorites and bookmarks, as well as videos & images – with one Press the button. You can access this content at a later time by going to the Pocket website or downloading an additional app on your phone or tablet. This is a great way to catch up with longreads if you commute a lot or if you tend to get bored when you are in the bathroom.
2. AdBlock Plus
AdBlock Plus does exactly what it says – it blocks annoying advertisements online. This includes large banners, pop-ups and those skipped but frustrating ads at the start of YouTube videos. There are many alternatives available, but this is based on one of the originals, AdBlock (which has been made rather confusing by the same people behind AdBlock Plus) and is still being updated and maintained. Although blocking advertisements can remove many bedsores and annoyances from your favorite sites, try to be reasonable with this extension. Many websites depend on the existence of advertising revenue. Consider putting the little boys on a white list.
ProxMate is an extension that allows you to view online content that has been blocked in your country. The extension does this by using a proxy server, which in very simple terms misleads every website you view by thinking that you are visiting the site from another location, potentially unlocking region-locked content. However, the legality of access to region-locked content in the UK is difficult to determine and depends on what content you are trying to access and for what reason. Always check that you do not violate the laws or terms of service before using this extension.
You are almost always followed online. Usually, tracking is harmless and implemented for your convenience – for example, a website may want to keep track of what kind of content you like best to give a better suggestion with every new visit. However, following this can sometimes become too intrusive and a little creepy. With Ghostery you can keep track of the trackers, giving you the option to blacklist those you think you need and put them that you find useful on the white list – you are basically in control again and that is always a good thing.
5. Reddit Enhancement Suite
If you use Reddit even semi-regularly, you'll wonder how you did it without this extension. Reddit Enhancement Suite, also known as RES, streamlines your Reddit experience and offers advanced controls that would otherwise not be available to regular website users. Some of the features are, for example, direct switching between accounts, adjusting the overall style of Reddit, saving comments, tagging users and much, much more. With a thriving community and regular updates and improvements, RES is a must-have for almost all Reddit users.
6. Google Dictionary
Double click on a word in your browser with Google Dictionary installed and a full definition of that word appears in a small box immediately above it. For some words, there is also a button in the window that, when clicked, plays a recording of the correct pronunciation through your speakers. At the bottom, click & # 39; More & # 39; and you get translations, word origin, more definitions and even a graph with the history of the popularity of the word you have chosen over the past 200 years. You can also use the extension as a regular dictionary by clicking on the small book icon in the top right corner of your browser and searching for a specific word.
7. Click & Clean
Click & Clean is a small extension that does a lot. In the first place, Click & Clean is intended to defend your privacy online by removing some local traces of your internet activity. It is also great in cleaning up a lot of junk that your browser collects over time and in protecting your system against certain malware. With a single click you can delete your typed URL & # 39; s, scan your PC for malware, delete your browsing history, delete download history, delete temporary files, delete cookies and empty cache, delete client-side Web SQL databases and flash cookies remove. You can also instruct the extension to remove all these variables every time you close your browser, although we only recommend this to people who are extremely concerned about privacy.
LastPass is one of the most popular password managers currently available. Once set up, it can encrypt, generate and remember your passwords for you. The ease of use is part of the reason for the success. The extension is located in your browser window and will & # 39; automatically log into your sites and synchronize your passwords wherever you need them. & # 39; Moreover, it is cross-platform, which means that it works not only on most browsers, but also on most popular operating systems. If you are even a little worried about how secure your password is, it is worth trying this extension, but if you want to use all functions, you have to pay a small fee.
The Buffer extension offers a hassle-free way to share content via Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms. With a single click you can share a web page, image, video or thought on your favorite social media platform and schedule it to be published at a specific time. For example, if you want to show many people a particular message, you may want to publish & # 39; in the morning or during lunch. This is really useful if you are a night owl and want to share content when more people are likely to see it, or if you know that you are busy on a certain day but still want to stay active online. Moreover, the extension works with extra functions that can only be found on the Buffer website, so if you go to bufferapp.com, you can do fun things, such as analyzing the analyzes behind your messages.
If you use Reddit a lot, you often click on links to YouTube videos & # 39; s. Unfortunately, the responses under this video & # 39; s can often be small, meaningless, irrelevant or offensive. This can be annoying. However, Reddit usually has more to offer and is regularly praised for its comments, largely thanks to the effective, simple voting system and the huge community. AlienTube takes the comments from Reddit and places them under YouTube videos & # 39; s. This makes comments generally less irritating and sometimes educational or funny.
11. Hide YouTube comments
If Reddit comments annoy you as much as YouTube comments, you don't need to see anything – just install the Hide YouTube comments extension and they will all disappear. An almost identical extension for Firefox is also available called No YouTube Comments. An additional extension that is worth trying is called hiding Fedora. This does not hide all YouTube responses, but hides the troll responses that currently appear to be trending and often contain the phrases "le reddit", "fedora", "m'lady, etc.
12. The Guardian
If you read this, you will probably like the Guardian – but did you know that there is a Guardian extension? Once installed, a small Guardian icon rests in the upper right corner of your browser. This icon alerts you when new articles are published in your favorite parts of the Guardian, which can be changed in the settings menu.If the Guardian is your main news source and you are a regular visitor, then this is a great extension to have. you can better with a more extensive feed reader, such as Feedly.
Feedly is a popular news aggregator that allows you to collect news feeds from different sources in one place. Download the Fe edlyMini extension and adding feeds to Feedly becomes a lot easier and more efficient. After you have installed FeedlyMini, you will see a small Feedly icon in the lower right corner of your browser. Click on it and you will see various options, such as adding the website that you currently have to Feedly, saving to EverNote, tagging, creating bookmarks or sharing the site on social media. If there are web pages where Feedly is not relevant or is in the way (such as Netflix for example), you can blacklist it so that the icon does not appear.
Ever caught something you shouldn't see? PanicButton helps you avoid these embarrassing moments and it is amazingly easy. Once installed, there is a large red exclamation mark in the upper right corner of your browser. Click on the exclamation mark or the & # 39; panic button & # 39; During times of need and your tabs are saved as bookmarks in a separate folder and closed – all in an instant. The only thing that remains on your screen is an empty tab. Click the panic button again and everything will be restored. You can attach the panic button to a specific test if you want.
15. HTTPS Everywhere
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the encrypted version of HTTP, the technology protocol that determines how web servers and browsers respond to commands and how messages are sent and received. The Electronic Frontier Foundation & # 39; s (EFF) – a non-profit organization that wants to defend civil liberties in the digital world – HTTPS Everywhere is a neat little extension that forces websites to use HTTPS, even when they default the less secure and non-secure use encrypted HTTP.  16. The Great Suspender
If you have opened many tabs at the same time for a longer period, you know that your browser can become very slow. This slowness is usually caused by small memory leaks. The Great Suspender is an extension that attempts to resolve the slowness of your browser by disabling or blocking all tabs that you do not use, & # 39 ;, which reduces the memory space of your browser. The extension is pleasantly configurable – you can tell it to automatically pause or manually pause tabs after a certain time. You can even put some tabs on the white list while automatic suspension remains on. This is only available on Chrome, but Suspending Tab is a good alternative to Firefox.
Pushbullet pushes all notifications you receive on your phone to your PC. This includes, but is not limited to, phone calls, text messages, and WhatsApp messages. Very useful if you do not want to look at your phone all day long. Perhaps even more useful is the ability to send text, URLs, images and screenshots from your PC to your mobile device. Before I could use Pushbullet, I had to e-mail myself a long URL if I was initially viewing it on my PC and wanted to open it on my phone. This was a faff and long-winded – Pushbullet solves the problem.
18. Turn off the lights
A handy little extension if you watch a lot of videos, turning off the lights dims everything on your screen except the video itself with the click of a button in your URL bar. This should give you a slightly more comfortable viewing experience, which may result in less strain on your eyes. If you've ever used BBC's iPlayer in a web browser, you're familiar with the effect. The extension works for just about every video site, including YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Hulu, Metacafe and YouKu.
19. Lazarus: Form Recovery
So you have spent the last 45 minutes filling in a form online and you just click on "Submit" so that the webpage crashes. What are you doing? If you have installed the Lazarus Form Recovery extension, sit back and activate the self-satisfied mode while effortlessly restoring your hard work. With Lazarus you can do this by automatically saving everything you type when filling in forms. When a website times out or inexplicably disappears, you only have to re-insert the text in your original copy in just a few clicks.
20. Hover Zoom
Hover Zoom is one of those extensions that doesn't do much, but after a few weeks of use you wonder why it is not implemented by standard in all modern browsers. Once installed, simply move your cursor over a thumbnail image that you see online, and Hover Zoom zooms in on the photo without navigating away from the page. This is really useful for popular websites such as Reddit, which is dotted with images, or Deviantart, where you can view endless galleries of amateur and professional artists. This is a Chrome extension, but a good FIrefox alternative is Thumbnail Zoom Plus.
21. Cloud to butt
The cloud is big. The cloud is important. The cloud is everywhere. But what if you are tired of the cloud? The answer is to install Cloud to Butt, an extension that turns all instances of "cloud" into "butt" so you never have to read about the cloud again. For example: & # 39; Google drops a log into the cloud & # 39; is now & # 39; Google is dropping a log in its back & # 39; and & # 39; Cloud security: a quick guide & # 39; becomes & # 39; Butt security: a quick guide & # 39 ;. This is not getting old. Ever.