Hey Guys..! So today we are back again with some interesting topic and the topic is “Google web store extensions”. After a lot of digging I found 13 really cool “Google web store extensions” that I think you should know about and a couple of these are pretty well known but I’m pretty sure that most of these will be new to you and they definitely work for me. I made about this with some other cool
So let’s get started, starting off with number one we have a very cool “Google web store extensions”. I’m going to show you one by one.
Google web store extensions
Turn off the lights:
What this does is when you’re watching a video on YouTube or Vimeo or really any other website it will darken the screen around the video so maybe you’re watching a long video and don’t necessarily want to go fullscreen this will let you tune out any other distractions on the page and for an extension that’s so simple there is a surprising amount of options such as how dark it gets the ability to also blur the surrounding parts exclude certain parts of the YouTube page from being darkened such as the like button and a bunch of other stuff definitely one to check out.
Which is actually an extension made by Google some of you may know what this does right off the bat but if you don’t know what a user agent switcher is it basically changes the fingerprint of your browser. so websites will think you’re using something else like Firefox or Safari this can be useful for those annoying websites that might block you because you’re not using a supported browser even if it’s chrome and fully capable or maybe for some reason you want to pretend like you’re using a mobile web browser like developing a website you can switch to iOS or Android as well there are several to choose from but I should point out that this doesn’t actually change anything about your browser itself and doesn’t offer any privacy it simply changes what browser you tell the website you’re using.
This one is a really cool idea where whenever you go and buy something online once you get to the checkout page this extension will automatically try several coupon codes to see if there are any discounts that you didn’t know about it apparently supports hundreds of online stores and while it obviously isn’t going to find a working coupon every time it is nice every once in a while you’ll randomly see that you saved money because of some coupon you didn’t even know about so you just kind of set it and forget it and you might save money later and get a nice surprise.
In context menu I didn’t know this but apparently it’s possible for websites to embed long descriptions of images typically used for someone who is visually impaired and has a screen reader so it tells them what the image is this is different from alt text that you can see by hovering over an image and unless you know about these long descriptions then they’re totally invisible and so well like the title suggests this extension makes it so you can right-click an image and view the long description of it if it has one or if you don’t want to check every time it can outline images that do have one so you can see right off the bat now these long descriptions are very rare and probably not really useful to most but I thought it was something that you might at least want to know about.
Chrome connectivity Diagnostics:
Yet another one made by Google though technically it’s a chrome app not an extension but whatever the title is self-explanatory this app allows you to run a simple test of your internet connection through Chrome so if your internet seems to be really slow or it’s not working at all you can run this and it should be able to tell you where things are going wrong whether certain ports are being blocked if the DNS servers are working and a bunch of other stuff as well this is certainly a good one to have just in case I think.
An extension that has actually gotten pretty popular in simple terms it’s a spell checker but obviously there’s a little bit more to it whenever you type something in on a website whether it’s to post on Twitter or Facebook or an email it will automatically scan the message to see if there’s anything you might want to change and it won’t autocorrect just tell you you’ll see if it’s working because in the bottom right of the form you’ll see a little symbol and it will be green or red depending on what it found this is one to consider if you’re prone to doing a lot of typo mistakes.
No this has nothing to do with the driving but rather it’s a security app made by
It’s a Productivity app with a unique concept instead of just blocking distracting websites it turns it into a game when you need to get work done you start a timer and plant a virtual tree as the timer continues this tree grows until the timer ends and then you add that tree to your collection because it’s fully grown but here’s the thing if you go on any distracting websites that you’ve blocked the tree dies and you have to start it over now there’s also a mobile app which does the same thing except for apps instead of websites that has a lot more features and you can sync the browser extension to it and plus it does also show you an actual virtual forest of the trees that you’ve grown it’s kind of cool but to sync the two you do need the premium version which is $2 not the much you might still want to look into that as well.
Basically it changes chrome so whenever you create a new blank tab it will show you a cat it’s a different one each time and you’ll get random drops of gifts and accessories you can use to customize the cats and so far I’ve gotten a fishbone which i think is the starting item and a hat but yeah it doesn’t really do anything it’s just kind of a fun little extension you might like it.
The purpose is to make it easy to enable and disable Chrome apps on the fly not uninstall them mind you just turn them off you just click on the icon and it will show you a whole list of extensions and apps and you just click on them to toggle them on and off the nice thing about this is normally to disable extensions you have to navigate to the extensions page in chrome find it in the list and click the check box and a reason you might do this is so you can keep lots of extensions you like installed but maybe there are a few that you rarely use but don’t want to completely uninstall it now you can just disable it so it doesn’t take up any system resources all the time and whenever you do need it just enable it.
Behind the overlay:
Have you ever gone to a webpage that has something you’re looking for but all of a sudden you get a pop-up blocking you from seeing the site unless you sign up for an account or something like that it’s really frustrating because you can see the information right there but it won’t let you see the whole thing well this extension fixes that you can click the extension icon and it removes the overlay letting you see the webpage as normal this will also work with overlays trying to get you to sign up for email newsletters the ones with nearly impossible to find close buttons like that keep in mind though this will not work if the website is coded so that the is not actually shown behind the overlay even if you remove the overlay in that case it might only show you a small part because the rest was never there to begin with still I think I’ll find myself using this a lot.
Show goers for Netflix:
This one is actually awesome it lets you sync up Netflix shows and movies with friends so you can all watch the same thing at the same time how it works is once you log into Netflix and start playing something you then click on the glasses icon at the top right you then have the option to start a new watch party or even browse public ones made by other people you get a few options and then it gives you a link to share with anyone to let them join the chatroom obviously everyone watching has to have this extension and an active Netflix account for this to work it’s not like it creates the stream it just keeps you all synced up really neat.
Aha music identifier:
It’s basically like Shazam or SoundHound except as an extension where it can identify songs playing on a website or in a video you’re watching or something like that if there’s any audio playing in the tab you just click the icon and it starts listening and you probably need about 10 seconds of sample time for it to work if it finds it it’ll show you the name of the song and links to where you can listen to it like YouTube or Spotify obviously you can just use your app on your phone to identify it but then you have to grab your phone go to the app hold it up to the speakers it’s kind of a pain whereas here it’s very simple the only thing though that I should point out is that when you install it Chrome tells you that this app will try to start up with windows even if chrome is closed I don’t like apps that do that so you can prevent that from happening by going to the chrome settings then advanced and then under system disable the option that says continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed and then you should be set.
so there you have it 13 Google web store extensions you might not have known about but hopefully found cool if I missed any really cool ones be sure to let me know and everyone in the comments if you want to keep reading I’ll put some other articles right here like even more extensions.