The chrome 77 updates came with a bunch of cool new features like send tabs to your other devices. I was using a push bullet for that native theme control. Forehead momentum and global media control goodbye stream keys. So a lot of features that were previously present in the best extensions are now available natively. There are still a lot of features missing like you cannot have a separate search engine for the incognito mode or smart mute like mute the tab as soon as. I leave it thankfully there are best extensions for that. Here is the list of the best Chrome extensions 20:19 but just to keep it interesting. Rather some cool new extensions which do something out of the box.
So let’s start with our dear YouTube the problem that I face with YouTube videos on Google Chrome is that all of them start playing at once. So I have to individually pause every tab or just exit the browser altogether. Nowhere comes smart mute this only allows sound from the tab which is currently active and as soon as you switch to the other tab. The music stops just a little dip there. In case you’re watching this on your mobile and you want this best extension to be installed on your laptop. You don’t have to send yourself the link just visit the Chrome Web Store from the link below and select install it.
I have this habit of opening certain websites in incognito modes like my net banking portal or WebMD. So its cool extension called incognito filter. Lets me list down websites which I prefer to open in incognito. For example, I have the code that net banking website added and now when I enter the URL in the Omnibox and hit enter it opens in incognito as simple as that. If you can get creative with reg X and go ahead make small combinations. Now if my search query on any website contains the word zip zap zoom. It will open the web page in incognito no matter wherever you search.
This just like the popular hobo zoom plus not the controversial URL Render and lets you preview the entire web page ideally for my article research. I open multiple tabs and read them sequentially with URL render. I just search the query on google and on the output page. They just have to point to the URL and it opens the entire page on the side. If it’s not readable I can even maximize it scroll through it. This works with most of the popular search engines like Google DuckDuckGo Yahoo Bing quant needless to say.
It saves RAM and when you’re dealing with Google Chrome. It does matter another extension on the same lines is tell me more. When you have this extension installed just highlight the text and you will quickly get a wiki page of it just beside help slot and saves much time before. We get on to the next extension here is a small trick to keep. All the extensions under a single box head over to Chrome flags and able to flag the extension toolbar menu. This will enable an extension box that holds all your extensions under one toolbar. Well looks neat and they are easily accessible. However, do note that installing too many extensions might hog up your app.
Picture in Picture (PIP)
Now pip is a fairly old extension from Google. In case you don’t know it lets you play YouTube videos on the browser in picture-in-picture mode and not just YouTube pretty much. All of the video streaming websites like Netflix Amazon Prime etc. You can use pip to even play your local videos. Let me show you first install the pip extension. Well obviously now head over to the local file and select open with Google Chrome. Now when the video opens you can start to click on the clip icon and there you have it. This comes in handy when I want to proofread my YouTube videos before uploading them to YouTube. Also working on the video title tags and description side by side.
Talking about popular search engine let’s talk about YouTube as well. Well, Clickbait is not new you know it. I know it and we have all fallen prey to it. So this best extension clickbait remover. this is a great job to eliminate. Well, clickbait YouTube has this quick overview feature that shows. You a glimpse of the video. When you hover your mouse on the come nail. We all know where this comes from but even then it’s not foolproof for one. It only shows you the most popular part of the video. According to YouTube and doesn’t work in the users uploaded video section enter clickbait remover. It replaces the thumbnail of the video with a random frame from the actual video. Now you get to decide the position of that frame. It could be from the start middle or end of the video.
Youtube Rabbit Hole
Talking about YouTube and things you have fallen prey to. For there is this huge binge cycle like you go search for something on YouTube. You get a notification from YouTube and before you even realize. You’re spending are watching videos. It’s a basic tool and it smartly removes all the video recommendations and besides the video itself but pay the like button is still there and you know what to do again after the video has finished. There’s no autoplay so the next video doesn’t roll this. Makes sure that you only watch the video you have searched for and clicked on rather than binging on random YouTube recommendations.
Pause by Freedom
While we are on the page of distraction let’s address the rabbit hole created by Instagram Facebook Twitter and Reddit too much. So this next best extension called a pause. From freedom creates a barrier between you and the social media websites. Let me explain so every time you visit a social media website. Let’s consider good old Facebook when I key in the URL of Facebook and hit enter. I am greeted by this green page which makes me wait five seconds after that I can decide to either go back or continue to Facebook. Now, this might seem okay at the start but over time it piles up and you just forget that. You open the tab helps to get distracted from work and studies pause comes with its own list of blog social media websites which you can always modify an alter.