5 Browsers Extensions you Actually Want
Now that you have cleaned all the junk extensions off your browsers I thought we’d take a look at some browser extensions you might actually want.
- Adblock Plus – This is my number one choice and likely always will be. Internet ads have become absurdly prevalent and now many of them are so well disguised that it is nearly impossible to tell what is part of the website you are on and what is going to redirect you to viruses. Adblock Plus simply blocks all Ads from getting through. Since the websites you visit make money from ads you see on their site, a few places (such as Hulu) will not allow you view their content unless you disable it; these sites, however, are the minority.
- Google Dictionary – Are you ever reading an article and see a word you are not 100% sure you know what it means? Or perhaps you think that they don’t know what it means? With Google Dictionary just highlight any word and a definition will popup. It is even capable of finding proper nouns.
- Amazon Smile – Amazon Smile is part of Amazon.com. If you purchase Amazon items using smile.amazon.com Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice. This extension just makes sure that whenever you go to Amazon you are doing so through the Smile site That way all of your Amazon purchases will count towards your charity.
- Lazarus – Ever fill out a form online and hit submit and it doesn’t work? You then hit back and suddenly the whole form is blank and must be filled out again? It is frustrating and time-consuming, but, if you have Lazerus and a form crashes, you will not have to fill it out again because Lazerus saves it. Lazerus is one of those extensions you hope you never need but are exceedingly grateful you have when disaster strikes.
- Pushbullet – Pushbullet is an extension that helps sync your smartphone to your browser. With Pushbullet you can check your phone notifications from your browser without having to get up and go get your phone. You can also reply to texts from your browser! Pushbullet also makes transferring files between your phone and PC easier than ever. It can be used on apple or android devices.