uBlock Is A Lightweight Alternative To Adblock Plus

Chrome: Adblock Plus is a popular extension, but it’s memory hungry, and it can slow your system down. If you want to try out a leaner alternative, check out uBlock.

FrameBench Annotates Attachments Inside Gmail, No Downloading Required

Chrome: It’s not that difficult to download email attachments and add your notes to them, but wouldn’t it be nice to review the attachment, add your feedback in-line, and send it back right inside of Gmail without even downloading the file first? Framebench can do that.

Create A Chrome Search Shortcut With A Right Click

Chrome: Many of you probably know how to search a specific site within the Chrome Omnibox using keyword bookmarks. You may not know that you can actually do it from lots of sites with a simple right click.

AdDetector Alerts You To Sponsored Posts And Native Advertising

Usually it’s not too hard to spot a sponsored post — also known as an advertorial — on the sites you visit, but it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to recognise such articles without reading the fine print. If you’re after a more obvious way to highlight this kind of content and your browser of choice is Chrome or Firefox, you’ll want to give an extension called AdDetector a whirl.

Chrome's Safe Browsing Blocks Expanded To 'Deceptive' Downloads

Chrome: Google already uses its Chrome browser to warn users about potentially malicious software. Soon, the browser will begin blocking downloads that do annoying things, such as changing browser settings.

Elmnts Plays Ambient Sounds For Better Productivity Even While Offline

Chrome: If you want the buzz of a cafe or the sounds of the ocean while working, but don’t have bandwidth to spare, Elmnts is a minimalistic Chrome extension that does it all offline.

QuickDrop Adds Instant Dropbox Uploads And Downloads To Chrome

Chrome: While Dropbox has clients for operating systems, there is nothing for the browser apart from the website itself. QuickDrop is a free Chrome extension that gives you easy access to your Dropbox, and speeds up downloads and uploads.

WikiWand Overhauls Wikipedia, Makes It Easier To Browse

Chrome: Wikipedia has a decidedly simple appearance. If you want to spice things up a bit, WikiWand is a Chrome extension that overhauls the entire interface.

Minilock Securely Encrypts And Shares Files With Minimal Effort

Chrome: There are a million ways to share files on the internet, but not all of them are secure. While encrypted file transfers exist, Minilock provides one of the simplest methods for doing so.

Motivation Shows Your Life Ticking Away To Fight Procrastination

Chrome: Motivation is a Chrome extension that shows your life ticking away. It works as a slightly morbid reminder that time spent procrastinating online amounts to time wasted.