Android: Google is rolling out an update for Chrome on Android that will allow you to easily download web pages, video and music for offline viewing.
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Last month we covered a browser extension called "BS Detector", designed to flag links to certain news sites as "unreliable". According to creator Daniel Sieradski, the plugin's website was banned by Facebook today, before being allowed through again a few hours later.
One of the great things about Google Chrome is that it offers thousands of third-party extensions that developers have come up with to add features, boost performance, and fix problems. Here are 17 Chrome extensions that we'd have a difficult time living without.
Chrome: Facebook has a very real fake news problem. To help combat this, BS Detector will show a little red warning when you're about to click a link that comes from a questionable, "satirical" or fake news source.
Chrome: Finding that one annoying tab that's playing audio in Chrome got a little easier back when the browser started showing which tab is playing audio. Now, in Chrome's Dev channel, you can prevent multiple tabs from playing audio at the same time.
Chrome: The best part of Twitter — or one of the few remaining good parts anyway — is that you can share short messages from nearly anywhere. Chromnitweet is an extension that adds your browser's URL bar to that list.
Web of Trust is a popular extension, one we ourselves have recommended in the past. Unfortunately, that trust was misplaced — the add-on has been removed from Chrome and Firefox's online repositories after it was alleged the creators were selling user data.
Last week, Pocket updated with a new feature that added trending stories to Chrome's new tab page. While neat in theory, the hijacking of a new tab is a bit annoying, and weirdly there was initially no way to disable it. Thankfully, now there is.
Google recently changed the interface of the Hangouts extension for Chrome that makes it look a little more like its Android and iOS equivalents. It's a nice update for some people, but others preferred the older style of floating windows. Here's how to get the old interface back.
Chrome: There are many time-tracking applications out there, but TimeYourWeb might be one of the simplest we've ever seen. It's a free Chrome extension with no login required, and it comes with some of the handiest charts around.