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12 Google Chrome extensions you should start using immediately

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Chrome's a great browser.

But we've got a few suggestions to make it even better, in extension form.

Let us know if you think we've missed any key players in the comments below:


1. Google Dictionary

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Rather than having to copy and past the word and search for the definition in a new window, simply double click on it.

Definitions. Simple.

2. Camelizer

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Want to know how much the price of a product has changed on Amazon, or get a notification when it drops? Meet Camelizer, your new online shopping best friend.

3. Netflix Party

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3... 2... 1... Go. Wait, on 'go', not 'one'. 3.. 2... Oh you do it! At the logo!

Does this sound familiar?

If you regularly watch films together when not together, this one is a godsend. It creates a party chat with simultaneous video playback. No more spoiling the twist over Skype.

4. Enhanced Steam

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Shout out to the PC gamers.

This plugin makes your steam purchasing a little smarter, working out the best bundle discounts and options for you, based on your library. Colour coding makes things easier right?

One downside is that it provides a frightening figure of your total spend on Steam. Including in-game. All-time.

It's harrowing.

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5. Web Timer

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It helps you cut down your time on the internet by telling you how much time you spend on the internet.

6. Reddit Enhancement Suite

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Keyboard shortcuts, buttons to view images inline, switch between multiple accounts easily, keep track of users you frequently interact with.

Reddit just got a lot more functional and enjoyable.

Oh, and no more click for 'next page'. Unlimited scrolling. Yep.

7. Greenhouse

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This is one for the US readers.

When a politician is named in the text you are reading, hovering over their name lets you see where their funding comes from.

It makes what they are saying a lot more understandable.

8. Wikiwand

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Wikipedia is amazing, but it's not the prettiest website in the world.

This extension changes that, and makes it easier to navigate between article subsections, provides link previews, alongside a variety of other great features.

It typically runs quicker too. Dreams.

9. Stay focused

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Got a deadline and want to stay on task? This timer will kill the pages you browse as distractions, for when you need to get back to work.

10. Hey Girl

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Changes every image in your browser to Ryan Gosling. For emergencies.

11. Drumpfinator

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As featured on John Oliver's Last Week Tonight, this extension will 'Make Donald Drumpf Again'.

As you guessed, all mentions of 'Donald Trump' will be amended to 'Donald Drumpf'.

What a world.

Also ranking highly in Trump extensions are the one which puts a quote between his two names and the one which replaces his name with 'Someone with Tiny Hands', as (accidentally) featured on Wired recently.

12. Chromoji

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Up your emoji game. Included because our social media editor would hurt me if it wasn't.


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