Video: Chrome: The best free extensions of 2021

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world. Despite concerns about monopolizing system resources, it is a very powerful platform. And one of its strengths is its rich ecosystem of expansions. There are thousands of extensions for Chrome. If you can imagine what you need right away, there’s an extension for that.

There are literally thousands and thousands of extensions. The only problem: you can install so many extensions that the browser can stop working under the weight of the system resources consumed by the extensions.

That’s why ZDNet wrote a challenge: to create a list of the seven best extensions for Chrome. Really useful, well supported and well performing extensions. Here’s the list we’ve come up with.

All of these extensions are free and work on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Bitwarden: the best password manager

Looking for a secure and free password manager? Look no further than Bitwarden, our new favorite password manager. Bitwarden stores all your credentials in an encrypted vault that syncs across all your devices, and all data is protected using AES-256-bit encryption, salted hash, and PBKDF2 SHA-256.

Bitwarden is a free and open source password manager that lets you keep all your usernames and passwords safe for your online accounts.

  • Downloads: 8
  • Release date: 21/10/2022
  • Author: 8bit Solutions LLC
  • License: Free software
  • Categories:
    Utilities – Security
  • Operating system : Android – Google Chrome extension – Microsoft Edge extension – Mozilla Firefox extension – Linux – Online service All Internet browsers – Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 – iOS iPhone / iPad – macOS

If you don’t use a password manager – and you really should! – then I suggest you spin with Bitwarden. Highly recommended.

Tab Wrangler: for tab addicts

This extension closes tabs that stay open for too long, but keeps them handy when you need them. If you use a lot of tabs, this is a must-have tool, keeping them open without a performance hit.

Go to the Google Play Store

Adblock Plus: a free ad blocker

The dean of ad blockers! Downloaded over 500 million times, it is undoubtedly one of the most trusted extensions on the market. And Adblock Plus is packed with features:

  • block distracting video ads and banners;
  • block pop-ups;
  • avoid tracking and provide more privacy;
  • combat malicious ads that may be hidden in advertisements;
  • speed up navigation (loading blocked resources);
  • customize features: eg whitelist your favorite sites;
  • benefit from free and permanent assistance;
  • manage the experience you want more easily.

Go to the Google Play Store

Evernote Web Clipper: Save information easily

Do you keep tabs open because they contain pieces of information you need? So, take a look at Evernote Web Clipper. This extension will allow you to enter this information, keep it in a more convenient place than an open tab, and easily access it when you need it.

Go to the Google Play Store

Ghostery: to protect your data

Who is following you online?

  • Downloads: 14
  • Release date: 20/10/2022
  • Author: Cliqz
  • License: Free License
  • Categories:
  • Operating system : Android – Google Chrome extension – Microsoft Edge extension – Mozilla Firefox extension – iOS iPhone / iPad

What does Ghostery do? Simply put, it blocks ads, stops trackers, and speeds up websites. The built-in “Enhanced Anti Tracking” also anonymizes your data to better protect your privacy.


A screenshot tool built right into Chrome. It’s a fantastic tool for people who want to capture web page content without using a separate utility. You can also record the desktop, tab, or camera roll. And then you can add narration on top of it. Nice and very useful addition.

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Fox Hours

If you work in different time zones, having clocks in your browser’s status bar will help you stay on track. You can also click the FoxClocks icon next to your address bar to quickly access your clocks without leaving the current web page. As a bonus, FoxClocks manages Daylight Savings Time so you don’t have to!

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