Download Chrome Extension - Best Software & Apps

  • Chrome Remote Desktop

    74.0.3729.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Manage your remote machines or provide tech support

    7
    187 votes
    • PROS: Solid connection to remote computers, Ability to provide remote assistance, Secure connections with randomized pins, Support for multiple monitors
    • CONS: Set up takes a couple of installers, No advanced options for better control
  • EagleGet

    2.0.5.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The Only Download Manager You'll Need

    7
    533 votes
    • PROS: Well designed, Stable operation, Highly configurable, Simple user interface
    • CONS: PC only, Some users report occasional pauses at 99.9%
  • Flash Video Downloader

    2.4.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Make grabbing Flash videos even easier

    6
    169 votes
    • PROS: Nice interface, Smooth downloads, Supports multiple downloads at one time
    • CONS: Cannot modify list of websites, Cannot pause downloads or grab URL
  • Adblock Plus for Android

    1.3.0.366

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Block annoying ads on your Android device

    8
    168 votes
    • PROS: No root required, Easy to set up, No confusing options
    • CONS: Can't hide notification icon, Doesn't work across all apps, Blocking ads over mobile data requires root, Drains battery
  • Toolkit For Facebook

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Chrome extension free automated toolkit for Facebook

    9
    292 votes
    • PROS: It has a great many features, The batch controls are great time savers
    • CONS: Not very useful for regular Facebook users, The premium tools have very limited uses
  • anonymoX

    2.4.7.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Surf anonymously with Firefox

    8
    658 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Pick between geographic locales, Generally very fast
    • CONS: Not very flexible
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    8
    101 votes
    • PROS: Great free software with all the bells and whistles of a paid program, Support for Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and other popular services, Huge library of plugins all available for free, along with the source code, on GitHub
    • CONS: Open source usually means slower releases for newer operating systems and hardware. Expect to have less up to date support
  • Skype for Chrome

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Skype is Microsoft's primary instant messenger, and it is now available as a Chrome browser extension.

    8
    89 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Strong voice and video chat
    • CONS: Very slow, Shrinking userbase
  • FireShot

    0.97

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Take and edit webpage screenshots

    6
    83 votes
    • PROS: Easy webpage screenshots right from your browser, Excellent set of editing tools, You can copy image to Clipboard or send by email directly from Fireshot
    • CONS: No Undo option, Settings menu window should have a Close button
  • Internet Download Accelerator

    5.7

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete management for all your downloads

    7
    146 votes
    • PROS: Makes a noticeable difference to download speeds, Includes scheduler and broken download resumer, Features a bandwidth throttle
    • CONS: Does not speed up downloads as significantly as developers claim
  • Desmos Graphing Calculator

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free math exploration Google Chrome extension

    8
    28 votes
    • PROS: The features are well developed yet simple, It offers clear graphics and intuitive tools
    • CONS: Mostly only used by students in college or University, A link to the website may have been less hassle
  • Adblock for Youtube

    (Chrome) 1.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free software to block excess pop-up YouTube advertisements

    8
    88 votes
    • PROS: Adblock for YouTube is free to use and no subscription is necessary., Users can now enjoy an uninterrupted viewing experience.
    • CONS: It is first necessary that the Google Chrome browser is installed., This software package will not woth with other video-sharing sites such as Vimeo.
  • Hotspot Shield VPN Chrome Extension

    1.1.34

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    Unblock any blocked website and stay secure with this free and unlimited Hotspot Shield VPN Chrome plugin.

    8
    87 votes
    • PicMonkey

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A popular image editor available as a Chrome extension

      9
      15 votes
      • PROS: The tools are very easy to use, Most of the extension’s functions are free-to-use
      • CONS: You cannot export your pictures without paying, The extension is still buggy
    • uBlock Origin

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      A free ad-blocker for people who are sick of online ads

      9
      12 votes
      • PROS: It blocks the most harmful and annoying adverts, The program is very easy to install and is free
      • CONS: It will become defunct one day when it is no longer maintained, It doesn’t work for all web browsers
    • APK Downloader

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A free program for Android, by Carlo Barraco.

      7
      8 votes
      • AccessURL

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        AccessURL lets you share your world

        9
        15 votes
        • PROS: Free Chrome extension, Share your online accounts without sharing passwords
        • CONS: Can cause bugs with some sites, May breach terms of service
      • Padlet

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        iPhone

        Share images, videos, text and more with the world

        10
        6 votes
        • PROS: Add a variety of files, Share and collaborate with others
        • CONS: Only for Chrome, No anonymous postings in free version
      • Steam Inventory Helper

        1.11.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Steam inventory and market tool for Chrome

        9
        10 votes
        • PROS: Quick buy and sell items, Sell items in bulk without having to reload
        • CONS: You have to keep Chrome running to see desktop notifications , It doesn’t explain all its functions
      • Zoom

        1.1.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac
        Windows
        iPhone

        Play interactive fiction on your Mac

        5
        1 vote
        • PROS: Simple and clear interface, Manages IF library and save games, Reader is easy on the eye
        • CONS: None
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