As both a follow-up to last month’s post about my favorite Firefox extensions, plus an update on a similar post from two years ago, here’s my look at my current favorite Chrome extensions. Note that I’ve covered some of these extensions in my Firefox post; many of the extensions below are also available for that browser.
HTTPS Everywhere ensures any website accessed in Firefox is directed to a secured, HTTPS version of the site, if one’s available. While HTTPS-based sites are becoming more and more commonplace, there’s still a few not loading their secure versions by default for some reason.
Privacy Badger is an Electronic Frontier Foundation developed extension that blocks or indicates what advertising trackers, cookies, etc. a site might be using. The extension can also be deactivated for individual websites.
Twitter Block Chain
Twitter Block Chain is a Chrome extension that offers a way of blocking in bulk unwanted Twitter users (i.e., trolls). I’ve previously written about this extension (and blocking Twitter users in general).
LastPass is the popular online-based password manager. The LastPass extension allows you to access your passwords; create, edit or delete passwords; and perform other functions.
Save to Pocket
Pocket allows one to save any website to the web-based bookmark service. Ironically, Pocket’s now owned by Mozilla, the owners of Chrome’s rival browser Firefox.
Pocket makes it easier to go back and read an article at a later time, especially if one’s too busy to read it right away.