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Must Have Chrome extensions going into 2017

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One of the great things about Google Chrome is that it offers thousands of third-party extensions that add features, boost performance, and fix problems. In this post, we gathered a list of extensions that you simply should have in Chrome, going into 2017.
For downloading any of the extensions mentioned in the list just click/tap on the name of the extension you wish to download. All extensions mentioned here are free to download and to use.
The extensions are:
Save to Facebook
Facebook’s new “Save” feature lets users aggregate links, images, and videos they find on Facebook in one location in their account. This extension made by Facebook allows you to do the same from anywhere on the web, making Facebook a centralized place to save content you’re interested in checking out later.

Google dictionary
You don’t have to reach for a dictionary or open up a new tab to find out what a word means with this extension installed. Just double-click on the word, and a definition pops up instantly.

Session Buddy
There are a bunch of extensions out there to help manage browser tab overload, but Session Buddy is one of the best ones for the power users out there. It lets you save, close, and retrieve groups of tabs together, so you don’t need to keep hundreds of tabs open at once and waste RAM for fear of forgetting something. The user reviews speak for themselves.
Alternate: OneTab
OneTab lets you put multiple different URLs into a single tab for easy reference and has most of the options present in Session Buddy.

Chrome Remote Desktop
For anyone who’s struggled with an overly complex remote desktop tool, this extension is a breeze to use. It lets you take control of a system remotely from any other system, with the Chrome browser doing all the heavy lifting. It’s especially helpful on Chromebooks.

AwesomeScreenshot is a screen capture extension with capabilities for annotation and photo editing while staying in your browser. Once you take a screenshot of a selected area of your screen or an entire web page, you can crop, highlight, draw shapes, and blur sensitive information.

Bookmark Manager
Manually bookmarking websites can sometimes be a tedious process, so Google created this extension to organize websites you want to save without having to open a new tab. Save websites to bookmarks, create folders, and add notes for later reference.

Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides
For those times when you and your coworkers are working on computers with different operating systems, or want to collaborate on a live document together, check out Office Editing. This extension lets you easily drop Microsoft Office files into Google Drive to view and edit them without needing the software installed on your hard drive.

QuickWrite Text Editor
Sometimes it’s hard to free yourself of distractions to write productively, especially if you’re writing online. This extension quickly opens a new tab for a clean and neutral text editor that auto-saves while you’re working if you need to scribble something.

Screencastify (Screen Video Recorder)
Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome. It is able to record all screen activity inside a tab, including audio.

Print Friendly & PDF
Print Friendly removes ads, navigation and junk before your print. Pages are optimized for the ultimate print reading experience.

HTTPS Everywhere (collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation)
HTTPS Everywhere is an extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.

IE Tab (Windows only)
It exactly emulates IE by using the IE rendering engine directly within Chrome. This will enable you to use ActiveX controls and test your web pages with different versions of IE.

Social Fixer (get rid of all those political posts swamping your feed)
Social Fixer enhances your Facebook experience and makes the site easier to use by adding a ton of great functionality. One of its most useful features is allowing you to filter out junk.

Minimalist for Everything
Make Google services such as Gmail a lot easier to use by removing much of the toolbar and navigation clutter. Be warned though that for the advanced features you need to be good with CSS.

Noisli
The right ambient noise can be a lifesaver when it comes to staying focused. Noisli has a variety of noises to choose from and an option to customize your own. You can choose your favorite noise, set a timer, and control the volume, all from your web browser.

ColorZilla is an advanced eyedropper that provides color readings in RGB and hexadecimal format. It allows you to easily pull color data from any website on-the-go and without leaving chrome.

Web Developer
It provides an incredible amount of useful dev tools, all conveniently located right in your browser. The Web Developer extension makes viewing responsive layouts, disabling styles, and outlining elements quick and easy.

Taco
Taco is the mother of all to do lists. It will combine your task lists from more than 40 other services like Gmail, Trello and Asana to create an ultimate To Do List.

TrackDuck
When you are working remotely as a web designer, visual feedback can be a real life-saver, especially if your client isn’t able to articulate the changes they want. It can be a hassle to make changes and adjustments when you have to interpret them from a bulleted list. TrackDuck streamlines the beta process with its visual approach, ultimately improving communication and making feedback more concise. Plus, it works with a variety of project management tools, so you can fully integrate it into your workflow.

User-Agent Switcher allows you to view how your website looks in different web browsers and on different devices, which can be helpful when troubleshooting website and SEO errors that you might not normally see.

Muzli
It’s a must-have for designers. Every time you open a new tab, Muzli will customize your homepage with links, news and images to keep you constantly inspired and up-to-date with the most cutting edge news from the worlds of design, UX and tech based on your selection of feeds to populate the page with.

Smart Tab Mute
Ensures that only one tab is playing sound at any given time.

Extensions Manager
We couldn’t give you 24 different extensions to try out without also suggesting an Extensions Manager. Try this tool to organize all of your extensions so they don’t take up half of your browser’s screen. It shows you what extensions you have operating on Google Chrome and gives you the option to hide some of the icons to keep your browser better organized.

As using multiple Chrome extensions simultaneously slows down your PC, you can start with the ones that will serve your instant needs and disable the rest. Later, you can switch them with others in the list as you explore the functionality of these Chrome extensions. Which extensions are you favorite? Feel free to leave comments down below.

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