My top 5 most used Google Chrome extensions and why they are awesome – ABOUT MAG 2020

Over the years, I’ve written a lot about Google Chrome extensions, but now that I’m using Firefox a lot more, I keep thinking about the extensions I use regularly. So, over the past week, I’ve been paying attention to the extensions I use. And it is interesting that I can trust some, while the volume is used occasionally.

So, here are the top five most used Chrome extensions, plus why I think they’re awesome.

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Last pass

I don’t know how I would manage without LastPass as my password manager. It is on all the devices I own and, thanks to the extensions, incorporated in the browsers I use. After years of going from one password manager to another, I finally found what worked for me.

The extension not only gives me access to my passwords, but it also allows me to do things like create new strong passwords and manage my account.

If you’re not using a password manager – you really should! – so I suggest you use LastPass for a walk. Highly recommended.

Watch now on the Google Web Store


I think the sites that spontaneously start making sounds or music are the worst. AutoMute changes everything by silencing all new tabs that you open automatically and allowing you to create a whitelist or blacklist of noisy sites and leaving everything else working as it should. It is this flexibility that I find useful and why I use it all the time.

Watch now on the Google Web Store

Sentinel Bot

Twitter is my favorite social media platform, but unfortunately, it is increasingly turning into a garbage pit, especially in relation to politics. Bot Sentinel automatically detects and tracks trollbots and untrusted Twitter accounts.

This helps to make Twitter a little better by highlighting bots and untrusted accounts.

Watch now on the Google Web Store

F.B. (FluffBusting) Purity

I’m not a big fan of Facebook, and part of that is how loud the interface is and how developers change things all the time.

An extension that helped me maintain my sanity without giving Facebook the book is F.B. (FluffBusting) Purity. This extension can be configured to hide all ads, game spam, sponsored posts and other annoying things on Facebook, making it a little more tolerable.

Watch now on the Google Web Store

Turn off the lights

This is basically the dark mode for video sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and Hulu. It basically reduces all video noise, allowing you to focus on the video.

Very simple, but very effective, especially for longer video viewing sessions.

Watch now on the Google Web Store

Paula Fonseca