by Steven B. Combs, Ph.D.
The fifth and penultimate in a six-part series of episodes I’m calling, My Favs. In this episode, I share my favorite Chrome browser extensions. These are the extensions installed and synced across all my Chrome browser devices but a few of them really add to your Pixelbook, Slate or Chrome OS device experience.
In the Addendum I answer a listener question, share some additional flags, clear up some mistakes and then share some family news. It’s a jammed packed episode!
I discuss each of the Chrome browser extensions below during the show and even pop in a few tips and tricks to help you get more out of the extensions. These are the extensions installed and synced across all my devices
Quick word about extension management. A bunch of extensions can take up your entire toolbar. Use the Hide in Chrome Menu option to clean up icons that work in the background or you use less frequently.
1Click Resize Window (1.1.1) – Resize browser’s window to mobile, desktop or custom sizes.
Clipboard History Pro (3.1.4) – Clipboard manager extension for your browser: history of copied text, sync clipboard items, instant paste.
ColorZilla (2.0) – Advanced Eyedropper, Color Picker, Gradient Generator and other colorful goodies.
Dark Reader (4.7.17)– Dark mode for every website. Take care of your eyes, use dark theme for night.
Distraction Free Mode for Google Docs (1.1.5) – The distraction free mode (
▣) for Google Docs hides all controls and buttons.
Download Plus (1.6.7) – Manage your downloads quickly. Fast, Convenient, and Efficient tool for you.
Extensions Update Notifier (3.5) – Show a notification when an extension is updated.
FireShot (0.98.96) – Take FULL webpage screenshots. Capture, edit and save them to PDF/JPEG/GIF/PNG, upload, print, send to OneNote, clipboard or email.
Ghostery (8.4.2) – Ghostery is a powerful privacy extension. Block ads, stop trackers and speed browsing.
Google Docs Offline (1.7) – Get things done offline with the Google Docs family of products.
Google Keep (3.1.19352.870) – Save to Google Keep in a single click! Check out  for more on Google Keep.
h264ify (1.0.9) – Makes YouTube stream H.264 videos instead of VP8/VP9 videos.
LastPass (4.32.0) – LastPass, an award–winning password manager, saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device.
Page Ruler (1.0.3) – Draw a ruler to get pixel dimensions and positioning, and measure elements on any web page.
Password Checkup (1.12) – The Password Checkup extension helps you re–secure accounts that were affected by data breaches.
Quick Search for Google Drive™ (0.3) – Lets you quickly search files in Google Drive™ and get results using the address bar.
Save to Google Drive Chrome Extension (2.1.1) – Save web content or screen capture directly to Google Drive.
TextExpander (1.0.4) – Quickly insert “snippets,”email addresses, signatures, code chunks, form letters – as you type, using custom abbreviations.
Toby for Chrome (0.5.2) – Better than bookmarks. Organize your browser tabs and access them quickly anywhere.
Todoist (9.6) – Todoist is the beautifully simple to–do list designed to help you do more and stress less. Learn all about Todoist in episode .
Todoist for Gmail (5.10) – Achieve inbox zen with Todoist – the beautifully simple to–do list built to help you do more and stress less.
uBlock Origin (1.22.2) – Finally, an efficient blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.
User–Agent Switcher (188.8.131.52) – User–Agent Switcher is a quick and easy way to switch between user–agents.
Video Screen Recorder (0.1.1) – Record your computer’s screen with just one click!
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#tab-hover-card-images). Use the Show a smaller, denser shelf in laptop mode flag (
#shelf-dense-clamshell) to reduce the size of the shelf icons when in laptop mode.
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