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The best Chrome extensions of the year, as chosen by Google

Stay productive, communicate better, and even save some cash with these nifty Chrome extensions.

Published onDecember 7, 2021

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On its own, Google Chrome has a ton of useful features that have helped make it the world’s most popular browser. However, to truly make Chrome shine, you need to install some extensions. If you need some ideas on what to try, Google has just released a hand-picked list of what it thinks are the best Chrome extensions of 2021.

See also: The best privacy web browsers for Android

To be clear, not all of these extensions actually launched in 2021. These are just the apps Google thinks really shone for this year, in particular.

Below, we’ve rounded up Google’s best Chrome extensions for you to check out. We’ve also added a quick blurb about what the extension does. Think another extension belongs on this list? Hit up the comments and let us know!

Communication and collaboration

  • Loom — Makes it easier to capture and share videos with others.
  • Mote — Allows you to give quick feedback through voice commenting and transcripts.
  • WordTune — Helps you clearly communicate by rephrasing sentences and catching typos in emails and documents.

Best Chrome extensions: Productivity

Virtual learning

  • Kami — Creates an interactive online learning space for students and teachers.
  • InsertLearning — Helps you easily take notes (integrates with Google Classroom, too).
  • Toucan — Makes learning a new language fun.
  • Rememberry — Organizes vocabulary words into flashcard decks for quick studying throughout the day.

Best Chrome extensions: Miscellaneous

  • Stylus — Helps you build and install custom themes and skins for your favorite sites.
  • Rakuten — Puts cash in your pocket by automatically finding coupons and deals across the web.
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