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The best Chrome extensions of the year, as chosen by Google
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.
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
Best Chrome extensions: Productivity
- Forest — Gamifies productivity through virtual tree planting and rewards.
- Dark Reader — Protects your eyes with a reading dark mode.
- Tab Manager Plus — Helps manage your tabs.
- Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder — A screenshot manager.
- 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.