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Essential Extensions for Chrome. Part 2: Utilities

In this article we continue to share with you our list of essential extensions for Google Chrome browser. We surely think one cannot live without any of them. Can you? Try them out and decide for yourself.

Flix Plus

Flix Plus happens to be an in-house extension from Lifehacker that will allow you to tweak Netflix.com. You are able to remove spoilers to movies and shows, filter recommendations, view ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and IMBD, use keyboard shortcuts and much more. We also ensure that Flix Plus will stay up to date when Netflix updates, so you will have the best movie watching experience in your browser.

Flix plus

The Great Suspender

When you have a lot of tabs open in your browser it can be a resource hog, and if you aren’t careful you may cause your system to crawl. The Great Suspender takes care of this issue by suspending tabs that you aren’t using, so they don’t use up your CPU. It isn’t the only tool that wrangles tab usage, but it happens to be the most useful.


When you are shopping online, you are able to score several discount codes for a small amount off or even free shipping. The issue is that you normally have to hunt down those codes and then paste them in at checkout. Honey removes all that requirements and will automatically apply the discount code for you, so you never have to worry about it.

Social Fixer

If you use Facebook a lot, then you owe yourself the Social Fixer. It is the best way to make Facebook better because you are able to do all types of things with it, including getting rid of those boring political posts, track those who happen to unfriend you, and so much more. It isn’t as powerful as it used to be, but it is still worth to be kept around.

social fixer


There are thousands of stores that you can choose from and finding the best deal online isn’t easy at all. In order to simplify the whole process, you need InvisibleHand. This is an extension that will comb through online stores when you are shopping to find you the best deal automatically. It is an automatic and simple way to save money when you are shopping.


Region blocking can make it hard to watch all the cool videos. The TunnelBear VPN extension will allow you to route your internet traffic from whatever country that you want it to, so that you are able to stream blocked content from everywhere. You will be able to get 500MB of free data monthly. Also, there is an unlimited plan for $4.99 monthly.

Tunnel Bear

Magic Actions

Let’s be honest, YouTube can be annoying sometimes, but if you want to fix the most common issues with it, Magic Actions is the best way to do it. You are able to set up auto HD, create a cinema mode, stop autoplay, and much more.

Hover Hound

Computer hardware can be quite expensive, so you want to ensure that you are getting it at the best price possible. The Hover Hound extension will compare hardware prices at Newegg with Tiger Direct and Amazon with just a hover of your mouse. You are also able to view the price history and see the prices when they were at their lowest and highest at each of the sellers. Hover Hound is actually a must-have for those who are constantly buying hardware.


So that’s our list of the most useful, the most essential extensions for the most popular browser today, Google Chrome. Do you have any other suggestions? We’d love to hear them in comments below!

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