Favorite Extensions for Chrome for Privacy, Security, and Convenience
I am a Google Chrome user, but I would never be able to use it without some important extensions that make my life easier and my Chrome experience better. Some of them are for privacy, some for convenience, and some are for good old shopping. I hope this might give you some ideas on what to add to your browser. Some of these have versions available for browsers other than Chrome, so if you don’t use Chrome, fear not! Your browser might have an equivalent extension.
2. Adblock Plus
I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this. It removes ads from every web page. If you want to show ads on a page, you can whitelist the site to view their ads. Make sure you whitelist this one!
This one removes social media icons from all websites you visit. I personally love it because it reduces a lot of the clutter on a website. I’m not the type to share things to social media and I prefer a crisper layout. It also keeps websites from being able to track you. Like Adblock, you can whitelist a site and see all the icons on it. Remember to whitelist this one!
For those who don’t know, https is a security protocol that shows a web page is secure. This extension forces all website to be secure and use https encryption. At least that’s how I understand it.
This is a godsend if you’re paranoid like me. I HATE having my personal info floating around, and if I have an account on a website I no longer use, this extension helps you to delete that account so it no longer has your information.
9. Personal Blocklist
This one’s pretty simple. If you do a Google search, this will give you an option for blocking a certain website from coming up in the results. Mostly I use to to block EVERY country’s version of Pinterest, because it annoys the heck out of me.
10. PureVPN Proxy
Another one I use because of my paranoia! This makes it much more difficult for people to track your location and IP address, plus more security features. I also use their non-browser VPN service, which you can take a loot at here. This is an affiliate link.