Browsing Beyond Limits: The Power of Browser Extensions”

ovqjlNovember 2, 2023

In an age where the internet is an integral part of our daily lives, web browsers serve as our digital gateway to the vast online world. These browsers come packed with features, tools, and functionalities designed to enhance our web experiences. However, what truly empowers users to tailor their online interactions are browser extensions. These often-overlooked add-ons hold the key to unlocking a world of customization and efficiency within your chosen browser.

This article explores the transformative influence of browser extensions, shedding light on their significance in navigating the digital realm. From improving productivity to enhancing security, and from refining aesthetics to expanding functionality, browser extensions are the unsung heroes that elevate your browsing experience to new heights.

Join us on a journey through the dynamic universe of browser extensions. We’ll delve into how they work, the diverse array of extensions available for popular browsers, and the practical benefits they offer. Whether you’re a seasoned web surfer looking to fine-tune your browsing experience or a newcomer curious about the possibilities at your fingertips, this guide will empower you to harness the full potential of your chosen browser.

  • uBlock Origin – An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.
  • Add-Art – Replaces ads with art.
  • uMatrix – Point and click matrix to filter net requests according to source, destination and type.
  • Decentraleyes – Protects against tracking with a local CDN (Content Delivery Network) – emulation.
  • Privacy Badger – Privacy Badger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.
  • HTTPS Everywhere – HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
  • Nano Adblocker – Just another adblocker based on uBlock Origin.
  • Nano Defender – An anti-Adblock defuser for Nano Adblocker and uBlock Origin.
  • TamperMonkey – The world’s most popular userscript manager.
  • WebRTC Network Limiter – Configures how WebRTC’s network traffic is routed by changing Chrome’s privacy settings.
  • ScriptSafe – A browser extension that gives users control of the web and more secure browsing while emphasizing simplicity and intuitiveness.
  • NoScript – Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and clickjacking attacks. Firefox only.
  • Universal Bypass – Universal Bypass automatically skips annoying link shorteners.
  • Violentmonkey – An open-source userscript manager.
  • Anti-Paywall – A browser extension that maximizes the chances of bypassing paywalls.
  • Google unlocked – Google Unlocked Chrome extension unlocks hidden google search results.
  • Hide Fake Torrents on TPB – Hide fake torrents on TPB.
  • Reddit Enhancement Suite – Community-driven unofficial browser extension for reddit.
  • CanvasBlocker – Alters some JS APIs to prevent fingerprinting.
  • Canvas Fingerprint Blocker – Block HTML canvas element from being used for fingerprinting purposes.
  • Chameleon – Spoof your Firefox browser profile. Includes a few privacy enhancing options.
  • ClearURLs – Remove tracking fields from URLs.
  • CSS Exfil Protection – Fixes several holes regarding CSS manipulation
  • Decentraleyes – Local emulation of Content Delivery Networks.
  • Enterprise Policy Generator – A Firefox WebExtension for generating Enterprise Policies.
  • Header Editor – Protects you from e.g. ETag tracking, an alternative is ETag Stoppa
  • Replace zero-width characters with emojis – Google Chrome extension that can detect attempts to fingerprint text using the “zero-width character” – technique.
  • Site Bleacher – Firefox/Chrome addon/extension which removes automatically cookies, local storages, IndexedDBs, service workers, cache storages, filesystems and webSQLs.
  • Smart Referer – Change your Browser referer.
  • Temporary Containers – Alternative to Firefox first party isolation.
  • Trace – Online Tracking Protection – HTML5 Canvas protection for Chrome – & Firefox.
  • ScriptSafe – Similar to NoScript with some nice features.
  • MoreCAPTCHA – Speeds up solving Google reCAPTCHA challenges by shortening transition effects and providing continuous selection ability.
  • Buster – Captcha solver extension for humans.
  • Media Reaper – Privacy 1st, Audio & Video Download.
  • Stream Recorder – Allows you to save videos delivered through HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) in mp4 format.
  • Video Downloader professional – Video Downloader professional – the fastest and easiest way to download any video from any website.
  • Flash Video Downloader – Chrome Download extension for videos and flash videos from 99% of websites.
  • Stream Video Downloader – Video downloader that really works with Streaming websites. Download Mp4 and audio formats.
  • Video Downloader PLUS – Downloads most popular media types from ANY website.
  • Video DownloadHelper – The most complete Web video downloader ! The popular Video DownloadHelper Firefox extension is now available for Chrome.
  • Keyboard Privacy – Prevents behavioral profiling by randomizing the rate at which characters reach the DOM.
  • AudioContext Fingerprint Defender – Defending against AudioContext fingerprinting by reporting a fake value.
  • Telegram Media Downloader – Bypass the 1.5 GB download limit and scrape channels/groups.
  • netflix-1080p – Chrome extension to play Netflix in 5.1 and 1080p.

Browser Extensions for YouTube

  • Iridium – Iridium is an extension built to improve your experience with the new YouTube Material layout.
  • YouTube Skip intro (Chrome) – Define the intro time to skip it each time you play a video on YouTube helpful when you watching a series or any many episodes shows.
  • YouTube: Age Verification Bypass – Watch restricted videos without having to log in.
  • Invidition – Redirects YouTube and Twitter to their alternative ads-free, privacy-friendly, interfaces.

Misc Browser Extensions

  • RSS Subscription Extension by Google – Adds one-click subscription to your toolbar and brings back the posability to read RSS Feeds in Chrome.
  • Containerise – Automatically open websites in a dedicated container. Simply add rules to map domain or subdomain to your container.
  • Image Search Options – Add search options to the right-click context menu.
  • MegaLinks & Snahp.it Forum Link Solver – Simplify opening forum.snahp.it links.
  • Remote Torrent Adder – Allows you to send torrent files from your browser to your remote or local Bittorrent client’s web interface.
  • SABconnect++ – Chrome extension which adds one-click ‘Send to SABnzbd’ buttons to many popular NZB index sites.
  • Save To The Wayback Machine – Quickly save web pages to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.
  • Stylus – Redesign your favorite websites with Stylus, an actively developed and community driven userstyles manager.
  • Onion Browser Button
  • Save to the Wayback Machine – Browser extension for quickly saving web pages to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.
  • Search by Image – Enables you to initiate a reverse image search from the context menu or the browser toolbar, and supports more than 30 search engines.
  • 2read – Convert article in current tab to readable form and upload it to IPFS.
  • User-Agent Switcher – A User-Agent spoofer browser extension that is highly configurable.
  • Simple Translate – Quickly translate selected text on web page.
  • h264ify – A Chrome extension that makes YouTube stream H.264 videos instead of VP8/VP9 videos.
  • SponsorBlock – SponsorBlock is a crowdsourced browser extension to skip sponsor segments in YouTube videos.
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