You probably have heard of extensions like JSON Formatter, WhatFont, and ColorZilla. Let’s look at some other ones that might be able to save you time.

Octotree

Octotree adds a sidebar to GitHub allowing you to browse a repository with a familiar IDE-like tree view.

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Octotree screenshot
Explore and find what you need on GitHub with sidebar navigation.


imgur Uploader

Get a unique hosted link to any photo in seconds. Right-click an image, select “Re-host image”, and a new tab will open an imgur page with your photo. You can then use the link on your website (just beware of copyright).

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imgur Uploader screenshot
Get a hosted imgur URL with just two clicks.

Top Tip: use “Get Share Links” on your imgur photo to find the direct link.

imgur direct link demonstration


Session Buddy

Session Buddy allows you to save open tabs if you need to restart your machine or if you need to come back to them later. It also automatically saves your recent sessions and will re-open multiple windows just as you had them.

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Session Buddy screenshot
Save your Chrome tabs for later.


Installing this extension will change your right-click into a one-click button for opening new tabs. Instead or right-clicking + selecting “Open Link in New Tab”, now right-clicking a link will open the link in a new tab in the background with just one-click. This is super helpful for Googling and quickly opening multiple Stack Overflow results.

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Right Click Opens Link screenshot
Open new links in new tabs with one click.

Tab Resize

Line up two tabs (or more) side-by-side when you need to have access to mulitple pages at once. This can solve the problem of needing to switch back and forth between multiple tabs.

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Tab Resize screenshot
Split your screen to show tabs side-by-side.

The Great Suspender

This extension automatically puts tabs to sleep after they have not been touched for an hour. If you notice your computer bogged down with too many tabs, this extension will allow you to keep your tabs but use less memory.

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The Great Suspender screenshot
Save memory and increase speed while keeping all your tabs open.

(Bonus) Reddit Enhancement Suite

RES has been around since 2010 providing a better Reddit experience out of the box. Features like infinite scroll, night-mode, account switching, and countless UI improvements make this essential for everyone using Reddit.

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Reddit Enhancement Suite screenshot
The best way to view Reddit.

Conclusion

If you have any favorite extensions, let me know and I can add to the list!