The Best 14 Chrome Extensions for Android in 2019

These Chrome mobile extensions make your device even better

Chrome's icon on an Android phone.

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Before we dive into extensions for Chrome on Android, it's important to know that this process doesn't happen as smoothly as with extensions for Chrome on your computer. If you're comfortable taking a few extra steps to implement a workaround, then read on.

Chrome extensions can help you do things like create a to-do list, block ads, or save money when you shop online. Because Chrome for Android doesn't actually support Chrome extensions, you can try either of the following methods to gain the functionality you want: 

  1. Install extensions on your Android device using another browser.
  2. Install the corresponding app, for extensions that have one, from the Google Play Store

Once you're set up to get the extensions, here are a few great ones to try. 

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Content Clipper: Evernote Web Clipper

evernote web clipper

What We Like

  • You can sync your account to use it across all your devices.

What We Don't Like

  • As with bookmarks, you can still end up collecting a lot of items you never use.

This handy tool allows you to save entire web pages, or parts of them. It’s better than bookmarks because you can highlight key information with text or visual callouts. Use separate notebooks to gather research for different projects; then send share with others via email, or create a URL. It’s useful for both work and home.

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URL Saver: Save to Pocket

save to pocket

What We Like

  • Anything you save in Pocket can be viewed when you’re commuting or waiting in line.

What We Don't Like

  • Thinking about what we ever did before Pocket.

Another great way to capture web pages you want to refer to again later is to use Save to Pocket. Then view your articles, videos, and other media any time across all your devices. You can quickly add tags and see recommendations to similar content. Use for free, or upgrade to Premium.

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World Clock: FoxClocks

foxclocks world clock

What We Like

  • Always knowing when colleagues in distant places are likely to be available.

What We Don't Like

  • The status bar can cause issues with the display of some web pages.

Perfect for anyone who works with people in time zones across the globe, FoxClocks shows times around the world at the bottom of your browser. You can use one of the included formats, or create one that works best for you. Need to be timeless for a few minutes? Just disable it temporarily. 

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Personal Emoji Generator: Bitmoji

bitmoji personal emoji generator

What We Like

  • It makes communicating with friends even more fun.

What We Don't Like

  • Some of the messages are a little goofy.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see yourself as a cartoon? Wonder no more. Just install Bitmoji, create your own personal emoji, then use it in email, social media, or anywhere you go online. The extension generates messages to accompany your emoji, like, “Cheers,” “I love you,” and “You go, Girl.”

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Ad Blocker: Adblock Plus

adblock plus online ad blocker

What We Like

  • You can 'set it and forget it.'

What We Don't Like

  • You may be blocking the only means some independent organizations have for generating revenue online.

Once you get used to Adblock Plus, which magically makes online ads disappear, you’ll forget it’s there. That is, until you see another computer without it, with tons of ads. It blocks video and social media advertising and viruses, and stops tracking. Click on the icon any time to see how many ads you’ve blocked or change your settings.

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Online Conversations: Google Hangouts

google hangouts

What We Like

  • Impromptu conversations with friends and family far away.

What We Don't Like

  • Some users find the interface challenging to navigate at first.

This all-in-one communication vehicle allows you to use messaging, voice calls, video calls, and more. Group chats can include up to 150 people, and video calls can include up to 10 friends for free. Message friends even when they’re offline and see their responses later. Check out your history with each friend.

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Coupon Code Finder: Honey

honey coupon code finder

What We Like

  • Getting better deals without having to do a lot of research.

What We Don't Like

  • The savings aren’t always substantial. 

Love online shopping? Love saving money? Then you’ll love Honey. It shows you coupons for products you’re looking at on any website. On Amazon, you get even more perks: Honey finds the cheapest seller for a particular product, and tracks price drops so you know the best time to buy.

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Grammar Checker: Grammarly

grammarly grammar checker

What We Like

  • It also offers suggestions for making your writing clearer.

What We Don't Like

  • The free version continuously advertises the paid version.

If grammar wasn’t your best subject in school, try Grammarly. It’s like an English teacher standing over your shoulder, correcting your grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes as you write. It works whether you’re writing an essay for class, composing an email for work, or just creating a Facebook post.

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Password Manager: LastPass

lastpass password manager

What We Like

  • The convenience of not having to remember or look up passwords.

What We Don't Like

  • The sign-on process doesn’t work for some websites.

With so many website breaches, everyone should be looking for ways to create the most secure passwords possible. LastPass helps you create strong passwords and store them along with your user names, then sync them across all your devices. It also saves you time by automatically logging you in to your favorite applications. You only need to remember one strong password to access your LastPass vault.

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Calendar: Google Calendar

google calendar

What We Like

  • Use it in conjunction with the desktop version to stay on top of your schedule no matter where you are.

What We Don't Like

  • Lack of customization options. 

This extension helps you stay organized by allowing you to add new events from websites that you visit. You can also see appointments and events without leaving the page. It’s easy to change, delete, or repeat calendar entries, and you can sync it with other calendar apps.

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Task List: Todoist

Todoist website showing a GTD Weekly Review template

What We Like

  • The simple interface makes it easy to check off completed items and see what still needs to be done.

What We Don't Like

  • Some users may want a variety of view types (the only one available is list). 

This straightforward task list helps you stay on track with all your goals. Use tags to indicate priorities and separate work from home. Didn’t get everything done? No worries, you can easily move uncompleted tasks to another day. Get a sense of accomplishment by looking at your productivity stats. Use the free version or upgrade for additional features.

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Quote Creator: Pablo

pablo quote creator

What We Like

  • No design experience needed.

What We Don't Like

  • Some users may find formatting and customization limited. 

Ever have a quote for which you wish you could find one of those nicely designed quote/background images, perfect for social media posting? Now you don’t have to look; you can create it yourself with Pablo. Just paste the quote and choose the perfect background photo and other design elements.

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Dictionary: Instant Dictionary

instant dictionary

What We Like

  • Getting word definitions while reading online without a lot of fuss.

What We Don't Like

  • Some users report timeout issues.

When you come across a word you don’t know online, you can haul out your old paper dictionary, hunt down an online one and wait while it looks up the word, or use Instant Dictionary. This essential extension allows you to find word definitions just by double-clicking a word.

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Article Summaries: TL;DR

tldr article summaries

What We Like

  • Getting the key points of articles we wouldn’t otherwise wouldn’t have time to read.

What We Don't Like

  • Some users report technical difficulties.

If you love to view articles online, but don’t always have time for the long reads, use TL;DR to summarize the entire article or just the text you choose. You can even specify the summary length. TL;DR enables you to get the gist of an article without putting in the time to read the whole thing.