Chromium extensions are analogous to add-ons for Firefox; they extend Chromium’s functionality.
Extensions are found in the Chrome Web Store. To add an extension, use Chromium to browse the store and select from there.
Extensions I use
General purpose extensions
- AdBlock is an ad blocker. Not to be confused with the similarly named AdBlock Plus, which also has its fans. Unknown license.
- Disconnect lets you visualize and block the otherwise invisible websites that track your search and browsing history. Open source. Often compared to the proprietary Ghostery.
- HTTPS Everywhere encrypts your connections to supported websites by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS. Open source.
- LastPass is an online password safe. Proprietary license.
- Facebook Disconnect blocks all traffic from third-party sites to Facebook servers but still lets you access Facebook itself. Unknown license.
- IQTell EZ Bar is useful for IQTell users. Unknown license.
Extensions I’d like to see
- A readability improvement extension similar to CleanPages.
- A site availability checker when a requested URL is unavailable, similar to Up For Everyone.
Fix Tracking will suggest extensions and settings for whatever browser you are using when you visit the site. Mostly I agree with their suggestions, although as of 16 March 2014 their recommendation of the DoNotTrackMe extension seems to be based on an older, less-annoying-than-now version.