Extensions for Chromium

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.
  • NotScripts is a JavaScript blocker. Open source. Install this first; it is the most important extension on this list.

Site-specific extensions

  • 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.

References

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.

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About Warren Post

So far: Customer support guy, jungle guide, IT consultant, beach bum, entrepreneur, teacher, diplomat, over-enthusiastic cyclist. Tomorrow: who knows?
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