August 14, 2019
With this sort of online presence, using the internet has never been more user friendly than it is today. So it may come as no surprise that there is software out there that makes surfing the web even easier. For those that don't know, I'm talking about browser extensions.
A browser extension adds functionality to your web browser with additional features, modifying web pages, and integrates your your browser with other services you may use.
There are thousands upon thousands of browser extensions out there. Available across your favorite web browsers. So whether you use Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or even Opera or Safari, you can extend the functionality of your web browser.
Extensions offer a wide array of uses. Here are some of our favorites:
- Ebates/Rakuten: Rakuten (formerly Ebates) is a service that pays you cash back to shop online. When you shop online this plugin pops up letting you know that there are cashback opportunities. All you need to do is click the popup to activate, and a percentage of your purchase will be added to your cashback balance. Then you get a check in the mail. Pretty simple.
- Honey: Speaking of saving money, when shopping online, Honey will search the web for the product that you're currently viewing, and let you know if it's able to find the same product with a better deal elsewhere (taking into account shipping costs and Amazon Prime membership) and direct you to the better deal.
- uBlock Origin: This is an adblocker that will block ads displayed on websites that you visit. Not only can ads embedded in some websites be overbearing and in-your-face, but they can also impose security risks.
- LastPass: Do you have too many logins and passwords to remember? So does everyone! LastPass will remember them for you and which sites they're for. The only thing you need to do is to remember a single master password to unlock LastPass so that it can use the right set of credentials when you need them.
Whatever help you may need when browsing the web, there is sure to be an extension for you.
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