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QOTW: Which web browser plugins do you use?

by Parm Mann on 22 August 2014, 16:15

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Choosing the right web browser for you is just one piece of the puzzle. Once you've made your selection, you may then have the option of installing any number of add-ons, extensions or plugins, all of which promise to enhance your browsing experience in one way or another.

But as is the case with most app stores, it's a matter of quantity over quality, and with so much clutter to contend with, it can be difficult to know which plugins are really worth having. There's no better way to separate the wheat from the chaff than to canvas public opinion, so for this week's question we're asking you, the users: which web browser plugins do you use?

Let us know your favourites and your recommendations, for any browser, using the comments facility below.

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Chrome all the way. With a couple plugins. Adblocker Pro, MuteTab (does what it says on the tin) and Pushbullet. Seriously guys, pushbullet is great! Shows all your phone notifications on your screen so you aren't checking your phone constantly and lets you ‘push’ things from computer to phone, like web pages.
Notifiers for google mail, calander, and G+. Google translate, AdBlock Plus, .torrent to Transmission, HTTPS Everywhere, and SwitchySharp for flipping between proxies/tor.
Firefox: AdBlockPlus and NoScript

Chrome: Foxish live RSS, Sheet Music Direct and SPDY indicator.

(on both Linux and Windows - I think the Windows version is also running McAfee SiteAdvisor. Don't care about IE)
ADblock Plus, google translate and Personal Blocklist.
None, as they drive me crazy in the most part ;) I use a mixture of Chrome and IE11 depending on the website I am using, but make a point of keeping both of them streamlined. Keeps everything nice and quick - i've yet to find one thats genuinely useful and worth the performance hit/clutter.