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title: Browser extensions I use as of October 2020
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date: "2020-10-26T14:17:03.478Z"
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tags: [tools, personal]
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description: Browser extension enhance your online experience. This is the list of extension I've been using the most
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Recently I started
using [Video Speed Controller](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-speed-controller/nffaoalbilbmmfgbnbgppjihopabppdk)
a Chrome extension that lets you speed up any video that you stream online.
While there are clear advantages to watch videos at faster speeds, this got me
thinking about browser extensions in general.

Nowadays, we spend so much time online that browsers are the most important app
on our computers. And extensions exist to enrich an otherwise sub-par
experience. So much so that there are some extensions without which I could not
survive surfing the web.

Here\'s my current list:

- [SurfingKeys](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/surfingkeys/gfbliohnnapiefjpjlpjnehglfpaknnc):
  add Vim keybindings to the browser. It also allows customizing the browser\'s
  behavior using JavaScript. I\'m so used to not using my mouse that I feel
  handicapped without this extension. If this looks too complex to you,
  [Vimium](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/vimium/dbepggeogbaibhgnhhndojpepiihcmeb)
  is a simpler alternative.
- [Grammarly](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/grammarly-for-chrome/kbfnbcaeplbcioakkpcpgfkobkghlhen):
  just install this and improve your English grammar instantly. I\'ve gotten to
  the point where I almost trust it blindly.
- [Instapaper](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/instapaper/ldjkgaaoikpmhmkelcgkgacicjfbofhh):
  This extension installs a shortcut (cmd + shift + s) that lets me save
  articles to my Instapaper queue for later reading.
- [Privacy Badger](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/privacy-badger/pkehgijcmpdhfbdbbnkijodmdjhbjlgp):
  Made by the [Electronic Frontier Foundation](https://www.eff.org/), this
  extension automatically blocks most online trackers.
- [Cultivate](https://www.wecultivate.us/): this is a recent addition. It shows
  \"Made in the USA\" alternatives when you\'re browsing products on Amazon.
- [Bitwarden](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bitwarden-free-password-m/nngceckbapebfimnlniiiahkandclblb):
  Password managers are useless without an extension. I used it multiple times
  per day.
- [Tiny Rockets:](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tiny-rockets/ojpmkmkbcdikejaobklghoobffmapimp)
  Can\'t help it but include it. We just launched a new Tiny Rockets extension
  that lets you go directly to your habits tracker and shows you an inspiring
  quote every morning.