Must have extensions for your web browser in 2018 💻

Ankur Biswas
Aug 24, 2018 · 4 min read
Photo by Igor Miske on Unsplash

Hey guys, I’m back with another article to help you to have a productive year. This time I’m going to share with you some must have web extensions that you are going to need in 2018.

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So keeping the spirit of minimalism alive, here’s a follow up article for you to be more productive this year. Let’s get started. 🏃🏻‍

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials

This is the biggest name among companies trying to protect your online privacy. DuckDuckGo is the best alternative to Google, and they’re committed to keeping your internet activity safe and private. Anyway, have you seen all these sharing buttons on various websites? They are nothing but web beacons that help these internet giants track you. They track your behavior on other websites also, and that’s how your privacy gets wrecked. The DuckDuckGo app and extension comes to your rescue here. It will block these trackers so you can surf the web carefree. Not only that, it encrypts you data and can also tell you how secure a website is with a score. This is basically a no-brainer for anyone concerned with privacy. Switch to DuckDuckGo now.

You can find the extension here:- Safari, Firefox, Chrome

uBlock Origin

uBlock Origin is an blocker extension. I know there is many ad blocker extensions out there. So whats so special about this one? uBlock Origin is NOT an “ad blocker”: it is a wide-spectrum blocker — which happens to be able to function as a mere “ad blocker”. It’s easy on memory and CPU footprint, and yet can load and enforce thousands more filters than other popular blockers out there and it’s an open source project.

You can find the extension here:- Safari, Firefox, Chrome

Save to Pocket

Pocket Extension is the best way to save articles, videos and more. When you find something that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at any time, even without an internet connection. It is a perfect extension for anyone who likes to read.

You can find the extension here:- Safari, Firefox, Chrome


Grammarly will make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful. Adding Grammarly means that your spelling and grammar will be vetted on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly everywhere else you write on the web.

Grammarly detects correctly spelled words used in the wrong context. You can stop worrying about misusing homophones like lose/loose, affect/effect, lie/lay, there/their/they’re, and many other commonly confused words.

You can find the extension here:- Safari, Firefox, Chrome


1Password is a password manager that integrates directly with your web browser to log you into websites, fill identity or credit card information, and help generate strong passwords. It suggests most secure passwords to you and also stores them, so you don’t have to remember them all the time.

Most password managers have some vulnerability or the other, and they’re constantly fixing those issues. But 1Password is the most secure and reliable manager I have come across.

You can find the extension here:- Safari, Firefox, Chrome

That’s all for now. But I’m sure you all must have some fantastic suggestions of your own. Please feel free to share them in comments section below.

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