Addons for Google Chrome
Customize and improve your Google Chrome browser with free add-ons! Addons for Google Chrome can add additional functionalities, change the looks of your browser or even change the way you view websites in Chrome.
The Google Chrome browser is famous for thousands of small programs, called add-ons, that can be installed (usually for free) by the user to add additional functionalities or customization options. But there are a few things to consider before installing an addon. In the following, we will provide you with all you need to know about Chrome add-ons, their types and potential risks as well as the best way to find and use them.
What is a Chrome addon? Addons are small programs that can be installed to enhance the functionalities of the Chrome browser. They are used to add or augment features of the browser and are developed either by Google or by independent developers. Google Chrome is open for addons since end of the year 2009 and have been a major contributor to Chrome’s steadily rising popularity.
How can I find addons for Chrome? Trustworthy addons can be found in the Google Chrome webstore and we are also working hard to make chrome-plugins.org a good source to find, rate and share addons for Chrome. We don’t have as much listed as the Chrome webstore, but all addons featured here are hand-picked and thoroughly reviewed.
Is there risk involved? Theoretically, addons can insert malicious code into your computer and could potentially be used to perform actions that you have not intended, e.g. insert spyware, malware or adware on your system. So installing addons for your Chrome browser is a potential risk and therefore, addons should only be installed from a trusted source. The addons on chrome-plugins.org have all been tested for malicious code so you can install and use them trustfully.