Google has been vigorously promoting the Manifest V3 extension since last year. Although it has encountered a lot of external resistance, this has not affected the prosperity of the Chrome extension ecosystem. So in the past year, which extensions stood out and won the favor of Google and users? A few days ago, Google officially announced the list of the most popular Chrome extensions in 2022. Let’s take a look at which extensions are finally selected.

There are a total of 12 extensions selected this time, which are divided into 4 categories by Google, namely productivity, focus, games and videos, and learning. There are 6 extensions for Productivity and 2 extensions for each of the other 3 categories.

Note: All the links below are from the Chrome Web Store, and interested users can download them by themselves according to their needs.

productive forces:

  • Tango:

    Essentially it’s a screenshot tool, but it has the innovation of automatically generating how-to instructions. In the past, when we wanted to teach the elders in the family or new employees how to use a software, we may need to take screenshots step by step, and circle the position to be clicked on each screenshot and mark some precautions. This process can be said to be Very cumbersome. Tango can simplify the complexity. As long as the user completes the entire operation process on the browser as usual, Tango will automatically convert these steps into a beautiful operation guide, which can be shared in various document formats.

  • SwiftRead:

    SwiftRead is a speed reading extension that uses RSVP visual technology (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation), the highest rated and most popular extension of its kind, that can help users read two to three times faster. SwiftRead is suitable for news articles, blog posts and e-mails, in addition to helping users quickly read text selected in the browser, users can also copy and paste text outside the browser into SwiftRead.

  • Liner:

    Liner is an extension program that can highlight and organize materials such as web pages, PDFs, images, videos, etc., so that users can bring together materials scattered in various places. If there is only such a function, then Liner is too common. The biggest feature of Liner is that it can explore and collect network resources screened by users from all over the world. For example, it can filter the content trusted by other Liner users in Google search results, and can understand the core content without clicking on the search results. Preview the important parts marked by other users by popular Highlight, and quickly understand the core content.

  • Compose AI:

    Compose AI is an AI writing tool powered by Open AI and GPT-3. With Compose AI, you can automate the writing process faster, helping you save time typing. Its features include: automatically complete sentences from different websites; help you rewrite sentences to make them more friendly and professional; generate complete information from short sentences, etc.

  • Visbugs:

    Visbug is an open source web design debugging tool built in JavaScript, known as FireBug for designers. Visbug allows designers to edit or design any page in any state; check styles, spacing, accessibility, alignment, etc.; make adjustments to layout and content in a real terminal environment, at any device size; simulated in DevTools Design for latency, i18n, media queries, platform limitations, CPU, screen size, etc.;

  • Check US Visa Slots:

    Check US Visa Slots is an extension that provides checking whether there are vacancies in the number of US visas. It is similar in function to various domestic ticket grabbing software, but it will not help you grab the slot, but just tell you whether there is a slot. vacancy.


  • Workona Tab Manager:

    Workona Tab Manager is an extension that helps you manage countless tabs. By clicking the Workona button and naming it, different tabs can be saved as a workspace (the tabs that will be used by different projects can be classified and managed). All tabs will be preserved the next time you open the workspace. At the same time, the operations in the workspace are automatically saved, so even if the browser crashes or you accidentally close a window, you don’t have to worry about losing your work progress, and users can restore to the original tab.

  • crxMouse Chrome:

    crxMouse Chrome is an extension that can create custom mouse gesture shortcuts, which can be convenient, fast, and fully explore all the potential of the mouse to improve browsing efficiency. crxMouse Chrome features include: mouse swipe gestures, dragging, wheel gestures and more. crxMouse Chrome can gesture the browser’s functions, eliminating the need to click specific places on the page, thereby improving work efficiency.

Games and Videos:

  • RoPro:

    RoPro is an extension for Roblox players that adds some unique features to the game. For example, players can use this extension to preview various game item combinations before purchasing in-game items; calculate transactions using the latest (the game community-driven commodity price platform); customize Roblox personal with custom backgrounds and high-definition wallpapers Stuff; sort game pages with categories and more filters.

  • eJoy:

    eJoy allows users to display subtitles in two different languages ​​simultaneously for language learning while watching movies and videos. It supports websites such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Udemy, Coursera, Khan Academy, etc., and also supports clicking subtitles to directly query the meaning of words, phrases, and common slang. Dictionary sources for queries include Google Translate, Word API, etc. Currently eJoy supports 103 different languages, including English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, etc.


  • Equatio:

    Equatio is a math assistant extension that makes math digital. Until now, writing equations and mathematical expressions on computers has been slow and laborious. In addition to supporting direct input on the keyboard, Equatio also supports handwriting any mathematical expression on the touch screen without complex codes or programming languages. Equatio also supports voice input. Users only need to dictate formulas. Equatio can also ignore colloquial non-mathematical words such as “um” and “uh”.

  • MyBib:

    MyBib is a free bibliography and reference generator that accurately cites and lets you copy citations directly into your academic assignments and papers. Users simply browse to any web page (including PDF files) on the Internet and click the MyBib button to automatically generate a formatted citation for that web page. Users can also export them to other citation managers (such as Zotero or Mendeley), MyBib supports more than 9000 different citation styles.

After reading this year’s most popular Chrome extensions, you might as well review the list of last year’s most popular Chrome extensions. In contrast, last year there were 3 open source extensions, and this year only 1 open source extension was successfully selected.

The above extensions may not be suitable for everyone, so what extensions have you found worth trying this year? Welcome to leave a message and share in the comment area.

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