If you’re like most people, you use Google Chrome because it’s the most widely used browser. Chrome’s allure stems from more than just its Google integration and lightning-fast performance; it’s also fueled by the same Chromium codebase that drives other popular browsers like Chrome, Edge, and Vivaldi.
There are tens of thousands of extensions available for Google Chrome, and they span a wide variety of areas, making it difficult to locate the finest ones and keep track of them all. Thankfully, there are extension managers, which are effectively extensions themselves, that make managing your extensions a breeze.
In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at the finest Chrome extension managers and walk you through the process of installing and using one.
Exactly Why Is an Extension Manager Necessary?
Since you will likely keep adding new extensions to your browser, keeping track of them all can become a hassle after a while. Chrome’s (and other Chromium-based browsers’) built-in extension manager allows you to do this, although it has very restricted capabilities. If you want to know what permissions each extension needs, quickly enable or disable them, or delete them, and keep track of them all, then you need an extension manager.
Top-Rated Extension Managers for Chrome
The Chrome Web Store hosts a wide variety of extension managers. Some of these are really basic and feature-limited, while others provide a wealth of options for fine-tuning your browser add-on experience.
Administrator of Add-Ons
The Extension Manager Chrome add-on is quite useful because it allows you to manage your extensions in a plethora of ways. There’s a card that pops up to display your browser’s add-ons and allow you to do simple tasks with them. You may organize your extensions into categories, make some groups’ extensions always active, and apply rules to activate extensions depending on specific websites with the included dashboard.
Extension Manager, Have It Now
Extensify is a lightweight yet robust extension manager that gives you complete control over all of your add-ons. It stands out from other extension managers because most of its functions can be accessed from the toolbar. Within the same pop-up window, you may turn extensions’ collectivity on and off, enable/disable them with a single swipe, and build separate profiles for extensions for various use cases. In addition to allowing you to run Chrome apps directly from the toolbar, Extensify also provides quick access to the settings for each extension in your browser.
Another powerful Chrome extension manager is NooBoss. NooBoss’s toolbar pop-up is very similar to Extenisfy’s in that it allows users to access most of the app’s features with a single click. But what really sets it apart is the extensive data on extensions that it provides. You can do the usual stuff like enable/disable/delete/group extensions, but you also gain access to a wealth of additional information, such as the extension’s manifest, permissions, and active website recommendations. You can also use NooBoss’s custom rules feature to activate extensions based on the websites you frequent.
You can choose whichever of the three extension managers presented here best serves your needs. All three add-ons are easy to use, so you can efficiently manage your browser add-ons.
Managing add-ons in Chrome and how to do it.
We believe the Extension Manager extension to be a powerful extension manager and have written a tutorial to assist you get started with it.
After the extension has been installed and activated, you may pin the Extension Manager to the toolbar by clicking on the extension icon in the toolbar (to the right of the address bar).
A red number indicates the amount of installed and active browser extensions; this number may be seen atop the Extension Manager icon. If you click it, you’ll be sent to a list of all the add-ons you currently have.
You can use the search box to locate an add-on even if you have a long list of them. You may also toggle between Grid and List view by clicking the plus (+) icon.
To access the configuration options for Extension Manager, use the Settings (gear) button in the card’s upper right corner.
To access the extension’s default configuration options, select General on the left sidebar. Your Extension Manager data can also be backed up and restored in this section.
Visit the Groups page. You can organize your add-ons by clicking the addition (+) button in the General section, or you can choose the Default option. The former is preferable if you wish to sort your add-ons by kind. Simply clicking on the desired add-ons will choose them.
On the other hand, you can go to the Fixed area and add the extensions you never want to disable to a fixed group.
Last but not least, there’s a Rule section where you may set up rules to activate (related) extensions across all of the websites you visit. The entire domain or individual subdomains can be governed by your rules. For instance, if you often use the PiP extension with YouTube, you may configure your browser so that it launches the extension immediately whenever you access the site.
In addition, rules can be used to automatically activate Honey (or another deals/coupons extension) whenever you visit a website dedicated to online shopping.
Easily Manage Chrome Add-ons
Using an extension manager can help you efficiently manage Chrome (and other Chromium browser) extensions, allowing you to spend less time doing so than if you did so manually. We hope this tutorial was of some help to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please share which of the three Chrome extension managers you installed.