Supercharge your browser: 20 essential add-ons for Chrome, Firefox and IE

11. Click & Clean

Tidy up after yourself with Click & Clean, a browsing history eraser for Chrome or Firefox. Anything that the websites you've been visiting store locally (whether your login details or cached images) is deleted on demand.

12. Lazarus

As you may have gathered from the name, Lazarus brings your work back from the dead. If you're filling out a long form or document and your browser crashes, Lazarus can retrieve your data. Lazarus is available for Firefox and Chrome.

13. Disconnect

Almost every website out there is trying to track your activity and collect data on you. Disconnect (for Chrome and Firefox) shines some light on this murky practice, giving you more control and speeding up your browsing too.


Keep your private information private with Disconnect

14. InvisibleHand

Shopping online can be just as much of a chore as trailing down the high street, but InvisibleHand is here to help. It instantly compares prices across 600+ retailers, so you can always get the best price. For Firefox and Chrome.

15. DownThemAll

DownThemAll is the essential tool for downloading everything at once from a particular page on the web. This Firefox add-on will scoop up links, images and other types of content. You can pick and choose what to save, or get it all with one click.


Dowloading a whole webpage has never been easier

16. The Great Suspender

If you're something of a tab hoarder you can quickly end up with dozens of websites open, and that slows your browser down. The Great Suspender extension can temporarily suspend tabs until you need them and free up memory space.

17. Chrome To Phone

Send links, pictures, text and just about anything else from your web browser to your Android phone with the Chrome To Phone extension. You'll need to install the Chrome To Phone app on your Android device as well.

Chrome To Phone

Send the pages you're interested in straight to your phone

18. Shareaholic

Shareaholic lets you instantly share anything you find on the web with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and many other networks. The extension is available for all the major browsers.

19. Save To Google Drive

Many of you who use Chrome will also use Google's storage platform. The Save to Google Drive add-on lets you save text and images straight to Google Drive from your browser (you would never have guessed with a name like that). HTML pages can be saved as images or in a Google Drive format.

Save To Google Drive

Save text and images from webpages into your Google Drive

20. PanicButton

If the boss, your other half, your kids or your parents catch you looking at something you shouldn't be, PanicButton hides all of your open Chrome tabs in a flash. There is a Firefox equivalent available from a different developer.

David Nield
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Dave is a freelance tech journalist who has been writing about gadgets, apps and the web for more than two decades. Based out of Stockport, England, on TechRadar you'll find him covering news, features and reviews, particularly for phones, tablets and wearables. Working to ensure our breaking news coverage is the best in the business over weekends, David also has bylines at Gizmodo, T3, PopSci and a few other places besides, as well as being many years editing the likes of PC Explorer and The Hardware Handbook.