The 10 Most Popular Chrome, Firefox and Opera Extensions

Not many surprises here; but it’s still kind of interesting to see what extensions others are using …

Browser extensions can improve a web browser’s functionality significantly. They can improve a user’s workflow on the web or add information to the browser that would otherwise not be directly accessible. When you look at popular extensions you will notice that they differ considerable between browsers.

The most popular Firefox extensions for instance are all about ad blocking, security, downloading and web development, while Chrome users like ad blocking, lookup extensions, notifiers and extensions that simplify day to day surfing. Simplifying day to day surfing extensions are also making the top list of Opera extensions along with adblocking and notification extensions.

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Lets take a look at the top 10 extensions for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

Google Chrome

Firefox Add-ons

Opera Extensions

At least one adblocker is among the top 10 in all three browsers. That’s however the only similarity you will find. The Opera and Chrome top 10 list no security related extensions, while the Firefox top 10 contains two. Opera is the only browser that offers speed dial / new tab page extensions, and four have made it into the top 10.

Are Chrome users more casual and less into security? Or are Firefox users downloading security related extensions because their browser is not as secure as Chrome?

What’s your take on the data?

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