Browser Add-ons/Extensions

Coding, Features

uBlock Origin
Compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Opera
Have you grown tired of the constant barrage of advertisements across the web? Maybe you just need to listen to music on YouTube without being interrupted every song. If this describes your deepest or even most shallow desires, it is time to install uBlock Origin. Hide those pesky banners and videos, and if you find something which is not already blocked, add it to the list and from then on uBlock will remember, so you can forget.

Ghostery
Compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Opera
A perfect companion to uBlock Origin, Ghostery combats all the tracking services which have sprawled up in the past decade. You might be surprised to learn that many websites follow your path across the internet. Unintentionally leaving a cookie trail, it can be a bit unnerving to think that some company is always watching you. Fortunately, if you use Ghostery, you can stop those trackers in their tracks and become a ghost.

Drumpfinator
Compatible with Chrome and Firefox
Want to support America? Just kidding, they will no longer be taken seriously for a long time to come. The current president is the butt of many a joke but people don’t know whether to laugh or cry at his antics. According to “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver, Donald Trump’s family name used to be Drumpf back when his ancestors migrated to the United States. With Drumpfinator, you can show your empathy by replacing every instance of “Trump” with “Drumpf”.

Website Destroyer
Compatible with Chrome
Having a stressful day at Xamk? Tomorrow will be better, don’t worry. In the mean time however, take out some aggression by destroying a webpage. With Website Destroyer you can use an assortment of virtual weapons to cut, shoot, nuke, hammer, stamp, and more to any website. You will need to share the extension on Facebook to access the full range of utensils but at least you can get a taste of the basics for no extra effort on your part.

Todobook
Compatible with Chrome
Facebook can be very tempting when you actually have chores or assignments you need to finish. TodoBook hides your News Feed and overlays it with your to-do list. Once your list is complete, you are rewarded with the triumphant return of the News Feed. Though will it be as engrossing if it is no longer procrastination? I’ll leave that up to you to decide.

Writefull
Compatible with Chrome
Another productivity extension, Writefull improves your writing in immediately visual ways. Working almost like a thesaurus, it compares a highlighted phrase with the built-in database to see if there is a less frequently used replacement. Not only does it offer a replacement, it orders all options in order of their frequency. Writefull can also point out if you may be using a certain word too often in your own work. You know the saying: variety is the spice of life.

Tab for a Cause
Compatible with Chrome and Firefox
For the philanthropist in you, give Tab for a Cause a whirl. The premise is that when you open a new tab, an ad is displayed towards the bottom. The ad revenue goes towards charitable destinations. Opening the dashboard of the extension reveals your progress en route to making the world a better place. Provide people with clean water, end hunger, and help provide an education to those in need, without even trying. Note however, this might interfere with uBlock Origin, so if you choose to install this extension you may want to put these ads on the safe list.

Joy Trigger
Compatible with Chrome
Cute animal pictures. Inspirational productivity tips. Simple design. Install Joy Trigger to give you a warm feeling in your stomach each time you open a new tab. You may not be donating to a charity with each tab creation but you are donating to your own happiness. Simple tricks to live a healthier life, without being overbearing, coupled with animals doing funny things (it is the internet after all) seems like a win-win situation. Trigger some joy in your life with Joy Trigger.

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