Google’s Favorite Chrome Extensions for 2023

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Google has released their favorite extensions for 2023, so let’s talk about them. Google has been compiling this list for at least three years now. You can find their previous years here: 2022 & 2021.

Okay, back to 2023. Let’s look at how they compile their list before getting to the list. The list published by Jamie Anderson, the Merchandising Manager for the Chrome Webstore.

Each year brings a new wave of innovative and inventive Chrome extensions designed to enhance productivity and accessibility on the web. The year 2023 was no different, showcasing a variety of extensions that ranged from those aiding in online shopping savings to those capable of swiftly translating websites.

Let’s take a peek at some of the standout extensions from this year that Google really loved – and perhaps millions of users across the world.


Productivity hacktivists is a common buzzword these days. In this category of “Getting tasks done faster”, Google chose three good ones:

Scribe: AI Documentation, SOPs & Screenshots

Scribe: AI Documentation, SOPs & Screenshots

The Scribe Chrome extension utilizes AI to create step-by-step guides by simply recording a process. It is ideal for those who often handle queries, training, or interruptions at work. The extension produces comprehensive guides with text, links, and annotations.

Using Scribe can save teams over 20 hours monthly compared to standard video and text tutorials. It allows for easy team integration and sharing of guides, significantly enhancing efficiency in documenting and disseminating information.

Learn more about Scribe

DeepL Translate: Reading & writing translator

DeepL Translate: Reading & writing translator

DeepL Translate, acclaimed as the world’s most accurate translator, now offers a Chrome extension for seamless translation while reading and writing in the browser. The extension provides instant translation capabilities without needing to navigate away from the current page. DeepL Pro users can translate entire web pages, while free users can translate selected text by clicking the DeepL icon that appears.

The extension also offers customizable shortcuts for even quicker translation during both reading and writing. This feature enhancement is in development for free users, aiming to further streamline their translation experience within Chrome.

Learn more about DeepL. Side note, it’s one of our favorite extensions too!

QuillBot: AI Writing and Grammar Checker Tool

QuillBot: AI Writing and Grammar Checker Tool

QuillBot enhances writing with its AI-powered tools such as Grammar Checker, Paraphraser, AI Writer, and Summarizer. Its new generative AI feature enables quick composition and response to emails, incorporating paraphrasing and grammar checking to maintain your personal style. The platform ensures effective communication that aligns with your unique voice.

QuillBot’s suite of AI writing tools, including an advanced paraphrasing tool, caters to diverse writing requirements, from crafting professional emails to creating structured documents and social media posts. This makes QuillBot a comprehensive solution for all writing-related tasks.

We personally don’t know may people who haven’t used QuillBot. Learn more about it here.

Sider: ChatGPT Sidebar + Vision & GPT-4 Turbo

Sider: ChatGPT Sidebar + Vision & GPT-4 Turbo

Team Sider developed the ChatGPT Sidebar, integrating tools like ChatGPT, Claude, and Bard, to enhance user workflow in search, reading, and writing tasks. The creation of Sider is motivated by the ongoing AI revolution, recognizing the significant advantage AI offers in the tech world. Acknowledging that not everyone is tech-savvy, the team aimed to make AI accessible to a broader audience.

This initiative seeks to ensure that advancements in AI don’t exclude those with less technical expertise. Ultimately, Sider addresses the challenge of democratizing AI technology, making it user-friendly and inclusive for everyone.

Learn more about Sider.

Meetings & Meeting Notes

Sharing meeting notes streamlines communication by providing a concise reference of key decisions and action items, ensuring everyone is aligned and informed post-meeting.

Transkriptor: Transcribe Audio to Text

Transkriptor: Transcribe Audio to Text

Transkriptor is an AI-powered Chrome extension designed to convert speech into text files, simplifying the transcription of meetings and conversations. It offers an optimal automatic transcription experience, efficiently taking notes for you in over 100 languages and dialects.

The extension is user-friendly; simply press record before a virtual meeting to activate its features. Transkriptor is compatible with popular platforms like Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Cisco Webex. Additionally, it is accessible across various platforms, including Web, iOS, and Android, enhancing its versatility.

Learn more about Transkriptor.

Browse in Style

Sometimes, a new looking, or personalised Chrome is better to work in – either with more widgets, or a minimalist design. In this category, Google chose just one extension.

Bonjourr · Minimalist Startpage

Bonjourr · Minimalist Startpage

Bonjourr enhances web browsing by offering a customizable, lightweight homepage with a minimalist design. Each time a new window or tab is opened, users are greeted with high-quality, mood-based changing backgrounds, promoting serenity and productivity. Developed as a contemporary alternative to traditional homepages like Momentum, Bonjourr draws inspiration from iOS and Apple’s design aesthetics.

This elegant homepage is crafted to help users concentrate on important tasks, combining functionality with visual appeal. Learn more about Bonjourr.

Accessibility for All

The Google team has seen an increase in development of accessibility extensions that brings the web, and the world, to even more people. There are some really great choices in this list.

Speechify Text to Speech Voice Reader

Speechify Text to Speech
Speechify Text to Speech

Speechify’s text-to-speech (TTS) technology allows users to audibly read any Google Doc, PDF, webpage, or book with natural-sounding voices available in over 30 languages and 130 different voices. This rapidly growing voice generator extension in the Chrome store enables listening to a variety of formats including documents, articles, PDFs, and emails.

Trusted by millions, Speechify’s speech synthesis TTS technology offers one of the most natural-sounding speech experiences in various languages and accents, with users having listened to over 6.5 billion words.

Learn more about the Speechify extension.

Equalizer for Chrome browser

Equalizer for Chrome browser

The Audio Equalizer is a browser extension that enhances your audio experience by offering a 10-band audio equalizer. It includes various sound settings and controls for quality sound adjustment, allowing you to fine-tune the balance between frequency components. The tool is designed to improve sound quality, enabling users to add volume to low frequencies, reduce high frequencies, or adjust the mid-range balance.

It’s a convenient tool for personalizing sound, featuring 21 preset profiles catering to different music genres and individual preferences, all of which are editable and savable to suit your specific audio needs.

Learn more about Equalizer for Chrome.

Gaming Extensions in Chrome

Need a quick break? Let’s check out Google’s favorite gaming extensions.

Boxel 3D

Boxel 3D

Boxel 3D is an engaging and innovative puzzle game that brings a fresh perspective to the classic block-puzzle genre. In this game, players navigate through a visually captivating 3D environment, solving puzzles by manipulating variously shaped blocks to fit into designated spaces. The game combines spatial reasoning with a fun, immersive experience, challenging players to think outside the box, quite literally.

With its intuitive gameplay, striking graphics, and progressively complex levels, Boxel 3D offers hours of entertainment for puzzle enthusiasts of all ages, testing their problem-solving skills in a dynamic and interactive 3D world.

Learn more about Boxel 3D.

BTRoblox – Making Roblox Better

BTRoblox - Making Roblox Better

BTRoblox, also known as Better Roblox, is an innovative browser extension specifically designed to upgrade your overall experience on the Roblox platform. This extension works by altering the aesthetic elements of Roblox’s website, giving it a more customized and user-friendly interface. It not only enhances the visual appeal but also significantly improves the website’s core functionality, making navigation and interaction smoother for users.

With BTRoblox, players gain access to a wide range of new features, including advanced user settings and streamlined game browsing options. This extension is a must-have for dedicated Roblox enthusiasts, as it elevates the gaming experience by offering a more personalized, efficient, and enjoyable online environment.

Learn more about BTRRoblox.

Watch Your Wallet: Extensions to Save you Money

Coupert – Automatic Coupon Finder & Cashback

Coupert - Automatic Coupon Finder & Cashback

Coupert is a convenient browser extension that automatically locates and applies the best coupon codes at checkout, streamlining the process of finding discounts and cashback offers. Eliminating the need for manual searches, Coupert ensures users always get the best promo codes available online. When shopping, the extension seamlessly integrates the most advantageous coupon code to maximize savings.

Additionally, Coupert offers an impressive rate of cashback at over a thousand online retailers. By adding Coupert to your browser, you gain access to a one-click solution that significantly enhances savings on your online purchases.

Learn more about Coupert.

So, what do you think about Google’s favorite Chrome extensions? Do you use all of them, some of them? Is your favorite on the list?

Go to this page to see the full list of Google’s favorites.

Posted by Skyler Lee

Skyler is a passionate tech blogger and digital enthusiast known for her insightful and engaging content. With a background in computer science and over a decade of experience in the tech industry, Skyler has a deep understanding of technology trends and innovations. She launched her blog, "Get Text to Speech," as a platform to share her knowledge and excitement about everything TTS & AI.