Which Browser Do You Feel Has the Best Extensions?


Extensions serve one major purpose and that’s to aid us in performing functions directly on the browser instead of having to leave it to use another app. It can speed things up a great deal to be able to get more productivity done right inside the browser.

All browsers seem to have extensions in some way or another, but some definitely have better extensions than others. We asked a few of our writers, “Which browser do you feel has the best extensions?”

Our Opinion

Hands down when we posed this question to our writers, every single one of them called on Firefox as having the best extensions. It doesn’t means they’re all using Firefox. They just know it has the best extensions.

Damien reports that he’s still using Firefox “mainly because of its extensions.” Whatever he needs for the browser, “there is surely an extension for it.” He knows he can’t say the same thing for Chrome.

Christopher notes that Chrome does have some good extensions, “but ultimately Firefox is still capable of more.” He calls out DownThemAll as one particular Firefox extension which lets you download all the links and images that are included on a webpage.

Mahesh also believes that Firefox has the best extensions; however, he prefers Chrome because “it fulfills all of my browsing needs.

Derrick feels that Firefox has more useful extensions, yet he also noted, “but I loathe Firefox.” Additionally he feels it’s best when browsers don’t have a whole lot of extensions and instead just have many good features.

Before I went mobile I did tend to go with whichever browser was more tricked out. I’m all about productivity. But now that I’m mostly on my iPad, I just use a few extensions that help my download or save web pages and files. But from those old days of using desktop, I’d give the prize to Firefox as well.

Your Opinion

We’d like to hear from you as well. Do you agree that Firefox has the best extensions? Do you prefer to use a different browser regardless of extensions? Which browser do you feel has the best extensions? Let us know in the comments below.

Laura Tucker Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.


  1. Firefox, hands-down. I don’t even use Chrome but when I hear that certain extensions are banned from their store, it’s a no contest.

    Now… another interesting question would be, which browser is the most feature-rich – out-of-the-box. For a long time, that browser was, imo, Opera. Opera was built for the power-user. Sadly, that’s no longer the case but they seem to be making strides to regain that position. There’s also Vivaldi. I played around with the beta version a while back and should probably give them a test run now that they’re at 1.0, stable.

    1. I was an early user of Netscape, then moved to Opera and loved it for years. Eventually I tried Firefox and found it met my browsing needs better than the competition. As for add-ons, it’s by far my preference. I’ve used Firefox spin-offs, such as Waterfox and Pale Moon, but still keep coming back to the original. Vivaldi and Maxthon…uhm…tried ’em, but they just don’t get the job done for me like Firefox.

  2. Is this true statement, coming from some “experts” in the field that only the combination of Chrome and Apple OS X system is the best safety in today’s crime-prone global net?

  3. Since I use a chromebook I can only use Chrome so it gets my vote but I do like to use Firefox occasionally when I make use of my mac desktop.

  4. I feel that Chrome has all the extensions that I need for my daily browsing. So once you combine that with my preference for Chrome’s minimalist appearance and it has my vote.

  5. Mozilla’s Firefox is my choice for most of my browsing experience thou I must admit Chrome also has plenty of convenient and awesome extras. It all comes down to what your needs are and how you’ve been browsing the web. I chose Firefox to be my main browser and so I have it fully customized to suite my needs. I guess if I had chosen Chrome I’d feel as happy with it as I feel with Firefox. Both use the same rendering engine and therefore the mainframe is pretty much the same. Both suffer from too much memory consumption and frequent crashes so its all about overall speed and performance. I go with Firefox but Chrome would suit me as well. Luckily the browser market is a big one and there’s plenty to choose from.

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