10+ best Microsoft Edge extensions [Updated List]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Microsoft Edge is a solid web browser, but you can improve it with the best Edge extensions.
  • Our list with Edge's best extensions starts with a tool to program your mouse gestures.
  • Another great extension for Edge comes from Pinterest, perfect for saving your websites.
  • Almost all social, productivity and tools offer extensions for Edge so read on our extensive selection for top Edge extensions.
 
 
 
What are the best Microsoft Edge extensions
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Many web browsers support extensions that allow you to enhance them with new features.

All major web browsers support extensions, but that wasn’t the case with Microsoft Edge.

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update Microsoft finally brought extensions to Edge, and today we’re going to show you some of the best Edge add-ons.


Quick Tip:

By now, you might have heard that Microsoft Edge is built on top of Chromium. Just like Chrome. There are other similar browsers as well such as Opera.

What’s the difference between them? The extra features and functionalities. And also the user interface can be different.

The Opera browser has a neat, multifunctional sidebar on the left of the screen. There you can find integrations with all your favorite networks: Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, and Instagram

You can also install extensions from the Chrome store since they are also compatible, and you can find over 1000 extensions in the Opera add-ons catalog.

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Thousands of extensions, themes, and keyboard shortcuts are available for the ultimate customization with Opera.

What are the best Edge extensions that you should install?

Mouse Gestures

If you want to quickly perform certain actions in your browser, you might be interested in an extension called Mouse Gestures for Microsoft Edge.

This extension allows you to perform certain actions simply by holding the right mouse button and performing the correct gesture.

For example, simply by holding the right mouse button and moving the mouse to the right, you can go to the next page.

If you want to go back, press and hold the right mouse button and move your mouse to the left.

There are 16 default gestures available, and by performing them you can navigate through different tabs, or close specific tabs. If you don’t use certain actions, you can easily replace them with the ones you use.

When you perform a gesture you’ll see a blue trail, and if you make the correct gesture you’ll get a small window showing you what it does.

If you perform a non-existing gesture by mistake, another window with all available gestures will appear. This allows you to see all available gestures and quickly find the one you need.

Mouse Gestures is a great extension, especially if you like performing gestures while using your PC. The extension is available for download from Windows Store.

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Pinterest Save Button

If you use Pinterest you might be interested in Pinterest Save Button extension. This is a simple extension that allows you to pin your favorite websites right from Microsoft Edge.

To pin a certain website, simply click the Pinterest Save Button and you’ll be able to choose the image that you want to use for your Pin.

After doing that, a new window will appear that lets you choose your board and your Pin’s name.

As you can see, this is a simple extension that will make using Pinterest on Microsoft Edge faster and simpler than before.

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OneNote Web Clipper

OneNote update

If you’re familiar with OneNote, then you might be interested in the OneNote Web Clipper extension. This extension allows you to easily save websites you visit to OneNote.

To do that, simply click Clip to OneNote button and choose how you want to clip the web page.

You can save full page as an image, or you can save the page as an article. If you choose the article option all images will be removed and you’ll be able to read the article later without any distractions.

There’s also a bookmark option that will save an excerpt and a thumbnail from an article, so you can easily read it later. All three options also allow you to add notes to saved pages.

We also have to mention that you can highlight certain sections of the page and save them to OneNote.

This extension also allows you to change font and font size if you decide to save a page as an article. You can also highlight important parts right from OneNote Web Clipper.

OneNote Web Clipper is an amazing extension, especially if you use OneNote frequently. If you’re a OneNote user, be sure to download this extension from Windows Store.

Get OneNote Web Clipper


Reddit Enhancement Suite

This is another simple extension that will improve your Reddit experience. Bear in mind that this extension only works on Reddit, so it won’t work on other websites.

If you don’t use Reddit, you should probably skip this extension completely.

This extension will make all threads endless, so you’ll be able to scroll through them with ease.

In addition, the extension will also add support for night mode which can be useful during the night. Reddit Enhancement Suite also brings keyboard shortcuts for browsing, simpler ways to switch accounts, and the ability to tag users.

These are some of the basic features, and this extension has a lot more to offer. If you use Reddit frequently, be sure to download this extension from Windows Store.

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Save to Pocket

Pocket is a popular service that lets you bookmark websites and save articles. This service allows you to quickly bookmark any page and read it later on any device.

After you find an interesting website, you just need to click Save to Pocket icon in Microsoft Edge and you’ll automatically add that page to Pocket.

In addition to instantly adding the current page to Pocket, you can also assign tags in order to organize your saved pages.

If you want, you can also archive or remove saved page from Pocket right from the menu.

This extension also allows you to add a keyboard shortcut so you can save your favorite websites quickly.

If you want, you can also add Pocket to Reddit or Twitter from the settings menu. If you read a lot on the Internet, Save to Pocket might be perfect for you.

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LastPass

LastPass is a popular password manager that will keep all your passwords secure in the cloud. By installing LastPass extension you won’t have to enter any password online again.

Instead of manually entering passwords, LastPass will enter them for you, thus keeping them safe from malicious users.

LastPass extension allows you to quickly search your Vault and to copy your username, password or website URL.

You can also quickly edit your login information if you want. This extension allows you to view saved websites, saved notes or saved form fills.

You can also generate a unique and secure password right from LastPass extension. If you want, you can also set the length and types of characters that your password will use.

Lastly, you can view matching websites or you can view recently used passwords. LastPass extension will also warn you if you have any duplicated password and ask you to update it.

Using the same password for two or more websites is a security risk, but LastPass will detect any duplicated passwords and warn you about them.

LastPass is an amazing extension for Edge that will make your online experience more secure, so be sure to try it.

We have to mention that we had some minor issues with two-step authentication, but we easily resolved it by restarting Edge.

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Translator for Microsoft Edge

If you frequently visit websites that aren’t in your native language, you might want to consider using Translator for Microsoft Edge extension.

This extension will integrate itself into the address bar and it will translate any page with just a single click. Currently, there are more than 50 languages supported, so you can easily translate almost any page.

If you want, you can use the option to automatically translate any webpage that isn’t in your native language.

You can also translate segments of the page simply by selecting them and choosing the Translate option from the context menu.

Translator for Microsoft Edge is an extremely useful extension, and it will be perfect for you if you visit websites that aren’t in your native language.

Get Translator for Microsoft Edge


Office Online

Office Online is an extremely useful extension for all Office Online users. Using this extension you can easily open any recent Office Online file, but you can also create a new document right from the extension.

Bear in mind that the extension doesn’t come with a built-in editor, so all available options work as Office Online shortcuts.

This is a simple and useful tool, and if you use Office Online frequently, be sure that you try it out.

Get Office Online


Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote Web Clipper is another extension that can easily save interesting websites or articles. Saving websites is rather simple, and in order to do it you just need to click Evernote Web Clipper icon.

You can save the page as an article, and this option will remove unnecessary elements such as sidebars and keep only important information.

Simplified article option will remove all styles from the page which makes the page easier to read. If you want to save the complete page with all its elements, you can use the Full page option.

Lastly, there’s a Bookmark option that will save a small excerpt of the page. You can also select certain parts of the page and save them.

If you have Evernote account, Evernote Web Clipper is an extension that you need to try out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • It all comes down to your personal preference, but currently, Chrome offers better support for extensions than Edge, so it’s better in that regard.

  • If you have the new Chromium version of Microsoft Edge, you can easily install Chrome extensions to it.

  • Edge extensions are stored in C:\Users\your_username\AppData\Local\Packages directory, but the source code can be found in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps.

  • It all comes down to your personal preference, but currently, Chrome offers better support for extensions than Edge, so it’s better in that regard.

  • If you have the new Chromium version of Microsoft Edge, you can easily install Chrome extensions to it.

  • To ensure that you have the latest version of Edge installed, keep Windows 10 up to date. You can check for updates from the Settings app > Update & Security section.

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