- Microsoft Edge is a solid web browser, but it’s not as popular as other major web browsers because it’s missing certain features.
- Just like with other browsers, you can enhance Microsoft Edge by using different extensions.
- In this article, you will find the best extensions that you can use in Microsoft Edge.
- Want to learn more about Microsoft Edge? Be sure to check our Edge hub for more useful guides.
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.
TamperMonkey is an extension that allows you to add userscripts to certain websites. By doing so, you might be able to enhance functionality of certain websites.
You can download all sorts of third-party scripts and add them to a website thus altering its functionality. All these scripts run on your computer, so you won’t be affecting the website in any way by using user scripts.
The tool allows you to view all added scripts, and if you’re not pleased with a script you can easily disable it right from the extension.
If you’re a developer, you can even add your own code and create your own custom scripts.
This is a great tool for developers and computer enthusiasts, but if you are an average user, you might want to skip this extension.
If you frequently watch videos online, you might be interested in Turn Off the Lights. This extension will focus the video that you’re watching by covering other web elements with black overlay.
This is a simple extension, and in order to turn it on simply click the Turn Off the Lights icon.
Even though this is a simple extension, it comes with extensive configuration. For example, you can configure the color or opacity of the overlay.
If you want, you can also use a gradient instead of a solid color for overlay. There’s also an option to use a background image or dynamic background as an overlay.
If you want, you can configure this extension to turn itself on automatically on certain websites when you click the play button.
Turn Off the Lights supports extensive configuration for YouTube, and you can even set which elements will be visible while watching YouTube videos. You can even set player size, quality and other options regarding YouTube.
This extension also supports certain visual effects, so you can set atmosphere lightning effects for videos.
If you wish, you can also toggle fade in and fade out effects or use reflection effect. This extension also supports some advanced options, so you can easily control dimness level, or show video volume control or video toolbar.
If you want, you can also turn on the video toolbar or eye protection feature. Turn Off the Lights also supports various keyboard shortcuts, and you can even add support for context menu or change how the mouse works with the extension.
You can also turn on this extension for all open tabs and you can even use password protection so that others can’t disable it.
The extension also supports Night Mode, and thanks to the Camera Motion feature you can easily turn on Turn Off the Lights by performing a hand gesture.
We have to mention that this feature requires a front-facing camera on your device. Another feature that this extension supports is Speech Recognition, so you can control the extension and video playback with your voice.
Turn Off the Lights is a simple extension, but it supports advanced configuration. If you frequently watch videos online, we suggest that you try this extension out.
Page Analyzer is a tool designed mostly for web developers. The tool will scan any website and check if it follows the correct practices.
For example, it will check if you use CSS fallbacks, HTML5 and modern doctype. You can expand any of the warnings and see the detailed information along with the problematic code.
This tool is designed for web developers, and if you want to ensure that your website is using the best practices, be sure to download Page Analyzer.
We have to warn you that the tool can be bit sluggish depending on the complexity of your website, so keep that in mind.
Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in January 2017 and was revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.