Tarsnap change key file with tarsnap-keyregen and tarsnap-recrypt

Want to change the tarsnap.key file?

Check out this manual: https://www.acunote.com/blog/2012/02/tarsnap-key-rotation-with-tarsnap-recrypt-and-tarsnap-keyregen.html

Especially this part of code is useful:

# create new key
tarsnap-keyregen --keyfile ~/tarsnap/keys/server.new.key \
                 --oldkey ~/tarsnap/keys/server.old.key \
                 --user me@example.com --machine server

# run recrypt.  This can take a long time (days), and final delete
# transaction will fail because of server cron jobs that will happen
# in the meantime
tarsnap-recrypt --oldkey ~/tarsnap/keys/server.old.key \
                --oldcachedir ~/tarsnap/cache/server.old \
                --newkey ~/tarsnap/keys/server.new.key \
                --newcachedir ~/tarsnap/cache/server.new

You can find the location of your tarsnap key file and cache folder with:

find / -name tarsnap.key
find / -name tarsnap-cache

Google Analytics Measurement Protocol Sales / Leads show (not set)

The reason why this happens is shown here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38141269/google-analytics-e-commerce-with-measurement-protocol-not-set-landing-page .

Basically, this happens because when pushing a lead or sale via the Measurement Protocol and that happend 30+ minutes after the session. This happens because Google Analytics session has a default max 30 minutes duration.

Another reason could be due to inconsistent tracking codes.

Several solutions are written in this blog: https://www.idimension.com/2017/12/landing-page-not-set-why/

Sustainable web hosting and the providers creating a greener internet

The world relies on the internet. Every day, we access websites, stream boxsets, join video conferences and upload media. Do we ever ask how eco-friendly these actions are? Or whether sustainable web hosting options are being used?

For a long time, individuals and businesses haven’t really considered the environmental impact of being connected 24/7. It’s easy to pick up a smartphone, send a few emails, open a few websites and never think about the carbon cost.

However, as more data is created and stored, and as more people get online, it’s a problem we can’t afford to ignore any longer.

The environmental cost of the internet

The vast majority of the internet’s information is stored and processed in data centres. Running these data centres and keeping servers cool, currently accounts for 3% of global electricity usage and 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions. This is a similar carbon footprint to that of the aviation industry.

By 2025 those figures are predicted to rise. Only around half of the world’s population can currently access the internet. And our data needs are increasing quickly as technology advances.

In just a few years, experts predict that the data centre industry will be using around 20% of the world’s electricity and will be producing 3.2% of carbon emissions.

Faced with the realities of the climate crisis and a more green-minded market, internet companies are having to think more carefully about how and where they get their power. Sustainability is rising up the internet agenda.

What is sustainable web hosting?

Sustainable web hosting tries to reduce the environmental impact of the internet. You may also hear it called green web hosting or eco web hosting.

Through the use of green technologies, energy conservation and carbon offsetting, sustainable web hosting makes running a website more eco friendly.

There are some smart ideas around. Companies are using excess heat from data centres to heat local homes. They’re building data centres close to renewable energy sources and in countries with naturally cold climates. There are even experiments taking place to see if data centres can operate on the chilly ocean floor!

There’s still a long way to go but a number of internet companies have been making strides towards sustainability.

What’s more, for a customer’s point of view, opting for sustainable web hosting doesn’t mean accepting a lower level of service. Eco web hosting is often just as reliable as the alternatives. And, as renewable energy becomes more common, green web hosting is becoming cheaper too.  

So, if you’re based in the UK or US and you’re interested in moving to a greener web host, here are just a few of the sustainable web hosting providers available…

Sustainable web hosting providers

Sustainable web hosting providers in the UK


In 2016, FAELIX proudly reached their goal of powering all of their data centres with renewable energy. They use only wind, water and other green energy sources to power their business.

Go to Faelix.net >>

Eco Hosting

Eco Hosting use efficient free cooling techniques in their data centre (and were one of the first companies to do so). They also rely on 100% certified renewable energy. No offset schemes or carbon credits for these guys.

Go to Ecohosting.co.uk >>


Kualo’s operations are only powered by renewable energy and their data centre is energy efficient. Currently carbon negative, the company also funds climate projects through a long-term partnership with Ecologi.

Go to https://www.kualo.co.uk/

The Positive Internet Company

The Positive Internet Company uses only green electricity from 100% renewable sources. Their data floor runs on a low energy cooling system. This is another carbon negative company who are going way beyond paying lip service to sustainability.

Go to https://www.positive-internet.com/

Krystal Hosting (UK)

Krystal Hosting use 100% renewable energy and have done so since 2017. They don’t rely on carbon offsets. The company also regularly donates to Trees for Life, a charity dedicated to rewilding the Scottish landscape.

Go to krystal.uk >>

Green Hosting (UK)

Powered by 100% UK-based wind power, Green Hosting have been around since 2006. They designed and built their data centre to be as energy efficient as possible. And the company’s green thinking extends to their office policies too. 

Go to green-hosting.co.uk >>

Sustainable web hosting providers in the US


GreenGeeks purchase wind energy credits to cover the carbon impact of their operations. They go further than necessary, paying for three times the amount of energy that they consume. They also use energy efficient hardware for their data centres.

Go to GreenGeeks >>


AISO has its very own solar panel farm, used to fully power its data centre in California. The company has also put lots of thought into the design of the data centre and has introduced energy-efficient green processors that have successfully cut energy usage in half.

Go to AISO

Web Neutral Project

These guys have a data centre and office powered by 100% on-site solar power, making it a completely carbon-free hosting solution. And one of the best sustainable web hosting options around.

Go to https://www.webneutralproject.com/

Sustainable cloud solutions and VPS solutions

So we’ve covered sustainable web hosting. What about the cloud? Can cloud and VPS solutions claim to be green?  

Cloud traffic is growing at an unstoppable rate. AI, video streaming and virtual reality are all driving a need for more and more data storage.

The “Big Three” cloud solutions – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud – all have huge data centres of their own and dominate the cloud solutions market.  

The environmental impact of data centres

These companies have all committed to using 100% renewable energy in the future. But they are all still using fossil fuels. So how do these three cloud solutions rank on sustainability?

Firstly, it’s worth looking at a few commonly used environmental terms and their definitions.

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs): To offset energy created by burning fossil fuels, companies buy RECs from renewable power plants. If a company buys an REC to cover all of the energy it uses, it can say it runs on 100% renewable energy whilst still using fossil fuels.

Unbundled RECs are less valuable and beneficial to the environment than bundled RECs.

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs): More expensive than RECs, when a company signs a PPA, they’re helping to fund new renewable power projects. They then get access to the green energy produced by the project when it is up and running.

With those terms covered, it’s now time to take a look at how sustainable cloud solutions really area:

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS is the biggest cloud solution provider around. It is growing rapidly and it seems environmental projects within the company are struggling to keep pace.

Amazon has pledged to be achieve zero carbon emissions by 2040. But its lack of transparency and real progress led Greenpeace to rank it bottom out of the Big Three in its latest Green Internet analysis.  

As of 2018, Amazon only used 50% renewable energy (and this figure included RECs, some of them unbundled). It seems Amazon has a long way to go in order to reach the same level of sustainability as its main competitors.

Go to AWS >>

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft is aiming to totally eliminate the environmental impact of its data centres. The company has been carbon neutral since 2012.

When we include RECs, Microsoft has run on 100% renewable energy since 2014. However, not counting RECs, data centres currently run on 60% renewable energy.

By 2050, the organisation aims to remove all of the carbon it has created since founding in 1975.

Go to Microsoft Azure >>

Google Cloud

Google boasts that it is the cleanest cloud in the industry. The company has certainly made some good progress towards sustainability in recent years.

The company has offset all carbon emissions created since founding in 1998. They have offset 100% of electricity consumed with renewable energy purchases since 2017. These purchases include both PPAs and bundled RECs.

Google has also committed to operating on only green energy across all operations by 2030.

What’s more, the tech giant is using AI technology to manage renewable energy more effectively. For example, in predicting how much energy windfarms will produce over the next 36 hours.  

Go to Google Cloud >>

Is your web hosting green?

If you’d like to know whether your website is hosted green, it’s easier than you might think to find out.

Just visit The Green Web Foundation, enter a website of your choice, and you’ll find out how sustainably it’s hosted.

A green result means the website uses eco web hosting – the host is using green energy or carbon offsetting its services.

A grey result means the host still relies on fossil fuels and more work needs to be done to make this host a truly environmentally friendly option.  

To date, internet users have checked the green credentials of over half a billion websites! So why not join them and help to make the web a greener place?

Using Typesense as your search provider for Laravel Scout and Instantsearch.

Typesense is a great open-source alternative for Algolia. Given that Algolia has a pretty expensive pricing package, it could be worth having a look to Typesense.

On top of that, it has already some integrations with famous packages like Instantsearch.js and Laravel Scout.

It started recently, so it’s documentation still lacks some examples. That is why I have written this post:

Using Typesense for Laravel

What is great is that there is a Laravel Scout package available: https://github.com/devloopsnet/laravel-scout-typesense-engine

Fixing the first Typesense errors with Laravel:

Most likely, you will receive errors when you use the default settings as described in the Typesense Laravel Scout package:

{"message": "Document's `id` field should be a string."}

That is solvable by converting the id to a string in the Searchable Array:

* Get the indexable data array for the model.
* @return array
public function toSearchableArray()
   $array = $this->toArray();
   // Typesense specific
   if (config('scout.driver') == 'typesensesearch') {
      $array['id'] = (string)$array['id']; $array['created_at'] = (integer)\Carbon::parse($array['created_at'])->timestamp;
   return $array;

Note that I also converted the created_at datetime value to a timestamp integer, so that Typesense could easy sort on the integer value of the date.

Adding the Instantsearch.js Typesense Adapter to Laravel

You can follow the steps as described by the Typesense Adapter instructions. Also don’t forget to npm install algoliasearch and instantsearch.js .

Inserting in Laravel Mix

You can insert the following code in the webpack.mix.js file for Laravel Mix:

mix.extract(['algoliasearch', 'instantsearch.js', 'typesense-instantsearch-adapter'])
   .js(['resources/js/app.js'], 'public/js');

In your resources/js/app.js also get the imports ready:

import instantsearch from "instantsearch.js";
window.instantsearch = instantsearch;

import { searchBox, hits, index } from "instantsearch.js/es/widgets";
window.searchBox = searchBox;
window.hits = hits;
window.index = index;

import { connectAutocomplete } from 'instantsearch.js/es/connectors';
window.connectAutocomplete = connectAutocomplete;

import TypesenseInstantSearchAdapter from "typesense-instantsearch-adapter";
window.TypesenseInstantSearchAdapter = TypesenseInstantSearchAdapter;

Note that I have also included index and connectAutocomplete which are required for the Autocomplete Widget. If you are not planning to use those, you can leave them out.

Run Laravel Mix with (also use npm install if Mix has never been initialized):

npm run dev

In your main layout blade file add the generated mix files:

<!-- Scripts -->
<script src="{{ mix('/js/manifest.js') }}"></script>
<script src="{{ mix('/js/vendor.js') }}"></script>
<script src="{{ mix('/js/app.js') }}"></script>

Then you can simply insert the hits and searchbox:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/instantsearch.css@7.4.5/themes/reset-min.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/instantsearch.css@7.4.5/themes/algolia-min.css">

<div id="hits"></div>
<div id="searchbox"></div>

const typesenseInstantsearchAdapter = new TypesenseInstantSearchAdapter({
  server: {
    apiKey: "{{ env('TYPESENSE_SEARCH_KEY') }}", // Be sure to use the search-only-api-key
    nodes: [
        host: "{{ env('TYPESENSE_HOST') }}",
        port: "443",
        protocol: "https"
  // The following parameters are directly passed to Typesense's search API endpoint.
  //  So you can pass any parameters supported by the search endpoint below. 
  //  queryBy is required. 
  additionalSearchParameters: {
    queryBy: "name"
const searchClient = typesenseInstantsearchAdapter.searchClient;

const search = instantsearch({
  indexName: "products"

// Create the custom widget
const customAutocomplete = connectAutocomplete(

// Instantiate the custom widget
  index({ searchClient, indexName: 'autolandings' }),

    container: document.querySelector('#autocomplete'),


I’ve added the CSS theming of instantsearch.js to give it some basic styling. This one does not seem to work for Autocomplete yet. You have to fully style this one yourself (as far as I know).

How to use Instantsearch.js Autocomplete with Typesense

Typesense wrote an adapter that works with Instantsearch.js for Algolia. It has some basic examples to use the hits and searchBox component.

In some cases you would like to extend this functionality. For example, if you would like to use the Instantsearch.js autocomplete functionality you have to write additional code. To make a basic autocomplete functionality with multiple indices you can use this code:

Using multiple indices and Autocomplete for Instantsearch.js

In this example I have copied the code from Algolia’s Instantsearch.js Autocomplete website and integrated the Typesense adapter:

<div id="autocomplete"></div>

const typesenseInstantsearchAdapter = new TypesenseInstantSearchAdapter({
  server: {
    apiKey: "{{ env('TYPESENSE_SEARCH_KEY') }}", // Be sure to use the search-only-api-key
    nodes: [
        host: "{{ env('TYPESENSE_HOST') }}",
        port: "443",
        protocol: "https"
  // The following parameters are directly passed to Typesense's search API endpoint.
  //  So you can pass any parameters supported by the search endpoint below. 
  //  queryBy is required. 
  additionalSearchParameters: {
    queryBy: "name"
const searchClient = typesenseInstantsearchAdapter.searchClient;

const search = instantsearch({
  indexName: "products"

// Helper for the render function
const renderIndexListItem = ({ indexId, hits }) => `
    Index: ${indexId}
          (hit, hitIndex) =>
                <p>${instantsearch.highlight({ attribute: 'name', hit })}</p>
                  Add to Cart

// Create the render function
const renderAutocomplete = (renderOptions, isFirstRender) => {
  const { indices, currentRefinement, refine, widgetParams } = renderOptions;

  if (isFirstRender) {
    const input = document.createElement('input');
    const ul = document.createElement('ul');

    input.addEventListener('input', event => {


    ul.addEventListener('click', (event) => {
      if (event.target.className === 'btn-add-to-cart') {
        const indexId = event.target.getAttribute('data-index-id');
        const hitIndex = event.target.getAttribute('data-hit-index');
        const index = indices.find(index => index.indexId === indexId);
        const hit = index.hits[hitIndex];

        index.sendEvent('conversion', hit, 'Product Added');

  widgetParams.container.querySelector('input').value = currentRefinement;
  widgetParams.container.querySelector('ul').innerHTML = indices

// Create the custom widget
const customAutocomplete = connectAutocomplete(

// Instantiate the custom widget
  index({ searchClient, indexName: 'landings' }),

    container: document.querySelector('#autocomplete'),


Don’t forget to fill out the TYPESENSE_SEARCH_KEY and the TYPESENSE_HOST in your environment variables. And replace the first index products with your desired index. Replace ‘landings’ with your desired second index. You can add any more indices by adding:

index({ searchClient, indexName: 'anotherIndex' }),

to the search.AddWidgets part.

Mind that we also need to import the autocomplete connector and the index component widget via Laravel Mix.

Setting up CircleCI Continuous Integration with Laravel – Then deploy Forge or Fortrabbit

Including Continuous Integration is great, but there are many providers to choose from. CircleCI has a pretty decent free plan, but using it for your Laravel app might be a bit confusing.

Instructions for deploying Laravel 5.5 with Circle CI:

This site has a nice boilerplate script:


But if you found a better script, let us know in the comments.

Make sure you have specified the testing environment variables in your .env.testing and phpunit.xml if you are using PHPUnit.

Getting a Mysql Root error?

Since March 2021, we sometimes got this error:

[ERROR] [Entrypoint]: MYSQL_USER="root", MYSQL_PASSWORD cannot be used for the root user
    Use one of the following to control the root user password:

We solved it by changing the MYSQL_USER to another name than ‘root’.

Deploying on Laravel Forge via CI

After that call this forge-deploy.sh script in your final step in config.yml:

  - run:
     name: Run deploy script
     command: sudo chmod +x ./deploy.sh; sudo ./deploy.sh

Then create a deploy.sh script in your app and include the Laravel Forge / Envoyer deployment trigger URL (can be found in your app’s dashboard in Laravel Forge / Envoyer):

# Trigger deployment
# Replace the url below with your envoyer/forge url
curl -s 'https://forge.laravel.com/servers/123456...';

# APPLICATION2 - if you have multiple applications that needs to be deployed and triggered
curl -s 'https://forge.laravel.com/servers/12345678...';

echo 'Deployment triggered!'

After this, you can push to Github or Bitbucket and see if the build succeeds and deploys to Laravel Forge / Envoyer. Make sure you disable auto-deploy, as you only would like to deploy to Laravel Forge / Envoyer after a successful CI build.

Deploy on Fortrabbit with CircleCI

Rather want to deploy on Fortrabbit instead of Laravel Forge after a successful CircleCI build?

Read more about using CI with Fortrabbit here.

To setup the deployment to Fortrabbit from CircleCI follow this procedure:

  1. Run this script on a terminal client: ssh-keygen -m PEM -t rsa -C “your_email@example.com”
  2. Copy the private key to CircleCI
  3. Go to the project -> SSH Keys -> Additional SSH Keys Enter hostname: deploy.XYZ.frbit.com (replace XYX with your Fortrabbit server location)
  4. Add the public key in the Fortrabbit Dashboard’s public SSH key manager
  5. Add the fingerprint that you see in the CircleCI dashboard to the config.yml file:
  6. NOTE: adding a SSH key to a third party service always carries out risks, be aware of them and if it’s too risky, don’t take these steps.
version: 2
      - add_ssh_keys:
            - "SO:ME:FIN:G:ER:PR:IN:T"

Try to push the updated files to Github or Bitbucket.

See whether this build succeeds. If not, fix the issues until it works.

Add this code to the circleci/config.yml script after the testing steps:

      - run:
         name: Add FRBIT remote
         command: git remote add frbit YOURFRBITGITURL

      - run:
         name: Add FRBIT remote fingerprint to known hosts
         command: ssh-keyscan deploy.XYZ.frbit.com >> ~/.ssh/known_hosts

      - run:
         name: Deploy to FRBIT
         command: git push frbit

Don’t forget to replace the variables YOURFRBITGITURL and XYZ.

Using these scripts and instructions is on your own risk of course.

Got any suggestions for a better workflow? Let us know!

Best Microsoft Edge extensions 2021 – Must-have browser add ons

Microsoft Edge has been growing rapidly. It is fast and simple, and it comes with many useful features like PDF and Slash. Microsoft Edge also offers a few extensions. The amount of extensions are growing and some Edge extensions are really nice!

Extensions can be described as small software programs, or apps, that integrate with Microsoft Edge. The extensions can help to make internet a safer place, and to make surfing easier and more effective in general. Extensions can be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Store. Each extension is different in terms of function and utility. By adding extensions, you can customize your surfing experience and you can extend the features of the Microsoft Edge browser.

What are the best extensions to use with Microsoft Edge? We will discuss some popular options in detail.

The best Microsoft Edge extensions


In case you are concerned about the environment you are living in (as you should!), you can opt for a ‘green’ extension. TreeClicks is an extension that plants trees for people who shop on many big websites such as Amazon, Asos, Ebay, Ikea, Adidas, Airbnb and Booking.com. When using the extension, the prices on the websites remain the same. So why not shopping and helping the environment at the same time?

We all know that shopping is not very nature-friendly: the best decision would be to cut down general consumption. But we also know that it’s impossible to keep people from shopping online. So by using this extension, you contribute to planting trees while you are buying things on the web. Just think about it: E-commerce is a huge economy, and if all of us would use the TreeClicks extension, extremely large amounts of forests could be planted!

For every order that you make online, TreeClicks will plant one tree. How does that work? When TreeClicks brings you in as a customer to its partnered shops, they received a fee, and with the biggest part of the money the company plants trees. In this way, online shoppers get the feeling that they are giving something back to the environment.

The company started to plant trees in India, and now they are looking for opportunities to plant trees in other parts of the world where deforestation is a big problem, like Indonesia and Brazil.

With TreeClicks you can keep shopping online while helping the environment and without extra costs. If everyone would start using TreeClicks, perhaps we will be living on a safer and better planet one day. Let’s all contribute to a happy world!

Install TreeClicks extension for Microsoft Edge >>

TreeClicks for Microsoft Edge Extension / Add On


This extension can be used to store all your passwords by creating an auto-pilot for them. After downloading and installing this extension, the Lastpass button will appear in your browser toolbar. You will use this button to log in to Lastpass. The next step is creating your account. You will need to come up with a very powerful password. Get inspired by, for example, some famous quotes or the lyrics of your favourite song. Lastpass allows you to add websites, and the extension will then save these websites as you log in. This means that passwords (and usernames) will automatically be filled as you browse your favourite websites.

Lastpass also automatically fills your profile with your details (personal details, payment information) when you are ordering something online. Besides, it saves information of other things including memberships and insurance cards.

With Lastpass you will definitely safe time and type less! Using Lastpass means that you only need to remember one password, and that’s the one from Lastpass. The program creates strong passwords thanks to the integrated password generator. The powerful password that it creates, will protect you against hackers. Information is kept safe any time.

Furthermore, with this extension you have the possibility to share your passwords with others in a safe and fast way. Last but not least: you can allow other people that you trust to access your account for urgent matters.

There is a free version of this extension, but if you would upgrade to premium, you will pay a fee starting from three dollars per month.

Install Lastpass for Microsoft Edge >>

Microsoft Translator

This extension translates content of foreign websites automatically in a fast and easy way. Microsoft Translator is one of the best extensions for this purpose. Not every website is written in the language that you understand, and you may need the information from that website. The extension will translate the complete page in your chosen language. As a student, researcher, or article writer this is extremely helpful. If you don’t want or need a translation of the whole page, you can also select a part of the information that you would like to have translated.

With Translator for Microsoft Edge you can translate web pages for more than 60 languages. How it works? Click on the Microsoft Translator icon in the toolbar while you are visiting a website that is not written in your preferred language. By clicking on the icon, the web page will instantly translate to your chosen language.

Download Translator add-on for Microsoft Edge >>


In case you are looking for an advertisement filter, AdBlock may be the best option. With AdBlock you can finally surf the web without annoying advertisements. AdBlock can be used for web pages where pop-up ads appear frequently. On the AdBlock icon in your toolbar it will show you the number of pop-up ads that the extension has blocked. By using AdBlock, you can have a better and faster web browsing experience.

AdBlock offers the possibility to use the extension exactly the way you want to. For example, you can indicate which ads you want to allow and which ones you want to block. You can set up these functions in the options page of the extension. Besides, you even have the ability to pause and manually block an ad.

With the AdBlock extension you can apply filters on (part of) a website. There are several types of filters, including deleting warnings about using ad blockers.

Thanks to AdBlock you will not have to deal any more with pop-ups, flashing banners and ads that you don’t want to see.

Adblock is completely free of costs.

Install AdBlock add on for Microsoft Edge >>


If you are looking for an excellent proofreading extension, you can opt for Grammarly. With this extension, spelling mistakes and embarrassing emails are a thing of the past. Grammarly makes sure that it detects your spelling mistakes as well as incorrect use of grammar. It also gives you suggestions to correct the type errors that you made.

It’s an extension that is useful for everyone, nowadays we write almost everything online. Whether you are writing a blog for your website, typing an email to your boss or chatting with a friend: Grammarly works in any situation. It can save you from some awkward moments!

The basic version of this extension is free, however there is also a paid plan which offers advanced skills to check grammar and spelling mistakes. The free version is for most people enough, because it catches the worst mistakes.

Grammarly does not just correct grammar and spelling mistakes, it also helps you find the perfect style and tone for writing your emails or texts. This way you can make sure that the reader will react the way you expect!

Install Grammarly extension for Edge >>

Office browser extension

When you install the Office extension, an icon will appear in your toolbar that allows access to all your Microsoft Office files that are stored on your computer and in OneDrive. This means that you can edit all your Word, OneNote, Excel, and PowerPoint files directly in your browser. It also means that you don’t need to open the apps on your desktop. This way you will consume less memory from your device. You can manage your personal and business accounts with this extension.

Also, you can get a list of the most recent documents that you accessed. It will help you to find the right documents faster. The extension even gives you the possibility to drag and drop documents to open them in your browser. The extension allows you to use Office wherever you are!

Just keep in mind that this extension is not a free version for Microsoft Office. If you want to download the extension, you will not need to install Office on the device that you’re using it on. However, you need a valid Microsoft Office license that is associated to your Microsoft account.

Download Office for Edge >>


Honey is a popular extension, especially for people who often shop online. With this extension you are able to save a lot of money while you are shopping on the web, because it detects the best coupon codes for more than 10.000 online shops. You will save tons of money when you are buying products on for example Amazon, or when you are booking a room on Airbnb. Even when ordering your pizza on Pizza Hut, or when buying your next favourite trainers on Nike you can be sure to pay the lowest prices!

From the moment you install the extension, a small ‘h’ will appear on your toolbar when you are shopping on your favourite websites. A window will pop up automatically, and you just need to click on ‘Apply coupons’ and Honey will make sure to compare every available coupon. Then, it will apply the biggest discounts to your cart.

The best thing about the extension is that you don’t need to change anything. Just install the extension and shop like you always do!

Download Honey Add On for Edge >>

PrintFriendly and PDF

When you often want to print articles on the web, but you don’t know the best way to do it, this may be the perfect extension. The PrintFriendly and PDF extension will remove ads and other materials that you don’t need when printing the articles. You want a clear printout of the page, without useless information. But the extension offers more than this. You can even remove images that you don’t need, or part of the content. Also, you can change the font size for the text. This extension is developed for a comfortable read experience!

So how exactly does it work? Visit the page you want to print and click on the green PrintFriendly icon in your toolbar. A dialog window will open, from where you will be able to make changes to the page. Remember that you can always undo any changes that you made. You simply need to click on ‘menu’ and select the ‘undo’ option.

When you are done modifying, you can save the page as a PDF or print it. When you save the file, it still includes clickable links. You can also share the page with friends.

The extension is very easy to use. You can install it at home and at work, so you can print a page whenever you need to!

Download PrintFriendly and PDF extension

Summary of best Microsoft Edge Browser Extensions

So in our opinion, the best Microsoft Edge Extensions are:

  1. TreeClicks
  2. Lastpass
  3. Translator for Edge
  4. AdBlock
  5. Grammarly
  6. Office for Microsoft Edge
  7. Honey for Edge
  8. PrintFriendly and PDF extension

Conclusion about best Edge Extensions

These are some of the most popular and best extensions so far. With these extensions you may translate webpages, block annoying ads, type flawless texts and emails, and buy products online using the best coupons. Besides, with the unique extension TreeClicks you can even contribute to a better world while you are doing your shopping online. We believe everyone should install the TreeClicks extension, the world of today needs some extra support! The Microsoft store keeps on growing, and more apps will be available. Installing extensions is easy and fast, and it will improve the features of Microsoft Edge. Make sure to keep yourself informed for further updates in the store!

Did you know that a lot of the Edge Extensions are also available for Chrome?

The best Opera Extensions 2021 – Add ons for your browser

Opera was developed by Opera Software AS, a well-known company from Norway. You can download this web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. What the majority of the users like the most is that the Opera browser operates extremely fast. No more slow surfing! Also, users like the clean look of it. However, by adding some great extensions, you can make Opera work even better and more efficiently. It will make your browser experience more fun!

Another advantage of Opera is that it was developed with some good built-in features and add-ons, for example ad-blocker. In Opera’s extensions store you can have access to many extra features to personalize your browsing experience. Opera is the most productive browser with an enormous amount of extensions that will improve the browsers’ performance. Opera browser is a lightweight program, which means that it uses few of your systems’ memory.

Depending on your browsing activity, one extension can be more useful than the other. For example, if you are most of the time surfing because of a research or business needs, Evernote Web Clipper is a very good choice. Microsoft Translator may also be a great choice, especially when you are reading articles on websites in various languages. When you are mostly surfing the net for fun, you can install the Emoji Keyboard extension to use Emoji’s instantly.

So, from all the available extensions, which ones are excellent and essential for Opera? Here we will discuss a few, and all of them are free of charges. Because Opera already comes with ad-blockers, we will not discuss this type of extensions in the list.

Your favourite Opera extensions


What about a free extension that plant trees while you are ordering your favourite products online? TreeClicks is an extension that you install in only one minute and plants trees while you are shopping in more than 10.000 popular online shops. And guess what? The shopping price remains the same, so by installing the extension you can help the environment for free! TreeClicks earns by bringing you in as a customer and the biggest part of the revenue will be used for planting trees. At the moment they are planting trees in India.

If you are a frequent buyer on web shops like Amazon, ASOS, Ikea, and Adidas, you should consider adding the TreeClicks extension to give something back to our planet.

Tree planting helps limit global warming, because trees can actually cool the earth. The best thing would be of course to decrease general consumption in order to save the environment. But this is not always possible, sometimes you really need something from an online shop, not necessarily clothing or accessories. In such cases it may be a great choice to use TreeClicks while you are buying your products online, so the company will be able to plant more trees.

Imagine that each one of us would use TreeClicks, and we would be able to give our precious earth more oxygen, perhaps we would be living on a better place with more life!

Install TreeClicks add-on for Opera >>

TreeClicks Opera Extension / Add On
The TreeClicks Extension / Add On enabled for Opera

Evernote Web Clipper

This extension is ideal for people whose job involves writing, like journalists, (content) writers, and researchers. Evernote Web Clipper helps you organize your webpages by clipping them. Are you that type of person that has endless open browsing tabs and completely loses track of what you are doing? Then this extension may be a great choice! With this extension you cannot only clip web pages, you can also clip highlights and screenshots and keep it all in one place in your account. You save it in a sort of cloud, which means that you can access the information from anywhere and whenever you like: from your phone at home, from your tablet while you’re commuting or from your computer at work. Basically, you can consider this extension as the most modern notepad.

Also, when you see something interesting online, you can share it fast and easy by using this extension. Evernote Web Clipper is a recommended extension for people who often browse the internet.

Besides, you can create reminders for notes that you clipped. The moment you are searching for something that you saved earlier, the extension will suggest your stored clips.

Imagine you are sitting in the train and some excellent ideas come into mind. With Evernote Web Clipper you can store your ideas from your phone in a fast and easy way.    

Install Evernote Web Clipper extension for Opera >>     

Google Translate

What we usually see is that while people are looking for information online, they always have a tab open with a translation website. This is mostly the case if you are working with different languages, or if you need to write articles in a language other than your preferred language.

But cutting and pasting pieces of text in Google Translate online can be a little time-consuming. Therefore, Opera offers the Google Translate extension. This means that you don’t need to go back and forth anymore from your Word document to the browser. To get something translated in another language, you just highlight the text that you need, or translate a whole web page. As you can imagine, this can save you tons of time, especially when your profession is related to writing and/or translation.

Translating texts becomes very handy with the Google Translate extension. After installing the extension, it will detect when a page is not in your main language. The extension will invite you to translate the webpage. If you accept, it will refresh the page with the translated information.

Download Google Translate for the Opera Browser


Lastpass was created to help you log on to your favourite websites without filling in your information. Basically, you create just one password, your Lastpass password, to have access to several websites. The extension will remember your passwords, usernames and other information. The advantage of this extension is that it can sync your data across your phone and computer.

Lastpass is a powerful password manager. After downloading the extension, you have to create an account. Then, you need to create a very strong password. All set? Click on ‘unlock my vault’. The extension is the place where you control the websites that you frequently access.

In Lastpass you can save website information, such as your username and password. When you access this website again, an emblem of Lastpass will appear on the login field. When you click on it, you can select your credential and Lastpass will complete the missing information.

Install Lastpass for Opera

Boomerang for Gmail

Boomerang for Gmail is a helpful extension, especially if you would like to know if your email has been read, or if you want to schedule an email for a future date. Write an email now and the extension will send it next week while you are offline and enjoying your holidays. The extension is very useful if you usually communicate with people in different time zones. Also, you can create alerts when you didn’t receive an answer to your email. Furthermore, with the extension it’s possible to schedule birthday emails. The extension will make sure that you won’t forget the birthdays anymore from your dear friends and family members!

The Boomerang extension can help you to keep your inbox clean and organized. For example, you can postpone incoming emails. They will disappear from your inbox, and they will be placed in another folder. Then, the emails will be brought back in your inbox at a specified time.

The basic version of the extension is for free, but if you want to take the extension to a higher level you can opt for the Personal, Pro or Premium versions. A disadvantage of the basic version is that it has a limit of ten message credits per month. In case you are interested in installing one of the paid versions, the cost will be $4.99 per month for the Personal version (including unlimited message credits), $14.99 per month for the Pro version (including smart response and recurring messages), and $49.99 per month for the Premium version (including a ‘boomerang’ of every message).

Install Boomerang for Gmail add on >>

Emoji Keyboard

Do you love using Emoji’s while writing messages? Then this extension might be for you! With the Emoji Keyboard extension you can use your favourite emojis while surfing on the web. Using Emoji’s is a fun way of communicating with your friends, without dealing with a language barrier. You can use Emoji’s on social media, emails, chats and documents. It makes it easier sometimes to express yourself.

This extension makes it possible to use Emoji’s while you are browsing your favourite websites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more. This works very easy: just click on an Emoji from the panel and it will automatically insert it into the website that you are using.

When you hover on Emoji’s you can see their meanings, and you can also choose the skin tone of the Emoji’s before sending them. A good thing about this extension is that it is completely free and without ads. What may be a problem is that the extension is very big in size, so it may take a while to download. Besides, this can make your browser work a bit slower.

Install Emoji Keyboard Extension for Opera >>

Amazon for Opera Extension

Many people are using Amazon nowadays. Amazon has tons of different products including toys for kids, clothing, sports apparel and gadgets. It has literally everything! With the Amazon for Opera extension you can find out Amazon’s deals of the day and you can compare prices of different products. This will not only save you money, it will also save you some precious time.

The extension comes with a universal wish list, so you can save products from different websites (not only Amazon!). This makes comparing products across websites even more easy.

The extension reacts when you are surfing on other online shops. If Amazon has the product in stock that you are looking at, the extension will give a sign with Amazon’s price of the product. It will make sure that you buy any product for the lowest possible price!

If you are a frequent shopper of Amazon, this is a must-have extension.

Install Amazon for Opera >>

Turn Off the Lights

In case you love to watch videos online and want to do that in your Opera web browser, then this extension can be a very good choice. The Turn Off the Lights extension can be used on several video streaming websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe and Dailymotion. You may still ask yourself what this extension does for you. With only one click it will focus on playing the video and fades out the rest of the website.

But the extension can do more than darken your browser. For example, it can allow YouTube videos to be automatically viewed in theatre mode. This means that the videos will fill most part of your screen. Besides, the extension also allows an ambient lighting mode for your browser. When you click on ‘Visual Effects’, you should then select ‘Show you the atmosphere lighting effect of the current playing video’. Besides, you can choose to ‘Extract the colour from the video’.

In case you enjoy the ‘Turn Off the Lights’ idea, the extension gives you the possibility to see any website in a pseudo-night mode. The extension has much more to offer, so if you are curious, find out more by installing the extension.

Install Turn Off the Lights for Opera Extension >>

Summary: the best Opera Browser Add Ons

So, to summarize. In our opinion the best Opera Extensions are:

  1. TreeClicks
  2. Evernote Web Clipper
  3. Google Translate
  4. Lastpass
  5. Boomerang for Gmail
  6. Emoji Keyboard
  7. Amazon for Opera
  8. Turn Off the Lights

Opera Extensions Conclusion

In this article we discussed some well-known and popular Opera extensions. Depending on your browsing activities, some extensions may be more fun or useful than others. But we think that one extension should be used by everyone, and that’s the first one we discussed: TreeClicks. Why not contributing to a better world for free while you are shopping your favourite products? Besides this extension, you may find it useful to install the Google Translate extension, Lastpass or maybe the Emoji keyboard. All these extensions have great features that will take your browsing experience to a whole other level.

BTW, most Opera extensions are also on Chrome.

Best Firefox Add-Ons as of 2021: 23 Essentials

What are the most important add-ons for Firefox as of 2021? Whether you are looking for Firefox add-ons for blocking ads, privacy, online shopping, sustainability, tab management or students, you’ll find the best of them in this article.

Best Firefox Add-ons for Causes and Sustainability

Did you know you can help the world and the environment by installing simple Firefox add-ons? The following add-ons tempt to make the world a better place:

TreeClicks Screenshot

1. TreeClicks

While we’re talking about shopping, let’s think about the consequences of our online purchases. Because if anything, buying new products isn’t exactly good for our planet. Have you ever thought about the CO2, the toxins, the waste and the pollution that comes with buying stuff? Don’t worry, we’re not here to tell you to become an activist (although maybe we are?). Just add TreeClicks to your Firefox browser! It has 50.000+ stores (including Amazon) and whenever you purchase something, TreeClicks receives an ad fee and invests it in tree planting projects.

Download TreeClicks as a Firefox Add-on

2. Tab for a Cause

Tab for a Cause makes it super easy to contribute to a good cause. Just add the extension to your browser, open a new tab, and BOOM! – you help them raise money for charity without lifting a finger (well, except your index finger on the mouse).

Add Tab for a Cause to Firefox

Best Firefox Add-ons for Blocking Ads

We all hate pop-ups and ads. Yet, we can’t escape them, because ads are everywhere. We get bombarded with ads on social media, radio, podcasts, TV, the street, and the internet. Luckily there’s an app that you can add onto your Firefox browser that blocks ads as well as pop-ups.

Adblock Plus Firefox Add On
Adblock Plus Firefox Add On

Firefox Add-on 3. AdBlock Plus

AdBlock Plus is one of the most popular Firefox extensions for blocking ads. It’s easy to install and you can benefit from it right away. It allows you to block ads that interrupt your browsing, but you can control what it blocks as well. Sometimes, certain websites stop working if you use an adblocker. You can create your own filter to block certain types of ads and traffic. Here are more features of this beautiful, free add-on:

  • You can allow acceptable ads
  • You can disable tracking
  • You can block malware sites
  • You can block social media buttons

Download AdBlock Plus for Firefox


Adblock Plus is available for Firefox, but also for other browsers like Chrome. Adblock Plus and all the other listed plugins are all available for Firefox. Firefox is a browser, made by Mozilla and has the possibility to install add-ons that add capabilities to the browser.

4. AdNauseam

AdNauseam is an extension that blocks ads and conceals browsing data, so you can protect yourself against online ad tracking services. You can view each ad that the extension has blocked in the AdVault. The extension also protects your information against hidden malware. Ad networks like to track their users, that’s why AdNauseam is a great extension that will scramble your data, so it becomes useless to said trackers.

At the same time, AdNauseam serves as a means of boosting the displeasure of users regarding advertising networks that completely ignore privacy. With AdNauseam users can take the matter into their own hands to fight back against trackers.

Download AdNauseam for Mozilla Firefox

5. Ghostery

Ghostery has the power to block ads on webpages. It will protect you from trackers and makes your browsing experience fast and safe. Thanks to Ghostery you can completely focus on the content that is important to you. No more annoying ads that block your view.

You also have the possibility to look at the trackers on the websites that you are visiting and block them manually. With this extension, you are always in control. You decide who can access your data.

You will notice that pages will load faster and that the performance of each webpage will be improved by automatically (un)blocking trackers.

Ghostery gives you the possibility to customize your display, so you can have access to the dashboards with relevant information.

You can choose to directly install the extension or to sign up for free to enjoy more advanced features.

Download Ghostery for Mozilla Firefox


Best Firefox Add-ons for Online Privacy

Your privacy and online safety is not something you want to mess with. Did you know that whenever you use a public Wi-Fi connection, you risk having your personal data stolen by hackers? You even risk identity theft! The best thing is to use a VPN (a VPN helps you to stay safe online) in combination with these Firefox extensions for privacy.

6. Privacy Possum

Want to keep your internet experience safe and private? Of course you do! Privacy Possum reduces and falsifies the data that is collected by tracking companies, so they can’t access your personal data. There have been some instances in which certain websites don’t work when this add-on is enabled, but you can customise it in the settings.

Download Privacy Possum for Mozilla Firefox

7. uBlock Origin

uBlock Origin lets you see how many ads it has blocked and from what companies the ads came from. You can load and enforce many different filters, such as EasyList, Peter Lowe’s Ad server list, EasyPrivacy, and malware domains. There are even more filters to select, but be aware of website breakage if you select too many. If you want, you can disable ad blocking for individual websites.

Install uBlock Origin for Firefox

uBlock Origin

8. Facebook container

Thanks to Facebook container you will make sure to keep your data private when you are using Facebook. Facebook will not be able to track you down on the website. Also, your web activity will be completely isolated from Facebook.

When downloading the extension, you will automatically be logged out from Facebook and it will also delete your Facebook cookies. Embedded Facebook comments and likes in tabs outside of this extension will not work. This means that Facebook does not have the power to associate your browsing information to websites outside of Facebook.

When you open your Facebook again, you will see that it opens in the container. You need to sign in so that the container can handle cookies and other things independently.

Remember that the extension cannot avoid Facebook to use the data it already has about you.

Download Facebook Container for Mozilla Firefox

Facebook container

9. Firefox Multi-Account Containers

The Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension will make sure that you keep your online life separated. Containers are like profiles, that will allow you to divide browsing activitywithin different profiles. Also, your cookies get compartmentalized by containers. Your online identities will be kept separate from one another and online tracking tools will be limited to gather your data.

The extension will make your life a little easier. It will allow you to log in to different accounts at the same time and on the same website. Also, you will be able to keep work and home life separately.

If you use it the right way, the extension can help you to protect your privacy.

Download Firefox Multi-Account Containers for Mozilla Firefox

Firefox Multi-Account Containers

10. NordVPN

NordVPN is one of the best extensions to improve your browser’s security. Firefox does already have a strong privacy police, but by adding NordVPN you will build an extra protective layer to your browser activity. NordVPN will hide your location and IP address.

Your data will not be intercepted by trackers, so they will not discover your online moves. NordVPN offers CyberSec which blocks all types of security threats. Malware will not have the chance to contaminate your device. With this extension you will also have access to live chat sessions and email services to get instant help if necessary.

You can try out the extension for 30 days, and they offer a money-back guarantee. There are four different plans to choose from and each plan has fantastic features.

Install NordVPN for Firefox


Best Firefox Extensions for Shopping

A lot of people do (a big part of) their shopping online. It’s easy, convenient, and you can find loads of deals and coupon codes, which make online shopping often cheaper than “regular” shopping. Here are some add-ons that online shoppers will appreciate.

11. Honey

Enjoy a discount when you shop? Honey makes it super easy for you to shop online and save a buck. It automatically finds and tests coupon codes with only one click. It works with more than 10,000 online shops in the UK, Canada, the US, India, and Australia. Just add it to your browser and start shopping like you’re used to. When you want to check out and pay, click on the Find Savings button the add-on will apply a coupon code if it’s available.

Install Honey for Firefox

12. Offers.com

Get notified of new deals and offers as you shop. The Firefox add-on Offers.com notifies you if there are any deals, offers or coupons as soon as you land on the website of a shop. Their database is one of the biggest, with over 14,000 coupons and they update it every day with more than 300 offers.

Install Offers.com for Firefox

Best Firefox Add-ons for Amazon.com

What is the first thing that pops into your head when you think of online shopping? Amazon? Makes sense, as it has already taken over the world of online shopping. Chances are big that if you do shop online, it is at Amazon. Here’s an extension that will help you out on your Amazon adventures.

13. Amazon Assistant for Firefox

This add-on is Amazon’s official product to help you find your way around the giant online shop. Amazon Assistant finds personalised product recommendations and it shows you the best offers, ratings, and ratings regarding Amazon’s products. You can follow (future) deals and get notified when they go live. It also allows you to save all your favourite items in one place.

Install Amazon Assistant for Mozilla Firefox

Best Firefox Extensions for Tab Management

Tab management, we all need it. How many tabs do you open in one session? About 20? That is a LOT. It induces stress when you work with that many open tabs. Better keep it to a maximum of 5 open tabs per session. If you need some help organising and managing your tabs, here’s the perfect Firefox extension for you.

14. Tab Sidebar

Get a sidebar with thumbnails instead of your regular tab bar! Tab Sidebar is simple, lightweight, and fast. You can even drag and drop tabs between windows. It also makes it super easy to manage your browser history and bookmarks.

Add Tab Sidebar to Mozilla Firefox

Best Firefox Add-ons for Students

Students are tied to the internet – and Firefox – for research and educational purposes. Here are two Firefox add-ons students don’t deserve to live without.

15. Grammarly

English is the official language on the internet. Whether you are a native speaker or not, we can all use a little help to express ourselves more gracefully. Grammarly is an add-on that helps you write correct English. This tool goes beyond the standard spell checker, as it not only checks the grammar but also the context.

The Firefox add-on also works on social media

It works on many popular sites like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Super handy when you need to write an email to your professor or (future) employer! Grammarly is free to use unless you need more than 400 language corrections per month, which would be $140 a year.

Install Grammarly for Firefox

16. Dictionary

Do you know what “unabashed” means? Ah, well, we sure hope that you are unabashed if you don’t. Add Dictionary to your Firefox browser and you’ll be increasing your vocabulary in no time. This is another free extension, so go ahead and smarten yourself up!

Intall Dictionary for Firefox

17. To Google Translate

If you frequently use Google Translate, you may find this extension very useful. The To Google Translate extension will create one context menu item in your Firefox browser. It’s a very easy way to translate anything you need and in any language.

If you want to translate a text, all you need to do is select the text and then click on a menu item. The selected text will be sent to either Google Translate or Google TTS. The latter one is useful in case you would like to listen to the pronunciation of a word.

With this extension you are able to set default languages for translation.

Download To Google Translate for Mozilla Firefox

Best Firefox Add-ons to Capture Screenshots

18. Lightshot

Screenshots are a popular way to capture interesting things on your computer. It can be an error message that you need to send to tech support, or maybe just an inspirational quote you would like to save. With Lightshot you can easily make screenshots in a browser tab. Once you installed the extension, you will find an icon on the toolbar. If you want to make a screenshot, you just hit the icon, select the area you want to make a screenshot from and then click either ‘save’ or ‘upload to server’. If you choose to upload, you will immediately receive a link to your screenshot. You can even resize or move the selection area right in the browser tab or edit your screenshots. The extension is a must-have for users who frequently need to take screen captures.

Download Lightshot for Mozilla Firefox


Best Firefox Add-ons for Fun

19. TinEye Reverse Image Search

Thanks to TinEye Reverse Image Search you can find other versions of any image. This extension is useful in several situations. For example, if you found a specific image online that you like but the quality is low, or if you want to know the actual image name. Besides, the extension allows you to find out whether the image is unique or a (modified) copy of an already existing image.

So how does it work? After installing the extension, you just select an image on any web page. You need to right click on the image and choose ‘reverse search on Google’. The information is then automatically sent to the search engines. A new page with matching results will be available to you. The great thing is that TinEye finds exact matches, even if an image is resized, edited, or cropped.

Download TinEye Reverse Image Search for Mozilla Firefox

TinEye Reverse Image Search

20. GreaseMonkey

GreaseMonkey is a fun and helpful extension that allows you to customize webpages. You can change the look and feel of a webpage and manage the functionality of browsing elements.

You can use already existing scripts (thousands of them are available!), like the ones to enhance your favourite websites. But you can write your own scripts as well.

Besides customizing page appearance, you can also add new functions to webpages. For example, you can embed price comparisons within shopping sites, or combine data from various webpages. The changes you made to the webpages are permanent. The extension has numerous other purposes, install GreaseMonkey to find out!

GreaseMonkey is a free Firefox extension.

Download GreaseMonkey for Mozilla Firefox


Best Firefox Add-ons to Increase Productivity

21. Gesturefy

This extension is developed to customize mouse and wheel gestures. With the extension you have access to over 70 different mouse actions. Mouse gestures are like keyboard shortcuts, but only for your mouse. Instead of pressing several keys, you just move your mouse in a certain way to carry out commands.

You can use default gestures that were made for specific actions, but you can also create your own gestures. To save a gesture, you first click the record button next to each command. Then you perform a mouse gesture. It’s very easy.

Gesturefy is a free Firefox extension. Navigate and browse faster with Gesturefy!

Download Gesturefy for Mozilla Firefox


Best Firefox Add-ons to Download Videos

22. Video DownloadHelper

If you are searching for the best Firefox extension to download videos from hundreds of different websites, look no further! With Video DownloadHelper you can download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Periscope, Vine, Fox, DailyMotion, Twitch, and many others. Besides, you can capture media galleries and images. With the extension you can download video files in any quality and record live streams directly.

After installing the extension, you just do the following: surf the browser and look for the video you want to download. The extension will identify the embedded video and you can download it through an easy-to-use menu bar. You can even prevent videos from some domains to be detected by the extension.

Besides, you will be able to convert audio and video files to other file formats, and you can combine separate formats into one file.

Download Video DownloadHelper for Mozilla Firefox

 Video DownloadHelper 

Best Firefox Add-ons to Access the Forecast

23. Weather Extension

Do you like to have access to the local weather forecast, wherever you go? With Weather Extension you will never need to peek through your window anymore to know what weather it is outside. The extension gives you free access to hourly and daily weather forecasts.

After downloading the extension, it will automatically locate and display your current weather. You can see the weather for the next 5 days. The extension is very easy to use and comes with many features. You can choose to display temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius and you can sync between devices. Besides, you will receive weather alerts.

Download Weather Extension for Mozilla Firefox

Weather Extension

Best Firefox add-ons summary

So to summarize, in our opinion, the best Firefox add-ons are:

Beste Safari Extensies voor 2021: 7 Onmisbare Extensies

Hoewel er voor Google Chrome veel extensies beschikbaar zijn, heeft Safari veel minder extensies beschikbaar. Toch zijn ze er wel degelijk goede Safari extensies te verkrijgen.

Safari extensies (ook wel add-on of plugin) hebben geen speciale winkel, zoals de Chrome Webstore. Sinds een tijdje zijn alle Safari-extensies te vinden in de Mac App Store als losse apps.

Op zoek naar de beste Safari extensie? Je bent bij ons aan het juiste adres! Safari is een geweldige en snelle browser. Daarom is er ook een groep mensen die Safari verkiest boven Chrome of Firefox.

In dit artikel vind je de beste Safari App Extensies voor het blokkeren van advertenties, privacy, winkelen, goede doelen & duurzaamheid, tabbladbeheer en studenten.

Beste Safari Extensies voor het blokkeren van advertenties

Advertenties en cookies zijn niet alleen vervelend wanneer ze op uw scherm verschijnen. Ze vertragen ook je online activiteiten en brengen je privacy in gevaar. Gebruik deze best beoordeelde adblockers om dit te voorkomen. Houd er rekening mee dat als een extensie advertenties overmatig blokkeert, sommige websites mogelijk niet goed werken.

1. AdBlock Plus

Dit is een van de bekendste Google Chrome extensies voor het blokkeren van advertenties. Je installeert het binnen een paar seconden en het werkt meteen. Wat AdBlock Plus de Plus geeft, is dat er meer opties zijn om uit te kiezen dan bij AdBlock. Zo kun je het geheel naar eigen wens configureren. 

Installeer AdBlock Plus als Safari App Extensie

De beste Safari add-ons voor privacy

Safari is gelukkig een stuk privacy-vriendelijker dan Chrome. Dat betekent niet dat je helemaal ontraceerbaar bent voor derden. Eén oplossing is om van browser te wisselen, maar een andere oplossing is het installeren van een extensie.

2. Ghostery Lite

Met Ghostery Lite kun je advertenties van derden blokkeren. De dienst is superslim: elke keer als de server denkt dat een adverteerder op het punt staat om je te tracken, blokkeert de server de adverteerder van het opvragen van je persoonlijke gegevens. 

Download de Ghostery Lite Safari Add-on

4. DuckDuckGo

Als je een andere zoekmachine wilt proberen dan Google, kun je DuckDuckGo gebruiken. Deze zoekmachine traceert, bewaart of gebruikt geen informatie voor commerciële doeleinden. De DuckDuckGo extensie integreert met Safari en maakt het zoeken eenvoudig. Natuurlijk is het niet zo goed als Google, maar als privacy je prioriteit is, is DuckDuckGo the way to go!

DuckDuckGo is geen Safari Extensie, maar je switcht naar DuckDuckGo door een nieuwe Safari Tab te openen, op het zoek-icoon te klikken (vergrootglas) en daarna DuckDuckGo te selecteren.

Beste Safari Extensies voor Winkelen / Shoppen

Shop je regelmatig online? Misschien is het dan een goed idee om de volgende handige extensies te downloaden, waarmee je geld kunt besparen en het online shoppen nog makkelijker wordt.

Beste Safari Extensies for Amazon.com

Over shoppen gesproken, Amazon domineert de wereld van online shoppen. Als je regelmatig gebruik maakt van Amazon en wilt weten welke deals er op dit moment zijn (wie wil dat niet?!), maakt de volgende extensie je leven een stuk prettiger.

Hoewel Amazon in Nederland nog niet groot is op het moment van schrijven, is de verwachting dat Amazon begint 2020 zijn intrede doet in Nederland.

4. SmileAllDay

Behalve het gebruiken van couponsites voor goede Amazon deals, kan het ook raadzaam zijn om SmileAllDay te installeren. Deze extensie stuurt je door naar smile.amazon.com in plaats van amazon.com. Daarmee activeer je dus automatisch Amazon Smile, het gratis spaarprogramma van Amazon waarmee je goede doelen steunt. Zo vergeet je dus nooit meer naar smile.amazon.com te gaan in plaats van amazon.com en spaar je altijd voor goede doelen als je bij Amazon.com shopt.

Installeer SmileAllDay als Safari Extension

Beste Safari Extensies for goede doelen en duurzaamheid

5. TreeClicks voor Safari

Wie zegt dat winkelen slecht is voor de planeet? Nou, veel mensen. En dat is het ook. Denk maar aan alle CO2, giftige stoffen en vervuiling afkomstig van de productie, het transport, de verpakking en de afvalproductie van jespullen. Gelukkig is er een extensie die je gratis kunt gebruiken om je ecologische voetafdruk te verminderen terwijl je shopt! De Safari Extensie heet TreeClicks. Wanneer je iets koopt bij hun meer dan 50.000 aangesloten winkels (inclusief Amazone), ontvangt TreeClicks advertentie-inkomsten en daarmee worden bomen geplant – die CO2 absorberen.

Installeer TreeClicks voor Safari

Een voorbeeld van de TreeClicks voor Safari App Extensie

Beste Safari Add-ons voor Content & Tab Management

Hoeveel tabbladen heb je op dit moment openstaan? Wist je dat het behoorlijk stressvol is om veel tabbladen open te hebben? Het wordt aanbevolen om niet meer dan 5 tabbladen tegelijk open te hebben. Ik weet het, makkelijker gezegd dan gedaan. Gelukkig kun je deze extensie gebruiken om je daarbij te helpen:

6. Save to Pocket

Kun je niet kiezen welk tabblad je wilt sluiten? Bewaar het tabblad en de content voor laten met “Save to Pocket”. Hiermee sla je de site op voor later.

Installeer Save to Pocket voor Safari

Best Safari Extensions for Students

Studenten gebruiken het internet – en Safari – massaal voor onderzoeks- en onderwijsdoeleinden. Wat zijn de twee beste Safari extensies die studenten moeten hebben?

7. Grammarly voor Safari

Grammarly is gratis te gebruiken en is voor veel studenten een levensredder. Wanneer je iets intypt in Chrome, al is het in je e-mail, controleert Grammarly automatisch de grammatica en spelling. Fouten zijn onderstreept in het rood, dus het is makkelijk om ze te spotten. Beweeg je muis over het woord en bekijk de mogelijke correcties.

Installeer de Grammarly extensie voor de Safari browser

Samenvattend, volgens ons zijn dit de beste Safari Extensies:

  1. AdBlock Plus
  2. Ghostery Lite
  3. DuckDuckGo
  4. SmileAllDay
  5. TreeClicks
  6. Save to Pocket
  7. Grammarly

En wat al helemaal top is? De meeste van deze extensies zijn gratis! Wat is jouw favoriete Safari Extensie?

Dit artikel werd vertaald vanuit het volgende Engelse artikel.

Best Safari Extensions for 2021: 7 Must-Have Extensions

While for Google Chrome there are a lot of extensions available, Safari has way less extensions available.

The Safari Extensions don’t have a dedicated store available. But, since a while, all Safari Extensions can be found in the Mac App Store as Apps.

Looking for the best Safari Extension? You’ve come to the right place! Safari is a great and fast browser, and there’s a group of people that prefers Safari over Chrome or Firefox.

In this article, you will find the best Safari App Extensions for blocking ads, privacy, shopping, causes and sustainability, tab management, and students.

Best Safari Extensions for Blocking Ads

Ads and cookies are not only annoying when they pop up on your screen, but they also slow down your online activities and endanger your privacy. Use these top-rated ad-blockers to prevent this from happening. Note that if an extension excessively blocks ads, some websites may not work properly.

1. AdBlock Plus

This is one of the best-known Safari extensions for blocking ads, but also available for Safari as an add-on. You install it within seconds, and it works straight away. What gives AdBlock Plus the Plus, is that there are more blocking options to choose from than with AdBlock. This way, you can configure it to your own liking.

Install AdBlock Plus as Safari App Extension

Best Safari App Extensions for Causes and Sustainability

2. TreeClicks for Safari

Who says shopping is bad for the planet? Well, a lot of people actually. And it is. Just think about all of the carbon dioxide, toxins, and pollution coming from the production, transportation, packaging, and waste production of your stuff. Fortunately, there is an extension that you can use for free to reduce your carbon footprint while you shop! It’s called TreeClicks. Whenever you purchase something at their 50.000+ stores (including Amazon), TreeClicks receives an ad fee and with it, trees are planted – absorbing carbon dioxide.

Install TreeClicks for Safari

An Example of the TreeClicks Safari App Extension

Best Safari Extensions for Privacy

Although, Safari is better in protecting your privacy, there’s still some apps/extensions that can help protecting you better.

3. Ghostery Lite

Ghostery Lite lets you block third party advertisements and tracks. The service is super smart: every time the server thinks that an advertiser is about to violate any privacy laws, it blocks that advertiser from retrieving your personal information.

Get the Ghostery Lite Safari Extension

4. DuckDuckGo

If you want to try a different search engine than Google, you can use DuckDuckGo. This search engine doesn’t trace, save or use any information for commercial purposes. The DuckDuckGo extension integrates with Safari and makes searching easy. Of course, it’s not as good as Google, but if privacy is your priority, DuckDuckGo is the way to go!

DuckDuckGo is not a Safari Extension, but you can switch to DuckDuckGo by opening a new Safari Tab, clicking on the search icon (zoom glass) and then selecting DuckDuckGo

Best Safari Extensions for Shopping

Do you shop online frequently? Might be a good idea to download these useful extensions, that help save you money and make shopping online even more convenient.

Best Safari Extensions for Amazon.com

Talking about shopping, Amazon dominates the online shopping world. If you use Amazon regularly and like to know what deals are on at the moment (who doesn’t?!), the following extension will make your life a lot easier.

5. SmileAllDay

Except from using coupon sites for good Amazon deals, it’s beneficial, to also install SmileAllDay. That extension forwards you to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com, so that you don’t forget anymore to go to Amazon Smile. In that way, you make sure that you will support your selected Amazon Smile cause.

Get SmileAllDay for Safari

Best Safari Add-ons for Content & Tab Management

Speaking of tabs, how many tabs do you have open right now? Did you know that it can actually increase your stress levels to leave too many tabs open? It’s recommended to have no more than 5 tabs open at the same time. I know, that’s easier said than done. Fortunately, you can use this extension to help you out:

6. Save to Pocket

Can’t seem to choose what tabs to close? Just save them for later. Use Save to Pocket to save your site for later.

Install Save to Pocket for Safari

Best Safari Extensions for Students

Students massively use the internet – and Safari – for research and educational purposes. So, what are the top Safari Extensions students ought to have?

7. Grammarly for Safari

Grammarly is free to use and is a lifesaver for many students. Whenever you type something in Chrome, even in your email, Grammarly automatically checks the grammar and spelling. Errors are underlined in red, so it’s easy to spot them. Simply hover your mouse on the word, and it will give you several potential corrections.

Install Grammarly Extension for Safari

To summarize, in our opinion, the best Safari Extensions are:

  1. AdBlock Plus
  2. TreeClicks
  3. Ghostery Lite
  4. DuckDuckGo
  5. SmileAllDay
  6. Save to Pocket
  7. Grammarly

Best of all, most of the extension above are free. What is your favorite extension?