What are the best YouTube add-ons and extensions?

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    #1HashCut YouTube Clipper

    HashCut YouTube Clipper

    HashCut YouTube Clipper allows users to create clips, memes, and mashups directly from YouTube videos. The created clips can be shared to Facebook, Twitter, Discord, etc. and can be saved.

    Software

    Chrome, Official Website

    Saúl Castro
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "This tool is really easy for making short video memes from YouTube and sharing them to Discord. Would have been great if this allows downloading of files."
  2. 17

    #2Turn Off the Lights

    Turn Off the Lights

    Turn Off The Lights is a browser extension that automatically darkens the rest of web page when a video is playing. It was developed by Stefan Van Damme and was initially released in December 15, 2009.

    Software

    Chrome, Firefox, Safari

    Free

    Julia Brewer
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I love using this extension becaue I get easily distracted and this helps me reaaaally focus on just watching the video."
  3. 14

    #3Video Adblocker for YouTube

    Video Adblocker for YouTube

    Video Adblocker for YouTube is a browser extension for Chrome. It blocks all ads on YouTube, whether it be video ads, banners, or text ads. This helps improve browser speed and leads to a better YouTube experience.

    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Víctor Hidalgo
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This extension works like a charm. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who hates having to watch ads on youtube."
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    #4ImprovedTube for YouTube

    ImprovedTube for YouTube

    ImprovedTube for Youtube is a Chrome extension that allows users to modify their user experience by giving them control over most of YouTube's settings and features.

    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Donald Delgado
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I've been using this extension for years, and it works great and lets me play videos how I want. It has like a bajillion features for YouTube, I don't think even think I've used everything yet. "
  2. 12

    #5Magic Actions for YouTube

    Magic Actions for YouTube

    Magic Actions for YouTube is an all-in-one browser extension to improve the user's YouTube experience. It has an adblock feature, a screen dimmer, volume control through the mouse wheel, and cinema mode with preset themes. 

    Software

    Chrome, Firefox, Opera

    Free

    Samuel Miller
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Youtube is quite the barebones experience when you want to start customizing your viewing experience, thankfully there are add ons, such as this one, that allow me to let me view my videos in a manner that I see fit. This useful tool lets me dim the screen and background to a comfortable black for my eyes, add micros for easier access to controls, such as my mouse wheel controlling the forward and rewind features. The most useful feature I found the Advertisement blocking feature, when I just want to skip straight to my videos to watch."
  3. 11

    #6HoverCards

    HoverCards

    HoverCards is an open source Chrome extension that lessens the need to open new tabs. It allows users to see a sneak peek of a link from YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, SoundCloud, Imgur, and Instagram.

    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Shirley Cook
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I'm so glad to see this extension on this list! Not a lot of people know about it and it sucks because it's great and makes my browsing experience that much better. "
  4. 8

    #7QueueTube

    QueueTube

    QueueTube is a browser extension for Chrome that allows users to continue watching a video while using YouTube's search feature. Users can also queue up videos to make a playlist. 

    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Jack Murphy
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Awesome work! From a developers stand point, it integrates really well with YouTube. I have yet to come across hiccups with any of the features. Literally the best thing i've come across in ages! It changed my life, saved my marriage and got me off the drink for a while"
  5. 7

    #8Smart Pause on YouTube

    Smart Pause on YouTube

    Smart Pause on YouTube is a browser extension for Chrome that automatically pauses a YouTube video when you leaves the page or switches tabs. The video automatically plays when you return to the tab.

    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Chao Yang
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I really like using this extension as I frequently switch tabs and it does the wok of pausing my Netflix shows for me. It's simple to the point and doesn't take much memory. Highly recommend to all who watch Netflix on their computer."
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    #9Invideo for YouTube

    Invideo for YouTube

    Invideo for YouTube is a browser extension available for Chrome that allows users to search inside a YouTube video using keywords. Users can search for a word or phrase and skip straight to the part of the video where it was stated.

    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    María de Lourdes Montiel
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Invideo seems like magic! This has helped immensely with my research, now I can find quotes so much more quickly. A little buggy at times but works well enough for my needs."
  7. 3

    #10tiny.video

    tiny.video

    tiny.video allows users to create custom links on existing videos which can be set to play on a loop or play only once through, as well as customizable automatic playback, playback rate, full window option, and resizable window.

    Websites

    James Harper
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "I use tiny.video as my YouTube player. YouTube distracts me a lot because of thumbnail clutters that if something catches my attention, I would click on it. Tiny video helps me focus on single video. All I have to do is just paste the link. I can even configure playback rate and window size. I use this too to share funny videos to my friends. Good app."
  8. 3

    #11SmartVideo For YouTube

    SmartVideo For YouTube

    SmartVideo For YouTube allows users to optimize or enhance YouTube videos via smart buffering for slow connections, auto-loop, video quality option, and so on. This can work will all embedded/HTML5 YouTube videos.

    Software

    Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Official Website

    Carolyn Watson
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I was so excited when I found this add-on for Youtube, but it doesn’t seem to work anymore. I think they must have recently updated the browsers and not the app. When it did work it was so handy to have a tool to speed up video buffering and allow a lot of the other playback options you always wish the videos have. I like to learn on YouTube and really miss having the ability to loop certain lessons so I can hear them as I complete the work."
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    #12vdNote

    vdNote

    vdNote is a website which allows users to type in comments on particular moments in the video they are watching which they can share with other people. Just paste a YouTube video link, start typing, and vdNote will timestamp that note.

    Websites

    Karen Cunningham
    Written on May 28, 2018
    "This is a fun app to use! I enjoy typing comments on particular minutes of a YouTube video. The video pauses until I finish typing my thoughts to annotate it. The timestamps are helpful too! Because my friends can skip to that timestamp after I tweet them my videos."

Summary

Best What are the best YouTube add-ons and extensions
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HashCut YouTube ClipperSoftware 19 Paid
2Turn Off the LightsSoftware 17 Free
3Video Adblocker for YouTubeSoftware 14 Free
4ImprovedTube for YouTubeSoftware 14 Free
5Magic Actions for YouTubeSoftware 12 Free
6HoverCardsSoftware 11 Free
7QueueTubeSoftware 8 Free
8Smart Pause on YouTubeSoftware 7 Free
9Invideo for YouTubeSoftware 6 Free
10tiny.videoWebsites 3 Paid
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