What is a Browser Extension (and Why You Need It)

August 15, 2022
Desktop.com Team

Browser extensions have become a hot topic lately for many businesses and individuals looking to enhance their browsing experience. But what exactly is a browser extension and what can it do for you? If you're asking that, then you've come to the right place. In this article, we'll go over all of it!

What is a browser extension?

A browser extension is a small software program that can customize and improve your web browsing experience and connect your favorite apps to your browser activity. They can also add new features, modify existing ones, or even change the look of your browser. Because of this, extensions have risen in popularity over the past few years. Browsers like Google Chrome now offer thousands of extensions people can download and use, with that number rising every day. 

Benefits to using a browser extension

The short answer is that there are many different types of extensions available, each with its own purposes. Aside from a few offering aesthetic changes, other extensions can enhance access to software from the browser developers, like Docs and Sheets in Chrome. Some extensions can change your experience, such as by blocking ads or by blocking malware. Meanwhile, some extensions, like Desktop.com’s Browser Extension, are essential to your browser's safety and password management. 

Whatever the need is, there's almost always a browser extension that can support it.

How to install a browser extension

Installing an extension is a quick and painless process - go to your browser settings and head to the browser app store to download an extension. Once there, you can install the extension of your choice in just a few simple clicks. Once the extension is downloaded, it will appear as a small icon in the top toolbar of your browser. By clicking the icon, the extension's features and settings are displayed in a menu. 

Now you have full access to that browser extension and can use it as you see fit. One extension that can make your personal (and business life) more manageable is the Desktop.com browser extension!

Using the Desktop.com Browser Extension

If you're looking for an extension that will make sharing passwords, files, and bookmarks faster and more simple, then look no further than Desktop.com. Downloading the Desktop.com browser plugin is simple! All you have to do is create an account, install our browser extension to your browser, and you're ready to get started. 

The Desktop.com browser extension includes tons of features to apply, store and share credentials as well as save or distribute links and online content. You can easily add new passwords to be stored within your secure Desktop.com vault, and generate secure passwords based on your preferences for length, numbers, and symbols. You can also direct-save links straight from the browser to a select Desktop within your workspace to efficiently share & store information with your teams. The extension will help keep content organized with tags & folders for a seamless workflow.

Get Started with the Desktop.com Browser Extension Today!

Downloading the Desktop.com browser extension is a convenient, safe way to streamline your online work experience. Download our browser extension today to get started!

Want to learn even more about the Desktop.com browser extension? Head to our features page to learn more!

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