35 Trending Chrome Extension Businesses [2024]

Updated: November 8th, 2023
Build A Chrome Extension

A Chrome extension is a small software program that allows you to customize the way your web browser works. Extensions can add new features to your browser or change the way existing features work.

If you have skills in programming and coding, you can create your own Chrome extension and then sell it on the Chrome Web Store. You can also offer it for free and generate revenue through advertising. This is a great way to leverage your skills and create a business that can be profitable.

You can create an extension that helps people with their productivity, or you can create an extension that provides security for the user’s data.

Creating a Chrome extension is an innovative way for programmers, developers, and coders to start their own businesses and showcase their skills.

Looking for some examples of a chrome extension?

Interested in case studies of a successful chrome extension? Check out our full list of success stories.

1. Softonic is the place to discover the best applications for your device

Softonic is the place to discover the best applications for your device, offering you reviews, news, articles and free downloads. Welcome to your app guide!

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2. Keepa

Amazon price history charts, price drop alerts, price watches, daily drops and browser extensions.

Website traffic: 3.41M/month

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Learn more about starting a chrome extension:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a chrome extension?
-> Pros and cons of a chrome extension

Need inspiration?

-> Other chrome extension success stories
-> Marketing ideas for a chrome extension

Other resources

-> Profitability of a chrome extension

4. blog.google

Discover all the latest about our products, technology, and Google culture on our official blog.

Website traffic: 4.57M/month

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5. Teleparty

Website traffic: 9.66M/month

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6. The Chromium Projects

Home of the Chromium Open Source Project

Website traffic: 2.15M/month

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7. Scener – Watch Netflix and more with friends

Watch shows and movies synced together and hang out over video chat

Website traffic: 2.83M/month

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8. Screencastify

Screencastify is the leading screen recorder for Chrome. Install the extension to record, edit, share videos, and create video assignments in seconds.

Website traffic: 890K/month

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9. Touch VPN

Website traffic: 1.77M/month

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10. RoPro

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11. T.LY

Free URL shortener to create short URLs to track, brand, and share short links in one simple click

How much they make: $31.2K/year
Where they're located: Seattle, WA, USA
How much did it cost to start: $50
Current team size: 0
Website traffic: 1.45M/month

I Built A URL Shortener Tool With 350K Active Users [Side Hustle]

T.LY is a simple URL shortener and link management tool that has over 8 million short URLs and has tracked over 80 million clicks, with a browser extension (https://t.ly/extension) having over 350,000 active users and making over $2,600 a month.

About
Tim started T.LY almost 5 years ago
Revenue
Tim grew the business to $2.6K/month
Costs
It cost Tim $50 to start the business
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12. Mailbutler GmbH

Mailbutler helps professionals and teams manage emails 10x smarter to get meaningful work done. Start your free trial today!

Where they're located: Berlin
How much did it cost to start: $400K
Current team size: 25
Website traffic: 50K/month

13. Extensionizr

Extensionizr helps you create the basis for your own awesome chrome extension. Use Extensionizer to quickly select the settings you want, and generate an chrome extension boilerplate.

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14. Library Extension

The #1 Browser Extension that lets you instantly see book and eBook availability from your local library

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15. ScribeUp

Never get caught with an unwanted subscription bill again

Where they're located: Cambridge, MA, USA
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 1

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16. GMass, Inc.

GMass allows you to easily schedule emails, send out mass emails and mail merge campaigns and more with Gmail! Click here to learn about more features!

How much they make: $5.4M/year
Where they're located: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Current team size: 1
Website traffic: 710K/month

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How I Launched A $200K/Month Gmail Mail Merge Tool

GMass, an email marketing platform that allows users to send cold emails and email marketing campaigns with Gmail, has attracted over 500,000 user signups, including major tech companies like Uber, LinkedIn, and Google, and now generates over $200K in monthly recurring revenue through a successful content marketing strategy and focused ad spend.

About
Ajay started GMass, Inc. over 8 years ago
Revenue
Ajay grew the business to $450K/month
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17. CrankWheel

Sell more and increase website ROI by using inside sales software for Screen Sharing, Instant Demos and Phone Conferencing

How much they make: $374K/year
Where they're located: Reykjavik, Iceland
Current team size: 3
Website traffic: 50K/month

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How I Launched A $31K/Month Screensharing For Sales Teams App

CrankWheel is a screen-sharing solution for sales teams, founded by Icelandic entrepreneur Jói Sigurdsson and his co-founder Gilsi, with $370k ARR earned and a "best B2B SaaS startup" pitching win at SaaStock, utilizing "lean startup" methodology and implementing a "land and expand" strategy to attract and retain customers.

About
Jói started CrankWheel over 9 years ago
Revenue
Jói grew the business to $31.2K/month
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18. Gikken

We make award-winning apps for iOS and Mac, and browser extensions: Mate Translate, Artpaper, Reji, Tokens, and Breaks for Eyes.

How much they make: $224K/year
Where they're located: Berlin, Germany
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 1

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How We Started A $18K/Month App And Browser Extensions Development Business

Gikken is a small, profitable European company founded by Alex that makes browser extensions and apps used by 800,000 people every month, with their flagship product, Mate Translate, generating around $18,000 a month, but monetizing their user base better is their top priority for the next year.

Revenue
Alex grew the business to $18.6K/month
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19. Browserless

Headless Chrome service provider for all your browser needs. Run on our infrastructure or yours.

How much they make: $600K/year
Where they're located: Portland, Oregon, USA
How much did it cost to start: $500
Current team size: 0

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How I Built An Automation Tool For Developers And Grew It To $28K/Month

One-person SaaS business browserless allows users to automate tasks with a web browser, generating about $28,000 in sales for the month of September, and gained traction through blogging and supporting customers one-on-one.

About
Joel started Browserless over 6 years ago
Revenue
Joel grew the business to $50K/month
Costs
It cost Joel $500 to start the business
Read by 7,840 founders

20. COLDINBOX

Quickly Send Automated LinkedIn Messages That Convert Your High Value-Prospects Into Leads And Then Customers Without Having to Spend $$$ in Advertising!

How much they make: $420K/year
Where they're located: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Current team size: 0

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How We Launched A $35K/Month Tool To Send Bulk LinkedIn Messages

Two entrepreneurs developed Coldinbox, a bulk LinkedIn messaging tool that assists B2B business development managers in converting high-value prospects into leads and customers, resulting in $35,000 in monthly profits.

About
Arthur started COLDINBOX about 4 years ago
Revenue
Arthur grew the business to $35K/month
Read by 13,246 founders

21. Grammarly

Millions trust Grammarly’s free writing app to make their online writing clear and effective. Getting started is simple — download Grammarly’s extension today.

How much they make:
Where they're located: San Francisco, California, USA
Current team size: 1057

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22. Honey

Honey is a browser extension that automatically finds and applies coupon codes at checkout with a single click.

How much they make:
Where they're located: Los Angeles, CA, USA
How much did it cost to start: $100K
Current team size: 442

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23. QuillBot

QuillBot's paraphrasing tool is trusted by millions worldwide to rewrite sentences, paragraphs, or articles using state-of-the-art AI.

How much they make:
Where they're located: Chicago, IL, USA
How much did it cost to start: $1K
Current team size: 67
Website traffic: 13.6M/month

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24. Write.as

Simple writing platform built to preserve and spread your words. Start writing and publishing now — no signup required.

How much they make: $34.8K/year
Where they're located: Washington D.C., Washington, D.C., USA
Current team size: 1
Website traffic: 2.4M/month

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How I Built A $2.9K/Month Focused Writing & Blogging Platform

Founder of Write.as, Matt Baer, shares his journey of building a suite of integrated creative tools, including a writing/blogging platform, photo-sharing tool, and submission management system, which host over 75,000 sites and power hundreds of independent WriteFreely sites across the web, with revenue growing by 200% year-over-year since launching paid plans.

About
Matt started Write.as over 9 years ago
Revenue
Matt grew the business to $2.9K/month
Read by 7,053 founders

25. SkyVerge, Inc.

How much they make: $4.2M/year
Where they're located: Remote, Oregon, USA
Current team size: 32
Website traffic: 110K/month

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How We Started A $350K/Month Business Developing Software Tools For Ecommerce Brands

SkyVerge, a software company, has grown rapidly with revenue of $350,000 per month, over 100,000 eCommerce customers, and a globally distributed team of 30 people, all through starting with consulting projects and building focused and solutions-based products, acquiring small products from other developers, and focusing largely on content marketing and providing excellent customer support.

About
Max started SkyVerge, Inc. about 11 years ago
Revenue
Max grew the business to $350K/month
Read by 35,970 founders

26. OneUp

Schedule and automatically repeat your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. Schedule images with our Chrome extension, bulk upload post, and auto-post via RSS feeds

How much they make: $1.2M/year
Where they're located: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Current team size: 4
Website traffic: 230K/month

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How Davis Baer Used Unorthodox Marketing To Reach $1,000 MRR

OneUp is a social media scheduling tool that helps businesses make more money by automating time-consuming tasks, allowing you to schedule Google My Business, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn posts, with the unique feature of allowing for posts to be set on repeat automatically.

About
Davis started OneUp over 8 years ago
Revenue
Davis grew the business to $100K/month
Read by 6,716 founders

27. Fantôm Agency

We substantiates ROI & sustainable growth. We frame sales funnels, optimize conversion rates across various channels & become your partner in scalability.

How much they make: $300K/year
Where they're located: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Current team size: 1

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My Story On Building My Own $8K/Month Digital Advertising Agency

Fantôm Agency founder Luis Camacho shares how he built his digital advertising agency from scratch, focusing on helping mid-to-late stage SaaS companies scale through paid advertising channels and generating around $8,600 per month without significant overhead costs.

About
Luis started Fantôm Agency about 6 years ago
Revenue
Luis grew the business to $25K/month
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28. WeHero

WeHero gives companies the solutions to accomplish their social mission through powerful giving and volunteer programs to create a better culture, a better brand, and a greater social impact.

How much they make:
Where they're located: San Francisco, California, USA
Current team size: 2

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29. RatePunk

Hotel price comparison

How much they make: $600K/year
Where they're located: Vilnius, Lithuania
How much did it cost to start: $5K
Current team size: 20

How We Created A Chrome Extension & Hit The Top Of The App Store

Travel-tech startup RatePunk created a browser extension that compares hotel prices across different booking websites for free and achieved over 3,000 installs within a few weeks of launch, while learning valuable marketing lessons from social media platforms, micro-influencers, and online communities.

About
Justin started RatePunk over 2 years ago
Revenue
Justin grew the business to $50K/month
Costs
It cost Justin $5000 to start the business
Read by 5,143 founders

30. Closet Tools

Closet Tools: Automatic sharing, following, and growth on Poshmark. Try a free 7-day trial today.

How much they make:
Where they're located: New York, NY, United States

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31. BuyLo

How much they make: $120/year
Where they're located: Boston, MA, USA
How much did it cost to start: $2K
Current team size: 1

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Pivoting From A Cheap Flights Website To A Money Saving Browser Extension

GetBuyLo.com co-founder Ju Li discusses the pivots their team had to make to build a browser extension that scrapes flight prices in real-time and finds users a lower price on the same flight, including lessons learned about moving forward with a customer-first mentality.

About
Ju started BuyLo about 3 years ago
Revenue
Ju grew the business to $10/month
Costs
It cost Ju $2000 to start the business
Read by 4,694 founders

33. /ai

Invisible AI assistant

How much they make:
Where they're located: Kyiv, Ukraine
How much did it cost to start: $30
Current team size: 0

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34. Eightify

Generate summaries of YouTube videos quickly and easily with Eightify AI ChatGPT. Our Chrome extension lets you access a summary of YouTube videos and quickly find main points. Try it now and get the most out of your YouTube videos.

How much they make:
How much did it cost to start: $23K
Current team size: 3
Website traffic: 6.6M/month

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35. Baxter Inc.

How much they make: $12K/year
Where they're located: West Palm Beach, FL, USA
How much did it cost to start: $50K
Current team size: 1

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How A Non-Technical Founder Started A Profitable Chrome Extension For Gmail

A case study on the founder of Baxter, a browser extension that helps Gmail users organize their inboxes by unsubscribing from newsletters, deleting unneeded emails, and automatically labeling and organizing emails, which generated over $1,000 in monthly recurring revenue in just nine months and successfully acquired an existing Gmail Unsubscribe extension to drive organic user growth.

About
Alec started Baxter Inc. over 2 years ago
Revenue
Alec grew the business to $1K/month
Costs
It cost Alec $50000 to start the business
Read by 1,285 founders