Most recruiters spend their day working directly in Chrome using Chrome Extensions to help find top candidates. But, is there a point where you can have too many extensions? In short, yes. New extensions come out every day in the name of productivity but the truth is, if you have too many productivity extensions there is no way to be productive. The trick is getting the organized before becoming an extension hoarder.  Here are The Five: Chrome Extensions to Mange Chrome Extensions:




How can you not like a Chrome Extension when it is called “NooBoss?” But that is just a bonus.  This tool does more than just get obtrusive Chrome Extensions out of the way. With NooBoss, you can also check the community tags for each extension, to see if it is worth downloading or not.nd tag it so others will know if it’s a good extension or not.You can also set rules for extensions so that they will be enabled only when you opened certain websites. For example, if the extension only works with LinkedIn, then “mute” it when you are not using LinkedIn.

Custom Chrome – Extension Manager

What I like most about “Custom Chrome” is that you can sort your extensions into various groups. Want to gather all of your extensions that find email addresses? Just click the plus button at the top and enter a name. Then you can click all of the extensions that you use for searching email. The next time you want to look for an email extension, you just have to select your list.


Extensity is probably one that you have heard of before. It sits right next to your address bar. You can disable or enable any extension right from the drop down list. I have noticed that some Chrome Extensions do not play well with others.  With Extensity, you can disable the problem app and enable it when you are done.

One Click Extensions Manager

With on click, you can use one button to show installed extensions -Click extension name to enable/disable this extension -Right click the extension name to uninstall the extension(with confirm) -Disable all extensions with one click -Open the extension’s options page by clicking gear icon after it’s name -Type in the search area to search the extension quickly



The core feature that the Extensions Manager provides is the ability to quickly enable or disable extensions, applications or themes in the browser which is different than the other tools listed on this page. It only takes two clicks, one on the extension icon and the second in the checkbox to enable or disable select extensions.


As you can see, there is hope for those of use that have too many Chrome Extensions! Once you use one of these tools to manage your extensions, you can download even MORE extensions. (But don’t get crazy!)

By Jackye Clayton

Jackye is an acclaimed thought leader and inspirational speaker on recruiting and DEIB topics. She brings years of experience recruiting across a variety of industries including tech, HR, legal, and finance. In her role as VP of Talent Acquisition and DEIB, she leads all related work at Textio, provides critical expertise to customers, and serves as a leading voice in the products Textio creates for the broader ecosystem. Jackye has been named one of the 9 Powerful Women in Business You Should Know by SDHR Consulting, one of the 15 Women in HR Tech to Follow by VidCruiter, and is on the Top 100 list of Human Resources Influencers by Human Resource Executive Magazine.