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8 Best Chrome Extensions for YouTube Creators 2023

Check out the best Chrome extensions that help YouTube video creators save time, optimize their channel and videos, plan content, and earn more subscribers.v

January 31, 2023
8 Best Chrome Extensions for YouTube Creators 2023
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8 Best Chrome Extensions for YouTube Creators 2023

As a YouTube creator, you need to juggle dozens of accounts for tools and apps.

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, we’re right there with you. Thankfully, there are Google Chrome extensions to save you time and effort without having to leave your web browser. Some of them even work within YouTube itself—to help you upload, edit, and optimize your videos as efficiently as possible. 

In this post, we’ll look at eight of the best Chrome extensions for YouTube creators. Before you shout, “Smash that like button!” check out this list to see which extensions can make your life easier and how.

8 Best Chrome extensions for YouTube creators

Once you try these top-rated Chrome extensions for YouTube Creators, we’re convinced you won’t look back.

1. TubeBuddy

TubeBuddy is a must-have Chrome extension for YouTubers. Its free plan includes keyword and tag research tools, channel analytics, a comment word cloud analyzer, and a demonetization audit, among dozens of other helpful features. 

The Pro plan also comes with bulk editing and uploading features that help you save time while maximizing your content output.

Used for: Managing your YouTube channel from your browser

Top features: 

  • Quick Links menu for easy YouTube account navigation
  • Quick Edit toolbar for editing videos in a playlist (without having to click My Videos every time)
  • Tag rankings to see how high your video ranks in the YouTube search results for each keyword
  • Demonetization audit to avoid keywords that might trigger demonetization

Pros: 

  • Conveniently research and add tags
  • Bulk processing (Pro plan and up) is a huge time saver
  • Robust keyword research tool

Cons: 

  • Bulk update and video editor requires a paid plan
  • Having multiple channels requires multiple TubeBuddy accounts

Pricing: A free plan and extension are available. Paid plans start at $5.99 per month. There’s also a 50% off coupon for channels with less than 1,000 subscribers.

TubeBuddy’s paid plans offer video scheduling tools. Our guide on how to brainstorm three months of content can help you plan how to fill your content calendar.

2. Jasper

Many successful video creators use scripts, but jotting down your talking points isn’t always easy. Jasper helps by taking your video title or topic and your preferred tone of voice and crafting a full outline with the click of a button.

You can also use Jasper to help you write engaging video descriptions, summarize your videos, and those oh-so-important video titles.

Used for: Easily crafting YouTube video scripts, descriptions, and titles

Top features: 

  • Multiple templates for crafting video titles, scripts, hooks, topic ideas, and descriptions
  • Jasper Art uses the power of AI-generated art to create unique images for thumbnails
  • Jasper’s recipes (prebuilt workflows) let you create custom AI-generated outputs that fit your needs
  • Works wherever you need it, including YouTube, Google Docs, and more

Pros: 

Cons: 

Pricing: The Jasper Chrome extension and web dashboard are free to try for five days. Paid plans start at $29 per month for 20,000 words. 

3. Keywords Everywhere

Have you ever wished you could peek into Google’s mind to understand how it ranks YouTube videos? The Keywords Everywhere SEO tool lets you do just that. It gives you a full view of SEO-related metrics, including how hard it is to rank with a certain keyword, estimated organic traffic, and related keywords. 

You can also use it in YouTube to see video insights and tags, search engine metrics, and search insights.

Used for: Keyword research, anywhere

Top features: 

  • Extensive SEO information to help you identify and expand on your keyword set
  • Search Insights Widget showing the top-ranked YouTube channel, max and average views, and more
  • Tag Widget helps you dive into video tags, while Trend Chart shows you trending search volume for a particular keyword

Pros: 

  • Low-cost SEO research wherever you need it
  • Low, pay-as-you-go pricing for those who need more in-depth analytics
  • YouTube-specific keyword and tag analysis

Cons: 

  • Lacks in-depth keyword analysis, especially with the free plan
  • Must be manually disabled to avoid using credits

Pricing: A free plan is available. Paid plans start at $10 for 100,000 credits. 

Did you know that keywords can give you insight into who your viewers are? Knowing what keywords to use also helps you optimize your YouTube video titles so they stand out from the rest.

4. vidIQ Vision

If it’s time to get serious about the future of your YouTube channel, vidIQ is one extension you shouldn’t miss. The free Chrome extension helps you look behind the curtain at analytics for yourself and competitors. 

vidIQ also has its own optimization score that lets you know if a video is likely to get promoted in YouTube search, related videos, and more.

Used for: Optimizing your videos and gaining more views

Top features: 

  • Channel Audit and vidIQ score create a clear picture of your videos’ performance
  • Tells you if your video has been shared on Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit
  • Average Watch Time for your videos—and your competitors’ videos—helps you spot viral videos and know what topics and themes to double down on

Pros: 

  • Free plan comes with lots of competitor research tools
  • Channel Audit helps you spot and fix issues
  • All plans get access to vidIQ YouTube Academy

Cons: 

  • No keyword export feature
  • Requires payment for access to full YouTube SEO toolkit

Pricing: The vidIQ browser extension works with the free plan. Paid plans start at $7.50 per month. 

5. Loom

If your goal on YouTube is to teach others, then check out Loom. It’s a screen recorder that records your webcam at the same time—perfect for adding your face to a walkthrough video guide. Bonus: If you’re a teacher, you can use the free Loom for Education plan.

Used for: Recording your camera and screen at the same time

Top features: 

  • Includes a library where you can store and organize all your Loom recordings
  • Privacy settings let you set videos to public or private
  • Loom library allows you to upload videos to store all your content in one place

Pros: 

  • Records in 720p, 1080p, 1440p, or 4k HD quality (for desktop)
  • Videos stored in organizable Loom library
  • Removes “ums” and “ahs” from recordings

Cons: 

  • Free plan only allows five minutes per video
  • No Loom library search with free plan

Pricing: Free plans are available. Paid plans start at $15 per creator per month, and a 14-day free trial is available.

Even instructional videos, like those created with Loom, need compelling headlines. So don’t slack on it and try Jasper’s YouTube Title Generator to optimize your headlines for free.

6. Scribe

If you need to turn your YouTube video walkthrough into a blog post, Scribe can help. This extension automatically creates a step-by-step guide based on where you clicked and what keyboard shortcuts you typed while it recorded you going through the steps. It pulls instructions and creates screenshots all in one go, saving you precious time.

Used for: Transcribing and visualizing walkthrough guides

Top features: 

  • Automatically turns your video into a thorough guide, complete with screenshots and detailed steps
  • Auto-redact and editing features let you remove sensitive info from screenshots and add your own annotations
  • Turn pages into templates to reuse in future videos

Pros: 

  • Quickly turns videos into step-by-step guides
  • Allows you to edit out unnecessary clicks
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use interface

Cons: 

  • Free plan doesn’t work on desktop
  • Some key features require paid plan

Pricing: The Basic plan and Chrome extension are free. Paid plans start at $29 per user per month. 

7. Video Downloader Plus

Are you trying to grab online video footage to use in your edit? Video Downloader Plus lets you easily download MP4, MOV, MPG, and several other formats from anywhere on the internet. (Well, except YouTube, because YouTube doesn’t allow video downloads.) Compatible platforms include Vimeo, Twitch, and Vevo.

Used for: Downloading video footage to use in your own YouTube videos

Top features: 

  • Lets you download videos with one click of a button
  • Allows you to download footage in SD, HD, and 4k
  • Saves videos for later in your account

Pros: 

  • Fast downloads
  • Multiple video file types supported
  • No payment required

Cons: 

  • Some issues with corrupted downloads

Pricing: Video Downloader Plus is free.

8. Web clippers

The last one on our list isn’t actually a single extension, but a whole category of them—web clippers. If you use a note-taking app to plan out your video ideas, outlines, and scripts, a web clipper could be a lifesaver. 

Web clipper extensions, typically integrated with your note app of choice, let you clip content from around the internet and store it in your notes. Evernote, Notion, and Microsoft OneNote all come with their own web clipper Chrome extensions. You can clip photos, text, and videos, and include any notes about the clipping you want to save.

Used for: Clipping new video ideas without manually copying and pasting

Top features: 

  • Lets you quickly save web pages, PDFs, videos, and images to your notes app
  • Organization features let you store your clipped notes where you want them
  • Enables you to annotate your clippings with highlights and notes

Pros: 

  • Ability to quickly clip almost anything on the web
  • Clips can be sorted and organized with your existing notes and ideas
  • Ads and site navigation removed from clips

Cons: 

  • Limited number of note apps with web clippers

Pricing: Extensions are typically free, but you’ll likely need an account with a note-taking app such as Evernote, Notion, or OneNote.

Use your clippings with Jasper to come up with new video content ideas in a snap. Take notes with a web clipper to hone in on a topic of interest, such as clipping an article about baking donuts. Then, share that topic with Jasper’s Video Topic Ideas generator to brainstorm multiple video ideas all at once.

Maximize your impact with the right tools

We have to admit, one of the best parts about these browser extensions is that each one offers a free plan or trial. Whether you’re a new content creator who hasn’t figured out how to monetize your channel yet, or you just want to take some new tools for a spin, you can try any or all of these extensions risk-free.

And even if you’re an experienced YouTuber with a Silver, Gold, or dare we say Red Diamond Creator Award, Jasper’s AI marketing tools can still lend you a helping hand. From its Video Script Outline generator to TikTok Video Captions tool, Jasper has a full suite of video creator tools that help you save time and effort. Sign up for a free trial and find out how easy it is to plan, create, and optimize your videos with Jasper.

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Austin Distel
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Austin Distel is the Sr. Director of Marketing at Jasper, your AI creative assistant. He's also an Airbnb superhost in Austin, Texas. You can follow Austin's adventures around the internet and the world at distel.com.

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