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Hide My Ass Web Proxy: Free Chrome Proxy Extension

We use Proxy websites and tools to surf the web anonymously and hide our I.P. address. Sometimes it is also used to bypass location or IP based filter on servers.

As you know that Proxy services changes our IP address which helps us to hide our real IP address from the websites. There are many online proxy websites are available which allow users to surf the web with some fake I.P. without charging a single penny. Only we need to go to the proxy website and enter the URL which we want to access.

But there is a nice Google Chrome proxy Extension, Hide My Ass addon which adds this proxy service to Google and Chrome and thus allows users to change their IP address anytime without going to a separate page for proxy.

How to use Hide my ass Chrome Addon

First of all dowload Hide My Ass! Web Proxy to your chrome browser. After installing this extension, you will see an h icon on the tool bar and it will redirect you to the hidemyass extension settings page.

This settings page allows users to select the proxy services and servers. There are various proxy services and servers are available to choose. After selecting the options, simply save the settings.

Whenever you wich to access a website with the help of proxy, open a blank tab and click on the h icon in the toolbar. When you click on the icon, it will pop up a box which asks for the URL you want to access and click on Proxy. Your URL will open with the I.P.  address from the server location you have selected.

You can also check your IP address from WhatIsMy I.P. service. First, go to the whatismyip from the normal connection and then from the proxy. You will see different IP in both cases.

One advantage of this service is that it does not open any kind of irritating pop-up ads.  If you are a regular user of proxy services, this useful chrome addon will surely help you a lot.

Download Hidemyass Chrome extension || Visit Hidemyass official site

Do you know about any other Chrome proxy extension which is out of the box and works great?

How to PassWord Protect Chrome Bookmarks?

Bookmarking is the way to save the important links on the browser for further visit. Almost all modern web browser support this feature. But Bookmarks accessible to all the users using your browser. Sometimes we do not want to show our saved links to all the persons. In this case, either we not links to another file or try to remember the website. Save links to another file is easy but not remembering.

For solving this problem, I will suggest you to use password to protect your bookmarks. If a user want to see the bookmark, Chrome will ask for the password. Now you can share your computer to any person without fearing of bookmark disclosure.

But how to add password to Bookmark because Google Chrome does not support for this feature? To add the password protect to bookmarks, you will have to install an extension called Secure Bookmark.

Secure bookmark Password protect Chrome Bookmarks

Go to Google Chrome Webstore and install Secure Bookmark extension to your browser. After installation, you will see a star icon in omni bar. Clicking on this icon for fist time will take you to a new page where you can set the password.

password protect bookmarks in chrome

When you wish to save bookmark in the password protected list, click on the star icon and then create a new bookmark button. Now save links to the list. Drag and drop also works for changing the location of a link in the list.

Secure bookmark

You will see three icons just above the list which can be used to perform some specific tasks.

  • First icon is for deleting the link from the list.
  • Second icon is for visiting the settings page
  • Third icon will sign off the extension and hide the list from other user.

Whenever you are going to give your system to other user, you should use sign off button to hide this list from other users. So next time when someone tries to access the bookmark list created by this extension, it will ask for the password.

Login to access Bookmarks

There is one important thing you must know about this extension is that there is no way for password recovery in this extension. So you must remember your password otherwise you will have to reset the extension and you will lose all your saved links.

This extension also works in incognito mode. But you need to allow this extension for incognito mode. For this go to Tools and then in extension tabs, Find Secure Bookmarks. Now, Tick the ‘Allow in incognito’ checkbox.

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