Chrome extension categories stats

# of extensions by category over time

Chrome extension developer may select a primary category for their Chrome extension, but Google Chrome Web Store may automatically tag it under more categories. So, each extension may appear in one or more categories.

The most popular Chrome extension category is Productivity - which has 26.72% of all Chrome extensions. Most of the top extensions belong to the Productivity category. It also boasts having the most extensions with 10M+ users.

Out of 11 categories, only 10 categories have more than 1,000 extensions, and only 5 have more than 10,000 extensions.

Break down by categories
Number of extensions in each category
Productivity 45,501
Fun 16,626
Developer Tools 12,184
Social & Communication 10,436
Accessibility 10,433
Search Tools 5,628
Shopping 5,519
News & Weather 2,275
Blogging 1,978
Photos 1,247
Sports 974