Chrome extensions vs. Themes vs. Apps

# of extensions over time

Extensions: Boost browser functionality

Extensions extend the functionality of the browser and the websites being viewed in it. They are usually in effect across all websites (though some are site-specific).

Themes: Customize browser appearance

Themes personalize the appearance of the browser by changing the color scheme and background. Themes also change the appearance of everything from the tabs to the scrollbar. However, unlike extensions, changing a theme does not change how the browser works.

Applications: Enhanced web applications

Chrome Apps like like standard web apps with slightly more permissions. They are in the process of being shut down, as Progressive Web Apps take over.

Break down by type
Number of extensions in each type
Extension 124,866
Theme 33,042
Application 16,724