Chrome Extensions vs. Themes vs. Applications

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Extensions: Boost browser functionality

Extensions extend the functionality of Google Chrome 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 Chrome 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 135,543
Theme 28,868
Application 17,656