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The Google Chrome Web Store seems like a disaster to me. I cannot make sense of it.

How can you sort extensions by popularity? By rating? By amount of downloads? By newest? By recently updated?

Am I completely overlooking something?

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions

  • You have feature to sort by rating but not by others – pun Dec 8 '15 at 2:10
  • How does the sort by rating work? I sort by 'Developer Tools' and on the first page I see "Capture webpage screenshot" with 12148 reviews which is about ten spots behind "CSS shapes editor" with 66. How does that even work? If I give an extension with a zero reviews a five star rating it gets bumped to the number one spot? – winchendonsprings Dec 8 '15 at 2:17
  • I know its a little skewed but it has been like that for some time now. See this – pun Dec 8 '15 at 2:34
  • Last week the Firefox team was doing an AMA on reddit. I should have mentioned they have a serious leg up up – winchendonsprings Dec 8 '15 at 2:48
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There isn't much to do, but here's the little things that you can do:

  • By rating (1):
    • You can filter by the rating - set the low limit of starts for your results.
  • By recently updated (2):
    • Recently updated as stated by Google, we can't know if there's more behind it. I guess (from what I see), that's actually "recently updated popular extensions".
  • Popularity (3):
    • I think the closest would be the Editor's Picks section. Those are usually good and popular apps/extensions, and the fact that they're being picked also boosts them.
  • Newest:
    • Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be possible. Maybe if there's a feed of updates from the Web Store you can get this information from there.
  • Downloads:
    • Not really an option, though I think it can be known (more or less) by the other parameters (rating, featured, editor's picks etc.)

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