16 Best Magento 2 & 1 Extensions You should Install Today (2020 List)

Magento is one of the most well-known E-commerce platforms known to man, some might argue it’s even the most well-known one. They won’t be far off either.

Even though Magento is so widely used by E-commerce entrepreneurs from all around the globe, many still find it somewhat complex, compared to Shopify for example.

We can agree that:

Magento is unique.

The fact that it has always been committed to keeping the platform open-source. This has given many indie developers the chance to completely re-shape the way people use the platform by crafting different Magento extensions.

What does this mean?

It means that now, all of you – Magento users are spoiled for choice.

There are a ton of free extensions & there are a ton of paid ones. This let’s E-commerce entrepreneurs have plenty of choices when it comes to getting the right tool for the job.

Now let’s dig in and help you find the tools you need to take your Magento store to the next level.

16 Best Magento Extensions

1. Google Analytics + by Fooman   (Freemium)

An obvious one. If you are running an online business, you’d like to know what’s going on with performance, right? Unless you are a crazy lunatic who’s just in for the crazy ride – then it’s fine – no analytics needed.

Most of you have probably heard about or have used Google Analytics. This means you are most likely aware of the imperfections it has (but hey, it’s free!).

Fooman’s GA+ extension for Magento stores is addressing this. It adds some much-needed improvements:

  • Filter reports by customer
  • First touch tracking
  • Track & compare multiple stores (subdomains) within the same account
  • It just makes it easier, clearer & better

Compatible with: Magento 2 & Magento 1

2. Yotpo (Freemium)

Just like us, our friends at Yotpo believe that the best marketers you could ever “hire” are your happy & loyal customers. Also, user-generated content is simply amazing.

You can easily connect your Magento store with Yotpo and start collecting customer reviews on the go! Those reviews can later be used to win over newcomers, to make doubtful customers buy again or to just show the world how cool you are! ?

Some Yotpo features:

  • Mobile friendly (which is a must nowadays!)
  • Turn great reviews into your next killer ad set
  • Social integrations
  • Send coupons to people leaving reviews

Compatible with: Magento 2 & Magento 1

3. Metrilo  (Paid)

Metrilo - retention

Our friends at Metrilo are dedicated to making your life as a Magento store owner easier, better & more profitable.
An all-in-one Analytics, CRM and Email marketing platform by definition, and retention platform by nature, Metrilo helps you acquire & retain users on autopilot. Probably the best bit about Metrilo is that it helps you easily put a face on customer profiles.

  • Some great features:
  • Powerful segmentation
  • Complete customer profiles
  • Out of the box analytics & reports
  • Email automation

Compatible with: Magento 2 & Magento 1

4. SimiCart (Paid)

Mobile is taking over the Internet, people download (and prefer) apps more than ever, so yes, maybe it’s a good idea to have your own mobile app.

SimiCart helps you do just that. It’s a complete solution that helps you build a powerful mobile app that is completely synced with your website.

It’s also quite easy:

  • Integrate the app with your website
  • Configure layout
  • Configure features
  • Publish to app stores
  • Multi-language & multi-currency
  • Control everything in your Magento backend.

Available for: N/A

5. OptiMonk (Paid)

Except for the ultra cute name, OptiMonk is among the best onsite retargeting solutions. It’s easy to use, it has loads of great features and it’s trusted by many, many Ecommerce entrepreneurs

Whether you need to generate leads, increase sales or simply to present an offer in a better way – OptiMonk can do it.


  • Easy drag ‘n’ drop editor
  • Great targeting and segmentation
  • Tons of Integrations
  • Tons of templates

Compatible with: Magento 2 & Magento 1

6. LiveChat  (Paid)

If you are selling anything online, you will also have people asking you all sorts of questions most of the time. To make this process easier, you will need to make communication as easy as possible.

What’s easier than live chat?

People already spend most of their time chatting with each other. Chatting with someone will also make them feel much closer to your brand! Live chat widgets are usually located on the bottom right of a website, so you’ve probably seen them around.

LiveChat is a Magento-centered chat tool for customer support, sales, etc. It’s designed to help you provide quick answers to customers and also deliver a personalized experience.

LiveChat features:

  • Customization of the chat widget
  • Analytics reports
  • Integrations with other essential tools
  • Visitor tracking
  • Feedback gathering
  • Mobile app

Compatible with: Magento 2

7. Social Login (Paid)

Social Media is a huge part of our digital lives and it’s becoming an even bigger part of it as days pass. Also, it’s no longer just Facebook or Twitter. People now spend their time on those two, plus LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram, Youtube, etc.

So creating yet another account for your store might turn a lot of potential customers off.

This is why you need a Social Login on your website. It simply takes a click and no new account is required!

Social Login for Magento gives you:

  • Ability to fully control the login button & customize it
  • Perfect functionality on all browsers
  • Easy to install
  • Multiple stores and languages supported

Compatible with: Magento 2

8. One Step Checkout by Amasty (Paid)

Amasty is a premium Magento Extensions builder and quite honestly, they are amazing. Focusing on their One Step Checkout, you need it, simply because people do not like long checkout processes. Each step is a chance for you to lose a potential sale.

Combining it all on one page (one step essentially) will definitely increase your conversion rate.

Some out of the box features:

  • Fully customizable checkout page design
  • Customer location autodetect
  • Google address autosuggestion
  • Mobile optimized

Compatible with: Magento 2 & Magento 1

9. Instagram feed by Elfsight  (Free)

Elfsight instagram 

It’s no news that Instagram is one of the Social platforms where people are engaging the most. The platform is a favorite for many & its visual appeal certainly can help you business-wise too.

Elfsight’s Instagram feed widget will allow you to:

  • Display unlimited combinations of sources (hashtags, public profiles, locations,etc.)
  • Full control over image size
  • Mobile-friendly feed
  • Design configurations
  • Individual style customization of elements

Compatible with: Magento 2 & Magento 1

10. Stripe Payment system (Free)

You have a Magento store – great!

It would be nice if you can also get paid by your customers, right?

Stripe is one of the most widely used payment solutions out there at the moment.

What you get with Stripe:

  • Tokenization + Saved card
  • Secure Iframe Payment
  • Subscription management
  • Authorization and Capture
  • Bitcoin support
  • 130 currencies supported

Compatible with: Magento 2& Magento 1

11. Algolia site search  (Free)

People use search all the time, they need information and they need it fast.

Algolia is arguably the fastest and most solid search experience available for Magento. It delivers the right information – right away.

Algolia site search features:

  • Relevance and synonyms ranking system
  • Find as you type functionality
  • Analytics
  • No coding needed

Compatible with: Magento 2

12. Nosto Personalization (Free)


These days, it’s all about personalizing user experience. Nosto leverages big data analytics to automatically predict the best products and offers for each individual customer based on constant real-time analysis.

Customers are sometimes not sure which product to choose, so let algorithms help them out, while you just sit back watching the conversions piling up.

Except for 1:1 product recommendations, Nosto also offers:

  • Onsite content personalization
  • Segmentation
  • Onsite pop-ups
  • Personalized emails

Compatible with: Magento 2

13. PCA Predict (Free)

Data accuracy is always essential. Especially when it comes to customer data like delivery address or billing address.

After all, you’d like to ship your products to the correct place, right?

Sometimes people make typos when filling out their addresses, sometimes someone just wants to have a bit of fun at your expense by filling out non-existing addresses.

PCA predict helps you tackle this:

  • Speed up address entries
  • Instant verification of customer details
  • Improves delivery success rates
  • Faster checkout process

Compatible with: Magento 1

14. TaxJar (Paid)

TaxJar Magento

“Spend time on your business. Not sales tax” – TaxJar

This pretty much nails it. Nobody wants to spend hours calculating sales tax, etc. They will automate all this + reports and fillings for you so you can spend time on implementing your business ideas.


  • One-click integration with Magento
  • Always on time – automated fillings
  • Instant reports
  • Discounts, coupons, etc. are supported and accounted for too

Compatible with: Magento 2

15. Blog pro by Amasty (Paid)

I already mentioned how awesome Amasty is, right? So, they can hook your Magento store with almost anything it might ever need – also with a blog!

Content marketing is booming today. Blogging has become an essential for almost any business now. It’s about time you start too!

Blog Pro’s features:

  • No recurring costs
  • Rich design options
  • SEO optimized
  • Content caching
  • Comments section to help you gather feedback

Compatible with: Magento 2

16. Subscription & Recurring Payment (Paid)

Subscription-based models have become insanely popular among E-commerce businesses nowadays. It’s also a convenient option for customers in most cases.

Recurring payments are sometimes a bit of a headache to set up & follow. Aheadwork has created a Magento extension that tackles exactly that.


  • Smooth integration
  • Can be set up as your default checkout option
  • Can have trial subscriptions
  • Helps you reduce payment failures

Compatible with: Magento 2

OK, that’s great, but how do I install Magento 2 extensions?

We recommend you to watch this video by Opace:

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