10 Most Useful Google Chrome Extensions
One of the most fascinating things about Google Chrome is its open source nature. Independent developers can develop apps that the public can use to enhance the browser and that’s what makes it the best. Here are some of the most useful Google Chrome Plugins around.
1. Earth View
This is one of the coolest extensions you will ever come across on Google. The way this extension functions is simple. Each time you open a new tab on your Google Chrome browser, the extension will pull up an amazing Google image and give you the option to download and use the image as your wallpaper. Besides that, if you are a nature enthusiast, you will be given the option to share the photo on Social Media. If you want this extension, you can get it for free in Google’s Webstore.
With the plethora of websites on the web requiring us to open an account for us to use them, storing and remembering your passwords from the head can prove to be a heck of a task on its own which is often stressful. Lastpass simplifies the process. One thing about Lastpass though is that it not only helps you store your passwords, it helps you in generating them. Since the generation process is done through the help of an algorithm, this means that the generated passwords are more secure and will also be unique and easy to remember.
White collar workers have to sit in front of a computer for obnoxious amounts of time, it’s a job requirement. If you are among one of those people, then I’m sure you’ll agree with me that staying focused on the job at hand considering the temptation of Social Media and countless news websites can seem like an impossible task. By using Stayfocusd, everything is made easier as you will be placed in a position to help you avoid such distractions.
4. Google Dictionary
This is one of the most Google Chrome Plugins available on the web. Sometimes, switching over to Dictionary.com or Google can take you time you would have used to be more productive with your work. This makes the Google Dictionary Extension convenient because it makes it quicker for you to find a definition. Instead of opening a new tab to find the definition, highlight the word and click on the dictionary icon that appears next to the browser’s URL field after installing the extension.
Whenever you are browsing the web, one of the most common things that will happen is coming across valuable information that will benefit you. If you don’t have a ready tool you can use to take up this information and make sure it sticks around forever, chances are you will just let it slip from your fingers just like anything else. However, when you are using the sidenotes extension with the Google Chrome Broswer, you will be in a position to jot down the notes without having to go through the trouble of jumping from tab to tab just to record down your notes.
Let’s say you are studying for a test but need to browse the web, Flashtabs comes to your rescue. This tool will enable you to study while being engaged in another task. With Flashtabs, every time you open a new tab, you will be shown a flashcard with information related to whatever you are learning forcing you to revise on the GO. No need to put off some of your tasks for study, multitasking is the order of the day.
I for one check my emails. In fact, I only open my email when it’s both convenient for me and when I’m bored. This is because I’m often bombarded with those emails from retailers promising promotions in their countless newsletters, it’s annoying. And note, when I say annoying, I’m not referring to the freebies being offered but the presentation. This Google Chrome Plugin however gives you access to those freebies and promotions on your own terms. Install the extension and hit the Honey button during checkout and a list of codes will appear alongside your shopping cart. It works with shopping sites such as Target, Victoria’s Secret, Amazon, and Macy’s, among others.
8. Boomerang for Gmail
If you want to schedule and be productive in managing your emails, then this Google Chrome Plugin called Boomerang for Gmail will prove useful and helpful in the long run. With the extension, you will be able to send emails at a later time, with preset choices ranging from a few hours to a month. If you want to get more specific, you can set your own custom time and date. It’s useful for remembering who you’ve emailed and when, since you can have a message boomerang back to your inbox if you haven’t heard a reply.
9. Just Not Sorry
Nevermnd the name, this Google Chrome Plugin is one of the most useful email plugins you will ever come across. When interacting via email, for you to command respect you have to be confident and capable. There are words that undermine what you are trying to say and this Google Chrome Plugin helps you appear more authoritative by striking off such words from whatever you write.
10. Tab Wrangler
This Google Chrome Plugin is pretty simple. One of the most counterproductive activities is having too many browser tabs open. To most people this is just a bad browsing habit. Tab wrangler helps you deal with that habit by automatically shutting down inactive tabs after a certain predefined time has elapsed helping you become more productive in the process. It’s an amazing tool to keep around.
What do you think of the above plugins? If you know of any more, please kindly feel free to share them with us.
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