Virtually everyone uses Google Chrome to browse the internet. You’re likely no exception. But what you may not know is that you can extend the functionality of a standard installation by adding ‘Extensions’ to your toolbar that will make you more productive than ever.
Turn your browser into a productivity improvement machine with these apps. (Each quote is directly from their website.)
1Password – “…is a password manager that keeps you safe online. You want to use different passwords for every website, but it can be hard to keep track of them all.” And if you use this plugin you get robust, unhackable passwords that you never have to memorize. It’s not only efficient, but gives you huge peace of mind.
StayFocusd – “…helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.” You’ll thank us later for this one, but it can be an eye-opening and humbling experience at first.
Todoist – “Add websites as tasks: Add a blog post to your reading list. Save an item to your wishlist.” Basically, grab any content item you see and turn it into a to-do item for later. They categorize and organize your lists with the brilliant option of checking things off your list right from the browser.
Grammarly –To help tone down the voice in your head of your high school English teacher: “From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly helps you eliminate writing errors and find the perfect words to express yourself.” It drops a thick red line under any incorrect word or phrase and with a simple mouseover by you, it’s fixed. Super helpful!
Checker Plus – “Get notifications, read, listen to or delete emails without opening Gmail and easily manage multiple accounts.” A great companion for those that get a ton of email and are sick of opening and closing their email tab all day.
Being busy just got better. Once you get hooked on these 5, you’ll be excited for more. And there are plenty to choose from. Just do a quick search for “Chrome Extensions” and you’ll be presented options galore.