If you’re a tech-savvy, you know why we need chrome extensions. Before moving forward, here’s what you need to know about Google Extensions (also called add-ons).
Google extensions are used to to make Chrome more powerful and better aligned with your workflow. There’s a host of specialized Chrome extensions that can help you get things done faster and improve your work performance dramatically.
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Don’t you ever get that freakin’ feeling, when all your brain can think of is- “Oh my God, all my data is being used up as fast as the bullet train!!”. Well, this infamous, brilliant chrome extension is there to save the day. Data Saver is free to download. It uses Google’s servers to compress website data before sending it’s displayed, which can lead to huge data savings. For privacy measures, web pages accessed through HTTPS or Chrome’s incognito mode are not compressed.
Like the name suggests, this extension is related to art. With the help of this add-in, you can easily have access to artful, social media-friendly captioned images which you can add to social network sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +, Twitter, Tumblr and a lot more.
Well, Pablo allows quick highlighting of text snippets and selection of images from local or online sources. You can then customize these with fonts, effects, and formatting to match the social media platform as per your choice.
Ever heard of an incredible package? Where you get all sorts of stuff together? If you haven’t, Blur is a great example.It works as a password manager, email anonymizer and credit card masker all rolled up into one convenient package in the Chrome extension. Yes! Unbelievable? There’s more it does.
Blur syncs your passwords across desktop and iOS devices for ease of use. Moreover, you can create and store strong passwords. Blur has another service, which is tracker blocking for a variety of web trackers. There’s more it offers in its premium version! Otherwise, the normal one is free to download.
Highly is a social sharing and highlighting app for quickly saving text snippets from your favourite articles or writers. Not only this, you can then quickly share those snippets through social media platforms, and even your contacts such as through email, iMessage etc. Users can organize their highlights, follow other users to view their public highlighted texts, and also, this is free to download.
You know when you’re working on something so important, but then decided to take a break by surfing on FaceBook or something? Well. If you do this, then you must know that sometimes, you get drifted away and spend hours taking your ‘short break’. If this is a problem for you, download Stay Focused. This productivity extension 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, seriously.
PushBullet is an Android application that allows extensive connectivity between any of your devices, whether that be smartphone to tablet, smartphone to a laptop, laptop to tablet, and so on. Through Pushbullet, you can send pictures, links, street addresses, notes and other files between any devices that also have the app.
Yes, it’s great. For example, you’re reading a web article on your desktop and suddenly you need to go. Well, you can use this add-in to simply push the webpage link onto your device.
Do you want all of the updated blogs you wish to see, in one page, one site? Well, Feedly is the knight in shining armour! It gives you specialised blogs on the genre that you choose, & update it every second. For example, if you subscribe to a blog…on Technology. Feedly will present the blog, in categories, and update it according to the website it has come from.
Wunderlist replaces the traditional Google logo on your default page with this to-do list. You can keep adding to-dos whenever you remember something, and those tasks you have completed can be checked off. Its capabilities are limited, but it’s still one of the widely used chrome extensions, as it’s easy to use, free to download, and does not have levels of complexity in it.
It gives you personalised categories, like Work, Movies, Shopping and more.
Do you get irritated with ads on your YouTube videos, or games? If you do, then this is definitely what you’re looking for. Yes yes yes! It does a great job of removing ads, even on YouTube and other videos too, without blocking browser performance. The extension provides a lot of customizable settings, and phishing and malware protection. Cheers.
It does more than what its name suggests. It’s like a box with free tools which keep a browser running smoothly without lagging and hanging. It also protects your online privacy. Not good enough? The extension enables easily deleting browsing history, deleting cookies, having no or little cache, and increasing the longevity of using many websites at one time.
Saving one of the best for the last, this extension is a gem. Have you ever received an email on, let’s say Friday, and you need to reply to it by Sunday? Instead of waiting, and waiting and eventually forgetting to send it, you can use this extension. Yes! It makes scheduling email delivery easy. With this extension, you can come back to important emails when you need to, send emails when it suits you, and be reminded of important tasks and messages. You can even be reminded to pay your bills on time. Therefore, it’s a gem of an extension. Its reliability and accountability make it as one of the top-rated applications on Chrome Store.
Thanks for reading! If you tried these add-ons then please send a review to google! Bye!