5 Powerful Chrome Extensions to Boost Productivity
Confession: I have an addiction. I can’t pinpoint when it started exactly but it’s gotten so bad that I can’t control it. Worst part is, there isn’t any rehab for this. Every since my first time browsing the Chrome Web Store, I was hooked. Now I spend hours just browsing and adding apps and extensions. It’s so bad I have recovery sessions dedicated to deleting extensions I don’t use.
Any.DO is a to-do list dream come through. Very simply and effectively designed, this app puts a little icon in your address bar that let’s you add, view, remove or adjust any of the tasks you have listed under Today, Tomorrow, This Week or Later. It also helps you to group these tasks by folders you specify so you can view by date or project. Even more, it syncs across platforms automatically.
So you spent the last 2 hours just browsing around and now you have say, 36 tabs opened with random Cracked articles you really want to read. Only, it’s work time and you need to close these tabs to get on with your life. Sure, you could bookmark each of these tabs individually. But if more pressing matters call, Session Manager is what you need. One click and it saves all the open tabs that you can open again later on and it will be the same way you left it.
This app claims it’s ‘The Last Password You’ll Have To Remember’ and so far, its been true to its word. This intuitive application detects when you are entering a password and offers to store it for future use. You can choose whether it enters it automatically and it even has an AutoLogin feature for those who really hate to look at login screens. The thing I love most about it is it’s ability to remember varied logins for the same site – if you more than one Twitter or GMail accounts, for example, this can help you eliminate having to type in your login information to switch.
Want to actually be able to send an email by clicking on hyperlinked emails on a web page? Mailto: for GMail can help you with that. Most PCs are set to automatically open Outlook when you click on an email address but this extension makes your computer bring up a new ‘Compose Email’ tab through your default GMail account.
Web pages are becoming increasingly clutters with sidebards and headers and ads and so many other things that you don’t want distracting you when you’re simply trying to read an article or blog post. iReader is a very handy extension appears in your address bar whenever it’s functional on the page you are on. Click on it and you’ll open a white pop-up screen featuring only the main content on the page, including images.
This list is by no means exhaustive and I may share a few more extensions and web apps with you when I find some more that are just too good to keep to myself. Until then, share yours! Tell me which apps you like to use on Chrome to boost your productivity and get things done more efficiently.