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9 Chrome Web Store Extensions to make your working day easier!  

Google Chrome is currently the world’s most popular web browser. However, a lot of users still don’t use web browser extensions.

We recently investigated what web browser uses the most memory, and surprisingly Chrome came out on top. But why was this? It’s because Google Chrome is much more than an internet surfing program. Aside from features like a built-in web editor. Google Chrome can add extensions and applications to help day to day use. All accessible via the Google Chrome Web Store.

The Google Chrome Web Store is full of thousands of extensions to automate processes and increase productivity, regardless of what industry you work in.

So, to save you trawling through pages and pages of search results. We’ve put together a list of the 9 most useful Chrome Web Store Extensions that should make your working life easier.

  1. Grammarly

Topping our list is Grammarly, the extension that gives you the ability to write confidently and avoid embarrassing spelling mistakes.

Grammarly is a free Chrome extension that simply alerts you when spelling is incorrect, or grammar could be improved. Using powerful AI technology, Grammarly has helped over 15 million people to improve their writing.

Grammarly is so popular now, it even works across Gmail, Outlook and Facebook Messenger.

Click here to add Grammarly to your web browser.

  1. Honey

Not all extensions need to be beneficial to the working day. Honey is an extension that allows you to find and apply coupon codes when you shop online.

With hourly scans for new coupon codes, Honey is a brilliant option to have when you’re reaching the checkout of your favorite online shops.

Click here to add Honey to your web browser.

  1. Webroot

A few weeks ago, we posted a guide and video on how to install the Webroot extension for your web browser.

We still stand by its importance when using the internet in 2019. The Webroot extension actively scans and prewarns users before clicking on search results, protecting internet surfers from malicious links and unsafe sites.

Click here to add Webroot to your web browser.

  1. Boomerang for Gmail

Are you in a line of work where you are constantly waiting for decisions from suppliers, partners or even colleagues? Boomerang is a fantastic way to manage where you are with emails and contact recipients at the perfect time.

Boomerang works with Gmail and gives you the ability to delay sending emails, receive an alert if the email isn’t opened and schedule reminders for follow ups.

Click here to add Boomerang to your web browser.

  1. Convertio

Whatever your line of work, files always need to be converted. Whether it’s word docs to PDF, mov to mp4, png to jpgs – everyone always needs to convert.

So, rather than re-exporting a file to the desired outcome. Convertio provides an alternative.

Convertio is an online file converter that will strive to quickly convert anything you throw at it. Boasting a whopping 2500 different file outputs supported, you should find what you want.

Click here to add Convertio to your web browser.

  1. Todoist

Are you the type of person who is constantly making lists? Do you ever think about the amount of pen and paper you waste in a week?

Well, join the 10+million people who are creating digital to-do lists using Todoist. This extension plugs straight into your chrome web browser and allows you to instantly add tasks to your to-do list.

Better yet, it integrates with Gmail – so you can get timely email notifications if you haven’t achieved what you needed to by the end of your working day.

Click here to add Todoist to your web browser.

  1. LastPass

In the age of growing Cyber Security threats, it’s more important than ever to stay protected and keep your login data safe.

Lastpass is a free password manager which safely and securely stores all your login data so you can access it from any device. Lastpass also syncs your accounts and passwords to specific sites, also allowing you to option to attach PDFs, audio, images and more.

Click here to add LastPass to your web browser.

  1. Momentum

“Do more of what makes you happy”

Sometimes a simple quote can help give you the motivation you need to make it through a troubling day. Momentum turns your ordinary tabs into contemplation and reflection, providing a quote and accompanying calming backdrop.

Click here to add Momentum to your web browser.

  1. StayFocusd

Our final web browser extension is an easy one. StayFocusd.

StayFocusd is an extension designed to increase your productivity by restricting your time on certain ‘time-wasting’ websites. You are given an allotted amount of time to spend on specific websites, and when you exceed your time you are blocked from accessing that site!

You are also given the option of a ‘nuclear mode’ – where all of your favourite sites are blocked. Perfect when you need to focus and get the job done.

Click here to add StayFocusd to your web browser.

Hopefully, these web browser extensions can improve your working day. Read more about how choosing the right web browser can provide great benefits to your day to day work.

Next steps?

If after reading this you want to keep your business extra secure, we can suggest a wide range of security options. Then please get in contact with us on 02920 887 362 or send us an email at info@excellence-it.co.uk

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