Browser Extensions for Chrome

According to W3School.com, Google Chrome accounts for 80% of web browser usage. Microsoft Edge is next best in a distant second at 6%, so it is safe to assume that most people are using Google Chrome these days to browse the web.

Do you know about “Extensions” that can help you be more productive, write better, and can even tell you what websites you regularly visit? A few can even help manage your time!

We’ve put together a list of a few extensions that may be useful throughout the workday.

  • Checker Plus for Gmail: Never open your email again. This plugin will notify you and allows you to check, monitor, and even view your emails right from your web browser. It not only alerts you when an email arrives, it can even read it out loud to you if you’re too busy to read the email. Great for those with disabilities as well.
  • Awesome Screenshot: The name says it all. This tool has a super simple, one-click method to grab a screenshot of whatever may be on your screen at any given time. It also acts as a screen recorder, features beyond a simple screenshot are included. They’ve been around for about ten years, so you can trust this one is very reliable.
  • StayFocusd: This extension has the ability to block websites that you tend to visit during the day that take up time out of your busy schedule (not to mention energy) allowing you to better focus while working. This extension allows you to block a website for a few hours, a few days, or even permanently.
  • Grammarly: Write like you know what you are talking about! This handy tool aids in spelling, style, and even tone as well as assisting you in removing your most cringe-worthy writing errors. It puts a red line under words that need fixing and then all it takes is one click to make the necessary changes for you. No need to type! Find the perfect way to express yourself and maintain professionalism in your writing.

If you are unsure on how to add an extension to Google Chrome, navigate to the Chrome Webstore – https://chrome.google.com/webstore. This will take you to a long list of options for you to choose from. There are also various user support topics to help you through the process. Have fun with your new extensions!

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