I’m always looking for and testing ideas that will save either time or money or increase my productivity. Google Chrome’s extensions are perfect for this – most of the time they do all three. Win-win-win! Here’s a link to the Google’s extension store; you might find some more that work for you.
This is my list of 14 all-time favorites that I use all the time . . . and they’re all free!
- Adobe Acrobat – Converts your current web page to an Adobe PDF file (Windows only).
- Bitly – Shortens, measures, and optimizes your links.
- ColorPick Eyedropper – Choose and match colors from a page on any website; provides the hex color to help you create your brand.
- Email Tracking for Gmail and Inbox – Determine which emails have been read, how long ago, and how many times.
- Font Picker – Find fonts on a webpage by hovering over the text.
- Full Page Screen Capture – Capture a screenshot of an entire page. Download as png or pdf.
- Grammarly for Chrome – Find your grammar errors as well as spelling, punctuation, and more. Even the best of us can overlook these errors – especially when proofreading our own work.
- LastPass – Saves your passwords and give you secure access from every computer and mobile device. A lifesaver for me!
- Loom – Capture, narrate, and instantly share videos for better, friendlier communication.
- OneTab – Converts all your open tabs into one tab. Saves up to 95% of memory.
- Pinterest Save Button – Pin anything to your Pinterest boards.
- Share link via email – Find an article you want to save or share and send it via your own email account with the article’s URL, the selected text, and page title.
- Video Speed Controller – Allows you to speed up, slow down, advance, and rewind the videos you want to watch but are too long.
- Web Inspector – Allows you to identify from a website a specific font, color, or image size.
Give one — or all of them — a try and see what you think. I’d love to know which ones work for you, and if you have a different favorite, please let me know in the comments below. And, you can read more Techie Tips right here.
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