Productivity seekers, rejoice! We’ve compiled a list of our top five Google Chrome extensions that can help increase your productivity on the web. Take advantage of these extensions and watch your productivity soar.
It’s 2019, and password breaches are an unfortunately common occurrence. To combat hackers and alert you when your information has been compromised, Google created an extension called Password Checkup. Google’s newest extension helps you resecure accounts hit by data breaches. With the extension, you’ll receive an alert and a prompt to reset your password when you log into a site and enter a username and password that is no longer safe according to Google’s data breach records. Just change the login credentials used with the breached website and move on. Data breaches are a pain, but with Password Checkup, they’re a little easier to manage.
Meet the modern-day spell checker, Grammarly. But don’t be fooled, this Chrome extension does a lot more than your basic document spell check. Think of it as your personal writing assistant that helps minimize typos and grammatical errors when you type. Stop embarrassing yourself with comma splices in emails, misusing homophones in reports, or misspellings in tweets. Grammarly checks your writing in real time, and it gives you the option to add words to your personal dictionary that may not be recognized, too. Grammarly also sends you a personalized report once a week that contains personalized insights and performance stats. Best of all, it’s free!
Are your tab habits out of control? If so, you might benefit from the Tabs Outliner. This handy tool is part tabs manager, part session manager, and part personal organizer. This extension’s biggest draw is that it organizes all of your tabs in a neat list view. You can even annotate windows and tabs, add comments to them, and include to-do lists that correlate particular tabs or windows. If you need a break, you can also close and save your tabs to pull back up later. If you’re notorious for overloading your computer and causing your browser to crash, Tabs Outliner includes a feature that allows you to reopen all or just a few select windows or tabs that you may have lost in a crash. There’s no need to reload the tabs that you don’t care to reopen.
Todoist: To-Do list and Task Manager
Like making lists and checking things off? Todoist might be for you. This extension is a simple yet powerful task manager that helps you keep track of your own tasks, collaborate with your team, and gives you peace of mind that you’re not forgetting things during your day-to day. Todoist allows you to manage your tasks from your phone, desktop browser, tablet, and even offline. The 24/7 sync feature assures that your list is always up to date, so you never have to worry about missing another deadline. You can also make subtasks, task priorities, and subprojects, and collaborate with others on group tasks. You’ll get a notification when something is changed or checked off by a teammate, so you’ll always be informed.
Probably the most self-explanatory extension on our list, Adblock is exactly what it sounds like – an advertisement blocker. This extension blocks all those annoying pop-ups. It also makes sure that your Facebook and YouTube experience is free from ads as well.
So, go ahead, start browsing and increase your productivity with these awesome Google Chrome extensions. You’ll be glad you did!
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