Make life more efficient with these top Google Chrome Extensions
It seems our days are getting busier and busier, and with summer just around the corner, we’re all itching to get as much done as efficiently as possible so we can head out and enjoy the sunshine.
But don’t worry, you don’t have to work harder – there are a whole host of tools to help you work more effectively.
Whatever your job may be, you’re sure to be using a web browser throughout your working day. Google Chrome is by far the most popular browser, and its plethora of useful extensions surely helps with its popularity.
With so many to choose from, we’ve rounded up some of the best Google Chrome Extensions that will make your life easier:
Chrome Remote Desktop
We’ve all experienced the panic of remembering you’ve forgotten to send a file to client that is saved on your computer – and that you definitely meant to save to your cloud.
With Chrome Remote Desktop, you don’t need to have a sleepless night. Simply install the Remote Desktop app on your Android device and the extension in Chrome, and once you’ve linked the devices, you can use your phone’s screen to control your computer.
Nothing will hamper your productivity more than getting distracted and wasting time on Facebook and Instagram.
As the name suggests, StayFocused aims to keep you concentrating on your work instead of the latest viral dog video.
StayFocused lets users restrict how much time you spend on sites like Facebook, by letting you set limits on the time you spend. If you have gone over the maximum time set for a specific site, you won’t be able to access it thereafter.
Cyber security is now a top concern for a lot of us, in our personal and professional lives. One of the best ways to increase our security against cyber threats is to have different passwords, but how are you supposed to remember them all? Especially as security-conscious companies regularly change their passwords.
Just install the LastPass Chrome Extension and it will store all your passwords for you, so all you need to remember is the master password to your LastPass account.
Accompany for Gmail
We send so many emails throughout the day, it can be hard to keep track of who’s who. However, Accompany for Gmail makes sure you always know who you’re talking to, with all the latest important information about the people you’re corresponding with.
It automatically pulls up bios, social media links, shared connections, recent interactions and any professional news so you’re not left wondering who exactly you’re talking to.
No, unfortunately, this Chrome Extension doesn’t provide you with a supply of tacos (although someone should really work on that idea)… the Taco Chrome Extension turns Chrome’s New Tab Page into a productivity centre.
It pulls tasks and notifications from over 40 Web tools and services, including Google Tasks, Trello and Asana, and organises a task list and marks off projects that have been completed, so you have everything you need in one handy page.