The Internet is the quintessential feature of the Desktop PC (or any other gadget as a matter of fact). With the internet, you also require a good web browser to compile the codes and show them in the correct manner. Although there are plenty of web browsers out on the market Google’s Chrome Browser seems to be the most preferred. Today we will be talking about some of the Chrome Browser extensions which will increase your overall productivity and help you use the Internet in a much more creative way. We have already taken a look at some of the 10 best Chrome extensions to install – today in this post we take a look at those which improve productivity.
Chrome Browser Extensions to improve productivity
If you are someone who likes to work in a silent workplace, but the place you are working is a tidbit noisier, and you get distracted soon? Noisli is the best application to help you with; it will simply play a rainfall, fire crackling sound or birdsong which will make a virtual calm atmosphere. The extension does provide a built-in timer and text editor which will aim at helping you to get a bit more productive in case you need to note down something while working in a hurry.
2] Strict Workflow
This happens to be the best plugin in order to use your time as efficiently as possible. The Strict Workflow plugin happens to be setting a 25-minute timer for you to work and will let you have a break of 5 minutes. The plugin will block all the websites which are popular to be distracting you such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other. Although if you use YouTube or Facebook for some work, then you can personalize the application to your need.
If you are browsing for some research papers and you get to a website reading some attractive article or sharing the article on Facebook, then the StayFocusd app will remind you by restricting the access for some said period of time to the distracting and unproductive website. The plugin is configurable and will let you configure it according to your needs. The plugin supports time of the day when some websites are allowed while in the work time the websites are blocked. Download it here.
The extension provides the same functionality as does the Any.do web app and the mobile app does. This plugin helps the person to increase the daily input and outcome. The app lets you write reminders and different meeting agendas, tasks and notes that too while reading emails or reading websites. This app is also available on iPhone and Android and syncs with it easily. Download it here
This app works the best when it comes to running away from distractions this is just like a redirect system that will redirect the distractions to useful places. For Example, will redirect Facebook to Google hence you can become more productive with this application. The extension also shows you different types of quotes, and if it finds that you are on a page that is less productive and is distracting you, then it will immediately redirect you to something which is productive. Download it here.
This is just like the 3D touch feature of the iPhone, like when you will hard press on a link it will open in a Pop In Window same is with Hovercards, when you hover the mouse over a link it will open in a card which will be hovering over to the website you are currently on, and hence will make multitasking much easier. This will enable you to read the content of the next link too easily without changing the tabs and opening a new window.
7] Be Limitless
This application covers more than one feature and contains most of the information from the above-found plugins so you can keep just one plugin instead of 2 or 3 plugins mentioned above. The plugin allows you to add notes and the to-do list while working on the dashboard and you will be reminded of your goals and the events which are upcoming. It will even display a couple of motivational quotes.
If you have more than one extension, then it may become quite difficult to manage. This extension helps you to manage all the extensions you have. This will also give you a list of resources that are used by the extensions, so if your PC is slowing down while working, then you can use this extension or plugin to find the culprit. Download it here.
While working, we get many different interesting websites, articles and others but we soon exit it to save time, and then we don’t get them again. This situation can be saved by using the Pocket extension where you can see the popular article suggestions on your home page and will help you while you are taking a break. Download it here.
These are our Chrome Browser Extension picks to help you out and be more productive. Do let us know about your pick in the comment section below.
How do I optimize Chrome for productivity?
You can optimize Chrome in multiple ways to boost your productivity. You can use Google Chrome’s built-in text editor, open multiple pages in one go, make Chrome always open from where you left the last time, use the Quick Search feature, search your opened tabs, etc.
What is the best Chrome extension for students?
Google Chrome has a lot of extensions that are beneficial for students. If you are a student, you can use Chrome for studying. Grammarly is one of the popular extensions. You can install Grammarly on Chrome to make your Grammar better. Google translate Chrome extension lets you translate the selected text or page in your preferred language.
I hope this helps.
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