Google Chrome is the most popular internet browser. Millions of people use it everyday, but many people don’t take advantage of the extensions available for Chrome. Extensions are applications that run in your browser and take some type of action while you browse. There are extensions that can do pretty much anything under the sun–from highlighting NoFollow links to helping you save articles to read for later.
In this post, we’ll look at the best Google Chrome extensions for business and how you can use them to be more productive, stay organized, and be a better business owner.
Top 5 Chrome Extensions for Business
1. Pocket for Saving Articles
Save articles that interest you for later with Pocket. When you come across (or StumbleUpon) an article you’d like to read but don’t have the time to do it now, just click the Pocket extension to save the article to your queue. Later, you’ll be able to access it from any of your devices: Smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer. This extension lets you carry your reading material in your pocket.
2. OneTab for Compiling Open Tabs
How many tabs do you have open right now? Wait, don’t answer that (for me, it’s 6). If you’re anything like me and keep several tabs open at a time, it’s weighing your computer down and endlessly distracting you. That’s what OneTab is designed to combat.
Just open the OneTab extension to take all your open tabs and compile them into a list that you can access later on, when you’re a little less multitask-y.
3. SimpleBlocker for Blocking Distractions
It’s tough to get work done when Facebook is beckoning to you and cat videos exist. SimpleBlocker helps you block out distractions that keep you from getting work done so you can focus on your priorities.
SimpleBlocker lets you block access to domains that you specify for a period of time. You could choose to block Facebook and Twitter from 8am-1pm, for example. Think of how your productivity could soar if you blocked all your distractions!
4. Google Page Analytics for Tracking Your Website
This extension is really handy for the analytic nerds among us. You can view the segments and criteria you specify for every page on your website using this extension–all without visiting Google Analytics. A window appears at the top of your screen with information about the page you’re currently viewing.
Keep in mind, this extension only provides GA information about websites you’re already tracking with Google Analytics.
5. Chrome Remote Desktop for Accessing Files Remotely
Ever left an important file at work, or needed an image that was stored on a different desktop? Chrome Remote Desktop enables you to access files from any of your registered desktops and makes sharing a breeze. Just download the extension on any desktop you’ll need to access files from and you’re ready to start.
Now that you can gather the articles you want to read all in one place for later, block out distractions, track and analyze your website’s progress easily, and manage all your desktops remotely, you’re ready to get back to business. What other Chrome extensions for business should we know about? What extensions are you using right now? We’d love to hear your comments.
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