10 Best Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity
Chrome is the top browser in the world for a reason. It’s quick, reliable, and packs several of Google’s most powerful tools right into its core feature list. However, entrepreneurs might not realize that the browser has some nifty new add-on enhancements. Specifically, there are a lot of extensions designed to help you increase your productivity as an entrepreneur.
The list is long and different extensions are of varying quality, but we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 extensions to help you quickly customize Chrome to work for you.
You’re a business owner. You don’t have time to immediately stop and read every useful article you find, but if you keep scrolling you might lose it forever. Instapaper prevents that. Once you add it to Chrome, you can quickly save articles and web content to read when you have more time. It has a perfectly functional free tier and your saved content can be accessed from any other device.
If you’ve ever found it difficult to manage a project or share notes during a collaboration, Notion needs to be added to your Chrome extensions immediately. Notion allows you to take quick notes, share them with collaborators and you manage tasks and project goals from either end of the collaboration seamlessly.
3. Streak CRM
CRM is crucial for practically any business. It helps streamline your contact information, email campaigns, pipelines and more. Streak is one such software option that works with Gmail and it’s one of the most powerful CRM extensions available in this space.
As an entrepreneur, you have a lot of important data to protect and you’ll likely work in several different environments. PanicButton allows you to instantly close out of all your tabs while being able to restore them with the press of a button. This is great if you have payment information and other private details open on your screen when someone walks in for a quick chat.
5. Awesome Screenshot
You can only relay so much information via text. Awesome Screenshot will allow you to quickly and easily record your screen, take screenshots and send them to partners or clients to get your point across visually.
Toggl is a time and project management tool that can help you stay on track. It has a rich feature set and can even be used for hiring as your solopreneur business expands.
You’ll be creating a lot of social media content. Buffer allows you to create your content and schedule its uploading and buffering process to occur automatically.
8. Auto Text Expander
Auto Text Expander lets you save time as you type. You can pre-program keys or certain acronyms to automatically change to a much longer phrase. For Example:“CTA” (short for "Call To Action") can be programmed to automatically type out your entire call to action paragraph.
Keeping track of passwords is confusing and difficult, and if you lose one, you might get locked out of a key business tool. LastPass handles your password management automatically to ensure you always have safe, instant, reliable access to all of your accounts.
Finally, RAPPORTIVE lets you enter a contact's name into your browser and automatically find all of their social media profiles. This can help with networking and targeted marketing. Reminder: Use it wisely.