According to W3School.com, Google Chrome holds 80% of the browser market. Considering Microsoft Edge is next best in a very distant second at 6%, it’s safe to assume what most people are using to surf the Internet today, including you.
But did you know there are “Extensions” that can help you be more productive at work, write better sentences, and even tell you what websites you visit? Not to mention a few that can actually help manage your time?
We’ve put together a list of 4 useful add-ons you should check out today:
- StayFocusd: As the name implies, this tool blocks websites that you tend to visit during your workday that suck time out of your schedule (and energy out of your brain) so that you can focus on the task at hand. You can block some sites forever or just for certain hours of the day.
- Awesome Screenshot: Again, the name says it all. This tool has an easy, one-click method to capture a screen-grab of whatever’s on your screen at any given time. It doubles as a screen recorder, so you get features beyond a simple screenshot. They’ve been around for 10 years, so you can count on this one being reliable.
- Checker Plus for Gmail: Never open Gmail again. This handy plugin displays notifications and allows you to check, monitor, and read emails right from your browser. It will not only ding when an email arrives, but will read it out loud to you if you’re in the middle of something else. Great for those with disabilities as well.
- Grammarly: Write like Hemingway in no time. This grammar helper aids in spelling, style, and tone and assists you in eliminating your most cringe-worthy writing errors. It puts a visible red line under words that need fixing and with one click, it makes the edit for you. Nothing to type. Find the perfect way to express yourself and look like a pro at work.
If you’re not sure how to add an extension to your browser, simply navigate to https://chrome.google.com/webstore in your URL window and press enter. You’ll see an incredible list of options for you to choose from, along with various user support topics to help you along. Happy working!