Chrome Extensions That Make Your Life Easier

Chrome Extensions That Make Your Life Easier

Be it for work or everyday life, these Chrome extensions are here to save the day!

We all know how to navigate the internet, but is our way of doing it really the smartest? Often times when looking for one thing, we can easily get distracted or wind up looking through website after website with no luck. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer through these complications anymore—simply install Chrome extensions to streamline the way you browse the internet. Chrome extensions are small programs you add to your browser to extend its functionality. Now that you know what extensions are, here are five that we recommend that you try out. 

AdBlock

One of the universal facts that we all agree on—everyone hates seeing ads when they surf the internet. It is frustrating to see ads covering every square inch of the actual content you are looking for when you click onto a website. To get rid of these unnecessary distractions, you can use AdBlock. AdBlock prevents pop-up or cutaway ads, which you might commonly see on YouTube videos. If you are browsing a website that doesn’t work with AdBlock, you can simply disable it for that specific website. 

Grammarly

This recommendation comes from our personal experience with writing. Whether you’re writing mail, an article or a school paper, it is only natural that you might end up making some grammatical mistakes. To make sure you don’t miss any of these mistakes when proofreading your work, you can use Grammarly. Its basic version (which is free for anyone to use) can check spellings and placement of punctuation. Its premium version goes a notch above and can check your writing style, scan your document for plagiarism and give you easy-to-understand grammar lessons. 

Liner

Another extension great for anyone who is researching a topic is Liner. Liner is like a highlighter for the internet. It helps you highlight pages across websites and PDFs on both your mobile and desktop. If you use Liner to highlight the specific parts of a webpage or PDF, the person you share it with doesn’t have to go through the entire page to find the section you are referring to. Liner also helps you search through other people’s highlights. So, for instance, if you type “What is a DAO” on Google, Liner will mark out articles that have been highlighted by its users and the highlighted sections within those articles. This helps you save time and find the best resources efficiently. 

The Great Suspender

So, you like to have over 20 tabs open when you are looking for certain information and have struggled to work with a sluggish device? The Great Suspender is exactly what you need. This extension frees up ‌memory that was being consumed by inactive tabs by automatically disabling them. Don’t worry, if you’re one of those people who have YouTube opened in the background playing music while you work, you can disable the extension for a tab playing audio. To retrieve any of the suspended tabs, you simply need to click on them. 

Buffer

Whether you are an entrepreneur trying to increase the reach of your product through social media or a social media manager curating content for your organizations, Buffer is definitely a must-try. Buffer helps you schedule social media posts on your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages. The Buffer Chrome extension allows users to pick any webpage they like and schedule a post for it. The free extension lets you connect to three social media accounts and schedule ten posts for the future. Depending on your specific needs, you can try out their paid subscriptions, which come with special features, such as the ability to connect to more social media accounts. 

If you are in the first few stages of your startup journey, you should utilize the time spent browsing the internet effectively, be it for research, social media work or drafting emails. We hope that some, if not all, of these Chrome extensions will be helpful to you. 

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