Chrome browser extensions designed for productivity
These free Chrome extensions can help users at work by blocking distractive webpages or can improve their performance by telling them how much time they are spending on a task
Google’s Chrome is the most widely used web browser with 42℅ of the browser market share as of December 2016 as per research data from netmarketshare.com. But, Chrome, for all its positives, is a resource intensive browser. However, its stability and additional features makes it very popular with many. One of the highlights of Chrome are its extensions which can enhance its capabilities and help users at work.
Here some of the latest chrome extensions that can make you more productive.
Checking Facebook newsfeeds can be addictive. Todobook is a unique tool that replaces your news feeds with your to do tasks at work. Developed by yummy apps, this extension hides your newsfeed and blocks your Facebook notifications until you have checked out all your tasks in the to-do list. In case you want a breather for a while without finishing all your task, you can click on the Todobook icon in the toolbar and it will allow the newsfeed to show back like before again.
Mailtrack for Gmail
Mailtrack for Gmail can help users find out instantly if the mails they have been sending for work using their Gmail account have been read or not. The mails that have been read will automatically show double tick marks right before the mail along with the exact time the mail was read and how many times. This extension can save users the time wasted on making a call or waiting for a reply to the email for confirmation.
Tracking Time Button
If you have been trying to improve your pace of work, be it at writing an article or preparing an excel sheet or checking your mails quickly, this time tracking tool can help you by telling you how much time you have been spending on any task. The extension is closely integrated with some of the major productivity solutions such as Google Docs, Excel, Gmail, Outlook, Google Keep, Trello and Wunderlist. User can see their overall pace of work in the Tracking Time Dashboard which shows by clicking on the arrow icon in the toolbar section.
Worried about the time spent on social media or specific websites? DistractOff can act as your gatekeeper to what you can and cannot access on Chrome by letting you add websites that are distracting you from your work. User can add any website to the list by simply clicking on the DO icon in the toolbar section of the browser and then add the website to the list of blocked sites with the exact time and days in the week they want them to remain blocked.
G Suite Training
If you are new to how Google’s productivity tools such as Drive, Docs, Calendar or Sheets or Slides work, this G Suite Training extension can provide a head start of how to use them to how to get the most out of them. Once installed the extension’s question mark icon will show within the Google app. User can go with the option showed by them or simply ask their own questions and the extension will help with step by step text and audio based support for each task.
Google Keep Chrome Extension
This extension enhances the capabilities of Google’s popular note talking solution. The extension allows user to save website url, images and text directly to Keep by tapping on the Keep icon without even navigating away from the task or webpage you are on. The saved note will automatically be synced and will automatically show on the Keep app on your smartphone and other devices as well.
FIRST PUBLISHED17.01.2017 | 11:46 AM IST
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