There are few things that make me happier than discovering and trying new Google extensions. Especially when they relate to productivity and organization. This is where I thrive.
Still, if you’re just looking to have fun, there are some great extensions too! So if you’re looking to be more productive, take better notes, or just have fun, here are the best chrome extensions you should install right now.
If you still haven’t heard of Grammarly, it’s a grammar platform (the name is pretty intuitive, right?). The extension helps you find spelling errors as well as punctuation errors. It also gives suggestions for improving your writing, focusing on your purpose (work, school, college paper, etc.).
Overall, the tool works for free, giving you access to most of its features. However, to correct more in-depth, there is a premium version. However, it will probably only be worth it if you end up working with a lot of daily writing.
A quick way to access and add items to your to-do list. While some people prefer to use their notepad or other “post it” app on their computer, I would much rather have the Todoist extension installed on Google Chrome.
This way, whenever an idea pops into my head, but I can stop what I’m doing or lose focus for the moment, I click on the extension, write the idea, and save it. The best part is that it opens like a mini pop-up window, so whatever you’re working on doesn’t end or stop!
That’s it, done, saved, and I can just come back to it later.
Moreover, you can also perform tasks directly from the browser and also add websites as tasks.
The pomodoro technique is well known when it comes to productivity, whether for work or study. For this reason, there are many extensions and applications that you can use to practice.
However, Marinara was the first one I ever used, about 5 years ago, and it’s still my favorite. There is nothing special about it, but you can customize sounds and timer (work and pause) as you wish.
When you’re ready to start your tune-up time, just click on the tomato extension and your remaining time will appear. If you’re trying to measure your productivity, the extension app gives you reports on how many times you did Pomodoro per day, week, month, and in total.
Did you know you can pin anything on the internet? All you have to do is install the Pinterest button. This is useful if you like to check fashion blogs and save looks for inspiration. The same goes for makeup artists, designers and photographers.
However, you can also use it to record study tips, motivational quotes, or funny memes. You decide what goes into your profile and how to organize your boards, right? So you can use it for specific purposes or go crazy with it!
This loads a new GIF every time you open a new tab on your browser. I’m sure you enjoy having fun searching for the perfect GIF to send on occasion. With this extension, you discover new GIFs effortlessly.
Similar to this, there are also extensions that open photos or motivational messages with each new tab (in case you’re not a GIF type girl).
The Sideplayer Chrome extension lets you watch video or listen to audio with (shockingly) a side player. It’s a great way to watch your video lessons and take notes while doing it, for example.
It also lets you display lyrics or transcribe audio! Advantage, a lot?
If you prefer to study or work at night, the Dark Reader extension will be very useful for you. Since most of the web is white, the Dark Reader changes everything to a darker theme. This prevents your eyes from getting too tired and overall you will be less tired at the end of your shift.
The app lets you adjust brightness, contrast, grayscale, and more. This way, you can find a more comfortable balance for you!
Despite naming just seven Google Chrome extensions, the possibilities are endless! If you start looking, you will never stop. Like I said earlier, I’m a big fan of trying out new expansions, so when I find one that sticks, well, that says a lot. If I don’t find myself wanting to try a new app, I just know it’s worth sharing the experience and recommending it to everyone I know – hence the post.
Usually the fun extensions are the ones that eventually fade away. I think it’s because we tend to get bored easily. But the productivity and organization extensions, those tend to stick around.
Now go discover these applications and improve your work-study-personal life!