As the relaxing summer vacation is over and you need to quickly get back into work mode, why stress yourself out when you can avoid it? Technology can be your best friend and, thankfully, several excellent Google Chrome extensions for productivity are available that can help you focus on your tasks, save time by prioritizing them and skillfully manage your to-do list.
For this article, we went through the Chrome Web Store to find 10 of the best add-ons that will assist you in your work and supercharge your productivity.
All these extensions are tested and the best part is that they are all available for free!
The list needs to start with AdBlock, one of our favorites! With over 200 million downloads, this Chrome extension helps you block ads so that you can concentrate on your work and not waste time getting distracted. In case you want to see ads on a particular website, then you also have an option to add them to the whitelist.
Why use AdBlock?
Do you feel that social media websites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are distracting you and killing your productivity? Then try using StayFocusd to temporarily block them or limit the time you can spend on these websites each day. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.
Why use StayFocusd?
Todoist is a very simple to-do list to help you keep yourself organized and stress-free. We invite you to join the 10million+ people around the world who are using this simple, yet powerful task manager built for the pace of modern life. With just a few clicks, you can view, add, organize, complete, and delegate tasks directly from Google Chrome.
Why use Todoist?
This is a very productive Chrome extension that can help you analyze the time you spend on a particular project or a website. It is the only 100% free time management tool for teams and independent users. Besides the tracking functionality, it allows you to export data and generate reports used to analyze productivity, manage projects and monitor progress.
Why use Clockify?
This tool surely has a bigger picture of your productivity by managing your time online. At the end of the day, you can see how much time you spent on productive work and how much you spent on unproductive websites.
Why use RescueTime?
Are you a perfectionist who always tries to find the best words in each online conversation? Or maybe you work at such a fast pace than inevitable some errors might appear? Whatever the situation, Grammarly is a must-have assistant that actively improves your writing style in just a few clicks. It goes deeper than grammar and offers you comprehensive feedback, making you confident that your writing is not only correct but clear and concise, too.
Why use Grammarly?
Each one of us has experienced situations in which had to waste a lot of time by clicking the ‘Forgot Password’ option and going through a lengthy process of reset, maybe just minutes before an important deadline or a staff meeting. By installing this useful tool, these situations will not bother you again! LastPass is a password manager extension that will save all of your passwords safely and securely in one place. You only have to remember one master password and it will help you auto-login to all your saved accounts.
Why use LastPass?
Loom is a new kind of work communication tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable video. We all know the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words", don’t we? So, reach the next level of collaborating with your team and choose videos to express your thoughts more clearly and comprehensively, with a more personal touch.
Why use Loom?
The developers of this extension imagined a very attractive and creative method for managing productivity, by growing an animated tree while focusing on the sites from your whitelist. If you don’t resist the temptation and browse the blacklisted sites meanwhile, the tree dies and the mission fails!
Why use Forest?
The working day would not be complete without a little touch of inspiration. With this extension, you can add some zen to your browsing experience. Give yourself a moment of calm and motivation to be more productive. Get started with a daily photo and quote, set a daily focus, and track your to-dos.
Why use Momentum?
This top 10 Google Chrome extensions for productivity will help you chart a course to be more successful in your projects, work, and browsing experience. All of these can be easily found in the Chrome web store. Some of these will help you increase your productivity, some of them won’t be for you, but may help a friend or a colleague on your team. Remember, sharing is caring!