It is likely that most productive people use tools that help them become more efficient. Google Chrome extensions offer these tools to be more productive.
Here are seven of the suggested Google Chrome extensions by Amy-Mae Turner of mashable.
1. Dualless: Google Chrome extension for dual monitor set-up
This extension is a blessing for anyone who really needs a dual monitor setup. Instead of buying another monitor, one can use this extension for the dual-monitor solution. It can double the productivity by splitting the browser screen into two ratios that suit the user’s preference. Ratios like 3:7, 4:6, 5:5, 6:4, or 7:3.
2. Focus To-Do: Pomodoro Timer & To Do List: to help concentrate
This extension can guide users to better manage the work time. By breaking the day into chunks one can increase productivity according to the theories behind Francesco Cirillo’s “Pomodoro Technique”. Just set a timer for 30 minutes of intense work; when reaching 30 minutes just take a few minutes break and continue to do the process again.
3. Grammarly: particularly helpful to writers
Grammarly helps users to correct writing errors and grammatically wrong sentences. It corrects any wrong texts in Gmail, Google Docs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, and many other sites. It also provides alternative words to improve one’s writing.
4. Noisli: Google Chrome extension for the easily distracted by background noise
The sound one hears while working can either impede or improve the working process. This extension helps users to better focus by creating a soundscape to overshadow annoying background noise. Many sounds from nature make one relax and focus better. Sounds like rain, waves, streams of water, and so on can help one to improve concentration.
5. Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides: for those who use Google’s cloud computing solutions
This is good for those who regularly use Google’s cloud computing solutions. It enables one to view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides even without Office software installed on the computer. After viewing and editing the files, they can either be saved back to their original format or convert to Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
6. StayFocusd: Google Chrome extension for social media addict
It helps users to control wasting time on not-so-important activities. One can add the URLs of sites that normally eat more time than necessary. Time limits can then be set of how long one should spend on each site daily. Once the time runs out, StayFocusd will automatically block the site for the remaining day.
7. Zoom Scheduler: for those who spend more time using Zoom
This extension serves as a secretary. It allows users to schedule Zoom meetings directly from Google Calendar. With just a click, one can start a Zoom meeting immediately or schedule one in the future. Once the scheduled meeting is set, the URL is sent through the Google Calendar invitation. Those invited can join the Zoom meeting by clicking the link.
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