Google’s Chrome browser is already pretty rad, but if you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to make life easier for your future self. Outside of your normal work processes and software applications that make your job easy, browser extensions are overlooked.
Chrome extensions are essentially micro applications that enrich your web browsing experience. There are extensions dedicated to almost anything you can imagine: from fetching coupons when shopping online or managing your personal passwords from a toolbar. Chances are there is an extension that will make your life easier.
This isn’t the exhaustive list of extensions, but let’s look at five Google chrome extensions that will dramatically improve your future, today!
1. StayFocusd– This is a revelation if you find yourself straying away from work and spending more time on social channels. StayFocusd allows you to set time restrictions that block access, or you can permanently block them for good. This extension is customizable and you can add and subtract from your “no list” whenever you’re getting the urge.
2. Lazarus Form Recovery– It’s happened to us all: you’re in the middle of a rigorous form fill and your cat walks over your keyboard or the office loses power. In most complex form scenarios your information would be lost, but Lazarus Form Recovery saves where you left off allowing you to recover.
3. Webroot Reputation Toolbar– As you browse, feel free to browse with confidence. Webroot reputation tool displays category and safety data for every website you encounter during your journey.
4. OneNote Web Clipper– Capture any web page screen or image for instant sharing, edits or annotations. To reduce clutter, clip only the parts of an article you need. Even when you’re offline.
5. CipherPost Pro by Appriver- Avoid the risk of confidential information being intercepted with encrypted delivery through any device. Compatible with Office 365 and Outlook provides a bolstered secure exchange to your delivery. There is also an option for built E- signature with every message sent.