Top Chrome Extensions to Increase Your Productivity in 2023

Top Chrome Extensions to Increase Your Productivity in 2023

From Pomodoro to ChatGPT, here are 12 answers to the question, “Which Chrome extension do you find most useful daily?”

  • Pomodoro
  • Google Dictionary
  • Vidyard
  • Notepad
  • Ahrefs SEO Toolbar
  • LastPass
  • AdBlock
  • NoFollow 
  • Grammarly
  • Loom 
  • Detailed SEO 
  • ChatGPT

 

Pomodoro 

The Pomodoro extension is absolutely brilliant, and I use it every day to stay motivated and to get things done. This extension is based on the Pomodoro Technique, which is a time management method that breaks down work into manageable chunks. 

The Pomodoro Technique is especially useful for tasks that are repetitive or require a lot of focus. By taking breaks in between tasks, you can avoid getting overwhelmed and keep your motivation high. If you’re looking for a way to stay on top of your to-do list, the Pomodoro extension is a great option.

Angie Makljenovic, Blogger & Content Creator, She Can Blog

 

Google Dictionary

I use the Google Dictionary Chrome extension to check the spelling of words while I’m writing my content and social media posts. This extension has a database of over 130 million words, so I know I’m using the right word for the right situation. 

It’s helpful for everything from writing blog posts and emails to proofing content for your clients. The extension is easy to install, and you can access it with a simple click. I use it daily to ensure I’m using the correct words in my writing.

Matthew Ramirez, CEO, Rephrasely

 

Vidyard

I use Vidyard’s Chrome extension because it gives me an effective way to leverage the power of video. Sometimes I’ll send a Vidyard to a team member to show a technical situation. I’ve sent them to prospects, so they had a straightforward answer with visual insights. 

Vidyard allows me to educate our sales team on new content. There are countless reasons for communicating via video, and the Vidyard Chrome extension makes it easy.

Logan Mallory, Vice President of Marketing, Motivosity

 

Notepad

I use Chrome Notepad all the time. I don’t know if there’s anything better than being able to jot ideas or notes while browsing the internet, than having them neatly organized and accessible right at the top of the browsing bar. 

I use it when I’m working on a project or just when I need to make notes about something I’m planning on doing later. It’s a great way to keep track of things on the go that I might otherwise forget about or lose track of, or if you just want to write a quick idea without having to switch tabs and open up a separate notepad app. 

In short, it’s a simple and incredibly useful Chrome extension that it’s hard to believe that it isn’t a default feature of the browser.

Shaun Connell, Founder, Writing Tips Institute

 

Ahrefs SEO Toolbar

Ahrefs SEO Toolbar provides me with straightforward access to information about any website, such as domain authority, backlinks, traffic, and keyword rankings. It also allows me to compare various websites easily and quickly. Ahrefs SEO Toolbar is invaluable for anyone involved in SEO and content marketing.

Kate Wojewoda-Celinska, Marketing Manager, Spacelift

 

LastPass

The LastPass Chrome extension is one of the most useful extensions available. It allows users to store all their passwords in one secure location, making it easy to access and manage. It also provides an easy way to generate strong and secure passwords, so users don’t have to remember them. 

Additionally, LastPass can be used to securely share passwords with friends and family, and it can also store other sensitive information, such as credit card numbers. 

LastPass is also incredibly secure, using two-factor authentication and encryption to ensure that all data is safe. Perhaps most useful of all, this extension cuts down on the time wasted from toggling between windows, saving time for remote workers.

Kate Duske, Editor-in-Chief, Escape Room Data

 

AdBlock

Everyday browsing is necessary in this age of the internet, but one nuisance ruins this activity: ads and pop-ups. 

To mitigate these interruptions that become a nuisance to my everyday browsing, I use an AdBlock extension. The extension ensures that pages display only the ads I allow. All the unplanned and intrusive ads get blocked by the extension, making my browsing experience smooth and enjoyable with no distractions.

Yongming Song, CEO, Live Poll For Slides

 

NoFollow 

One of my favorite tools for Chrome that I have enabled at all times is the NoFollow extension. It not only gives you valuable knowledge and changes how you view links but is also extremely easy to use and totally effort-free. 

The way it works is it allows you to quickly identify whether links on web pages have the “nofollow” attribute. This attribute is a value that can be added to the HTML code of a link to show search engines that the link should not be followed or considered when determining the ranking of a webpage. 

NoFollow is a useful Chrome extension as it makes you understand better how and why people link to other pages. Simply going about your everyday tasks with the extension helps you notice certain patterns regarding linking over time, which, in the long run, can be extremely helpful in building what could be called “SEO intuition.” So, for anyone who cares about building traffic in any capacity, NoFollow is an absolutely crucial tool.

Piotrek Sosnowski, Chief People & Culture Officer, HiJunior

Grammarly 

My team and I use Google Docs to create large volumes of unique content every day. It’s a lot of work for editors to fine-tune that content before we publish it to different websites. 

To save time, I use Grammarly. Its suggestions for grammar, style, and tone go far beyond the capabilities of Google Docs alone. The Chrome extension is a little buggy, especially when dealing with very large text documents. But it is extremely helpful in our process, and I’m sure it will only get better.

Dennis Consorte, Digital Marketing & Leadership Consultant, Snackable Solutions

 

Loom 

As a fully-remote business owner, I’m always looking for ways to make my workday more efficient. That’s why I find Loom for Chrome so incredibly useful in my daily life! 

This exceptional extension is the perfect way to reduce the number of meetings I have throughout the day and save myself some precious time. With Loom, I can quickly record detailed video messages that explain what needs to be done and who should be involved with each task. 

It takes away all the back-and-forth emails and long phone calls trying to get everyone on the same page about an assignment—now it’s as simple as recording a quick video and sending it out to whoever needs it! 

Plus, if ever there are questions or confusion about a project, I can refer to these videos without having to re-explain things again and again. I also love how easy it is to use this extension—all you need to do is click on its icon whenever you want to record something. Perfect for impromptu SEO reporting to my clients.

Jamie Irwin, Director, Straight Up Search

 

Detailed SEO 

As a website designer and strategist, the Detailed SEO Extension is a lifesaver. It’s a Chrome extension that allows you to easily see the search engine optimization that has been set up for any website. 

Search engine optimization is how you can get your website to rank on Google; there are various technical and content-level components that need to be in place in order for search engines to recognize what the page is about. 

When you open the extension, you can see any website’s meta title, meta description, header structure, image alt text, etc. With this extension, you can check out what keywords your competitors are using, as well as do a quick check on your own website to see if there are any opportunities for improvement.

Megan Gersch, Owner & CEO, Megan Gersch

 

ChatGPT for Search Engines

ChatGPT has been taking the internet by storm. If you’re unfamiliar with it, it’s a free, extremely intelligent, conversational AI. 

Many speculate that it will replace Google, and while it’s far from that point, you can get a Chrome extension that shows you a ChatGPT result in Google for all of your searches. 

The extension, “ChatGPT for Search Engines,” is ideal for exploratory searches in which you’re trying to learn about a specific topic. Having a ChatGPT result along with your normal Google results reduces the chances that you’ll have to keep Googling to find your answer.

Edward Sturm, Fractional CMO, Edwardsturm.Com

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