If you use Google Chrome for several hours a day every day, some of the tasks can become time-wasters. Like making notes from webpages, getting a bunch of screenshots for a presentation, having to constantly keep going to the History to check where you’ve been and so on.
For those power users of Google Chrome, we’ve put together a list of some of the most incredibly useful extensions that aren’t widely known. These extensions will work on all versions of Chrome, including the latest Google Chrome 57 that recently rolled out to desktop and mobile devices.
So, here goes.
Full-page Screen Capture
PrntScrn works pretty well on Windows PCs, and the Shift+Command option on Macs does a decent job as well, but what if you want a whole webpage, or a Twitter feed with several comments. What do you do then?
The answer is Full Page Screen Capture, a Google Chrome extension that does exactly what it’s called. After installing it, simply click on the icon on the top right of your browser window. It will capture multiple parts of the webpage, and then open the whole image in a new tab, where you can then right-click and save the image to a desired location.
Google Mail Checker
This is basically like a notification icon that shows you how many unread messages you have in your Gmail inbox. It also acts as a shortcut to open your inbox. The tool is used by about 4.5 million people, and it’s been around for a while.
Momentum – Custom New Tab for Google Chrome
Momentum replaces your default ‘new tab’ page on Chrome. It allows you to set goals, track your to-dos, gives you a weather update, and even loads a daily inspirational photo with a quote. It loads every time you open a new tab, so it’s a great way to start off a session knowing what your tasks and goals for the day are.
IE Tab for Chrome
Essentially an IE emulator, this Google Chrome extension is great if you’ve been used to IE on Windows PCs. It allows you to view webpages using Internet Explorer, but right inside your Chrome browser. This extension has been around since 2009, and lets you use Java, Silverlight, ActiveX, Sharepoint, and even see what webpages will look like on various versions of IE ranging from IE 7 through IE 11. The latest version 10.3.32.1 pushed on March 31, 2017, brings language translation, Auto URL exclusions and the ability to hide the search bar.
RocketBolt: Email Tracking for Gmail
This is a great extension for people who keep worrying about what happened to the emails they send – are they being opened, are the links being clicked on, and so on. Even if you don’t have Gmail open, this tracker can send you browser notifications to let you know how your emails are doing.
In addition, you can get access to social profiles and additional contact information for the people you email. It’s a great tool to help you personalize your emails, especially if it’s to a new person.
That’s it for today, but we’ll keep trawling through the massive Chrome Web Store to bring you the best Google Chrome extensions for various types of users.
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