Because I don’t know any other browser people use today, sorry Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, but Google Chrome has changed the way we use the web. So when Google started releasing its Chrome extensions, I’m not exaggerating when I say it made life easier for everyone, because well, that’s the point of these extensions. I’ve created a list of some of my personal favourite Google Chrome extensions that also happen to be necessities that every freelancer should also have to make work life easier.
It is exactly as it sounds. Have that little red mailbox in the top corner of your browser letting you know how many unread messages you have in your inbox, without having to have the tab always open. And when you want to check your inbox, all you have to do is click on the icon and it takes you directly there. I’m all about the simple and little things.
How many passwords do you have? I have so many I’ve lost count and of course, cannot remember half of them. Please include a capital letter, number, some form of punctuation and another symbol with a minimum of twelve characters. LastPass is a password manager that’s simple, free, and easy to set up. Having all of my passwords synced across all devices so you one less thing you’ll have to worry about.
I would like to refer to Grammarly as the new, cooler spellcheck. A staple for any content creators, Grammarly will catch all of your spelling and grammar errors and offer suggestions on any platform you’re using on your browser. Emails, social media posts, WordPress and any other documents you’re creating, Grammarly is free to make sure you don’t miss anything.
Before Twitter switched the favourite button to a like button, I used to favourite tweets as my own personal way to remind myself to view articles for later. Finally, I added Pocket to my Chrome and that made saving articles, videos and sites way easier. All of the content goes to one place and I can view it at any time on any device. The best part is, you don’t even need to have an internet connection to view them. No need for emailing links or having too many tabs open.
Now that you know my favourite Chrome extensions, let me know what yours are in the comment section below.