These Google Chrome Extensions Will Save You Like an Hour a Week
Want to browse faster, feel smarter and not get distracted from what you came online to do in the first place? These ten Google Chrome extensions (add-ons that are kind of like protein powder in your smoothie) are about to make your electronic life easier, faster and more fun.
Every time you open a new tab, you get greeted with a gorgeous travel vista, the time, temperature and your to-do list.
Web of Trust
Worried that a website is going to give your computer a virus or give your child an eyeful? Go to the site and check it out using Web of Trust, in which millions of users crowd-source yay or nay for sketchiness.
Is it nice way across town at the beach? Will it be windy the day after tomorrow in Chicago? Find it all out with this AccuWeather-powered extension that give you a six-day forecast.
Are you the one person in the history of the world who remembers every single password on the first try? Then you won’t need this extension, but it gives the rest of us the option to store passwords in one safe, secure, encrypted place.
Earth View from Google Earth
Every time you open a new tab, there’s a gobsmacking new satellite image of the Earth. So soothing.
Real talk: Sometimes we all don’t write so good well. Thanks, Grammarly, for discovering our mistakes in syntax and usage and suggesting ways we can fix it.
Feel like there are scores of clever memes inside you, just clanging to get out? This extension lets you add text to a range of photos, then post right to social media. Let the likes rain down.
Now it’s easy to record video on your laptop, then share a link of your footage. Because it’s way easier to send Nana a short video of how to access her Facebook privacy settings than to use those clumsy old words.
Block and Focus
A time-out corner for your blossoming web addiction, this extension lets you set work and break times and freezes distracting sites until break time. Best part: You see motivational phrases instead of your blocked sites.
The Great Suspender
Yup, we’ve usually got about ten tabs too many open, draining our memory. But rather than be fastidious about closing them, we count on this extension to automatically suspend them when not in use.