Google’s Chrome browser might be a battery hog on occasion, but it still offers one of the best Internet browsing experiences out there. One of the things that make Chrome so useful is the large number of available extensions that add various features to your browsing experience, and most Chrome extensions are available as free downloads.
The following seven Chrome tools will help you focus on tasks at hand and avoid other web distractions.
Chrome Remote Desktop
Chrome Remote Desktop is an extension that lets you easily access other computers, which might come in handy quite often. It’s also an app that lets you easily share your screen with someone else.
Google Mail Checker
The Google Mail Checker extension will notify you there’s new email that requires your attention. That means you won’t have to reach to your phone or switch over to your Gmail tab to see if there’s new email. The extension will tell you all about it, and you’ll be able to deal with email on your own time.
Yes, you should totally stop texting while you’re trying to work, or at least don’t do it on your smartphone. Install MightyText and send texts directly to a smartphone the same way iMessage works with an iPhone and a Mac.
OneTab to rule them all? It’s possible. Just get this extension and get out of tab hell, which is what happens when you open too many tabs in Chrome. Focus on the tab at hand without ditching the other ones, which will remain accessible as links in a neat list.
Pocket is similar to Instapaper and works both on mobile devices (as an app) and in Chrome as an extension that lets you save articles to read later.
Yes, you should stop spending time on Facebook and Twitter instead of working, and Simple Blocker helps you achieve that. Simply enable it inside Chrome and you’ll be able to block any sites you want for a period of time that you define.
Have plenty of things on your to-do list? Manage them with the Todoist task management app and Chrome extension. The Chrome app lets you handle tasks directly from your toolbar and comes with Gmail integration.