Chrome Extensions for Everyone
Here at Wix, we’re all about making your life easier. Our website builder is super intuitive and we’re constantly developing new products to help make running your business – and your life – that much simpler. That’s why we gathered a list of some of our favorite Chrome extensions. From the profound to the mundane, these extensions can do everything from help you run your business to save you from getting fired.
Not sure what we’re talking about? Let’s take a step back.
Never heard of Chrome? You may be using it right now to surf the web. It’s one of the most popular browsers in the world, created by a tiny little mom and pop shop called Google. If you’re still using Safari or Internet Explorer, two other very popular browsers, may we recommend you check out the wonderful world of Chrome? (Like Wix, it’s free!)
What’s an extension?
Extensions aren’t just for hair. In the tech world, they refer to add-ons that allow you to do even more with your computer. Much like an app for your phone, browser extensions add all sorts of functionality to your Internet browser.
And now, a look at some of our faves: (Did we mention they’re free?!)
It’s a must-have for designers and artists. Every time you open a new tab, Muzli will customize your homepage with links, news and images to keep you constantly inspired and up-to-date with the most cutting edge news from the worlds of design and UX.
Need help staying organized? Taco is the mother of all to do lists. It will combine your task lists from more than 40 other services like Gmail, Trello and Asana to create an ultimate, master To Do List right before your eyes. Where you can’t evade it.
These days, we all have more passwords than we can possibly keep track of and since each website has its own security requirements, it’s never one-size-fits-all when it comes to passwords. LastPass securely keeps track of all your passwords so you can save those precious brain cells for something more important.
Ever read something online that you want to refer back to later? Wish you could store it for future reference with the click of a mouse? Now you can. With the Save to Google Drive extension, you can store content from websites or screenshots directly in your own Google Drive.
Speaking of saving, if you’re the type of person who tends to have 47 tabs open, then Pocket might change your life. You know all those fascinating articles that you swear you will read as soon as you have the time? Rather than keeping them all open on an ever-growing number of tabs, Pocket will save the articles so you can read them later. Whenever that is.
While Pocket helps you procrastinate, this app does just the opposite. If you start veering towards distracting websites like Facebook, the app will remind you where your priorities should lie.
Love a bargain? Honey will scan the Internet for killer discount codes while you work, watch YouTube or get lost in Pinterest. If you’re hooked, you will probably also enjoy Coupons at Checkout.
Ever wish you could access your computer, even when you are not sitting in front of it? Or wonder if you could peek inside grandpa’s desktop, even though he is far, far away to ensure that he didn’t download a horrible virus? With Remote Desktop, all you need is an Internet connection and you can access another computer - or let someone else access yours.
It’s hard to imagine our lives without spell check, but did you know that your run-of-the-mill spell check fails to flag thousands of mistakes in spelling and grammar? Enter Grammarly to the rescue. This souped-up spell check will let you sleep well at night, knowing your writing is truly free of embarrassing errors.
If you work in front of a computer all day, you know how annoying it can be to switch back and forth between texting on your phone and typing on your computer. MightyText syncs your desktop or laptop with your phone so you can text straight from your computer.
Imagine a world free of advertisements and a web free of popups and distracting banners. With AdBlock Plus, you can enjoy the freedom of the Internet without any ads. Really, there’s no catch.
It’s 3am and you just remembered something you want to tell your boss. Problem is, you don’t really want them to know you were lying in bed all night thinking about work. With this app, you can write an email now and then schedule exactly when you want it to get sent. Bonus feature: You can also see when it’s read!
If you have some secret stalker-like tendencies, Discoverly should pique your interest. You can find out more about anyone in your contact list through this app. Discoverly aggregates account information from Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn so you can learn everything there is to know about each of your contacts.
Quick! Hide that tab. Did your boss just walk in the room? One click of the Panic Button and you can quickly hide all those open tabs. Your boss will never know you were looking at light fixtures on Houzz.
By The Wix Team