Over the course of the summer, Google Chrome has become the world’s most popular web browser, with one third of the global market share. Google Chrome’s popularity has much to do with it’s security features, it’s speed, and very flexible address bar (which can even be used as a calculator, a currency converter, and a movie guide). In addition to these useful tools, Google Chrome has a number of great extensions which can help to boost your productivity at work, make emailing more efficient, as well as helping multi-taskers. Here is a look at seven very useful Google Chrome extensions.
This extension allows you to track all of the emails that you send- perfect for job seekers or PR professionals who like to know when their sent emails have been received. Using the “track and send” button in BananaTag will send an email alert to you when the recipient has opened your email. BananaTag also offers analytics tools that track opened links within an email. You can use BananaTag for free to track up to five emails a day, or for $5 a month you can track up to one hundred emails a day.
This is a great extension for anyone in sales, business development, public relations, or any field where there is a constant outreach to new people. If you enter an email address into Gmail, Rapportive will draw from the email recipient’s LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts to show information including a photo, their work history, recent tweets by them and any past email correspondence between you and the recipient of the email.
This extension allows users to schedule emails to be sent at a later time or date, (a great tool to use while on vacation). Boomerang also lets users save template responses or other email messages for faster responses while dealing with a larger number of clients of customers. Some of the other benefits of Boomerang are the ability to track the status of emails and also schedule reminders (all within Gmail).
This extension allows the user to send webpages on your computer to your Chrome browser on other devices like your smartphone or a tablet. Chrome to Mobile is an easy and efficient way to take information from your computer and instantly transfer it to your mobile device.
For anyone who is sharing mockups via email on a regular basis, the Explain and Send Screenshots extension allows users to take a screenshot, mark it with text, colour, and any other edits. You can then save this image as a file and upload the image to get a link which you can then share through email or other social media sites.
This extension is great for multi-taskers who are trying to juggle dozens of tabs during their workdays. PanicButton is the perfect app to use when you need to hide all of your tabs. With a simple click, all tabs can be hidden, and with another, restored.
This extension of Google Chrome allows you to email any page. When you add Email This Page to Chrome, a small envelope icon will appear on your toolbar, that allows you to quickly email any page. Clicking on the icon will bring you to a compose page in your email, including an automated subject line with the name of the site you are sending from, and a link to the page that you are sending.
If you are not using Google Chrome currently would you consider switching to the web browser after learning about these helpful extensions?