We’re coming up on a new year, and with that new year comes new goals for your business. Whether your goals involve more sales, more time with your family, or quitting your day job, most of them probably come down to being more productive with the time you spend on your
Productivity isn’t just about buying a planner and waking up early, it’s also in the small shortcuts you take every day — like the ones these 26 Google Chrome extensions will help you with.
Read on for the full list of extensions and tips on how each one can help you.
Stay off Twitter and Facebook: StayFocusd (or a similar but cheekier extension, Go
Removing that tab until you need it: Tab Snooze will let you put that tab out of sight until the day and time you need it.
Keep people from talking to you on Facebook messenger: Ghost for Facebook allows you to talk to people, without having a last seen timestamp or being showed as online.
To keep track of all those tabs: Toby is a genius app that lets you save all of your tabs in a current session, organize tabs into work and personal, and effectively turn your tabs into a
For saving important information: Evernote and OneNote both offer web clippers for Chrome — you can save, tag, and organize pages directly from your browser. There’s also Candy, which is a visual bookmarker and organization system that lets you highlight text from a webpage, then save it and organize it via collections called storylines, with the rest of the information just a click away (and Slack, Trello, and Facebook integrations, to boot!).
To never lose something important because you’re on your phone: Pushbullet comes with a Chrome extension and unites all of your devices, making it seamless to send links (or pretty much anything else) back and forth between them.
To never have to do
To prevent those embarrassing typos: The Grammarly Chrome extension will save all your website copy (and tweets, and…pretty much anything else you type) from those typos that can tank a product description.
Social media and marketing
Schedule social shares, faster: Buffer and Hootsuite both offer Chrome extensions that let you schedule shares from the browser, without leaving the page you’re on. There’s also the Share to Facebook extension, which lets you share a link to a personal profile or a business page without leaving the page you’re on.
Create UTM tags on the fly: UTM tags are necessary for tracking the results of specific social, marketing, and advertising campaigns — but they can be a pain to create. The Effin Amazing UTM Builder lets you easily create links with UTM tags and save presets for different campaigns. You have no excuse not to have flawless UTM tags now.
Find the perfect email to send that PR pitch to: As an ecommerce business owner, you often have to do your own PR and marketing — and email is a big part of that. The Slik Prospector extension lets you find anyone’s email, right from their LinkedIn profile.
Maximizing your hashtags: A good hashtag can make or break a tweet, but how do you know which hashtags are being most commonly used? RiteTag gives you
Spying on SEO: The MozBar extension lets you see what others are doing for their SEO efforts and how you can improve the SEO of your pages, via comparing link metrics, highlighting links and keywords, exposing page elements, and giving you access to other powerful SEO tools (for free!).
Checking out analytics without leaving your site: The Page Analytics (by Google) plugin lets you see your statistics for your site while you’re browsing around it, along with how visitors are interacting with specific links on your page. (Haven’t set up Google Analytics for your Ecwid store yet? What are you waiting for? Here’s a
If you only install one email tool: You should make it MixMax, which offers a
To stay organized when pitching people: Streak CRMis largely intended for sales teams, but is also incredibly useful when you’re pitching several different journalists, bloggers, or influencers at the same time and need to keep organized on who you’ve heard back from, who you haven’t, and who you should follow up with.
For when you need an hour to catch up on your inbox without getting distracted: Inbox Pause lets you pause your email for an indefinite amount of time. It’s great for when you need to work through a backlog of emails without seeing the new ones coming in, but you can also use it to pause emails at the end of a work day or over a long weekend where you really want to clock out.
To turn your email into a
To get a reminder of who you’re talking to and why: Clearbit Connect pulls together an
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