You spend a lot of time online. Why not make good use of all that time with helpful tools that will make your tasks easier? There are hundreds of extensions out there that you can add to your Chrome browser to customize it and make it your own. And while there may be some useless add-ons that are a waste of time and space, there are plenty of others that can help you with your everyday duties such as online shopping, editing text, finding grammar mistakes and more. Here are a few of the top Google Chrome plug-ins that will help to improve your online experience.
Since we are in the middle of the holiday shopping season, wouldn’t it be nice to have access to all the online shopping promo codes out there? For most of us, we fill up our shopping cart and get to the checkout page only to have the “Promo Code?” box staring us down. What if there’s a great coupon code out there that you could use to save yourself some extra cash? So, what do we do? We scour the internet to find tons of bad or expired codes and end up wasting a lot of time on a task that should only take a few minutes to complete.
Well, Honey can change all that. This add-on will appear at checkout and automatically search the Internet for any available coupon codes that are out there. The best code will be applied to your cart. It even checks to make sure that the code works! And the best part is that you don’t have to spend all your time searching for the best code, the plugin does it all for you. Plus, Honey uses a referral system that pays you back every time your friends sign up and save using a code.
I tested it out on Target’s website and while the item in my cart didn’t qualify for any of the 10 promo codes that Honey found, I did find out that I could unlock a surprise cash back bonus with my purchase.
We all know that cleaning out our browser history, cache and cookies can help to make our device run smoother, but without a handy software program to take care of those tasks for you, it can be a difficult and confusing job, especially if you aren’t very computer savvy. Click&Clean takes care of all the confusing steps for you in a quick and efficient manner, ensuring that your PC or Laptop will work as it should at all times. Special features include blocking access to the history page on Chrome, Automatically clearing your browsing data, allowing you to customize 3 pre-cleaning modes so that you only clear the cookies from websites you want to clear them from. It can Deletes typed URLs, Cache, Cookies, your Download and Browsing History. All with just one click. And it can prevent others from tracking your internet browser history.
Darkness: Beautiful Dark Themes for Google, Facebook and More
This is just a fun add-on for people who want to change up how their favorite websites look. It features dark themes which may be easier on the eyes for people who work online for long hours. This can help to significantly reduce eye strain and fatigue that is caused by a bright screen. There are three designer-made themes included with the free version of Darkness, and additional features available for the paid version that costs $5.
Grammarly is an essential add-on if you are constantly making writing mistakes. It is an awesome extension that guarantees you will write better. It works with your email, Facebook status and other places on the web so that you can enjoy a typo-free experience. The free version works like a 24/7 proofreader, but if you want to upgrade to the premium version, Grammarly will suggest better vocabulary words and check for plagiarism.
Momentum is another fun add-on that can be useful as well. It turns the ‘New Tab’ page into your own personal dashboard with photographs, inspirational quotes and a to-do widget that will help to keep you on track throughout the day. You can check the weather, add quick links to your favorite websites and more. It also features a clock and allows you to put in your first name for an extra-special personalized touch.
Do you need to send out an important message, but at a different time? Boomerang allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date. You also have the option to track messages to make sure that you hear back from the recipient, and schedule reminders right inside you Gmail account. Free users have the ability to schedule up to 10 messages each month, while paid subscribers get unlimited messaging credits and premium features.