Are Google Chrome Extensions Part of Your Strategy?

23 Feb 2015
by John Foley
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Many businesses need to use the Internet on a daily basis.

Whether they use the Internet for research, communication, marketing or sales purposes, they can save substantial time and effort by leveraging browser extensions. If Google Chrome is your default browser, you have an extensive array of browser extensions to choose from.

Here is a look at seven Google Chrome extensions that can be beneficial to your business….

Chrome to Mobile

Chrome to Mobile enables you to replicate your desktop or laptop browser experience on your smartphone, meaning that you can take live web pages with you when you leave your workplace and continue working while you are on the move. The great thing about this tool is that it also works offline.

Google Mail Checker

Anybody who receives and sends email regularly should get the Google Mail Checker. With this simple yet useful extension, you can know the number of unread messages in your inbox without having to open your email account. It can help you save a substantial amount of time over the long run.


MightyText does the same thing that iMessage does for Mac users. It allows you to send text messages from your computer to mobile phones, and it will notify you when you receive messages. Before MightyText was introduced, sending texts to Android phones from a computer was not an easy task. Now, you can communicate with your colleagues without having to worry about what type of smartphones they have.


Evernote is a great extension that lets you store and organize notes neatly in one place, and it comes with a good search feature that enables you to retrieve your documents quickly.

According to an article entitled “7 Killer Google Chrome Extensions for Your Business“, this tool can be used to store notes from a laptop, iPad, iPhone or Android phone, and it is free of charge.


When you do not have enough time to look at a website or article that interests you, you can use Pocket to put it aside first. All you need to do is click on the Pocket extension and the website or article will be added to your Pocket queue.

FVD Downloader

If you need to save online videos, you can do it easily and quickly with FVD Downloader. One drawback with this extension is that it does not work with YouTube videos, but it can be used to save just about any other kind of videos that are available on the Internet.

Search by Image

Search by Image is basically Google Images in reverse. It is a simple tool that can help you identify images that you see on the Internet. You will find it especially useful when you need to identify an unfamiliar landmark or location.

Using Google Chrome extensions is an effective way to make your online tasks easier and less time-consuming, and improve your productivity.

If you have not started using these tools, you should do so as soon as possible.


About the Author: John McMalcolm is a freelance writer who writes on a wide range of subjects, from social media marketing to Cloud computing.

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