10 Must Have Chrome Extensions for 2015
Chrome Extensions are great, they can improve your Google Chrome experience by a lot just by downloading a few extensions that can do a lot of things. There’s no chance that in 2015 have Chrome extensions slowed down and more and more powerful tools are being developed to improve the productivity, ease of use and fun of Chrome users everywhere.
We’ve decided to compile a list of 10 of the must have Chrome extensions to come out so far this year that will either help your productivity, make you have fun more fun or just save you a lot of time doing things. Check them out!
Session Buddy is a Chrome extension that was built for those people that want improved tabs. You can see all your open tabs in one place with this extension and then save certain open tabs as sessions which you can then come back to later, saving up memory and space on your computer. Session Buddy also has some organisational skills to organise your links.
Better Search is the perfect Chrome extension for those looking to improve their Google search experience. With it you can preview search results without opening a new tab. Do your searches and go back to them through the search history. Highlight and annotate web pages and organize them by tags. Save notes with the search page. Bookmark the search page. Browse through more results within a single site. And all this with just a click on the right Better Search icons.
UpTo for Google Calendar is a brilliant little extension for those that are interested in keeping up to date with their Tv Shcedule, Sports and more whilst using Google Calendar. It suggests the idea that you are looking to plan your day already with Google Calendar so why not check out what else is going on whilst you do so, in case you miss something important.
Speaking of Google Calendar, if you find yourself a big user of the service, then you’ll definitely want to download Google’s recently updated Calendar extension. It offers up a beautiful material-design look and also shows you how long until your next calendar entry when the extension isn’t open so you don’t have to click it to see when you’re next busy.
Despite how popular it is, Reddit’s look and layout is very reminiscent of the early noughties and not of 2015. Therefore, a company have made it their duty to build Shine for Reddit which brings a new overlay to Reddit that makes it look like it does actually belong in this decade. It makes the website easier to navigate and makes everything feel a bit more enjoyable to use.
Sortd is a really clever “smart skin” that takes your Gamil account from being just a list of straightforward emails into tasks which you can then drag and drop into different lists. Its intention is to enable you to prioritize your emails and eventually reach “inbox zero” as everyone wishes to do. For those of you whose email inbox is where all your jobs come into, then we’d highly recommend trying this extension out to help organize everything.
If you’re someone who loves to cook then firstly we’d recommend download Yumly for iOS or Android and then going and downloading the Yum Button extension for Google Chrome. Essentially, Yumly is an application and website that allows you to save recipes for later and also adds nutritional information in for the recipes when it can. With the Yum Button you can quickly save recipes you find online so they’re synchronised with your phone/tablet for you to then refer to when you’re back in the kitchen later.
Ginger for chrome is essentially a superpowered spell checker for Chrome that offers up a great set of options along with its useful spell checker. Ginger essentially shows you grammatical or spelling mistakes within your text which not only offer you corrections to your spelling mistakes but can also improve your grammar. Along with this, Ginger offers a drop-down in which allows you to write quick notes, translate blocks of text, define certain words, find synonyms for words and much more. It’s similar to the Mac’s built-in system, but it feels a little more helpful.
SPOTS is a Chrome Extension that gives you an absolutely beautiful New Tabs page. Many Chrome Extensions have tried to do this before, but none has executed it quite as well as Spots. Spots shows you your most visited websites, chrome apps, a search bar, contacts and more. It also offers synchronisation with your Android phone to allow you to see notifications and respond to messages on your computer too. It’s a really brilliant little extension for multiple reasons with multiple features.
PushBullet is a big favourite of ours here at Geekszine, it helps everyone get on with their lives a hell of a lot easier by creating a beautiful link between your desktop and mobile devices. The PushBullet Chrome Extension’s list of features: push links, files, and more top your devices; allow you to see notifications from your mobile device on your computer, compose SMS and reply to other messengers, copy clipboards between devices and so much more. PushBullet has been around for a while, but we can guarantee you’ll see plenty more features in 2015.