Google Chrome extensions are now available for almost anything you can think of. It can be difficult to choose the best extension for your type of business from the sea of options available. If you use Google Chrome extensions correctly, they can be a very useful productivity tool.
In this article, I’ve compiled a list of 50 Google Chrome extensions that, in my opinion, should be sufficient for anyone working in the digital industry, whether in graphic design, marketing, or social media.
Digital Marketing Extensions
Grammarly’s free writing app ensures that everything you type is clear, concise, and error-free. When you instal Grammarly for Chrome, your spelling and grammar will be checked on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and almost anywhere else you write on the internet.
The Page Analytics Chrome Extension allows you to see how customers interact with your web pages, including what they click and don’t click. You can use these insights to optimize your website layout, improve user experience, and increase conversions.
This extension adds a browser button for easy access to Google Scholar from any web page.
Tag Assistant helps you verify that you have installed various Google tags correctly on your page. Just navigate to any page and Tag Assistant will tell you which tags are present, report any errors they find and suggest improvements that can be made to your implementation. Most Google tags are checked including Google Analytics, Adwords Conversion Tracking, Google Tag Manager and more.
SellHack is an extension that allows you to upload a list of prospects and they will automatically find their email address. All you need is a name and a company and they can do the rest.
Time Stats tracks website stats and helps you to collects stats of the sites you visit. It’s quick to access and easy to use. You can delete the statistics of any date you want. You can also uncheck or remove a site from the statistics.
With this extension, you can capture the web page, either part of it or the whole browser window, edit your screenshots in a very user-friendly interface. You can record screencasts — record video from your screen.
Diigo is one of the best extensions for annotating, archiving and bookmarking web pages.
Goodbye, bookmarks. Hello, Web Clipper! Clip the web pages you want to keep. Save them in Evernote. Easily find them on any device.
You can use this extension to follow your favorite publishers, writers, and bloggers in a simple, powerful and speedy way.
When you find something in Chrome that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at any time, even without an internet connection.
With this extension, you can quickly and easily switch between user-agent strings. Also, you can set up specific URLs that you want to spoof every time.
Professor Traffic helps you to understand and monitor the ROI of your inbound marketing.
A simple menu to enable, disable and access options of extensions.
This extension is bringing together your devices, friends, and the things you care about.
The Save to Google Drive Chrome extension helps you save web content or browser screenshots to your Google Drive.
Shortened links can be hiding anywhere. With the Unshorten Chrome extension, any shortened link (such as bit.ly or t.co) you click on will be automatically expanded and analyzed for malware giving you a clear view of where the link is taking you. Unshorten will also automatically remove known tracking cookies from the URL.
Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.
Whit this extension you can sync text messages, calls, notifications, photos, and battery status from PC or Mac using your Android.
The Great Suspender
This extension automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources.
Tab Cloud allows you to save any window session and restore it at a later date or on another computer. Effectively allowing you to sync open tabs between multiple computers.
Disconnect lets you visualize and block the otherwise invisible websites that track your search and browsing history.
Lazarus: Form Recovery
This extension autosaves everything you type so you can easily recover from form-killing timeouts, crashes, and network errors.
Highlight or right-click on a section of text and click on Translate icon next to it to translate it to your language. Or, to translate the entire page you’re visiting, click the translate icon on the browser toolbar.
Check My Links is a link checker that crawls through your web page and looks for broken links.
Streamline your SEO while you surf the web. This toolbar from Moz lets you create custom searches, compare link metrics, highlight links, and keywords, quickly expose page elements, and access other powerful SEO tools, all in line with your browser.
SEOquake is a free plugin that provides you with key SEO metrics, along with other useful tools such as SEO Audit and many others.
You can use this extension to check web pages for broken links and pull metrics on those links.
SEO & Website Analysis by WooRank provides a deep SEO analysis covering SEO, Mobile, Local, and Usability.
SEO Analysis with Seoptimer
Seoptimer.com analyzes your website by checking the most important on-page SEO factors. In result, you get clear SEO report with best optimization tips.
This extension displays detailed information about the current website. The information can be used for online investigation and SEO purposes.
Alexa Traffic Rank is Alexa Internet’s free extension for Chrome and is the only extension that includes you in Alexa’s traffic panel. The Alexa extension accompanies you as you surf, providing you with Alexa data about the sites you visit without interrupting your browsing.
WebRank SEO provides Alexa, Quantcast & Compete Rank, Social Stats, Whois Lookup, Pages Indexed and Backlinks in Google and Bing.
You can use SimilarWeb’s browser add-on to get in-depth traffic and engagement statistics with a single click.
Google Chrome extension that checks the ranking for a particular keyword in Google for the website you are currently viewing.
Quick SEO is a very fast and easy to use SEO tool to analyze SEO metrics. It provides you easy access to important SEO signals and data like PageRank, Backlinks, Alexa Rank and Traffic estimate.
Useful to inspect the meta data found inside web pages, usually not visible while browsing.
Chrome Social Media Extensions
Just click the Pinterest button next time you find something interesting that you want to save for later. Collect recipes from your favorite food blogs, articles you want to read later, ideas for your home, and more!
Buffer is a better way to publish your updates on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and more. It also tracks results and analyzes everything you share for you.
With Hootsuite extension you can access and share content from anywhere on the web. Find photos, videos, blog posts, and quotes. Find Tweets by location and share through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter with one click.
When you’re browsing the web, DrumUp shows you content related to what you’re reading and lets you share it easily. It is a social media manager that discovers the coolest and the most relevant content from around the web for you to read and share with your social followers.
This extension helps you gain real followers on twitter through automation.
Social Fixer for Facebook lets you filter your news feed, hide things you don’t want to see, and customize your Facebook experience.
Graphic Design Extensions For Chrome
This extension re-sizes the browser’s window in order to emulate various resolutions. It is particularly useful for web designers and developers by helping them test their layouts on different browser resolutions.
Page Ruler is a Google Chrome extension that lets your draw out a ruler to any page and displays the width, height, and position of it.
With this extension, you could inspect web fonts by just hovering on them. It is that simple and elegant. It also detects the services used for serving the web fonts.
Use over 1000 free google web fonts and preview them with this extension.
Responsive Web Design Tester
Test your mobile site on mobile devices. This extension reflects both the size and the browser of the mobile device.
With ColorZilla you can get a color reading from any point in your browser, quickly adjust this color and paste it into another program. (Source: hongkiat)
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