As someone who lives on their laptop (sorry Renee), I’ve ended up finding a bunch of Google Chrome extensions that other entrepreneurs and online dwellers would find super useful.
They’re all about speeding up work flows and making life easier.
Whether you’re a designer, marketer, developer or do-everything entrepreneur, some of these should be useful!
Note: Aro Digital is not affiliated with any of these companies, just appreciating awesome free tech!
ColourZilla is one of my favourite Google Chrome extensions as it speeds up my workflow a ridiculous amount. Previously, to get colours from websites I’d use the Mac eye dropper tool then convert the RGB colour to a HEX colour and copy and paste it from there. Such a hassle!
But no more! The ColourZilla extension lets me copy and paste colours I find all in one browser window. If I see a colour I like, I can just click the ColourZilla extension, click the colour and BAM! all of the colour information I need (RGB HEX codes) sitting there ready to copy and paste.
PLUS it’s got a history of all of the colours I’ve eye-dropped in the past – handy!
Discover what fonts your favourite websites are using with this excellent chrome extension. Click the add-on, then click any text on the page you’re on, and boom – it’ll give you what the font is, a preview box to write your own text, change colour and size in. It’ll also give you a download link which if it’s free will make it download automatically, if not – then will give you purchase options. This add-on has an excellent user interface – it’s just so easy to use!
If staying on-top of your time tracking is your downfall then this Chrome extension is for you. Toggl connects in to it’s excellent web app, which is ideal for managing your time, understanding where your biggest time sucks are and invoicing for project work. The Toggl add-on also has great integrations with a bunch of web apps you’re probably already using.
If you’re a tab hoarder (like me), this extension is about to be your saving grace. It works to reduce the amount of RAM you’re using by pausing the endless tabs sitting in endless windows on your mistreated internet browser.
Lass Pass is an all in one password management add-on. Ideal for anyone with more logins than you can poke a stick at, or anyone whose memory isn’t too flash. Best practice is to make your password for Lass Pass extra-special-strong, as this is containing the key to everything – a hackers wet-dream.
Grammarly is one of those must have addons, so much so that everyone reading this probably already has it. If you don’t have it, get it. It’s one of the best spell-checkers out there – and works pretty much anywhere you can input text.
Ever find yourself going through a web page constantly copying and pasting each link and bit of text? This saves that painful struggle. If you’re doing any kind of data gathering or research, this little extension is going to be a lifesaver for you.
Mockup text on live web pages
This is a super cool Google Chrome extension for mocking up text changes to your (or any other) website. I love it because it massively speeds my workflow when I’m testing out new copy. Also a godsend for anyone without access to a websites content management system, as you can play with text, find what fits perfectly with the rest of the content, then send the text off to developers.
Also an excellent add-on for pranking your mates – if that’s what you’re into.