My Four Favorite Chrome Extensions
This may be the nerdiest thing I say all year, but I love my chrome extensions. I have pretty consistent internet habits that I have perfected over the years to maximize my time online. I do a fair amount of procrastination online (we all do), but I believe one can procrastinate with purpose, and I have a couple of extensions to checkout that can accomplish this. Some of these are graphic design or writing specific, but all of these are awesome.
For anyone on the internet:
Right now stop reading and go download Adblock Plus. It does exactly what the name implies. It will clean up your internet experience so you can enjoy reading those apple rumor articles without any ads from anything and everything clogging up the space around that juicy content.
Next up: Pocket. The internet is a crazy place. It is chock full of great information, but there is no way to organize what you have seen. Sure you can bookmark it but before you know it there are dozens of pages saved without any rhyme or reason. This is where pocket comes in. Pocket is an excellent extension that lets you save sites, videos, articles, etc. You can even tag them right when you save them for easy access later. I have several bookmarked for blogs run by agencies, design resources, articles that are worth revisiting, etc.
For the graphic designers:
If you are looking for inspiration or fodder to procrastinate I highly recommend the Muzli extension. Muzli picks wonderful, weird design, tech and art from all over the internet to give you a collection of new inspiration every morning. I have seen really cool posts that may never make it to mainstream media, so it’s easy to impress hipster friends.
For the writers:
Lastly: Grammarly. This is the last of this edition of my favorite Chrome extensions. I recently started blogging, clearly. I’ve posted about three times a month. One of my biggest weaknesses is spelling and grammar. This has been my weakness since I learned how to spell. Grammarly has been a saving grace. This extension helps with blog posts, facebook messages, everything. Since I’m writing pretty casually I use the free version, but I’ve been very happy with the teacher right in Chrome helping me sound more eloquent that I am.
What are some other great extensions? I hope you enjoy these and they help you make the most of the internet!