Here are 10 great tools!
When you are a business owner or entrepreneur, having tools that save you time and help you to be more productive is vital to the success of your company. There are tens of thousands of tools available that increase productivity but finding the right ones for you and your needs can be quite overwhelming.
My team, here at AdAmerica Internet Marketing SEO & Web Services, and I have come up with a short-list of 10 online Google Chrome Extension and App tools that increase efficiency and are simple to use. Some are free and some have a nominal monthly fee, but we have vetted the ones we think can have the biggest impact on your business.
These Google Chrome tools can be downloaded from the chrome store by visiting https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps.
Obviously with a list of 10 we can’t include all the great ones, so please share the ones you love in comments below.
10 Google Chrome Extension and App Tools
Boomerang allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date. Write a message now, send it whenever, even if you’re not online. Track messages to make sure you hear back, and schedule reminders right inside Gmail.
Auto Text Expander helps you from having to type the same message over and over. This extension Creates custom keyboard shortcuts to expand and replace text as you type! Enter your selected code and your entire message will appear!
Rapportive works inside your Gmail account to show you everything about your contacts including their picture, social media activity, your shared connections and so much more right inside of your inbox.
VoiceNote II – Speech to text is a simple and accurate dictation tool. If you are a talker and not a typist, this easy tool writes what you say and can be used anywhere from emails to documents to social media.
Pocket may be one of the best time savers. Reading an article or post that you want to finish, but know it is just distracting you from working? Pocket allows you to save the article for later. You don’t have to email links or save to favorites that just get lost, simply save it to Pocket and the content you want to read is ready for you in one place.
LastPass is a password manager that saves you from the hassle of remembering a zillion different passwords. It can auto-fill fields for you, and can also be used to generate highly-secure passwords when you create new accounts.
Profile Views: Who’s Viewed Your LinkedIn Profile is caller ID for LinkedIn. See who is visiting you without even having to log into LinkedIn. With this plugin you can see who has been looking at your profile and stores the viewers forever. So even if you are limited with your free LinkedIn account to only see the last 5 visitors, this app over comes that block, you get to see them all.
Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization app that allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators in real time. No more emailing edited documents and losing track of the most recent version. This makes collaboration with in-house or remote teams simple and organized.
TechSmith Snagit allows you to take screenshots or screen recordings of anything on your screen including your browser, desktop, and applications you have running.
Bitly is a URL shortener that helps you share URLs and tracks clicks. When on a website anywhere the extension allows you to get a shortlink with one click that you can share in an email or on social media.
BONUS: Did you know you can run your professional email through Google?
Explore if moving your company to a Google platform is right for you by using Google Developers or just Google the options listed above.