Have you ever stared blankly on your device screen, overwhelmed with so much information and tasks on-hand? Well, in the midst of the digital age, one has to be keen in organizing and managing stuff with the aid of various utilities available online. If you are a Chrome user, then weep not, for a lot of free and extremely useful browser applications and add-ons are available at the tip of your fingertips. These may range to apps that store your ideas and private data, analyze your social media fingerprint, sort your tasks, etc. Below is a consolidation of applications for Chrome but not limited to, that can definitely make your online life less stressful and more productive.
For a majority of internet users, Evernote is rather common, and usually tops lists that involve online productivity. It is a top-notch and a well lauded application that enables you to expand your mind\’s limited memory, and it does this job so efficiently that this app might become indispensable. Its novel features include the ability to store notes, projects, to-do lists/tasks, web clipping, along with media attachment. Users can even organize ideas in notebooks and search via keywords, even those embedded in image files. Interesting isn\’t it?
Like its name suggests, Pocket serves as a digital pantry for stuff you stumble upon the world wide web. This application automatically syncs the sites you “put on pocket” to your hand-held devices functional even when your offline. Various features, such tag addition, keyboard shortcuts and toolbar buttons are also available to make your internet wandering experience much better. So if you are the type of person who loves to click on every link you encounter but prefer to have the pages saved for some other time, then Pocket is the perfect solution for you. And did I mentioned it was free?
Are you one of those millions of netizens that constantly follow specific sites for latest posts and updates? Then, Feedly is definitely for you. It is an RSS reader with a magazine-like interface that makes it much easier and user-friendly to integrate in your browsing experience. It enables users to organize, read, and share articles from the internet to the rest of the world wide web. It has built-in social media capacity where you can disseminate your precious and random finds on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Evernote.
Everyone has got something to do everyday which makes to-do lists essential for some. For those who do quite a lot of things and prefer a digital reminder to keep them updated of their tasks, Wunderlist does the wonder. As the name implies, it allows users to make lists in intuitive manner. Tasks can be shared with others like family members, friends, and co-workers, and lists are synced to mobile and tablets for widespread access. Wunderlist is famous for its effective reminders that ensure that one never misses an important deadline or appointment. If you don\’t want to forget something valuable, then better incorporate Wunderlist in your lifestyle.
With the rise of online instant messaging years ago, a number of platforms have enabled internet communication possible and fruitful. However, this isn\’t always the case, especially when people are stuck between application incompatibilities and a lot of IM accounts to maintain. Thankfully, eBuddy solves these dilemmas. It is an multi-network instant messenger that enables user to chat with different service providers and connect with social sites like Facebook and MySpace. It comes with the regular features of instant messaging services except that with eBuddy, you can have all your contacts from various networks in one aptly labeled list. Start chatting now!
Do you find remembering and organizing your login details cumbersome? If so, you need an application that will securely store your authorization data, and that is LastPass. It is a free password manager and form filler that allows users to keep their usernames and passwords for thousands of sites encrypted in one depot and can be protected with a master password. LastPass runs in Chrome as well as in Firefox and Opera.
HootSuite is an application focused on individuals that dwell on social media activities and networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. With this app, users can share posts and updates and track as well as analyze online traffic on your website. Interested users can try this for free and upgrade to paid plans for premium features.
Although useful for others, ads can be annoying to a casual user. Especially the pop-up ones and those with cheap looks and animations, these adverts can sometimes make your browsing experience uncomfortable. Here enters AdBlock, probably one of the most widely used, if not the No. 1, broswer add-on. This powerful app blocks irritating ads and makes most sites look cleaner and more professional. What makes AdBlock particularly efficient is that, it has this button on the area near the address bar, where the user can see the number of ads block in the page being browse, with the option to pause the filter or to disable it for the specified website. All for free. Neat isn\’t it?