Chrome Extension is a small program to transform the experience or add functionality to the chrome browser. The main aim of an extension is to serve a single purpose around which the whole program is built, although it can have multiple components they should help in accomplishing the main purpose of the program. When it comes to writing a blog Google Chrome is the primary browser for most of the writers and why it shouldn’t be if it is extremely helpful in boosting writing productivity. One of the main reasons behind its popularity is the chrome’s built-in developer tool and the huge set of extensions that have made the writer’s task more comfortable and quicker.
There are a lot of extensions that writers can use to boost their productivity. Depends on the task the writer can choose the extension and add it to the browser. Every writer has a different choice according to their need but we are going to mention the top 5 extensions that can be useful for most writers.
Grammarly provides a digital writing assistance tool based on artificial intelligence and natural language processing. And I think Grammarly is one of the best inventions ever. From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly helps to overcome writing errors and get the precise words to represent yourself. You’ll receive real-time feedback from Grammarly on Gmail, Google Docs, Twitter, LinkedIn, GeeksforGeeks Writing Editor, and almost everywhere. Grammarly is a writing companion that provides you particular suggestions to help you improve your writing. And it goes way beyond grammar. You can be confident that your writing is not only accurate but clear and compact, too. Grammarly provides:
- A better way to write
- Fix your spelling and grammar
- Clarify and tight your sentences
- Strike the right tone
- Enhance your fluency
There are more than 10,000,000 users and have a rating of 4.6 stars at the chrome web store. You may add the Grammarly extension here.
2. Evernote Web Clipper
Evernote Web Clipper is a chrome extension for your web browser that provides to capture full-page articles, images, selected text, important emails, and any web page that inspires you. It saves everything to Evernote and saves it forever. It is available for Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (IE) 7+, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge. The top 3 features of Evernote Web Clipper are:
- Save web pages
- Highlight key info
- Sync across devices
There are more than 4,000,000 users and have a rating of 4.9 stars at the chrome web store. You may add the Evernote Web Clipper extension here.
Research is the most essential part of writing any type of blog. And while doing research one might be working on many tabs, which can quite instantly eat up all of the free RAM, and potentially slow down the execution of the computer. Chrome is known to be a memory- hungry. And the best solution is the OneTab. It saves selected tabs so you can use them later on, which significantly reduces (up to 95%) memory usage. One of the added advantages is depending on how many scripts are running inside the tabs, transferring them to OneTab can also speed up the computer by decreasing the CPU load.
There are more than 2,000,000 users and have a rating of 4.6 stars at the chrome web store. You may add the OneTab extension here.
4. Speechnotes – Speech To Text Notepad
Did you know that dictation is about three times quicker than typing on the keyboard? One must take advantage of that and start using speech to text extension like Speechnotes. This is the top-rated speech recognition editor on the Chrome store. It is preferred by users and thanks to its high level of efficiency, excellent features, and ease of use. Speechnotes is powered by Google’s Speech-to-Text engines & proprietary algorithms, to deliver it a business-class functioning tool. Although it is free and users find it to be a great option to the industry’s leader Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
There are more than 100,000 users and have a rating of 4.5 stars at the chrome web store. You may add the Speechnotes extension here.
StayFocusd increases productivity by restraining the amount of time that you can destroy on time-wasting websites. While writing, you should be focused, but it can be with all the social network notifications and other stuff. StayFocused blocks such stuff that you don’t want to bother you, so you can write that outstanding content quicker and in a more focused way. It’s extremely configurable, enabling you to block or allow whole sites, particular subdomains, particular paths, particular pages, even particular in-page content (videos, games, images, forms, etc).
There are more than 600,000 users and have a rating of 4.4 stars at the chrome web store. You may add the StayFocusd extension here.
6. Auto Text Expander
Ever get exhausted from typing out lengthy email addresses, phrases you often use, or just seeing to save keystrokes as you type? Well, fear not! Auto Text Expander is here to solve that.
For example, if you are want to write “Message Received, Regards Amiya Rout”, then just make a shortcut of this long text by using the Auto Text Expander, and whenever you need this text just enter the shortcut that has been created by you. Some of the key features of Auto Text Expander are:
- Keystroke checking is entirely local and nothing is transferred to any servers for tracking.
- Customizable list of shortcuts to extend, which are synced over Chrome browsers you sign into.
- Omnibox (URL address bar) supported for fast-moving to websites with code ATE.
- Capacity to locally back up the shortcuts and replace them from backup, and one can import shortcuts in JSON himself.
There are more than 200,000 users and have a rating of 4 stars at the chrome web store. You may add the Auto Text Expander extension here.