When we work on a computer all day we tend to take breaks and visit humorous sites like The Chive, or news sites like CNN. It can be healthy to take breaks, but if you find that you’re visiting them often, this could be seriously affecting your productivity. If you work in Chrome a lot, there are some extensions you can use to help you with your productivity. Not too long ago The Huffington Post wrote a story that showcased several different add-ons. We have picked our favorite 4 and discussed them below.
This neat add-on sets a timer for specific sites. As you go to the sites during the day the time counts down. Once it expires the add-on will block the site for the remainder of the day.
If your lack of focus causes you to miss too many meetings or lunch dates, add Cool Clock to your Chrome browser. This add-on includes a clock, calendar, alarm, timer, and hourly desktop time notifications. It’s intended to make sure that you no longer miss any critical appointments. You can also set Cool Clock so that it reminds you of the most important tasks you should complete during the day.
It can be very challenging to remember all of your passwords; which ones have numbers or letters, and which letters are capitalized. Last Pass is a Chrome add-on that can help you with this. It manages your online passwords for you so you do not have to waste your time struggling to remember them.
Turn off the Lights
Sometimes we need to watch rather tedious videos as part of our jobs. It can be hard to pay attention to those videos when there are plenty of distractions online and on your desktop. That’s where the Chrome extension Turn off the Lights enters in. This add-on keeps your media player bright but dims anything else on your screen. Use this extension and you’ll have no excuse for drifting from that corporate video.