If you’re still using Safari as your default browser, it’s time to seriously reassess your life choices [joking… but seriously Safari you’re the weakest link, GOODBYE]. And Dad? If you’re reading this, it’s high time to ditch Firefox. No explanation needed, just please change it immediately.
Seriously though? A prerequisite of reading this article is that Google Chrome is your default browser [trust us, you’ll be thanking us later]. So make sure that you’ve removed Safari from your dashboard and download Google Chrome before you keep reading. It’s going to change your life TDP’ers, we promise!
Not only is Chrome faster, but it’s also a much better user-experience [this is starting to sound #sponsored #butwegenuinelyloveit] and there are some *seriously* life-changing add on extensions that are going to make you majorly geek out.
So if you’re a business owner [or employed by one] and are currently trying to navigate working-from-home-life, we thought we’d share some of our favourite Chrome extensions, to make your working situation a little bit more streamlined than your current wardrobe [sweatpants FTW].
Everhour is an absolute must-have time management tool for all business owners and freelancers [now more than ever!]. This handy app integrates via a browser extension, allowing you to easily start a timer or log time manually so you can track all your time spent working remotely. The best part? Everhour integrates with everyone’s favourite workflow apps including Asana, Trello, Basecamp, Jira and Github. All you have to do is click the start, stop or pause button and et voilà, time is accurately tracked for all your daily tasks so you can plan, budget and track profitability accurately.
One of our absolute favourite Chrome extensions here at TDP is Downloader for Instagram. Real talk? Before we used this app, we were screenshotting our favourite images on the gram’ all day long, and ultimately ended up with thousands of screenshots that were low quality and it was just… one big waste of time, ha!
Then we discovered this here Chrome Extension and our days of low quality regrams came to an end *happy clap*. This life-changing extension lets you download any Instagram photo, video or story and maintains the quality of the original image. Plus, the image name is saved as the original Insta username, making crediting your regrams a breeze.
For anyone that writes copy in their day job [i.e. all of us] the Grammarly Chrome Extension is an absolute must. This clever extension checks [and corrects] your grammar, wordiness and tone, helping you eliminate any writing errors before you click send.
Yep, this one’s going to save you a lot of *head smack moments* and will be the proofreading pal you never knew you needed, but won’t be able to live without!
Facebook Pixel Helper
For anyone currently navigating the world of Facebook Ads, this one’s a total game-changer. Facebook Pixel Helper is a Chrome extension that helps you validate your page pixel by providing real time feedback on the implementation. It lights up green when a pixel is detected and will stay static when there is no pixel installed. Simple? Yes. Effective? Hell yes.
Let’s be real, we all need a bit of fresh inspiration in our working days right now and luckily there’s a Chrome extension that will help spark your creativity, one dreamy colour palette at a time.
The PaletteTab Chrome extension provides you with amazing colour collections and font inspiration every time you open up a new tab. So if you’re a self-confessed tab fanatic [i.e. way to many tabs in your browser], this extension is going to make your day a little bit brighter [and more colourful].
It’s pretty AND practical *downloads immediately*
Pssst.. If you’re geeking out right about now, also add ColorPick Eyedropper to your extension list. It’s a magic eyedropper tool that tells you the exact colour code when you hover over any web page. In short? You need it. Like now.
Tag Assistant by Google
Love reporting as much as our resident analytics geek Mel? [FYI she lives for a good reporting spreadsheet and we LOVE her for it!].
The Tag Assistant Chrome extension helps you verify that you have installed various Google tags correctly on your website. All you have to do is navigate to a webpage and Tag Assistant will tell you which tags are present, report any errors and suggest improvements to your implementation.
This one will be your new reporting BFF and you needed it like, yesterday.
Got some Chrome extensions that are making your working-from-home life a little bit easier right now? Drop them below so we can all *add to Chrome immediately*.