My Favorite Google Chrome Extensions
A few days ago I read this awesome post by Zapier: Google Chrome for Marketers: 10 Setup Tips, 20+ Extensions You Need to Know.
While I was already using quite a few of the extensions recommended, it inspired me to try a few new ones. It turns out I use a lot of extensions! Here’s my setup…
Hootsuite Hootlet – Social sharing. I use Hootsuite for managing a range of different social profiles I manage, so this extension helps me quickly post and schedule content.
Buffer – Social sharing. I use Buffer to schedule content for my personal Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.
Bitly – Quick link shortening.
Lastpass – Password manager. This saves me from remembering passwords; it’s a god-send!
Google Analytics URL Builder – GA URL tagging. Makes tagging URLs really quick and easy!
Google Translate – Quick webpage translation. I deal with cross-border campaigns and translated landing pages, so this lets me get a quick and dirty translation.
Pocket - Quickly save content to Pocket.
Riffle – Shows Twitter engagement and history.
Check My Links – Quick broken link checker for current page.
Kimono – Scraping tool. You can use this to create quick APIs or simply scrape website content.
Window Resizer - Resizes your Chrome window to common device sizes. Allows for quick and dirty testing for responsive websites.
WhatFont – Checks webfonts being on the current page.
Momentum – Cool images and motivation on new tab page.
Page Analytics (by Google) – Overlays Google Analytics data for my websites.
Rapportive – Shows rich-contact profiles in Gmail. This allows me to view Facebook, LinkedIn and other social profile information right in Gmail.
Pin It Button – Lets me quickly share to Pinterest.
Signals by Hubspot – Tracks email opens and clicks.
Wisestamp – Dynamic and rich email signatures for Gmail.
Clear Cache – Quick cache clear for website testing.
Google Cast - For Chrome Casting to my TV.
Hangouts – For quick access to Google Hangouts.
Boomerang – Email reminders made easy. This lets me set a reminder to follow up on emails when I send them.
Office Editing for Docs, Sheets and Slides – Edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint from within Chrome. I’m a Google Drive user, so this extension means I don’t have to download or convert files to edit them.
Asana for Chrome - Asana basically runs my life. This extension allows me to create quick tasks from Chrome.
Adobe Edge Inspect - Lets me connect to mobile devices wirelessly for website testing.
PageSpeed Insights – Instantly analyzes website performance.
Tag Assistant - Checks Google Analytics and a few other tags.
YSlow – Like Pagespeed, offers website performance insights.
Let me know if I missed any great Chrome Extensions in the comments below!