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The Best Google Chrome Extensions for Bloggers

Google Chrome is better than Safari.

Yeah, I said it.

No turning back now!

It’s easy to use, automatically integrated with all-things Google and it will give you access to some amazing extensions.

Need to find the perfect emoji for your tweet? Or, simply store your latest password?

There’s an extension for that.

There are so many in fact, that I decided to write a post rounding up the best Google Chrome extensions for bloggers. So, keep reading to find out which extensions will help make your business and life easier (and more fun) to manage.

15 Google Chrome Extensions for Bloggers

Boost your productivity by downloading these must-have google chrome extensions for bloggers. Schedule your social media, stay focused and have the power of the internet on your toolbar. Click through for more.. #productivity #lifehack #bloggingtips

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1. OneTab

If you’re anything like me and constantly have a bajillion tabs open, then OneTab is an essential Google Chrome extension for you! Simply click the OneTab icon to move your tabs into well, one tab. Through your list, you can access or delete tabs as you please. This extension is perfect for easy access to your current resources. Oh, and it speeds up your browser!

2. Tailwind

Tailwind is an essential scheduling tool for every blogger who uses Pinterest. Not only does it allow you to schedule your pins, but it also makes finding new content a breeze and gives you access to “insider” blogging communities via Tailwind Tribes. If you haven’t used Tailwind before, click here to get a free trial. If end up liking it (you will), then you need to download the Tailwind extension. It allows you to pin images from any website and schedule all of your pins in bulk. It’s basically my secret weapon.

3. RSS Feed Reader

Honestly, this is the easiest way to follow your favourite bloggers. By installing an RSS subscription extension, you will instantly see when new posts are uploaded to your preferred sites. You can also customize your feed and organize posts into categories.

4. Grammarly

Grammarly blows your old spellchecker out the window. Not only does it proofread your writing for any spelling mistakes, but it also ensures that your writing is clear and impactful. It gives you grammatical suggestions that actually improves your writing. Downloading the extension means you can use Grammarly on any website like WordPress, Gmail and Twitter.

5. Google Docs Offline

If you need to get some work done but don’t have any wifi access, you can still get things done by using the Google Docs Offline extension. It makes it possible to edit documents and spreadsheets when you’re offline. It is my go-to extension when I’m travelling.

6. Emoji Keyboard

Bloggers spend a lot of time on social media. And if you’re a fan of using emojis in your posts, you know how difficult this can be when you’re on a computer. This emoji keyboard allows you to easily search and copy any emoji that you need. I like using it when I’m scheduling my tweets or writing a post for my Facebook page.

7. ColorZilla

This extension let’s you find out what colours are on any website page. Love another blog’s branding? Use it to find the colours. Want to match your font to the same colour in a photo on Canva? Get your HEX code instantly. In just one click, you can copy a colour and paste it into another program.

8. WhatFont

To keep your branding game on point, check out this extension that helps you identify fonts on the web. Just hover over the font that you love and it will tell you provide you with the font details. It’s easy to use and will satisfy the needs of any typography-lover.

9. Noisli

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Noisli fan. I talked about the benefits of this website when I shared productivity tips for bloggers in a recent post. Essentially, Noisili helps you stay focused by blocking out noise and creating the right environment. In the Chrome extension, you can use a timer to create productivity sessions.

10. Strict Workflow

While on the topic of productivity, I thought it was only fitting to mention Strict Workflow, an extension that enforces a… strict workflow! It encourages you to have 25 minute blocks of undistracted work followed by 5 minute breaks. This method has proven to make people feel more focused and motivated.

11. Ebates

As a blogger, there is a good chance that you probably do some of your shopping online. In that case, you need to download the Ebates Chrome Extension. It allows you to earn cashback on your online purchases. It’s free to use and your money is sent to your Paypal account. No strings attached. Go ahead and sign up a free Ebates account and get a $10 bonus by using my referral link.

14. Video Speed Controller

This extension is an absolute must for anyone who watches a lot of online video content. It provides quick shortcuts to speed up, slow down, advance and rewind any videos. I find it comes in handy when watching Youtube videos, Facebook live replays and going through online courses quickly.

13. Lightshot

A simple and convenient screenshot tool. You can select your area and then edit your screenshot with annotations and text before saving. Lightshot is by far the easiest way to take a custom screenshot and share it with your audience. It’s great for highlighting examples in your blog posts too. *wink, wink*

14. Hunter

This extension hunts down email addresses and company contacts from any website. Simply click the Hunter icon and you’ll be presented with a list of contacts, including their job titles and email addresses. I often use Hunter when I’m reaching out for brand collaborations (read my guide on landing sponsored posts for more information) and when I’m applying for Pinterest group boards.

15. LastPass

An award-winning password manager that simplifies the process of logging in. LastPass remembers all of your password, will auto-login to your frequently visited sites and allow you to access your info from any device. With the amount of programs and websites we sign up for as bloggers, this Chrome extension is kind of necessary.

What’s your favourite Google Chrome extension?

I am always looking for new and exciting extensions to add to my collection. Share your favourite extensions with everyone in the comments below!

If you’re feeling hungry for more blogging tips, click here to find my other posts. Go on, get your learning on!


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18 Comments

  • Una

    I have extensions for Pinterest and Stumbleupon to quickly share anything I want. In Facebook groups, there are a lot of “share” threads, where new bloggers ask to share their content. However, it is not always easy to find the sharing buttons on all of the blogs. So I have my shortcut to sharing – my own buttons in the browser.

    January 14, 2018 at 16:26 Reply
    • Maya

      Yes! Social sharing extensions are a must-have for bloggers. It makes it so much easier to share the content you love online. Thanks for the suggestion Una! 🙂

      January 17, 2018 at 23:07 Reply
  • Andrea

    Ok, this is actually so helpful! I was about to go add one of these extensions to my browser, but then there was just so many I decided to pin this and leave it for later. Seriously, though, some of these are game changers! That one that allows you to have emojis is probably my fav #basic lmao
    xo,
    Andrea | https://www.hustleandhearts.com/

    January 14, 2018 at 17:00 Reply
    • Maya

      I use the emoji one all day long. ? Like, right now. Seriously though – these extensions make everything so handy!

      January 17, 2018 at 23:08 Reply
  • Antri - Beauty Blogger

    I didn’t know all them, some of them are popular to me but some of them are not… Great info! I need to check them!

    January 14, 2018 at 18:36 Reply
  • Tegan

    I didn’t know there was an Emoji extension for Google Chrome! Ahhh, I just installed it. These are some pretty neat plugins. ?

    January 15, 2018 at 00:42 Reply
  • Tandra

    Thanks for writing this! All of these extensions are super helpful for any blogger, new or seasoned. I’ll definitely be downloading a few myself!

    Tandra | ablackgirlblogging.com

    January 15, 2018 at 04:54 Reply
  • Claudia

    I’ll need that Emoji extension. I had no idea that existed ! Thanks for the info.

    January 16, 2018 at 15:19 Reply
  • Jacqui

    This is awesome! I will be pinning this to Pinterest so I make sure I come back and go through each one and try them out myself. 🙂

    January 16, 2018 at 18:44 Reply
  • TE Nusser

    What a helpful post! Some of these are completely new to me. An emoji extension…what?! I’m excited about that one!

    January 21, 2018 at 14:07 Reply
  • Clary

    Hi Girl, Thanks for posting this. I am a newbie blogger and found this post so helpful that I just had to pin it for future reference!
    I Definitely need that One Tab extension as my bf always comes to my computer and makes fun of me for having 30+ tabs open at once LOL!
    Regards,
    Clary from OhClary.com

    January 27, 2018 at 02:23 Reply
  • Amita

    Oh I’ve never heard about these extensions. One tab sounds SO useful, I constantly have a billion tabs open on my laptop. Thanks for the recommendations! x

    amerzwithlove.com

    February 5, 2018 at 16:32 Reply
  • Joelyne

    YES! Thank you! 🙂 Just installed a few!

    February 10, 2018 at 22:39 Reply
    • Maya

      Let me know how you like them! 🙂

      February 12, 2018 at 21:13 Reply
  • Amanda

    Wow! This is so helpful. I didn’t even know about half of these extensions! Definitely going to install ALL of them. Especially the Google Docs offline — I moved and was without wifi for a while. This totally would’ve helped me get things done. Thanks Maya!!

    Amanda
    http://www.simply-amanda.com

    February 12, 2018 at 13:22 Reply
    • Maya

      Right? It’s hard to believe how many there are! Thanks for reading Amanda! 🙂

      February 12, 2018 at 21:16 Reply
  • Marcelle

    Mind blowing, simply as that. Thanks, Maya!

    March 8, 2018 at 17:58 Reply
  • Sarah

    Thank you for this list. I added four extensions. The strict workflow will be very useful to me!

    May 13, 2018 at 10:55 Reply
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