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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*
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.
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!