5 Free Chrome Apps & Extensions to Boost Your Office Productivity


We all are busy, handling more than one things at a time and, sometimes, at job we have to juggle with tens of things at the same time in order to get them all done by the due date. Under these circumstances, it is clear that we all want to make our jobs more efficient, make the boss happy and take advantage to the fullest of our time.

Another thing is, in the speed and Internet era, by far few things are made today without the use of computers and, especially, the Internet. Thus, we almost all get to our jobs and first thing in the morning we open our browsers, check our emails, check the market or specific trends that will help us throughout the day. So why not make our lives easier and take advantage of the applications and extensions that are featured in our Chrome Internet browser and do more than one thing at a time. With no further introductions, here are, by far, one of the most useful and popular applications and extensions to use for your Chrome browser:

1. GPanion and Google Shortcuts

Gpanion-Chrome-Web-StoreThese popular features are recently available for the new released Chrome browser as well, not only for the old Mozilla Firefox. Using Google Shortcuts you can display hundreds of programs updated in real time, you can have easily access to favorite links such as Facebook, Gmail and you can also rearrange buttons according to your needs. Nevertheless, you can see the weather forecast, the time in different places on the Earth, check the latest results in the sports you are interested and so many others.

2. Office Web Application

Office-Web-Apps-Chrome-Web-StoreBy far one of the best features offered by Chrome is the access to the Microsoft Office package right on your browser. After predictable fights between Microsoft and Google owners, many misunderstandings and irresponsible media accusations, it was announced that Google Chrome browser, despite everything, will support the Office package. The applications practically displays a shortcut link to an online version of the Office package, that you can access only by using the Internet, without having to previously install the Office package on your computer.

3. LovelyCharts

Lovely-Charts-Chrome-Web-StoreAnother great application that Chrome allows you to use, is to create online all sort of diagrams, from flowcharts to wireframes, sitemaps etc. However, the free version will only allow you create and save one editable diagram at the time, but if creating charts is part of your daily basis at work, by upgrading to the Premium version, with a cost of around 3 EUR per month you will receive the following: unlimited number of created and saved diagrams, export to PDF, attaching comments to any diagram and an online versioning support.

4. Piknic

Picnik-Chrome-Web-StoreIf you are used to editing photos, these Chrome feature will probably seem like bless to you. For quick adjustments, by using the Piknic program you will save precious time, by not having to jump from your browser to the editor all the time, and creating the whole in your browser.


5. Scribble

Scribble-Chrome-Web-StoreLast, but not least, a very easy to use and handy application, the Scribble will allow you to attach notes and organize them however you want, accessing them simply from every computer with a Chrome browser installed.


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  • http://twitter.com/bilsel Tayfun Bilsel

    I suggest another great productivity app on chrome webstore, just search for Clinked, this app saved my life, great for collaboration, project management especially if you need to collaborate and communicate with your clients. You can visit their website, there is not much info on the website but you can always signup and find out: http://www.clinked.com

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