With increasingly busy schedules, it’s important work as efficiently as possible. One way to save time and increase your productivity is through browser extensions and there are some that are incredibly useful for content creators.
We’ve sifted through all the available extensions on Google Chrome, Firefox and other browsers to bring you six of the most popular and useful for working smarter and producing better content in less time.
Evernote Web Clipper
As a writer, you likely read a lot to stay up-to-date and you need good sources. The problem comes when you want to save the important stuff to use later, whether to read, reference a quote or for remembering a stat. For this, Evernote Web Clipper is a great tool.
This cloud-based extension lets you save posts, highlight and comment on them, and even share with others on your team. Just highlight text from any web page or choose entire web pages to add to your Evernote folder. You can then access it from any computer, phone or tablet.
Available on multiple browsers.
When you’re browsing the web or doing research, it’s not uncommon to quickly have over a dozen tabs open at the same time. To help you more easily navigate the pages you’ve opened, OneTab organizes all your open browser tabs into a single tab and shows a simpler list.
You can restore all the tabs at once or pick the ones you need at that moment. You can also add URLs to a OneTab list without opening a web page. The extension reduces lag by saving up to 95 percent of your browser’s memory and is great for multitasking.
As a content marketer, you need to make sure your writing uses correct grammar and sentence structure. The Grammarly extension can help – it’s an automated spelling and grammar checker. But it also includes a few other features to help you punch up your content with functions that suggest synonyms to improve your vocabulary and it can also check the readability of your content.
You can use it for blog posts and articles, but it’s also compatible with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, WordPress, LinkedIn and more.
Available on multiple browsers.
Google Similar Pages
This browser extension is perfect for anyone who does any type of online research. Once installed, you simply click on the button in your toolbar and it will show a list of related web pages to the one you’re currently on, complete with thumbnail previews, descriptions and a link. Basically, it saves you from having to go back to Google and type a new search query.
Available on Chrome.
This really is an awesome extension and one of the best screenshot tools available. If you’ve ever needed to include a screenshot in a blog post to explain a topic more clearly, it couldn’t be simpler. You just highlight a specific area of the screen or a whole page and then save it as a PDF or PNG. Crucially, you can annotate using text and graphics to customize your image before it’s saved.
If you’ve ever wanted to quickly add a gif to a piece of content, Giphy is one of the simplest, most comprehensive tools available. It’s like a gif search engine, allowing you to easily search for relevant ones to copy and past into your tweet, email or blog. It’s a great way to add interest and humor to your content as well as humanize your brand.
When you’re a content marketer, every minute is precious
These free browser extensions can quickly enhance your productivity and they only take seconds to install. If you can free up some of your time with these, you can devote more to your writing or content strategy.
Are there any I should have added to this list? Let me know in the comments!