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List of Most Useful and Favorite Chrome Extensions/Add-Ons

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  1. BrooklynsFinest

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    Hey guys, I wanted to share my list of incredibly useful Chrome Apps and Extensions that I think might help some of you guys out. I've gone through phases of downloading tons of extensions and apps (probably more than I should've), so I thought maybe this could save you guys some work. If you're not a chrome user, I'm sure you'd be able to find many of these on Firefox as well, if not the same, than something like it. And if you're using IE, then....well please switch, (for your own sake!) lol.

    Please note....chrome extensions do slow down your browser, as they require more memory, so if you're not actively using certain ones at any given time, you can disable them and then enable them when you need them!

    I STILL can't post links, so I tried to make this as easy as possible... All of the pages for the extensions start with the URL string below...and I included most of the end URL strings. But it's probably easier to just do a quick search for the title. I'm sorry guys! I know it's so much easier to click on the link. This almost prevented me from even posting this list, but I really think some of you might get some use out of these extensions. They really help me out a lot.

    chrome[dot]google[dot]com[fwd-slash]webstore[fwd-slash]detail[fwd-slash].... (then add on whatever string I indicated below)



    General Web Browsing

    Evernote Web Clipper
    Sign up for an evernote account (free) and clip useful information you come across on the web. You can tag any of the entries and easily search for them later on when you need them.

    For example, if I see a good SEO strategy on BHW, I will tag it, "seo strategies." Or if I find good ideas, I'll tag it "money ideas." These is a great reference tool, especially for saving information from forums, I used to copy and paste good ideas and information I found, this makes it so much easier! You can log in from any computer and Evernote also has apps for mobile devices.


    Clearly by Evernote
    Clearly is an extension that makes reading on the web 100x easier and less straining on your eyes. It formats web content consistently and takes away all the B.S. that's sometimes on webpages we visit. I didn't think this would really be useful, but trust me it is! It's so much more enjoyable to read an article in Clearly format.



    TooManyTabs for Chrome
    If you're like me, you have 40 tabs up at once when browsing the web, my ADHD doesn't make it any better. It sucks when it slows your computer down though and you don't want to lose certain information and you know you'll need it soon. Of course you could bookmark it, but I keep my bookmarks very organized and some things might not be bookmark worthy, lol. Toomanytabs allows you to save the tabs and just return back to them when you're ready. They'll stay there until you remove them, even if you shut your browser, restart your comp, etc. And you don't have to worry about the extra strain on your computer.

    I tried many of these extensions, and TooManyTabs was def the best one and easiest to use.


    LastPass
    Saves all your passwords. Been using it for awhile, did research and is apparently the most secure extension for this purpose. Just don't forget your password to LastPass (I did two times already!)


    Lazarus: Form Recovery
    GENIUS EXTENSION. Save your forms (in case you get logged off, etc.) It can be used for other purposes if you're creative with it.
    End of URL string: /lazarus-form-recovery/loljledaigphbcpfhfmgopdkppkifgno


    E-Mail Grabber
    Most people don't know about this one, but it can be a gem. It collects all e-mail addresses as you browse websites. I actually downloaded it and forgot about it, clicked it one day and saw it collected all the e-mail addresses of websites I've been visiting. Great for marketing, as opposed to copying and pasting!
    End of URL string:email-grabber/fonocbnoaimnddelolieamcggchcpcng?hl=en


    SEO Tools

    SEO Quake
    GREAT extension, incredibly useful. By default, when you do a search in Google (or yahoo, etc), the extension will input a bar under neath all of the search results, with all SEO information.
    It does sometimes slow your browsing down, but you can disable it easily by clicking the extension icon for any search that you want. This makes competitor research so much easier. I also use it for looking for information, I'm able to judge site credibility by looking at domain age, etc.
    The extension will also display this bar at the topic of web pages that you visit.
    End of URL string: seoquake/akdgnmcogleenhbclghghlkkdndkjdjc


    WebRank SEO
    I had many SEO extensions, this is definitely one of the best ones. When visiting any website, it'll automatically show in red on the icon what the page rank of that site is. Clicking the icon will give you Google, Alexa, Compete and Quantcast ranks, the number of backlinks, pages indexed in Google and Bing and also social stats. You also get the Geo IP location and Traffic Graphs. There are buttons to open a Whois lookup, compare stats, and a few other useful stats. Great for looking at competitors and analyzing your own site(s).


    PageRank Status (Similiar to Web Rank SEO)
    End of URL string: webstore/detail/pagerank-status/hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn


    SEOrch (also seorch(dot)eu) (Google App)
    Detailed SEO analysis, brings you to their website. Provides TONS of info, meta info, website speed, off-page data (link popularity, domain popularity, pages indexed), social networks, semantic analysis (readability, possible keywords) even does an analysis of phrases.
    End of URL string: /seorch-onpage-seo-tool/dofplnfijbongplmhcpoobljlfjeaank


    Productivity/Planning

    Quick Login for Google Accounts
    This is another one most people don't know about. I have many Gmail accounts (for multiple purposes), and it can get annoying to have to deal with Google's "add an account" and whatever, I get logged out of the other one, and it's a headache sometimes. This handy little extension lets you insert you r google username and password, and will automatically log you in to whichever account you choose on the button! You also can choose what page you would like to be logged into (gmail, youtube, drive, etc.) It's great for switching accounts. The only downside is you're only currently able to insert up to 10 accounts. Still very useful and often a time-saver.
    End of URL string: quick-login-for-google-ac/cbgngpehipfmfmpjmhonhacgbkjpdidp

    Boomerang for Gmail
    Puts an extra option in your gmail allowing you to schedule emails you'd like to be sent at an earlier time. Great for reaching out to clients, etc.
    End of URL string: boomerang-for-gmail/mdanidgdpmkimeiiojknlnekblgmpdll

    draw.io (Diagramly) (Google App)
    also can be accessed at draw.io/
    I use this for sketching out my websites before I start designing them. I tried lucidchart, but the free version has crap, draw.io is a LOT better. There are tons of shapes and icons to use, and you're also able to insert colors (any color you want), so for example if I'm trying to decide what color scheme I want my web design to be, I can test it out on here. Instead of picking different colors on wordpress or in code and then doing a page view, I can test the colors out here a lot quicker.
    You can also make charts and mind maps with this, really really great tool. Save documents as XML files.

    For Web Design/Development

    ShiftEdit (Google App)
    Write and edit your code, with a live viewer. Supports many languages including HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, and much much more. I have tried many CSS editors, and almost none of them have a live view, so this can be very handy!
    End of URL string: /shiftedit/lcgmndephhjcabhhjfcmncnhbmgbkpij

    Get CSS Code (Google App)
    Decent app, create buttons, pictures and text effects and get the CSS code for them. Also has a guide of CSS elements and propertys. Pretty useful.
    End of URL string: get-css-code/haggbnpibdenchgnjiffinjibdjhandc
    Can be accessed on the web: touchapp.co.uk/iphone/getcsscode/css_pad.htm


    Lorem Ipsum Generator
    When making sample sites, or testing, you want to use the "lorem ipsum" text before you have your actual content (dummy text). This adds it automatically for you with the click of a button.
    End of URL string: lorem-ipsum-generator/dmpfoncmmihgkooacnplecaopcefceam

    Font Editor
    Test different fonts and font sizes on any website. Great tool, but it pops up everytime you visit a new page, so it gets annoying. All you do is click a small button to minimize the controls, but it's still annoying. I only enable this when I'm testing out fonts.
    End of URL string: font-editor/cdmplnhpfmaodcnmegpoldoeklckhkce

    WhatFont
    This one will tell you the font on any page
    End of URL string: whatfont/jabopobgcpjmedljpbcaablpmlmfcogm/related

    Web Developer
    A must have for anyone developing sites. Everything you could possible need is in here from validations, rulers, display css or html (display specific code such as divs, or colors, id and class details, meta tag), disable CSS code, view the site according to any size you want (to see how your site looks on other browsers and computers), and much much more! Love this one.

    Stylebot
    Edit the appearance of any website with CSS. Great for learning, or for editing your own pages. You can see the edits before you put them live.
    End of URL string: stylebot/oiaejidbmkiecgbjeifoejpgmdaleoha

    Button X
    Another CSS button generator. A lot of pre-designed options here.
    Can be accessed on the web: bestcssbuttongenerator.com/

    ColorZilla
    This extension will tell you the exact colors on any given web page, and save them in your history. Very useful, apparently it's also allow you to test out different colors, but I haven't figured out how to do this yet.



    Other

    Proxy Switch Sharp
    Best proxy switcher I found for Chrome
    End of URL string: proxy-switchysharp/dpplabbmogkhghncfbfdeeokoefdjegm/details

    Pocket (Formerly Read It Later)
    This app allows you to save things and read them later. Has a shortcut of Ctrl + Shift + S and quickly enters your list of things to read later. It's an app, but you can disable some features and just leave the shortcut key on to minimize system memory/usage.
    End of URL string: pocket-formerly-read-it-l/niloccemoadcdkdjlinkgdfekeahmflj

    Right Click E-Mail For Gmail
    Enables you to right click an email address and quickly send an email from your gmail account. No copying and pasting, no switching tabs, a great time-saver.
    End of URL string: /right-click-email-for-gma/dnlfochnjjonhempkinfokflaclicokg

    Tab Resize
    If you don't have dual monitors, this can be very useful. Sometimes you have a task that requires you to switch back and forth from one page to another, this will automatically resize your tabs for you. You can customize the size of each tab, and also choose from 5 different times of tab resizes (split 2 tabs, 3 or 4!).
    End of URL string: /tab-resize-split-screen-l/bkpenclhmiealbebdopglffmfdiilejc

    TLDR (Too Long Didn't Read)
    Extension summarizes any article or content in a few sentences for you to get the general gist of it. You also have the option to make the summary shorter, medium, or longer, and search for simliar articles. Somewhat useful, I just got this so I'm trying to see what it can be utilized for, but I think it has potential.
    End of URL string: /tldr/giepilabiomhlcmlefmbfkgeoccfhhhc


    Well I hope you guys find some of these useful, if you have trouble finding any, let me know. And feel free to share your favorite extensions/apps. I know there's a lot there so I think it's helpful to have someone tell you what's good and what's not, as well as the level of usage for them. Best of luck, hope you'll use these to help you make some money!
     
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    LastPass
    Saves all your passwords. Been using it for awhile, did research and is apparently the most secure extension for this purpose. Just don't forget your password to LastPass (I did two times already!)

    The only secure way to save your passwords is in a little black book!
    Everything is hack able regardless how secure they say they are. When sites like facebook and youtube get hacked what do you expect from a wanna-be password volt?


     
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    Hmmm, good point, you're right! Maybe I should point out, I mostly use this for meaningless stuff.....meaning sites that make you sign up for a membership in order to download a program or something, I usually make b.s. passwords and forget them all. The serious stuff (banking info, etc.) I never saved on here, and I def wouldn't recommend it. But it's useful for all that b.s. stuff.