The Ultimate List of Chrome Extensions for Business (2020)
Business builders are always on the lookout for any edge they can get.
The team at Strategy State have put together a list of the best Chrome Extensions for business owners.
What are Chrome Extensions?
Chrome Extensions are small software programs that customize and add new features to your Chrome browser and personalize your browser.
They can be powerful online business tools to help enhance your browsing experience.
There are an endless number of extensions on offer, with most of them being free.
We’ve broken our list of extensions up into logical sections to help you navigate them easier.
How to get started with Chrome Extensions?
- Open your Chrome browser (you can free download it here).
- Open the Chrome Web Store.
- Find and select the extension you want.
- Click Add to Chrome.
- Some extensions will let you know if they need certain permissions or data. To approve, click Add extension.
To use the extension, click the icon to the right of the address bar.
How to install Chrome Extensions:
These chrome extensions do a number of tasks that can help with your everyday productivity and time management, including: Helping you with your to-do lists, staying focused on core tasks, spelling, and grammar, sorting and highlighting text and working with other team members. If you’re serious about improving your day to day productivity, check out these extensions.
|Evernote Web Clipper|
|Toggl Button – Productivity & Time Tracker|
|One Click Extensions Manager|
|Print Friendly & PDF|
|Todoist – To-Do list and Task Manager|
|Super Simple Highlighter|
|Google Keep Chrome Extension|
|Planyway: Calendar and Timeline for Trello|
|Add to Trello|
|Scrum for Trello|
Admin extensions revolve around using Microsoft word and google doc products, making it easier to use them. There is also an extension called DocuSign that is very useful for adding electronic signatures.
|Save to Google Drive|
|Google Docs Offline|
|DocuSign – Electronic Signature for Gmail|
Communication within a business is vital. These extensions like Skype and Hangout will no doubt help you improve how to connect with people. Using video as a form of communication is the preferred option for many people, as it’s more personal, and you can give much higher levels of detail while understanding complex topics.
We all use email on a daily basis. There are many email extensions that can be utilized to enhance your emailing productivity and experience. Some of these extensions help you Sort emails, send them at a later date, find email addresses on websites, etc.
|Boomerang for Gmail|
|Hunter – Find email addresses in seconds|
|Google Mail Checker|
|Random Signature Quotes for Gmail™|
CloudHQ Extensions: Cloud HQ are experts in this area. They have a large range of email extensions that work specifically with Gmail. To check them out click here:
|CloudHQ Gmail Productivity Tools|
Sales and marketing are a key aspect of any business. These extensions help you better utilize some of your online marketing initiatives. Whether that be analyzing pages, managing RSS subscriptions or exporting your data studio reports to PDF, we have you covered.
|RSS Subscription Extension (by Google)|
|Page Analytics (by Google)|
There are a number of really cool Chrome extensions that can help you with your SEO efforts. These tools are super simple to use but offer great insights into how you can improve your SEO and shed light on your competitors. Some of these tools can help you Audit your website, keyword research and a host of other technical analysis that can help you improve your SEO.
|SEMrush Social Media Poster|
|Keywords Everywhere – Keyword Tool|
|Tag Assistant (by Google)|
|SEO & Website Analysis (By Woorank)|
Most of us in business have social accounts. These run-in alignments with our Content Plan so we consistently make the right touch points at the right time. These extensions will help you track and measure your performance, as well as automate some of the processes. The extensions cover social accounts such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to name a few.
|LinkedIn Sales Navigator|
|Pinterest Save Button|
|Save to Facebook|
|Desktop for Instagram|
|Helper Tools for Instagram|
|Downloader for Instagram™|
Website / Online Tools
We have added a few Chrome extensions that will help you with online tools and your web experience. For instance, a bit.ly creator, various Google products, Feedly, which is a content management tool and various others. Check them out and see what will become useful to you.
|Google Dictionary (by Google)|
|Chrome Remote Desktop – Screen sharing|
|Check My Links|
|Save to Pocket|
Not just for the creative types. Most of us use graphics to the same degree or another. Having a few useful tools to use from time to time can be a real help. We’ve put together a list of extensions that fall under the “graphics” category. Let us know what you think, what extensions are we missing?
|Save Image As Type|
|Sumo Paint – Online Image Editor|
|Inkscape – Editor for drawing and graphics|
If you ever wanted to take great screenshots or video record instructions for someone, then these are the chrome extensions for you. Video recording is one of the best ways to communicate with people when there are a few steps (that can be complex or detailed). Using screen recording software can be much easier and faster than writing long drawn out emails.
|Lightshot – Screenshot tool|
|Awesome Screenshot – Screen Video Recorder|
|Full Page Screen Capture|
|Full Page Screenshot|
|Soapbox – Video Recorder|
|MakeGIF Video Capture|
|Loom – Video Recorder: Screen, Webcam and Mic|
Security and Privacy
Security and privacy is probably the most important thing to many of us. We’ve included a list of some of the most popular extensions that cover: Privacy and ad blocking, history and disk cleaning, password management and person blocking tools.
Click below to download this list as PDF:
We hope that you’ve found this list helpful. Which one is your favorite? Did we miss any Chrome extensions? Tell us what extensions you use in the comments below. As we want to keep this list as accurate and up to date as possible, please let us know if any of the links fail to work so we can remove them. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.