5 Amazing Google Chrome Extensions to Make Your Life Easier

by Darko Johnson

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Scheduling, spelling, security, screen repeats and super fast PDF loads.  These super Chrome Extensions can simplify your life and give you more time to play.  With all the time I saved using these great Google browser extensions I was able to warp Chrome’s icon to it’s present psychedelic condition.

Now for our countdown…



5. Remember The Milk – Get Things Done Faster

Remember the Milk in Gmail

Link: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/hphjpfmagbhbdfhdndglcccmhdjhjjce

Remember the Milk is a popular online to-do app. With this Chrome extension you can add Remember the Milk to Gmail “tasks” which makes a lot of things way easier.

How to use it: Login to your Gmail account and click on ‘Tasks’ on the left. A new Remember the Milk window should appear.

Gmail tasks

4. After the Deadline – Spell & Grammar Check Everything

After the Deadline Facebook Spell and Grammar Check

Link: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/fcdjadjbdihbaodagojiomdljhjhjfho

After the Deadline uses artificial intelligence to check spelling, style and grammar. Combine it with Chrome and you have a powerful feature to spell-check everything in the browser.

How to use it: After you install it you’ll see a new button in your Google Chrome toolbar. Use your mouse and right click on the button and then click on ‘options’. The following configuration screen should appear:

After the Deadline Configuration in Chrome

3. WOT (Web of Trust) – Determine the risk of visiting a new website

Web of Trust in Chrome

Link: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/bhmmomiinigofkjcapegjjndpbikblnp

Web of Trust is a community powered by millions of users who have rated millions of sites based on their experience. This extension enables you to find whether a new site you visit is potentially harmful.

How to use it: After you install the extension, go to any website and then click on the button on the right. I’ve used Stumbleupon.com in this example:

Web of Trust for Stumbleupon Example

2. Auto Replay for YouTube

Auto Replay for YouTube Screenshot

Link: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/kanbnempkjnhadplbfgdaagijdbdbjeb

I think the name says it all: This is a YouTube feature I wanted for ages. It isn’t (yet) available on YouTube directly but you can find it as a Chrome extension (and it’s one of the most popular Chrome extensions so far.) Great for songs.

How to use it: Very easy. Install it and then go to any YouTube video. Flo Rida – Low will do the job (PERFECTLY) for this example:

youtube-autoplay-in-action

1. Docs PDF Viewer – View PDF Files in Google Docs Automatically (takes seconds)

PDF open in Google Docs

Link: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/nnbmlagghjjcbdhgmkedmbmedengocbn

One thing I hate when I browse the web is when I open a PDF file. You usually wait for 20 seconds first and then usually one more minute for the whole PDF to load. This problem is a thing of the past if you get Docs PDF Viewer. Every PDF will automatically in Google Docs (which loads like every normal website.)

How to use it: Let’s try and test it. After you install it, go to Google.com and write: “filetype:pdf”. Then click on any result. Feel the difference!

google-filetype-pdf

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