I’m a big fan of the Chrome browser and its variety of extensions and apps. I also use Chrome on multiple computers, so it’s great that once you are logged into Chrome those apps\extension will follow you around. Here are five apps\extensions that I use daily that have improved my workflow and I hope yours too.
Any.do – extension
The first extension is Any.do – its my task management tool. For those people familiar with David Allen’s Getting Things Done model, this extension fills the bill, it also integrates with gmail and is available on different platforms. This is a great way to keep all your to-dos in sync.
Bitly – extension
I collect a lot of links and one way I do this with Bitly. They make it easy to save and share any web page, right from your browser. I really like the feature – Receive pop-up notifications when one of your bitmarks get a lot of clicks, although I can’t say I’ve seen this happen too often.
Instapaper – extension
Part of my workflow when browsing the web, so to save a website for reading later. Instapaper is a simple tool for saving web pages to read later on your iPhone, iPad, Android, computer, or Kindle. One-click and you’re done, then later that night I start my reading on my iPad.
Chrome Remote Desktop – App
Ever been on a mac, and need remote desktop access to a Windows PC or Server and don’t have access to RDP software? Don’t worry, the Chrome Remote Desktop – App is your ace in the hole. Right from your browser, you can RDP to any windows machine. This might come in handy, especially with the holidays here and family asking for remote support (You know who you are).
Gliffy Diagrams – App
Ever need to put together a diagram quickly, and don’t have Microsoft Visio installed. You can create professional-looking diagrams and flowcharts quickly and easily and include them in Google Docs, presentations, wikis or web pages now you can with Gliffy.
I hope you find something new here, if there are any Chrome apps or extensions that you can’t live without, let me know on Twitter, and let’s make 2014 a productive year.