Best Google Chrome extensions for business users

Your browser is much more than just Google. By adding extensions to it, you can enhance your favorite sites and change your browsing habits forever.

There are endless apps available on Google Play which claim to improve the functionality and overall user‘s productivity. So to help, we‘ve compiled a list of the best business Chrome adds-on which can customise your browser to suit your business needs.

We’ll be updating it regularly, so let us know what extensions you like. (See also: Best iPhone apps to boost productivity.)

Office Online

Office Online

Office Online’sadd on allows you to view, edit and create files in your browser.

This extension is built for Chrome using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote without needing Office installed. What’s more, it allows you to access your files integrating OneDrive and OneDrive for business, great for those working remotely or on trips abroad.

The only downside is users cant access password protected files but you can track changes made in documents, ideal for team projects.

Grammarly for Chrome

Grammarly for Chrome

Grammarlyis a productivity extension which checks your grammar and vocabulary.

This extension highlights documents, posts or messages with any grammatical errors. In addition, it detects correctly spelled words used in the wrong context, great for improving communication skills.

The updated version gives suggestions for different writing styles including academic, technical and creative, ideal for those giving presentations.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts

Google Hangoutsis add on that allows you to communicate in a group or one-to-one conversations.

This extension allows you to send messages, attach photos and make video calls of up to 10 people. What’s more, it sends notifications to ensure users are aware of group and individual activity.

Google Hangouts can archive, delete and organise conversations, great for backing up files, team collaboration and increase communications skills.

LastPass

LastPass

LastPassis a free password manager extension which allows you to store and save created passwords.

This extension has an autologin feature which allows you to save usernames and passwords used on multiple accounts and sites. Additionally, it lets you add members to shared accounts, ideal for group projects.

LastPass has a password vault which lets you manage your all your accounts from its dashboard. This is great for managing workloads and ensuring overall security.

MEGA

MEGA

MEGAaims to reduce loading times and improve download performance.

It doesn’t store users’ passwords but does offer end-to-end encryption, meaning it encrypts and decrypts files assuring overall user privacy. Furthermore, it lets users to drag and drop folders to your account from any device or location.

This free extension provides bandwidth speed limits which users can customise and upload files via Chrome. This is great for upload files via Chrome. And of course, prioritising tasks, increasing team collaboration and working without any disruptions.

StayFocusd

StayFocusd

StayFocusdis a great extension that helps you stay focused at work.

This extension limits the amount of time spent on social media and time-wasting sites. Additionally, it can help identify when you are most productive and what proportion of your time is spent on tasks.

StayFocusd is customisable, letting you choose what you want to block, limit or browse. This will help increase time management skills, keep track of tasks and reduce any distractions.

Todoist

Todoist

Todoistis a free extension which lets you manage multiple tasks.

It allows you view, edit and organise task lists from your browser. Furthermore, users can receive detailed reports via email or push notifications, ideal for monitoring your productivity.

Todoist works across 10 platforms with users being able to backup and delegate tasks. This is great for team collaboration, providing support to team members and ensuring project deadlines are met.

Google Translate

Google Translate

Google Translateis a language translator which allows users to read words, phrases and web pages in over 100 languages.

This extension has a voice detection feature which will recognise user dialect and translate into another language. It is accessible in offline mode, great for those wanting to avoid data roaming charges and those working on trips abroad.

The latest version has an instant translation feature which lets users translate texts straightaway by highlighting a word or right-clicking.

Asana

Asana

Asanais free add-on which enables users to add tasks from any web page.

This extension lets users to track up to 15 projects from start to finish. Additionally, it allows users to post comments, add individuals to conversations and delegate tasks, ideal for smaller teams.

Asana is free and can let users to manage tasks, projects and conversations while also integrating Dropbox and Google Drive to share files.

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