There are many extensions out there that claim to help you out with various tasks you need done; however if you fill your browser with extensions, you run the risk of slowing down your browsing. So which ones should you choose, especially if you’re a business owner? Which ones do you absolutely need?
Mail Checker Plus for Google Mail: Although checking your mail every now and then is really counter productive in many cases, business owners who may have deadlines to meet, or meetings to be informed of, need to get the information right there and then.
The super cool thing about this extension is that you don’t necessarily have to leave what you’re doing. It has a note of how many unread messages you have in your inbox, on your browser and gives you a small notification every time new mail comes in. When it notifies you or when you click on the extension, it provides you with the tittle of the unread messages, who sent them and the description; you can then decide if you have to deal with the email right then, leave it for when you have more time or delete it.
You have the option to delete your messages, mark them as spam, read them of archive them, all without ever leaving the page you are on. The best part is if you are actually busy, you can just ignore it and it wont interfere with what you are doing.
Shareaholic for Google Chrome: Social Media and Social Bookmarking is one of the best ways to promote both your website and your expertise, but they require effort and time. Having to log into ten different sites to post this update or that article you found on the web is spending time you simply do not have.
This extension is your best friend in your content marketing efforts and save you a lot of trouble. You can choose which social media you use more often and you have found the most helpful in your marketing campaigns, and have them display any time you want to share something by clicking on the extension.
This extension gives you instant information on any site you visit. It provides you with:
- Google Ragerank, Alexa rank, Compete Ranking and Quantcast Ranking.
- Pages indexed on Google and Bing.
- Website Backlinks from Google, Bing, Alexa.
- How many Tweets a page has had, how many diggs and how many bookmarks on Delicious it’s received.
- It will also show a traffic graph from Alexa.
This way you can keep an eye on your competition plus get a brief picture of how your own website is doing. Of course it won’t provide you with a full competition marketing report but it will tell you which websites are worth monitoring and which are not.
I”ll only be accepting feedback and other extensions you like in the comments to keep it all related. Looking forward to hearing your suggestions!