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4 great productivity extensions for Chrome

Niamh Lynch

Niamh Lynch

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Fall is traditionally the time when things get busy – whether you’re beginning school, hoarding nuts or starting a new hobby, it’s a great time to tackle big projects and take on new tasks. If you’re a Chrome user, you’re in luck – we’ve got some great extensions that will definitely make your work even more productive, so keep reading!

reading.pngReading Glasses is the best app for blocking out unnecessary detail when you’re reading online. It’s all too easy to become distracted on the web – flashing ads, unrelated articles, and ugly website can all give you a hard time. Install this add-on and all the annoyances will fade into the background, leaving you to concentrate on the good stuff. Just remember that every link is still click-able, however, so be careful where you point that mouse!


TooManyTabs is pretty self-explanatory. When you’re busy studying and researching, it’s easy to open one link after another. Before you know it, you’re overrun with tabs and have no idea where the important ones are. If you want to be able to sort your tabs, search them and even get a bird’s eye view of everything you’ve got open, then this is the add-on is for you.

focused.pngStayFocused will help you do just that. It’s a bit complicated to set up, but once you do you can be sure that you’ll never loose hours of your day to Icanhascheezburger again. You can also restrict sub-domains, so even if you block the Life & Style section of the online paper, you can still browse the stock market results without a problem.


Incredible StartPage is just that – a great extension that will make your start page as useful as possible, gathering together your most important and frequently used sites and web apps in centralized place. No more bookmarking or searching –  all the important sites will be there waiting for you, while you’ll also be able to take quick notes and integrate everything into Google Apps.

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