What Chrome Extensions Should I Have?

The web is a distracting place. Even if you open your laptop, swearing to be productive, you might watch some videos, run a few articles or play a game.

These extensions will help you stay focused and increase your productivity. Try them out! They are easy to install and use.

Read Aloud

Whether you’re busy or tired, you can save yourself time by using a text-to-speech extension that reads aloud web pages for you. These extensions, also known as screen readers, can be particularly useful for people who have trouble reading or are visually impaired.

Some of the best text-to-speech Chrome extensions include Natural Reader, Speechify, and Hewizo. All three provide a variety of voices and settings that allow you to customize your listening experience. They also offer different languages, allowing you to listen to a website in your native language.

Other useful Chrome extensions include LastPass, which manages your passwords for you and protects them from phishing attacks. It also helps you avoid distracting websites by putting them in a separate window, and it allows you to see image captions on Google Images. It also prevents you from wasting time by letting you snooze tabs for later reading. Other helpful tools include Reader Mode, which makes it easy to focus on the text without being distracted by pictures and other elements, and Grammarly, which effortlessly corrects pesky spelling and grammatical mistakes.

Turn Off the Lights

Google Chrome is a popular web browser with a variety of extensions that are used for various purposes. Some of these extensions can help you get more productive and save your time. Some of these extensions are free, while others are paid. Kami is an extension that allows users to annotate documents, PDFs, and other content. It also works with Google Classroom. Other extensions, such as Zoom Scheduler and Toggl Button, offer real-time productivity tracking.

Several extensions that improve your productivity include Read Aloud, which converts text to audio using TTS technology, and Grammarly, which corrects spelling and grammatical errors. Other extensions help you keep track of your work with a to-do list, track progress on projects and tasks with a project manager, and use the browser’s built-in search engine to find information quickly. Another useful extension is StayFocusd, which blocks websites and prevents them from playing automatically. It is highly customizable, and can block or allow specific sites, subdomains, paths, and in-page content.


Bitwarden is a password manager that syncs your data across devices. It also allows you to share information securely with teams and individuals. It is a good alternative to the free Google Password Manager. If you want to use Bitwarden, make sure that your Chrome browser is updated. You can download it from the Chrome Web Store. Click the Add to Chrome button on the Bitwarden plugin page and then follow the prompts.

The add-on is available for most browsers, including Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Vivaldi. However, some browsers have slightly different interfaces and features. For example, the Firefox extension has a sidebar while the Chrome extension doesn’t. In addition to browser extensions, Bitwarden offers a dedicated desktop application for Windows, macOS and Linux. The desktop application is more convenient than the browser extensions, but it doesn’t support the same features – such as auto-fill and keyboard shortcuts. It is a good choice for users who need to access their passwords at home.


The Noisli plugin has rocketed in popularity, and with good reason – it does exactly what it says on the tin. It creates ambient noise that masks distracting sounds and has a productivity timer to help you stay on task. This is perfect for those who struggle to focus and find it easy to get distracted while working remotely.

This tool is a must-have for any remote worker, and our PR Director recently wrote about how it helped him when he was working from home during the furlough. It tracks your productivity and provides motivational messages throughout the day. It also includes a nifty colour picker that allows you to view web colours in RGB and hexadecimal formats.

This is a great tool for those who need to track their progress and form better habits. It lets you choose a goal and set a deadline, from one day to 13 weeks out, and then tracks your habits to make sure you stick to them.

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Ashley M. Arwood 

Ashley M. Arwood is a remarkable figure in the tech industry, a passionate advocate for innovation and equality. With a diverse background that blends technology, social justice, and entrepreneurship, Ashley has made a significant impact on the way we perceive and interact with the ever-evolving digital world. Her journey is not just one of professional success but a testament to the power of tenacity, creativity, and the unwavering commitment to making the tech world a more equitable place.