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10 Wonderful Chrome Extensions You Should Try

10 Wonderful Chrome Extensions You Should Try
One of the best parts of using a web browser is the wide array of extensions available to power up your experience. Many of the Google Chrome extensions available for free are particularly great. Here are ten of the most wonderful Chrome extensions:

1. Streamus

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    YouTube becomes a powerful but minimalistic streaming service with just one Chrome extension. This article on The Next Web covers Streamus and its capabilities in further depth, revealing its power and potential.

    2. Literally

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      Do you get annoyed when someone uses the word “literally” even though they’re saying something figuratively? It’s a common enough problem that a developer thought that it needed solving. This extension can’t stop people from doing that in real life, but it can prevent it on the internet by replacing every “literally” on a web page with “figuratively.”

      3. Unfriend Alerts

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        If you desperately need to know when one of your Facebook friends discards you by deleting you as a friend, this extension will tell you. Be warned, though, that getting notifications every time you’re unfriended might be akin to opening Pandora’s box…

        4. Evernote Web Clipper

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          If you’re not using Evernote, you should be. If you are using Evernote but don’t have the Web Clipper, you could be using it better. The Evernote Web Clipper is one of the best Chrome extensions because with just a click you can save text and pictures on a web page straight into your digital notebook.

          5. Pocket

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            This (along with similar Chrome extensions like Readability and Instapaper) is similar to the Evernote Web Clipper, but more directed towards reading than archiving. If you come across an article or video you want to read or view later, just press a button so that it’s stored in an easy-to-read format.

            6. Turn Off The Lights

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              This isn’t one of the most necessary Chrome extensions out there, but it’s pretty darn cool. With Turn Out The Lights you can dim everything on a web page except for video. This is most useful with low resolution YouTube clips, but it comes in handy in more places than you might think.

              7. The Great Suspender

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                Do you have a lot of tabs open at once when you’re web browsing on Google Chrome? That takes up a lot of your computer’s memory. You should either remove some of those tabs or, better yet, use The Great Suspender to “pause” ones that you haven’t viewed recently.

                8. Honey

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                  Honey is among the most ingenious and useful of all the Chrome extensions. If you have this on when you’re shopping online, you’ll get a look at many of the coupon codes across the web that will allow you to get the products you’re buying at a lower price. Don’t expect this to work with Amazon, which rarely offers coupon codes, but it will work with a number of other online retailers and, if used to its full advantage, can save you a big sum of money.

                  9. Chrome to Mobile

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                    Sometimes you want to continue exactly where you left off on a different device. Chrome to Mobile causes that to be possible, making it easy to send a page you have open on your computer in Chrome to your phone or tablet. It works the other way, too, but not quite as well. Regardless, it makes a technology transition much more seamless and should boost your productivity a lot in the long run.

                    10. uBlock

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                      For a long time Adblock Plus, one of the most popular Chrome extensions, was the de facto way to rid your browser of most web ads. The tide has changed recently, though, with the emergence of the less memory-intensive uBlock. If you want to get rid of pesky ads and think Adblock Plus is slowing down your computer too much, go with this Chrome extension.

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                      7 Best Project Management Apps to Boost Productivity

                      7 Best Project Management Apps to Boost Productivity

                      Project management doesn’t need to be a complicated thing, not if you have apps that make things a whole lot simpler. When you have project management apps, you can take care of your team, tasks and deadlines, without even being in the office. You don’t even have to spend a lot of money to get most of the apps you might need.

                      Here are the 7 best project management apps to super boost your team’s productivity:

                      1. Basecamp

                        It’s probably the most well-known project management app out there. It allows you to organize projects that act as a central location for everything and contains such things as to-do lists, notes, events, files, and much more.

                        It is user-friendly, and has a free 30-day trial period. After that, the plan is $99 per month.

                        Find out more about Basecamp here.

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                        2. Asana

                          If you are looking for something that is not difficult to use, check out Asana. This is a great task management app that can be used for managing projects as well.

                          In a nutshell, Asana helps you create and share task lists with your team. The app is simple but smart enough and has got a lot of integrations. Teams with up to 15 members can use Asana for free. Teams with 15 members and up can choose plans that range from $10.99 per month.

                          Find out more about Asana here.

                          3. Casual

                            This is a unique app that offers a different way of doing things. On Casual, you plan your tasks just by drawing them as a flowchart. The neat thing is that Casual helps you visualize and track dependencies between tasks.

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                            This app is incredibly intuitive and works great for personal projects, as well as for organizing projects for small teams. You can try it for free, and if you don’t like it, there is no obligation to pay for anything.

                            Find out more about Casual here.

                            4. Trello

                              This app is incredibly user-friendly, and is based on Kanban boards. It actually works like a virtual whiteboard with post-it-notes.

                              Trello is great for organizing your to-do lists, ideas, and is very easy to use. You can create several boards to use for various projects, and it’s free of cost. Trello is available to iOS and Android users as well.

                              Find out more about Trello here.

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                              5. OmniPlan

                                This is an awesome app for iPhone and iPad users. If you love Gantt charts, this is definitely an app that you can get a lot out of.

                                You start out by creating a simple project outline. Then you can use the app to help you through every step of the project until its completion.

                                A standard plan for iOS costs just $99.99, and the pro plan is only $199.99.

                                Find out more about OmniPlan here.

                                6. Podio

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                                  This is a great app for medium and large-sized teams working on projects. The special point about Podio is that there are additional features such as CRM and social intranet.

                                  There are four different packages: Free, which is free for up to five employees and five external users; Basic, which is $9 per month per employee; Plus, which is $14 per month per employee, and Premium, which is $24 per month per employee.

                                  Find out more about Podio here.

                                  7. Microsoft Project

                                    This is one of the most commonly-used project management apps. However, it is also one of the most difficult apps to use. It does have a lot of features that are popular with project managers, which is why we have chosen to include in on this list. You can customize reports, track burn rates, and stay on track until projects are complete.

                                    The basic plan starts with $7 per month, which allows you project team members to collaborate in the cloud, via web browser or mobile.

                                    Find out more about Microsoft Project here.

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