Looking for the best Chrome extensions to power up your productivity?
For this article, we went through the Chrome Web Store to find 21 of the best Chrome extensions to supercharge your productivity.
Here are the criteria we chose when evaluating the extensions in this article:
- Saving time
- Blocking distractions
- Helping you stay focused
- Helping you collaborate productivity with team members
Here’s are the best Chrome extensions for 2019:
Click on the links below to jump to a specific extension.
1. ClickUp Chrome Extension
ClickUp is an award-winning free to-do list app and project management software used by companies like Google, Nike and Netflix.
It’s got everything you could ask for in project management – from customized statuses to Gantt charts – ClickUp has it all. To help keep you and your team productive at all times, ClickUp gives you a powerful Chrome extension.
With the ClickUp Chrome extension, you can:
A) Create new tasks for your to-do list in ClickUp
With the ClickUp Chrome extension, you’ll be able to instantly create tasks for your to-do lists and projects in ClickUp. You won’t have to manually log in and then add them. Your Chrome extension will automatically sync everything.
B) Bookmark websites and take screenshots
The ClickUp Chrome extension lets you add any webpage to your ClickUp tasks. It’ll include a screenshot of the page, the hyperlinks in it – pretty much everything!
You can also take full page screenshots of any website and instantly add them to your lists or tasks. Alternatively, you can choose a section of the page and capture that instead.
Once, you’ve captured a screenshot; you’ll be able to draw and write on it with a number of editing tools. This will make it easier for your team to understand what you’re talking about.
C) Track the time you spend on websites
ClickUp’s Chrome extension comes with a native time tracker to keep you productive. You’ll be able to track the amount of time you’re spending on tasks/websites instantly. You’ll also have access to reports documenting your team member’s time usage. You can see what they’ve been working on and for how long.
D) Supercharge your emails
The Chrome extension lets you create an HTML record of any Gmail/Outlook email and add it to an existing ClickUp task. Alternatively, you can create a new task with the email using the Chrome extension.
Now, you have the all-in-one Chrome add-on to stay on task and manage your projects.
The ClickUp web browser extension is just that: a real extension of the work that you’re trying to accomplish each day. Download the ClickUp Chrome extension here.
Average Review Rating – 4.5/5 (50+ reviews)
2. Notepad by ClickUp
While you’re there, get the Notepad by ClickUp Chrome extension, too! It’s a free Chrome extension that lets you take notes all across the web, no matter what web page or article you’re on.
With this free Chrome extension, you can:
- List action steps
- Make a to-do list
- Add a link, video or an img class file to your notes
- Create a task reminder
- Convert your notes into project tasks
Average Review Rating – 4.6/5 (10+ reviews)
Speaking of tab trouble, OneTab can solve it. Instead of having all of those tabs open, OneTab puts them in a handy list in only one new tab page. That way all the key links that you want to use is just a single click away.
You can save up to 95% of your web browser memory because you won’t have a lot of open tabs.
No problem, no more tabs. This keeps you productive and your computer desktop clean.
Average Review Rating – 4.6/5 (11,500+ reviews)
Our whole team uses the Loom video app to help communicate with customers and even each other for changes or reminders. With Loom, it’s easy to record video and then share with the team.
Stop sending pointless emails and explain yourself more clearly and comprehensively with a quick video. It’s the perfect web browser extension for fast-moving teams who want a personal connection.
Average Review Rating – 4.8/5 (9500+ reviews)
Bring this up with every new tab. This web page will give you a moment of calm with inspiration to be more productive. Get inspired with a daily image and quote, set a daily focus, and track your to-do list.
Eliminate distractions and beat procrastination with a reminder of your focus for the day on every new web page tab.
Average Review Rating – 4.4/5 (13500+ reviews)
6. Pocket Chrome Extension
Honestly, don’t know how I would get through my day without Pocket. Need to share something alter? Save to Pocket. It’s emerged as the best web clipper site for the current moment, beating out Instapaper and others because of its recommendation engine, great interface, and community features.
I save all the content I want to read later through the Pocket extension icon and then share it later with friends across social networks from my inbox.
When I’m browsing the web and come across content I find interesting, I save it to my web clipper inbox with the Chrome extension. The text, link or image will then appear on my phone or tablet where I can click on it later.
It’s a great web clipper inbox for reference, giving you ample opportunity to return later and browse.
Average Review Rating – 4.5/5 (4500+ reviews)
Oh how I love you, Grammarly, let me count the ways!
You correct everything that I do wrong (and even some things I do right). Grammarly takes spell check to another level because it’s able to check your spelling no matter what program you’re in, including Google Docs and WordPress where Grammarly most often reveals itself to me.
Through the extension, Grammarly can also correct your social media posts (social media marketers rejoice!), your emails and any other content within your web browser. It’s spell check for web uploads, keeping us all sane. Also, you get the benefit of a spell checker plus grammar checker on Grammarly’s website and have your Google Drive uploads checked for all types of typos.
Average Review Rating – 4.6/5 (36000+ reviews)
Stop wasting time on those time wasters.
Yes, but how to do it? StayFocused monitors how much time you’ve spent on certain sites and gives you the option to block the popular ones–like Reddit, Facebook, Twitter or other pesky social media sites– to keep you locked in on the task at hand.
But if you want to change your settings, you have to answer and complete a challenge making it more difficult for you to go back to your old ways!
Time to get serious about managing your time??? Then add on StayFocusd.
Average Review Rating – 4.5/5 (7000+ reviews)
9. Dashlane Password Manager
This is when you go to every single website ever and can’t remember your password.
The problem is not your memory, it’s the world we live in (or at least I like to think so). But the world isn’t all a bad place, especially when the team from Dashlane comes to your rescue to save you from any password-induced nightmares. Just click the Dashlane button and it’ll share the password you need.
Average Review Rating – 3.7/5 (1300+ reviews)
This is one of those browser extensions that sounds like a joke but then you realize it’s the exact thing that has been missing your whole life.
Similar to StayFocusd, but when you type in a non-productive, time-wasting website, it takes you back to a more productive one, to a motivational quote, image or a timer where it shows you how much time you’ve already spent on the site.
It’s time to get things done and TimeWarp makes sure you have a lot of time to do it.
Average Review Rating – 4.5/5 (200+ reviews)
Ever wonder if a person opened your email or not? With Mailtrack, you won’t have to.
This free Chrome extension for Gmail will show you:
- If your email was received
- If it was opened
- When it was opened
- How many times it was opened
You can even filter your emails based on which ones were opened or not. This is a great app to have if you’re managing clients and need to know whether they’ve received your email or not.
Average Review Rating – 4.4/5 (9700+ reviews)
Yes, RescueTime monitors the sites you visit on the web as well, but with RescueTime you decide what sites are productive or not with suggestions from them about what constitutes a productive website (no cheating, come on.)
At the end of the day or the week, the tool will give you a productivity score letting business owners know how much time they spent on productive websites versus those pesky non-productive ones. This tool is a must for any serious entrepreneur!
Average Review Rating – 4.4/5 (200+ reviews)
The popular productivity tool is also available on the Chrome web store.
Forest helps you set aside blocks of time to do work on your to-do list without budging or giving in to your procrastination impulses. The goal in this to-do list Chrome extension is to grow a tree by staying focused on one task at a time, without going to any sites on your blacklist.
Average Review Rating – 4.2/5 (600+ reviews)
Fireshot is another must-have for your extension arsenal. Everyone knows how helpful the screenshot feature is on mobile devices. Fireshot brings that functionality to your desktop. You can take full page screenshots or select a section to capture in seconds.
See a recipe you like on a site? Screenshot it. Need to take a snapshot of some data you found on the net? Screenshot it. Found a cool t-shirt you want to buy but need a second opinion? Screenshot it.
Fireshot allows you to capture, edit and save your screenshots as PDFs, JPEGs, GIFs and PNGs. You can even directly add them to your OneNote or clipboard. All these files will be stored locally and you can even use it offline!
Average Review Rating – 4.7/5 (24000+ reviews)
15. Marinara Pomodoro Technique
This is the perfect Chrome extension to keep on task while also finding time for breaks.
The Pomodoro technique focuses your work in specific time intervals and then gives you time for a rest.
A Pomodoro is usually 25 minutes and then you get a 3 to 5-minute break. After a few more Pomodoros, you get longer break sizes of usually 15 to 30 minutes.
By using this Pomodoro browser extension, you can keep track of your Pomodoros right on your web browser without using an additional time-tracking tool.
Get notified on your browser or within the desktop.
Average Review Rating – 4.8/5 (600+ reviews)
16. MightyText Text Messages
Alright, this one is for Android users only, but it could be a game changer. With MightyText, text messages come up on your browser so you don’t have to pull out your phone and click on the home button every time it buzzes.
That’ll save you a lot of time. You could easily form a love/hate relationship with this because sometimes you’d rather not get any messages at all, especially since we live in a society of notification overload from social media. With the MightyText app, you can turn that off. You’ll need to install the web app on your phone as well.
Average Review Rating – 4.2/5 (8800+ reviews)
17. Hunter.io for Email Addresses
If you’re like me, that means you hate having to search around websites to find the email address for support or a specific department. The Hunter.io web app fixes that by crawling the website for email addresses and returning all of the results in seconds with a name, email address, and department. Just click the extension icon and you’ve got everything you need.
Best of all, they do it for free and through the extension. Other services charge hundreds to do the same thing from their website!
Average Review Rating – 4.7/5 (11500+ reviews)
18. Clockify Time Tracking
Time Tracking is becoming more and more popular as more people try their hand at freelancing instead of working a 9-5.
Business owners can use Clockify to generate timesheets for free. Clockify also has a mobile app and best of all, they integrate seamlessly with ClickUp. Business owners won’t face any frustration trying to remember how many hours they should bill a client for!
Average Review Rating – 3.8/5 (30 reviews)
19. Ghostery Ad Blocker
Get control over your data and ads with this Adblock Chrome extension. This Adblock ensures that you’re able to browse faster because the trackers in ads will be taken care of.
Like Ublock Origin and Mercury reader, Ghostery reduces clutter such as a pop-up or malware while browsing to minimize your frustration.
This Adblock lets you decide if you want to block trackers in ads on any websites or whitelist them. It’s totally up to you. Your browsing will also be anonymous to help with any privacy concerns.
Average Review Rating – 4.6/5 (13000+ reviews)
20. Win The Day
This free Chrome extension is part habit tracker, part goal setter. You set a due date for your goal, from one day away to 13 weeks away and then track your progress.
You can also monitor and check off your daily activities to form better habits–such as working out, writing, or practicing a new language.
A Chrome extension icon is a great place for your goals because it’s right there exactly when you open your screen to begin your day’s work.
Bonus: The web app also blocks your most distracting sites so you can get down to work.
Average Review Rating – 4.1/5 (40+ reviews)
The Noisli plugin has rocketed in popularity due to a very promising premise: create background noise that you want to hear (not determined by the random coffee shop!) It has different noises combinations for reading, writing, focusing or energetic sounds.
Couple that with a productivity timer and you have the perfect sounds to accompany your day.
Average Review Rating – 4.2/5 (700+ reviews)
No more meetings that should have been an email. SoapBox is a one-on-one and team meeting agenda app that’s trusted by over 30,000 managers and their teams. This app ensures that every meeting has a shared goal, agenda, notes and follow-up.
With this new freemium Chrome extension, you can:
- Quick-add items to your meeting agendas from any tab
- Access all of your agendas right from Google Calendar
- Stop yourself from the distractions of social media with G.S.D. mode. When turned on, it blocks your social feed and prompts you to focus on preparing for your next meeting instead.
- Have more productive meetings!
Average Review Rating – 5/5 (11+ reviews)
The best Chrome extensions for productivity will help you chart a course to be more successful in your projects, work and browsing experience.
All of these can be easily found in the Chrome web store. Some of these will help you increase your productivity, some of them won’t be for you, but may help a friend or a colleague on your team.
Which Google Chrome web browser extension will you be adding for increased productivity? Why not try ClickUp’s comprehensive Chrome extension and experience it for yourself?