Increase your productivity and get more done with these nine awesome browser extensions.
Discover why the LastPass, Evernote Web Clipper, Google Keep, Grammarly, Agorapulse, Asana, Bitly, Dayboard, and the Silent SIte Sound Blocker extensions are an essential part of my daily toolkit.
In this video:
- 1:35 The Last Pass Browser Plugin
- 2:20 The Evernote WebClipper
- 3:32 Google Keep
- 4:27 Grammarly
- 5:10 Agorapulse
- 6:40 Asana
- 8:00 Bitly
- 8:42 Dayboard
- 11:00 Silent Site Sound Blocker
- 12:50 Three other cool extensions
- LastPass: Password Security for Your Family in 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eVukQjo3Wg
- Password Managers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpx0ttX9-1s
- Evernote Habit Webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tjkpGhx6gA
- Google Keep, Simple and Clean Note Taking App, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG21_yb1JmI
- Write Better, Make Fewer Mistakes, with These Great Editing Options https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTjBw2Ady7A
- Asana: Project and Team Management 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRgVfXzKJ08
- Asana for Content Publishing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNOMhe9JANg
- Agorapulse: Manage Social Media Accounts Like a Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUtWWO5vMMo
- Link shortners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65SU-IF4jCo
Links to the Chrome Extensions:
- LastPass https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lastpass-free-password-ma/hdokiejnpimakedhajhdlcegeplioahd?hl=en&
- Evernote Web Clipper https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/evernote-web-clipper/pioclpoplcdbaefihamjohnefbikjilc?hl=en&
- Google Keep https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-keep-chrome-extens/lpcaedmchfhocbbapmcbpinfpgnhiddi?hl=en&
- Grammarly https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/grammarly-for-chrome/kbfnbcaeplbcioakkpcpgfkobkghlhen?hl=en&
- Agorapulse https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/agorapulse/dodghoacmcolcigjioiapehcmpdadgmi?hl=en&
- Asana https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/asana/khnpeclbnipcdacdkhejifenadikeghk?hl=en&
- Asana https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bitly-unleash-the-power-o/iabeihobmhlgpkcgjiloemdbofjbdcic?hl=en&
- Dayboard https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dayboard-new-tab-site-blo/kimodcegbhclamjcbifgfaldeengbgij?hl=en&
- The Silent Site Sound Blocker https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/silent-site-sound-blocker/hkbdhiphllimobjnfeeekaogfibmdgfe?hl=en&
- BehindTheOverlay https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/behindtheoverlay/ljipkdpcjbmhkdjjmbbaggebcednbbme?hl=en&
- Unshorten link https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/unshortenlink/gbobdaaeaihkghbokihkofcbndhmbdpd?hl=en&
- Tin Eye https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tineye-reverse-image-sear/haebnnbpedcbhciplfhjjkbafijpncjl?hl=en&
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Check out this App extension for GMail...Called "Simple Gmail Notes"... Its a real gem!!
Sending you a link -
Hope you like it..Don't forget to mention who sent it to you in your next show.. *wink wink*
Other extensions I use:
1 - EmailThis (save ad-free articles & web pages to inbox for later reading)
2 - OurStickys (add sticky notes to websites. BONUS: when you click the icon and open the list of stickys - it will take you to the website you created it on)
3 - Duplicate Tab shortcut key (ctrl+k) duplicates the tab I am working on (i think you can set your own key combo)
4 - Category tabs for google keep
5 - Backspace to go back (as chrome removed that option)
6 - HubSpot sales (also added in my outlook) so I can track if someone opens an email I sent them
I added the sound blocker and it blocked this vid as I was listening. LOL. It would be nice to selectively block though. Like when you go to a channel's home page, some of them auto play a vid. Dislike...want that blocked. But I don't want the rest of the videos blocked as watching. Will have to consider this more.
Another GREAT video (that is VERY MUCH appreciated) ... You seem so organized, and your tips so beneficial (especially for those of us who are organizationally challenged) ... you've inspired me to explore using Chrome (as my usual browser choice is Safari), but the WeKnow malware has taken over my Chrome browser and hijacked my search feature, and I can't figure out how to remove WeKnow ... and some of your wonderful browser extensions seem to only work in Chrome (or IOS vs OS X) ... btw: if I was a little more organized I'd probably get to your outstanding videos a little closer to when you actually post them ... THANKS AGAIN for your wonderful channel ... It's GREATLY APPRECIATED !!!
Wow. What a great Video!!! You should slice/highlight the important points and snippets with Threelly SmartView Chrome extension - it’s Free to use: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/threelly-smartview-for-yo/dfohlnjmjiipcppekkbhbabjbnikkibo/ After you slice, it's really easy to share the short snippets on social media.
Kills News Feed, pushbullet, and Hangouts are al useful browsers to me. And of course, I should not have to mention Evernote Web Clipper and Bitly. There are others... Thanks for your great videos, Steve. You are a great teacher!
it is *whirlwind* as in scattered or in no particular order relating to the debris randomly spread by a tornado or a hurricane.
the actual definition is "used in similes and metaphors to describe a very energetic or tumultuous person or process*
What a useful post! Thanks Steve. I use Evernote web clipper all the time. Have just started using google Keep after your vid on that.Very useful too. Will certainly now try the Sound Blocker. My husband will be SO pleased to hear about this, and also Behind the Overlay and Tin Eye. Thanks again
A friend told me about Steak - Chrome extension. If you use G mail/ suites as your business account. You can make pipelines for projects. Similar to other project management extensions, however, it is FREE, so great for smaller businesses. Another feature in Streak allows you to know when your email was opened )also included in the 'free' version. They have a paid version as well with more features. I use it for the email and pipeline features.
Great topics. I need an app or tool that equalizes ALL audio coming from the PC. Reason is that it seems every YouTube account sets different audio levels, or I even watched a "This old house" LIVE broadcast where they used two different mics that had huge differences in audio level. So I have to constantly adjust audio levels between different YouTube channels or even speakers on the same channel. The White House press briefings is a perfect example. The speaker at the podium always has a perfect feed, but when a reporter asks a question the boom mics or remote mics are usually much lower, thus forcing a manual adjustment of the audio level.
So, the need is for an app or device that adjusts the sound to a consistent level, no matter the source, before it goes to my speakers.
I generally dont need browser extensions, however i cannot survive without...
1. Ublock origin, because I HATE ads, to me they are nothing but annoying. I don't want to sit through an ad before I watch a YouTube video or click on a misleading button thinking it's a download to something I'm looking for, so thanks to Ublock I can turn all that crap off! Also I know some ads have malicious code in them so that's a nother reason I always have ads disabled.
2. Behind the overlay revival. Again like Ads, these screen-dimming popups annoy me too, I'm trying to read something and BAM! Popup in my face! I DON'T CARE, I don't want to sign up for a stupid newsletter, I get too much junk mail as it is! Sometimes there's no way to close them unless you turn the ad blocker off. So f*ck that and hello behind the overlay revival!
3. HOXX VPN Proxy. Because most of the internet thinks the world doesn't exist outside America, I try to watch a certain video on YouTube ... "This video is not available in YOUR country". I think what they're REALLY trying to say is "You are from England, so we wont let you see this video because we hate anywhere that's not America. 'MURICA F*CK YEAH!". Screw you I'm going to watch whether you like it or not! So HOXX works like a charm for things like that. The internet shouldn't be so prejudice against anywhere that isn't America and let the whole world watch online videos.
With those 3 the internet is more like it used to be.
With respect to point 2, U-block can also get rid of the pop up. Click the U-block extension, click the lightning symbol on the left. Now move the cursor on the screen to highlight what you want zapped, click and that's it.
DARK NIGHT MODE - It automatically makes all sites turn into Dark/Night mode, and it is awesome.
And we are talking about every site in the internet changed to dark mode, even the ones which do not have native dark mode!
In the past, there were some extensions which did this using very problamatic color-inversion method, but the cool thing is that this extension doesnt use that method.
FireFox - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/dark-night-mode/
Chrome - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dark-night-mode/bhbekkddpbpbibiknkcjamlkhoghieie
Unfortunately, in the chrome extension page, some scammy compitor made 1000+fake one star ratings using a bot, and thus it has less ratings(The developer of this extension had shown proof in a reddit post about this issue.) So, if you like it, then make sure to write a review as well.
And, the cherry on top is that this extension is FREE and Open Source!
Hey, thanks for suggestions. I just discovered Agorapulse and it is awesome. One that find really useful especially when I am working/browsing at night is Night Eye. It enables dark mode on any website you visit and does it properly (not just automatically invert everything)
I love the auto text extender on GC. It allows you to create shortcuts to messages that you use repeatedly. Also, Awesome Screenshot is another favorite from GC. It allows you to add annotations to images. Great when sending content to explain something via email.
There are three extensions for Chrome that are must-haves... and one I use occasionally:
1. Tabs to the front! - when you right-click an item to "open in new tab", it not only creates the tab but gives it focus. Indispensable!
2. Frame By Frame for YouTube™ - does just what it says on the tin.
3. WhatFont - I'm a typography geek; this will show what font is used if it's text and not in a image.
4. Noisli (occasional use) - provides sounds like wind, rain, pink noise, etc. to block out background distractions.
That tab one might be nice for some...for others, we don't necessarily want that tab to be opened right away. I'm just getting it ready to view soon but still want my current tab as my view. *shrug* But like I said, for some, that's a great feature.
Steve I have a lot of those extensions mostly picked up from past videos of yours. I don’t have keep yet, but you convinced me!😀 oh I have one for you, Honey, it finds coupons when you are in shopping sites.
One of my favorites is Extensity as a way to organize or hide less frequently used extensions. A newcomer to the notes/Notebook world is Zoho Notebook and web clipper. It has an app for apple/ios and android as well as browser access. The clipper is not quite up to Evernote and OneNote clipper, but I think better than Keep. Besides, the notebooks have really colorful colors, as do the notes.
P.S. Grammerly made sure this comment was without errors.
Awesome video - thanks. I picked up a couple including the silent sound app. I HATE it when I get blasted by audio on a site, especially when I'm expecting to read an article not be blown away by an autoplay advert that is shocking and annoyingly loud. So far it seems pretty easy to use. Ebates and TickTick are helpful. Often times I forget to use Ebates on sites I shop on, but with the extension it will pop up on sites I never imagined would offer $ back, example online learning sites like Udemy.
Great video, as usual. Thanks. Saw a couple I will try out. I use most of them already. Two that I use often, but you haven't mentioned are: The Great Suspender, which suspends chrome pages to free up some of the ram that's being used while they are open, and the second is Mercury Reader which strips out all the garbage on a website and presents you what's left.
Keep up the good work.
Agreed- just look in the tab of the page you have open and there is a speaker icon. Right click to toggle mute on/off. Would have been superior if they simply allowed you to click on the speaker in the tab to toggle.
Grammarly is on every device here. As homeschoolers it has been a vital tool.
I will be looking into Tin Eye and behind the Overlay.
My question is about Agorapulse. Does my FB plugin have to be active for Agora to work?
Great video, thanks, Steve. I had Bitly on my Chrome Browser (Windows 10) and Chrome discontinued it. It tells me it is no longer in use with Chrome. I liked using it and miss it! It does not even show up in the list of extensions you can get.
Hello Steve, I like your video's! Do you know the nice extention of the Opera browser: Opera Touch with My Flow? It works pretty well for me. All the best and thanks for all your good help and support.
Informative video sir, thanks. Regarding "The Silent Site Sound Blocker " extension, Safari browser can block annoying web auto play videos & also has more privacy related features like preventing cross tracking & etc.
Steve I love your videos and have learned a lot while viewing them. The extension I can't live without is Mighty Text. It's an extension that allows you to send and receive text msgs from your PC. Check it out, I think you will love it as much as I do
Bitwarden instead of LastPass. Bitwarden is open source, and LastPass did a very bad job of porting their extension on Firefox when they changed to WebExtensions.
Instead of Bit.ly, I use an extension that gives me shortened URLs with the native shorteners (Native URL Shortener for Chrome, Copy ShortURL for Firefox). I know people who will simply not open bit.ly or goo.gl links because of their widespread usage in spreading malware, just like tinyurl.
Personal additions: Feedly, InoReader, TheOldReader or Feedbro for RSS. I use RSS feeds to avoid having to check news websites (or YouTube) for updates. Before that, I used to go to a bunch of tech news sites several times a day to see what they had posted. Using RSS makes the news come to me, not the other way around. Which option you choose will depend on how you end up using RSS: I use Feedbro because I am not a fan of the artificial limitations of Feedly and InoReader that they put on their free versions, as I am a believer in paying for good software, not for unlocking features already in the software I use.
I use ,on all my browser , for securer/faster wed browsing , is uMatrix. it allows you to choose what gets loaded from a page. It can be a little frustrating when you first go to a new page, because it automaticity ,by default, blocks all scripts but once you figure out what to allow, those settings are saved. also your 'rules' and settings can be exported between browsers so you don't have to redo thing if using a different browser
You should use Opera. It is chrome based and you can install chrome extensions as well as Opera ones but it's far better performing than Chrome speed wise and memory wise and it has a built in free VPN for web surfing and Ad-Blocker that works really well. (Just need to turn on in the settings). I used to use Chrome in the past but left when it became really slow and would leak all sorts of memory if left open when I wasn't using it. You can also message though WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger through the sidebar in the browser which is really cool.
Opera is a great alternative actully. I used it recently and it did what it meant to do, but for some reason I always go back to Chrome mate! Maybe because of how simple or probably the Google eco system that's tying me up.
Excellent video, Steve. I like Google Keep and Grammarly (free version). I also use Save to Google. I also like the Library Extension. It lets me know if a book on Amazon is available at my local library.
My main extension is the Evernote Clipper. I have used it for years. I learned about Asana from your older video and as a single user with no team, I do not know if I will start using it or not. Currently, I use Reminders and Notes to keep lists and reference information. But, the convenience of the extension looks beneficial. Thanks for telling me about ‘Silent’ and behind the scenes. Just what the doctor ordered. Last comment: My PC has been struggling lately. It is because all the extensions are always running and I have to get a better PC or stop using extensions.
Hello Steve! Great video. You can check these extensions which work great for me. TURN OFF THE LIGHTS: Dims the the area around the video screen on youtube. VIDEO SPEED CONTROLER: Accelerates video speed in increments of 10% - up and down. It works in many environments. CLIPBOARD HISTORY: generates a new copiable line at every CTRL+C you type. And finally FULL PAGE SCREENSHOT: Makes a screenshot of the whole page. Thanks.
A great extension for display tasks when you open a new tab in your browser is Momentum ( https://momentumdash.com/ ) It has a few other features as well. I am only using the free version and it works great. The paid version always you to sync with a true task manager like Asana. It is worth checking out.
The problem is not that Facebook and Google are the only advertising platforms. The problem is that they are considered mainstream media and without these two, the trend of cryptocurrencies gaining legitimacy is delayed. That is right, I said delayed not blocked or prevented.
The World Has Changed.
Five years ago, when bitcoin was unknown to most people, this might have been a fatal move. Today is a different story. I recently traveled to a remote mountain town in the interior of Mexico. Everyone I met had heard about Bitcoin and eyes lit up with excitement when I ask if I could pay for lunch with bitcoin.
Today are dozens of websites dedicated to cryptocurrencies, either holding them, exchanging them or just writing about them. Probably the most effective advertising remains on Google, it is called Google Search and it is free.
If someone wants to learn about owning bitcoin or any other currency, there is a ton of educational information.
The Flipside Is Being Ignored.
Not All Regulation Is Inherently Bad.
If we examine the full spectrum of regulation to this point on a global scale there is one common target most everywhere. That is the practice of exchanges. So far there has been little or not regulation, threatened or enacted, to protect investors from loss of funds due to security breaches.
Capitulation Is A Good Sign.