4 Useful Chrome Extensions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Have
What do all entrepreneurs want?
Get as many tasks done as possible in one day’s work!
But how many entrepreneurs can say they are happy with how they spend most of their time?
These 4 useful Chrome extensions will help you boost your productivity and allow you to use your precious time for business development.
1. Screencastify – Screen recorder
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Screencastify is a productivity extension. It is a screen recorder: you can record, edit and share videos in seconds. Screencastify has been downloaded by almost 5.830.000 users and has 2.2 million hours recorded in 2017.
– Desktop, browser tab or webcam capture
– Narrate with your microphone’s audio
– Customize your resolution and FPS
– Embed your webcam into the screencast
– Annotate your screen with a pen tool
– Focus a spotlight on your mouse
– Crop your recording (Premium)
– Trim your recording (Premium)
– Videos automatically save to Google Drive
– Publish directly to YouTube
– Save and manage videos locally
– Export as .mp4 or animated gif (Premium)
2. Mixmax – Email tracking, Templates, Mail Merge
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Mixmax is also a productivity tool as Screencastify, but it is focused on mail management.
With Mixmax you can reach out more effectively to prospects, clients, and customers.
– Track opens, clicks, and downloads
– Schedule meetings and plan events
– Write faster with templates
– Personalize bulk emails with mail merge
– Snooze and set reminders
– Send later
– Embed polls and surveys
– Share any email to Salesforce, Slack, and other services
– Automated web previews of websites and links
3. CloudHQ – Backup and integrate your cloud data
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With CloudHQ you can integrate and backup your Google Apps with other cloud services you might use in your company.
– Sync multiple accounts between cloud services (i.e. Sharepoint ←→ Google Drive, Evernote ←→ Google Drive, etc.);
– Provides a reliable *real-time* consolidation and aggregation of all cloud data;
– Fully integrates all your Google Drive and Gmail accounts with cloud services such as Salesforce, Evernote, Basecamp, Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, OneDrive, Office365, SharePoint, Amazon S3, and more;
– Other cloud services are supported via WebDAV and sFTP.
CloudHQ offers a wide range of features such as send your email to SMS, save emails to PDF, share email as link and other features you can check here.
4. LinkedIn Sales Navigator – Build better relationships
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LinkedIn Sales Navigator for Gmail is a free and convenient way to build better relationships by surfacing LinkedIn insights about your prospects and customers without having to leave your inbox.
This Chrome extension is available in two flavors, “Lite” for free LinkedIn members, and “Premium” for LinkedIn Sales Navigator subscribers.
Sales Navigator Lite for Gmail will let you:
– See rich LinkedIn profile data for your contacts directly in your Gmail, and use that knowledge when you reach out next;
– Mention icebreakers, including shared connections, experiences, and interests, to build rapport with your contacts;
– Hover over any email address anywhere in your message to quickly view their profile to stay informed on who’s who;
If you have a Sales Navigator subscription, the extension will unlock these additional Premium features:
– Save contacts as leads in your Sales Navigator account;
– Use TeamLink to see if prospects are connected to your colleagues and get a warm introduction.
12 Best Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers
As a social media specialist one must always be up-to-date and improve the quality of your posts, therefore you need some tools to help you along. Today, we present you some of the best google chrome extensions.
This is an port of the popular HTTPS Everywhere extension for Firefox, created by EFF and the Tor Project. It automatically switches thousands of sites from insecure “http” to secure “https”. It will protect you against many forms of surveillance and account hijacking, and some forms of censorship.
HTTPS Everywhere is produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by using clever technology to rewrite requests to these sites to HTTPS. Information about how to access the project’s Git repository and get involved in development is here.
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Buffer is a better way to publish your updates on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and more. It also tracks results and analyzes everything you share for you. Click the Buffer button on any website to add Tweets and Facebook updates to your queue. From there it will be posted at a better time, well spaced out over the day. With each update posted, Buffer also gives you analytics about clicks, retweets, mentions, shares, likes and more.Buffer is free to use and offers paid plans for higher volume users.
It will show you the complete social profiles of your email contacts, including those on Twitter, Facebook and maybe more as long as the email address is associated with those accounts. It also works with Boomerang, Buffer and Hunter. Any associated Social Media platform associated with that email address will come up and you can immediately make a connection.
The free Grammarly extension helps you prevent typos and spelling errors when you post content to your social media accounts or blog. After you install the extension, it will automatically check your spelling and grammar whenever you type in a text box in your browser. If it flags a potential error, hover your mouse over the underlined word and select an option from the pop-up menu to resolve it.
If you are looking for an email address for someone in an organisation Hunter is here to help. If you put in an URL of an organisation Hunter will give you a number of email addresses associated with that domain. I use this to reach out to people in relation to co-marketing and guest blogging.
With this extension installed, you just need to click on the icon in Chrome browser to instantly view how many shares your social media post received. It displays stats on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, and Delicious. For Facebook, it shows likes, shares, and comments.
There’s a refresh button in the extension bar that can be used to see updated social media stats. A unique thing about this extension is that it shows the stats of every web page you visit. Therefore, you can track the performance of your own content, as well as see how others are performing.
It is a great productiveness tool, you can create to-do lists and decide on the main focus for each day. It is a fantastic user-friendly extension that can help you with your tasks each day. Moreover, is a personal dashboard that helps you eliminate distractions and stay focused on key tasks. After you install the free extension, it launches every time you open a new Chrome tab, reminding you of the tasks you need to accomplish that day.
Creating visual content is time-consuming, but necessary as posts containing visuals or visuals + text receive far more engagement than posts containing just text. The quickest way to spruce up your post with a visual without brainstorming with your creative team (only when you’re fully occupied with other tasks) is to insert a GIF in your social media post.
With Giphy, you get an archive of GIFs, searchable through the extension icon. Marketers can search for GIFs with a tag. After you’ve selected a GIF, you can drag it directly on your social media page for posting. And there’s a short link (automatically created) that can be shared on social channels.
Pocket is great for when you’ll read an article, it keeps it fresh and right at hand. The Pocket Google Chrome Extension lets you add new articles just by adding the link, and then read them when the time’s right. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at any time, even without an internet connection.See related recommendations for you based on your choices and articles you are reading.
In this field,everything is about the connections and how you work with them. Therefore, social media marketers should work towards making connections with people within their industry than just focusing on having a good relationship with their followers. Discoverly is a Chrome extension that displays social media details of a person, even in email, so you can reach out to them on Twitter or LinkedIn.
This extension lets you create beautiful images formatted perfectly for Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. They have thousands of images to choose from. You can then add personalized text and your logo to make the image your own.
If you have images that you like to upload yourself you can check if they fit the format for your chosen Social Media outlet and using the editing options. Pablo designers have created more than 500,000 images.