If you’re a businessman in today’s digital age, it’s a good idea to make use of all the digital tools you have at hand. Familiarity with these technologies will help give you an edge over your competitors and can help you in many other ways, such as by increasing your productivity, saving you time and effort, and keeping your system running smoothly.
Here are the 5 Google Chrome Extensions that can do just that for you
Web of Trust
Web of Trust is indeed one of the most trustworthy Google Chrome apps on the market. It can warn you if there are risky websites that deliver malware and send spam. This way, as you go about doing your business online, you don’t have to worry about threats and risks.
The Web of Trust community already has millions of sites scanned, and these sites are given ratings that are regularly updated. But unlike other security applications, Web of Trust does not block websites; instead it allows the user to venture into the site while giving him sufficient warning about the poor security rating of the site. This allows you the flexibility that could be helpful for your business but without compromising security.
Xmarks Bookmark Sync
Google recently has made it easier to bring your web life with you, thanks to Xmarks Bookmark Sync. And this is exactly the kind of thing that can help businessmen, who are usually on the go and may sometimes need to access websites that they have bookmarked using their home computer.
Bookmarks are no longer based on the computer level, but on the account level. But what makes it really versatile is how it can sync not only with all Google Chrome browsers but also with Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. It also allows you to control which bookmarks are synced to which computers, so you can leave your private bookmarks at home.
LastPass for Chrome
Nothing is more confusing than having to keep track of all your usernames and passwords, and having to fill up various forms when you transact online. So for today’s modern businessman, it helps to be able to fill up forms and enter passwords more easily. LastPass is designed to help with this purpose.
While keeping track of your password and personal information, LastPass still keeps it secure by encrypting sensitive data locally before uploading it online. As a businessman doing business online, security and convenience are two of the most important factors, and LastPass gives you the best of both worlds.
Meeting Scheduler and Calendar Checker for Gmail
Google Chrome’s Calendar app now has an amazing scheduling extension that makes keeping track of and integrating all your meetings and appointments. This, however, is great for those who use Google web apps and Gmail actively; otherwise it isn’t going to be of any use.
There is another Google Calendar extension that you may also be interested in: the Google Calendar Checker. This gives you reminders on the items that are coming up on your calendar, telling you how much time you still have in between. This helps you make better use of your time and can therefore improve your productivity.
Chrome already has a built-in converter that can make PDF files out of webpages. This is one of the Chrome Extensions that will really come in handy in the office. After all, if you need to send some files taken from webpages, it wouldn’t really be all that impressive if you send them in HTML format.
PDF files, on the other hand, take the webpages as they are and allow anyone to view them using a PDF viewer. This also makes sure you send professional-looking web shots instead of JPEG files.