CHROME EXTENSIONS THAT DE-NIGHTMARE MY LIFE

20. LeadIQ

Capture lead data individually via browsing prospects’ Linkedin or AngelList profiles, or via batch capturing Linkedin search results, one page a time.

I’ve barely used this, but what little I have, has impressed me. Makes casual, business, and business-casual stalking leaps and bounds more convenient.

19. eLink

Turn links and bookmarks into beautiful newsletters and web pages in minutes. Send newsletters via Gmail, MailChimp or export HTML.

Again, haven’t tapped this much, but was very happy with the utility & ease here.

18. Taco

See your tasks from 40+ other services on Chrome’s new tab page. Asana, Basecamp, GitHub, Gmail, OmniFocus, Trello, Zendesk, more.

Every time you open a new tab, everything you need to get done is listed out, with interaction to open or check off tasks. Helps inject some healthy guilt into your web surfing xp.

17. Marker

Take screenshots right from your browser, add annotations and send them to your favorite apps in 1 click

Nice tool to make the web a nicer place to be. Can also be bent against its will to serve as a simple screenshot & annotation tool for any purpose.

16. Screencastify

Really handy & robust screencast extension. Allows long recordings and downloads on the free version. The best I’ve found anyway, but certainly open to suggestions!

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15. Mattermark

Quickly view important company information like location, funding, and employee count without ever leaving their site.

If you’re interested at all in getting a deeper understanding of companies, the general marketplace, or even doing som real research — with almost no effort at all, then I definitely recommend this tool.

14. Boomerang

Allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date.

Now updated with a tool that rates how likely your email is to get a response, Boomerang allows you to schedule messages to be sent or returned at a later date. Write a message now, send it whenever, even if you’re not online. Track messages to make sure you hear back, and schedule reminders right inside Gmail

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13. Virtu

Encryption for emails and attachments.

Email and file encryption before they leave your computer. You authorize who has access to your content. Send to anyone. No manual key exchange, no portals, no new passwords. Revoke access to messages and attachments even after they’ve been opened. Set expiration dates for your messages. See and control where your messages are forwarded. View real-time read receipts to see when recipients have accessed your encrypted messages. Pretty great.

12. Honey

Automatically find and apply coupon codes when you shop online.

Click on the Honey button during checkout and Honey will automatically apply coupon codes to your shopping cart — or click on the Honey button on a supported online store and instantly see all the coupons and sales available for the store. Works like a charm on Amazon.

11. Buffer

Click the Buffer button on any website to add Tweets and Facebook updates to your queue.

Schedule Tweets and Facebook updates easier than ever before with Buffer. With each update posted, we also give you analytics about clicks, retweets, mentions, shares, likes and more.

10. Pocket :

Save articles, videos and more…

When you find something in Chrome that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at any time, even without an internet connection. The mobile app is even better.

9. Docsend

DocSend provides actionable insights for document you share.

Track, optimize, and control the business documents you send. It’s so much power, you guys.

8. [RIP] Rapportive

Early engineers of this surprisingly long-standing app have just built https://superhuman.com/ — which, frankly, looks amazing.

Shows LinkedIn profiles in your Gmail.

You’ve got mail… Who is this? See their happy smiling face. Where are they? See if they’re nearby, and arrange to meet. What do they do? See their job, company, and LinkedIn profile. What do my apps say? See their activity in MailChimp and more.

UPDATE

Rapportive is dead to serve not-yet-launched Superhuman. I recommend FullContact as a robust replacement.

7. Wikiwand

Optimizes Wikipedia’s amazing content for a quicker and significantly improved reading experience.

Clean layout for optimal readability. Great modern typography. Quick preview when hovering over links. Multi-language search with thumbnails. Beautiful, immersive cover photos. Larger photos and better media gallery. Easy article narration and audio playback & personalization settings.

6. [RIP] Sunrise

Proactive calendar app that syncs with everything.

Sunrise connects Google Calendar, iCloud calendar and Exchange Server, Foursquare, GitHub, TripIt, Asana, Evernote, Google Tasks, Trello, Songkick, Wunderlist, and more. Microsoft will be killing this beloved app in a few days — it’s features presumably being absorbed into MS Outlook.

5. HoverCards

Hover over a link & see where it goes.

HoverCards lets you see what’s behind links from youtube, twitter, reddit, soundcloud, imgur, & instagram — all with out ever leaving the web page you’re currently on — in addition to what impact it has across the web — ie. click a twitter account hovercard & see their instagram and youtube accounts.

4. Pay by Privacy

Generate a new virtual card for every purchase.

Set charge limits on each card and close any card instantly. Cards are automatically locked to the first merchant they’re used at, so you’re safe even if the merchant’s breached. Stop Subscriptions — Set a max charge or make your card single use, so you’ll never forget to cancel “30 day free trials.”

3. AdBlock

free ad blocker that blocks ads, malware and tracking.

Choose to continue seeing unobtrusive ads, whitelist your favorite sites, or block all ads by default. Just click “Add to Chrome,” then visit your favorite website and see the ads disappear.

2. LastPass

Saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device.

Store login usernames and passwords — Checkout fast by adding credit cards & shopping profiles — Attach docs, PDFs, images, audio, and more — Save any piece of data you need to keep secure and accessible — Manage everything from a simple, searchable “password vault” — Add, edit, view, delete, and organize your sites

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1. The Great Suspender : Automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources.

THIS MAKES CHROME NOT CRASH.

The Great Suspender is a lightweight chrome extension to help reduce chrome’s memory footprint for users that like to have too many tabs open at the same time. This extension will automagically unload each tab while retaining its favicon and title text. A tab can be restored by clicking anywhere on the page when it is needed. This reduces the number of dom elements on the page and ensures no memory leaks or excessive javascripts are running.

Those are the best ones I know about.

Definitely tweet me at @ElizabethHunker — or comment — to let me know about the extensions you love that I should be using as well / instead!