A collection from mashable.com for our readers.

Google Chrome is the go-to browser for many, especially those who work on the web. Despite its speed and fluid functionality, we’re always looking for shortcuts that can save us time on repetitive or mundane tasks. Fewer copy/pastes or emails each day can make you more efficient in the long-run. Here are some Google chrome extensions you should use to increase your productivity.

 

We’ve tested a swath of productivity extensions from the Chrome Web Store, and these eight tools stood out as practical time-savers. These Chrome extensions are all free, so grab them yourself and see if they fit into your work flow.

If you have any suggestions, we’re open to them in the comments.

1. Screen Capture

Screenshots will only render what’s visible on your monitor. If you want to grab an entire web page, this handy extension couldn’t be simpler to use.

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2. Send With Gmail

We all Gmail things to ourselves as reminders. This little button makes it easier by popping your link into a new Gmail message.

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3. Write Space

Need a distraction-free text editor? This one lives right in your browser. You can customize the color and font scheme, but otherwise, this is simplicity at its finest.

Data is stored locally, so you don’t need an Internet connection. The program auto-saves persistently, and you can import text files as needed.

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4. Chroma

Great for web designers, Chroma displays complementary colors based on hexadecimal or RGB values. No need to fire up Photoshop just to find the perfect magenta.

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5. Google Voice

If you’re already using Google Voice, this extension might change your life.

Check your voicemail inbox, of course, but the browser plug-in also lets you call any phone number on the web from your Google-activated line. Simply click on it, select the phone you want to use, and it will call you. Answer, and you’ll be connected to the party you’re trying to reach.

It’s great for ordering lunch via Yelp or Google results.

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6. LastPass

LastPass is a popular password storage app,you’ll get added functionality by plugging it into your Chrome environment.

Pull down any of your saved passwords in a snap, or authorize LastPass to securely fill any form on the web that you frequent.

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7. Print Friendly

For those rare times when you must print, Print Friendly strips miscellany from a web page and distils it down to the important content. The result is a more readable printout, without those wasted blank pages at the end.

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Thank You Matt Silverman for this useful article about Google chrome extensions.

 

 

 

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