8 Essential Chrome Extensions For Easy Blogging

If you are a regular blogger , there are some tools that will help you crank out content more effectively. Check out these Chrome extensions to help you blog more easily.

1. StayFocused
Let’s start out with what every blogger needs more of — time. Use the StayFocused Chrome extension to stay disciplined by setting up active days, hours and blocking yourself from sites like Facebook and FunnyOrDie. Not only is this extension awesome for bloggers, it’s probably a great tool for parents who want a better handle on their kids Internet time too.

2. Send to Google DocsThe “Send to Google Docs” Chrome extension allows you to save the whole web page you’re on as a PDF stored in your Google Docs. This extension is very printer and share-friendly.

3. Awesome Screenshot
Blog publishers and blog readers both know that pictures are worth a thousand words. Yet uploading pictures, cropping them and adding annotations can take lot of time. Don’t let sharing screen shots slow you down because of lackluster external editors. Use the Awesome Screenshot Chrome extension to crop pictures, add circles, lines, arrows, blur out parts of your screenshot, and add text to your image.

4. Too Many Tabs
Between sites you’re doing research on, your WordPress window, Gmail, Twitter, Google Docs, Basecamp, Google Reader and everything else, it’s a great time for bloggers to download the well-named “Too Many Tabs” Chrome Extension. Organize your tabs a bit better, flip to new tabs quickly and don’t waste any time guessing.

5. Quick Notes
You get rid of the notebook and get the Quick Notes Chrome extension. Your notes will be in the form of a “digital legal pad” on the side of your browser screen. You can even highlight parts of web pages you find interesting and add them to your “Quick Notes” pad.

6. News Squares
This feed reader organizes your favorite RSS feeds visually in your web browser. It’s the most attractive reader around and very functional too. In the screenshot, the upper right hand corner of each square shows how many unread items there are. There are also squares for starred items and favorites.

7. WiseStamp
Bloggers who want to establish a brand should have a professional email signature that connects people to their social media profiles. Wise Stamp can be used as a professional email signature. This easy-to-use Chrome extension serves two purposes: it builds credibility and it drives traffic to your blog in every email! Simply click on the little “stamp” icon in the upper right hand corner of your Chrome browser to setup your signature. You have the choice of inserting your signature manually or having it auto populate in each email.

8. Shareaholic
Sharing great content will undoubtedly lead you to more followers, likes and website traffic. The Shareaholic Chrome extension makes sharing SO darn easy. It stores your social media info in the browser and all you have to do is click, select the network(s) you want to share with.

Download: Google Chrome

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