Times have changed for the better as technology advances every year. Long gone are the days of the pre-digital era that featured typewriters to convert creativity & imagination into pieces of writing or content for consumers.
The current digital age we live in possess entirely different means of writing with the use of technology. Nowadays, you see more than ten internet browser tabs open simultaneously, browser notifications constantly pinging, and social media playing a significant role in finding the target audience; This isn’t all bad news.
The new work archetype doesn’t indicate that it’s changed for the worse. It suggests that the two eras are just “different.”
With the advancement of modern web browsers like today’s example “Google Chrome,” you can possess the processing power of “Chrome extensions” created by software developers to simplify your tasks.
Let’s have a look at the top 8 Chrome extensions for content writers.
As a content writer, keeping your research organized and your resources at hand is essential; Reaching your materials in an expedited manner is the essence of the job. Evernote is the best extension to do so currently on the market.
As you open a webpage that you would like to use, click on the green elephant icon in the top right extensions quick menu.
This will give options to capture and save information to Evernote. You can either save the entire page, take a screenshot, bookmark, or just the part you need; This will ensure you have all the information you need for your next article or blog at your fingertips.
Having accurate and up-to-date information on niche media developments you choose to write on is crucial for all content creators.
To get the daily news, you can either browse news sites and regularly get popups or have an extension like Feedly have all the content delivered in a minimalist & easy-to-read way.
This extension allows you to list all your preferred sites easily and quickly check all main headlines.
This extension is great for writing content if you need to see all trending topics and keep up-to-date with specific niche topics.
It’s believed that dictation is much faster than typing on a standard keyboard. To take advantage of methods three times quicker than the standard extensions like Speechnotes can be downloaded.
This extension allows you to translate any vocals into text. It even goes as far as having the functionality to create commands for text formatting, so touching the keyboard is almost eliminated.
The only thing that must be mentioned is that a good microphone is needed for the dictation to be accurate.
Speechnotes’ developers hope that typing will be a thing of the past once you start working on their software.
Opening multiple tabs in Google Chrome or any browser can turn your workspace into a chaotic mess. To combat this risk of cluttering while researching topics and information, installing the OneTab extension can help.
This chrome extension lets you open all the tabs you need and makes them into an accessible reading list.This allows you to do multiple things with the gathered data, including categorization, manipulation and reduction of RAM used by Chrome.
OneTab will help you become more organized and faster in tasks involving research & analysis.
No matter what the background of the article is, you want it delivered as accurately as possible.
This isn’t easy, especially if it’s a foreign topic; however, Grammarly is here to help. Grammarly is the best spellchecker on the market, allowing it to help you correct over 250 types of writing errors.
This extension also becomes a thesaurus and a synonym editor, always recommending better words to fit your article’s specific spots. While it’s a spelling checker, it also provides functionality for punctuation, conciseness and clarity, complexity and delivery methods. It’s a must-have on any content creators list.
Ever forget to do something or to add a specific element to your content? Well, forget those days with Microsoft To-do.
This is no standard to-do list extension. Microsoft To-do creates an easy-to-use, efficient, and basic to-do listing for the modern content creator. Having an encyclopedic to-do list will not only make things easier but will grant the option of never forgetting to do something again.
Organizing can be hard, but Microsoft To-do, it makes things quite breezy. With regular Windows updates, Microsoft ensures security and privacy of the information put onto a to-do list is safe from intruders. A must for any content writer.
Ever want to collaborate with someone online or sync documents across all your devices simultaneously? Take a look at Google Docs. Google Docs takes out the stress of adding software to your PC and allows you to work online on Google’s word document processor.
Have a project and need to collaborate with someone across the world? Google Docs allows users to simultaneously work on a document online, identifying each one by putting flags where their activity commences.
Syncing is a breeze and is done automatically, so all your information is accessible from any device with internet and a web browser.
A must-have service for any content creator working for agencies or companies is Dropbox.
Dropbox is essentially a flexible service that allows you to share your files online in cloud storage. The beauty of it is that you can upload a document, say in Australia, and have it ready to access in seconds in the USA. These chrome extensions make file sharing easier than ever before.
We have listed the main functions of these top 8 Chrome extensions for content writers. However, there are more benefits than those listed that come to mind.
Using any of these extensions will boost productivity and enjoyment while creating content, given how simple and easy-to-use they are. Within a few days, you will see the impact any of these extensions have on your productivity rate.
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