The average computer user typically has a handful of sites they check several times a day. Whether you’re tracking a bid on eBay, waiting for a response from someone on a dating site or forum or waiting for new merchandise to be added to a website, it can be tiring constantly going back to a website to see if anything has changed. Website tracking can now go both ways. Email notifications are the old-school way of receiving these updates. The Page Monitor extension for Chrome is the much more intelligent way of knowing when a change occurs on website, sending
Everyone knows the better you can concentrate, the more productive you are, but what if there's a dog barking cross the street keeping you from writing the next great novel? Or the neighbors above you keep odd hours and love to hear loud music? If so, White Noise can work wonders to help you concentrate on your work. This app for Chrome is exactly as it sounds - it creates soothing white noise, aimed to help your brain focus on a "better" type of noise, versus the one you can't do anything about.
If you use Google search on a regular basis, you must have noticed how Google redirects to your country specific domain name to give you a better search experience, based on your local factors. Similarly, if you’re browsing a Blogger blog from a particular region, Google’s Blogger platform will automatically redirect the URL to reflect your location. For example, browsers from the UK who may wish to view example.blogspot.com, will find that their URL will switch to example.blogspot.co.uk. The problem is that these redirections quite commonly fail to work, leaving you with a blank page or 404 error (page can’t
Every website references CSS scripts to give the browser instructions for how the styling of the pages should appear. Sometimes these styles just aren’t how we'd like them and would prefer to have a different look for our favorite sites, which is where Stylebot comes in. Install this extension to overwrite the default CSS scripts for any website and choose your own styling. The extension is simple enough, allowing text to be entered, saved, and alternatively shared with the Stylebot community. The script will automatically run once enabled and using uploaded scripts from other users is as simple as a point and click.
Sending out branded emails says a lot about both you and your company in general. Presenting your logo and contact details in a professional manner in every email you send could do wonders for your business. Adding good looking signatures in a personal email isn’t a bad idea either. Unfortunately, when it comes to sending emails via Gmail and other web based services, including such extras neatly within each email you send can be a difficult and time-consuming task. BrandMyMail offers an easy, suitable solution. Using this extension, you can quickly incorporate email templates, logos and personalised signatures which reflect
The Internet is a wonderful resource of knowledge, but it can also be an extremely potent distraction. No matter how much self-control you may possess, there are times when you lose focus and end up wasting a ton of time on social networks and other non-productive sites. Morphine enables you to regulate the amount of time you spend on specific websites. You can choose the sites that are related to your work and enable them, while blocking all other distractions. By limiting your time on websites which lead to procrastination, you will be able to use your time much more
Being productive can be hard when you’re overwhelmed by a big project. You have two choices: 1) You can do what a lot of people do – work until you get tired, take a break, then start working again, or 2) You can try the Pomodoro technique; a time-management concept aimed at improving your mental agility and manage time better. Meaning “tomato” in Italian, the Pomodoro technique gets its name from that kitchy tomato timer your mom had with the time broken into segments. The concept goes like this: Work 25 minutes and take a 5 minute break, repeat this
Whether you’re ordering pizza or browsing rings at your favorite jewelry store website, you never have to pay full price on an item ever again, when shopping online. The latest trend in browser-based apps is coupon extensions. They are pretty useful whether you are a coupon-clipper or someone looking for the best deal available. These coupon and low-price finder extensions take the legwork out of finding lower prices and deals, so you don’t have to put in hours of research yourself to get it. There are even apps that can help you find free shipping. For anyone too busy to
Chrome’s basic new tab page is boring and lazy. We’ve covered several new tab pages for Chrome before, including one for Windows 8 and GoogleNow, but New MetroTab takes the concept of the Modern Windows 8 design to a whole new level. Let’s show you how New MetroTab brings live tiles to your new tab page in Chrome. How To Get Started With New MetroTab Head to the Chrome Web Store and New MetroTab’s page there. Click “Add to Chrome.” When the next dialog box comes up click “Add To Chrome” to begin the installation process for New MetroTab. Once
There are many mysteries in life – do mermaids really exist, did the chicken or the egg come first, what’s really in Spam – but there’s one mystery you don’t have to wonder about in life – if an email you sent has been read. Yesware, a gmail addon, has made this a reality. However before you get too excited, you should take note: Yesware only works in Gmail. Emails sent from any other service cannot be tracked. So if you’re loving the idea of finally being able to know if the email you’ve sent has been read, moving all
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