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Google Chrome extensions have continued to increase in popularity since the arrival of the browser, and now offer tools that can help people with just about anything they are doing on the Internet. With such a large number of extensions now being offered, Chrome does a good job of categorizing them and presenting them in a manner that will allow you to find what you are looking for when searching through all these new extensions.
If you check out the section of the extensions page for bloggers, you’ll see that there are hundreds being offered that can help you with many of the everyday tasks that you may encounter while working on your blog.
Here are ten very useful and easy-to-use Chrome extensions that every serious blogger needs to check out.
If you are looking for a tool that will help you in the process of researching for your blogs, then you need to look no further than Diigo. This extension allows you to bookmark interest articles, highlight things on websites, post reminders to yourself on them, pool all your findings, and even share them if need be.
It is an all-in-one tool for getting your research done in an orderly manner.
This extension is used to shorten your URLs so that they are compact and easy to share. If you have been blogging and shortening URLs for some time, then you know about http://bit.ly – this extension just makes it easier to use by allowing you to access the service without actually having to go to the site.
3. WordPress Stats
There are a lot of bloggers out there who use WordPress as a platform and are addicted to checking their stats and constantly looking at the number of visitors that they are getting each day. This extension allows you to get all of the stats that you are interested in without having to log in to your WordPress dashboard.
4. The Ultimate Free Stock Photo Search
Bloggers who commonly use stock photos in their posts will love this tool. This extension allows you to easily search over half a billion free stock photos from over 200 galleries.
5. Lazarus: Form Recovery
Losing your blog after working on it for hours is every blogger’s worst nightmare. This tool auto-saves everything you type and can easily recover your work if your computer crashes or the electricity goes out.
6. SEO SERP
Bloggers are always looking at their Google ratings and how their sites are doing in terms of keywords. This tool allows you to check all of this information simply and keep track of the progress that your blog is making.
7. Quick Markup
This tool enables you to capture any webpage of interest and then use it for brainstorming purposes. Capture the image and then jot your notes down, create mind mapping illustrations, and then save the pictures in high-quality for future reference.
This extension will help you network with other bloggers and participate easily with a community of people who share similar interests. It links with your Gmail account and gives you all necessary information on other bloggers that you are interested in building a relationship with.
9. Missing e
This is a very useful extension for Tumblr bloggers that makes it easier to navigate, post, and interact in this platform.
10. Incredible StartPage
A productivity tool for bloggers that will put everything you need on your start page in a great looking and easy-to-navigate frame. It gives you easy access to all of the webpages that you need to work and is easily customized and personalized for your personal needs.