If you're in front of a computer all day at work, we know how it feels. There's a lot to keep you occupied, but sometimes you just need a little extra boost to keep the fuel burning. We're sharing some browser extensions to keep you motivated, inspired, on-task, and stimulated, so keep reading!
Probably one of the biggest issues we face is staring at our screen for too long. It's horrible for your eyes, so to make this a bit more bearable, check out Save My Eyes. This extension will regularly notify you to take breaks to rest your eyes, move around, or simply relax. Your entire screen will go black and a countdown will appear, and at the end of the countdown, break time is over. You can easily adjust the break time and its duration to your preference.
If you love staying organized or if you know you need to, check out Speed Dial 2. Easily organize, categorize, and customize all your go-to pages. Even better, you can access your favorite websites, articles, bookmarks, and even browsing history across all your devices, so you'll never miss a beat.
If you find yourself easily distracted and ruining your productivity streak by checking Facebook, Reddit, or the like, you need StayFocused now. It allows you to set a limit to the amount of time you spend on these sites, and once your time is up, it'll be blocked for the rest of the day. It's super simple and might even condition you to not need those distractions anymore!
If you constantly like to keep notes from websites, articles, and the like quickly and easily, AnnoPad is the extension for you. With this tool, you're able to create and organize your notes for specific sites, and whenever you go back to the site, you'll be able to access all your past notes. To add a new note, just click "New," and you can even export and save all your notes for bookmarked sites.
If a timer and break time are essential to keep you on track, Strict Workflow will help you with that. It strictly enforces a 25-minute work period followed by a 5-minute break period. You'll keep repeating until you complete your work, and it's easy to use with just one click.
Working on a blog, I understand and know all too well the feeling when a draft crashes and I lose all my hard work. With Lazarus, that is a problem of the past. This extension will autosave everything you write, so the next time a crash happens, just right click on the form that crashed, find "Recover," and you can breathe again.
If prioritizing and following your tasks is one of your weaknesses, Dayboard is here to help. It lets you create a to-do list of only 5 items so that you can really prioritize what is important. Every time you open a new tab, you're reminded of your list as a reminder of what needs to be completed to avoid getting distracted.
If you constantly need to screenshot and document web pages, use Nimbus. It's a fast and easy-to-use extension that allows you to capture fragments, selected areas, scroll and select, video, the entire page, and more. You can also easily save to your Nimbus account, your computer, Google Drive, Slack, or send it straight to the printer.
For those who want to challenge themselves a bit, Don't Break the Chain will offer you exactly that. Here's how it works: pick a goal end date for a project you are working on, mark off the days you work towards that goal, and don't break the chain! It's a mental committment, yes, but when you see the calendar, you'll understand that you'll want to keep the chain going until your goal is complete.
Last but not least is the inspiration. If you are someone who needs a quick refresh or reminder of why you are doing what you do, check out Reminders of Inspiration. Every time you open a new tab or browser, your own custom inspirational quotations and images will appear. It'll be hard to lose your drive with this extension!