Reedy: Read Faster By Using This Chrome Add-on

When reading online, it can be useful to speed it up but also keep focus. Reedy for Chrome is a useful add-on that does that. It uses RSVP (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation) technique to display individual words one at a time that helps in reading quickly while maintaining focus. It also works offline so there’s no need to be online when reading books or documents in Chrome and you can also copy-paste...

Quickly Create Message Templates For Gmail With This Chrome Add-on

Using email templates for frequently used message content can save time and repetitive typing. Gorgias is a Chrome extension for Gmail that can easily let you create email templates or using its existing ones. Download and install it from here for Chrome. It also supports Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail, Fastmail and more. After it is installed, an icon that will show up next to the address bar. Also, there...

Schedule Regular Short Breaks While Working Using This Chrome Extension

It can be useful to take regular short breaks while working to boost focus. There are several browser extensions for Google Chrome like Pomodoro that can help you in doing this. There is another useful extension by Google – Mindful Break. What this extension does is show you a mindfulness/zen kind of tip followed with a short one-minute breathing exercise. It also works offline, so you can use...

Record Screencasts Directly From Google Chrome Using This Extension

There are several cool Chrome extensions which can be used as a web server, or to manage time efficiently and so on. Add to that Screencastify . It makes it easy to record screen, browser tab and webcam. The advantage of using it is that there is no need to install anything else and it can be used on PCs, Macs and Chromebooks. Installing and setting up Screencastify: Download and install it from here. The...

How To Use Google Chrome As A Web Server

Full fledged web development environment like XAMPP or LAMPĀ is great for testing and developing web apps. However, for just running a basic web server without needing any specific environment directly in a browser, an extension like Web Server for Chrome developed by MIT is a very useful tool. It is an open source extension that is updated regularly. This extension can be helpful for simple web server...

Manage Time Efficiently With Pomodoro Technique When Online Using This Chrome Extension

A previous article described how Cold Turkey can be used to create a distraction-free environment for improving productivity. On similar lines, a much simpler extension that only needs to be enabled in browser without any other additional setup is Strict Workflow. It is open source and free to use. It is available for Google Chrome and can be downloaded from here. If needed, it can be installed on...