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Chrome Extensions: Juggling Web Information

Chrome Extensions: Juggling Web Information


Chrome Extensions: Juggling Web Information

Chrome Extensions: Juggling Web Information

Chance upon an interesting website, and would like to save or share the information somewhere? What if you are busy and would like to read the article later - from your mobile phone or tablet? Don't fret - browsers these days come with ample support for easy breezy information annotation and retrieval. More often than not, we find ourselves relying heavily on browser support more so than applications installed on our PCs. In this edition, we highlight some choice Chrome extensions that will help do the job. 

 
Awesome Screenshot

Price: Free
Category: Imaging
Platforms: Chrome 

Screen capturing web pages is made easy with the aptly named Awesome Screenshot extension. You can easily capture an entire webpage or just a portion with just a click of a button. That's not all - the extension allows you to make minor edits to the screen capture: you can crop, blur text or add important notes. That's still not all; you can choose to save it locally or upload to awesomescreenshot.com for a shareable link. Handy for quick annotations!

 

  

 
Clip to Evernote

Price: Free
Category: Productivity
Platforms: Chrome

If you have signed up for an Evernote account, the Clip to Evernote extension is a handy addition (think of Evernote as a digital scrapbook service of sorts). The Clip to Evernote Chrome extension makes it easy to create quick Evernote notes; you can organize your favorite text or images easily into your Evernote account with a single click. Or, if you have nothing to add on, you can also access the extension to check out old notes.

 

 
Instachrome

Price: Free
Category: Productivity
Platforms: Chrome

The Instachrome extension is extremely useful if you already have an existing Instapaper account. Well, if you do not have one, do get down to signing up for one - this free online service is especially useful in this day and age where there's so much information online and you don't have the time to read all of them. The useful web-based "service" allows users to collect online articles for later reading, and this is where Instachrome comes in handy. The extension not only provides a simple button that allows for one-click saves, but also, quick access to unread, starred and archived items that you have previously saved on your account.

 

 
Linkpush

Price: Free
Category: Productivity
Platforms: Chrome

The LinkPush extension sells a fairly simple preposition - it allows you to send the current webpage link you are browsing on your computer to your phone instantaneously. Of course, that's provided that you have downloaded its corresponding phone application as well (only available on phones with Android 2.2 and above). 

 

 
Snippy

Price: Free
Category: Productivity 
Platforms: Chrome

The good thing about the Snippy extension is not only that it allows you to capture and consolidate images and bits off websites for both easy retrieval and referencing, but also allows you to easily upload them to Google Docs. Snippy allows you to grab snippets of web pages, save them for future use and easily upload them to Google Docs.