If you didn’t know, the Chrome browsers has many extensions that add functionality to an already awesome browser. Here are a few of my favorites and can help you market, keep track and make you more efficient with your app business.
To help you pull quotes from articles or share ideas on Twitter from around the Web, you can use this extension . With Pullquote, you can add as much content as you like to a single tweet. You highlight a sentence or paragraph and the extension will let you tweet the text as an image, along with a link to the original page. This will allow you to tweet much longer messages than 140 characters.
When your followers click through the link, they’ll be see your selected text overlaid on the original page, so they won’t miss what you intended to show them. You can even share just the link in your blog posts when citing a source. This can be a great tool to help you do some marketing for your apps on Twitter!
Want to know when an editor, writer or blog owner opens your email? You can use MailTrack to do just that! This extension sends notifications to your Gmail desktop or inbox, and offers a dashboard to track read receipts. Using this tool you can learn quickly whom your wasting your time contacting to get press coverage and whom is actually paying attention to your email messages.
If you’re working with others on a mobile app project that involves online research, then this extension may help. Point makes it easy to discuss what you find on the Web with your contacts.
To use it, visit any page and type @ adding notes to it. You can also select text to quote it. You then tag your friends to include them in your discussion. To keep things organized you can include a hashtag in a comment and you’ll be able to locate it again quickly in the extension’s panel. Pretty cool and may be very useful to use on your projects and save you some time.
If you work in your browser allot, Jot comes in handy for a to-do list. Open a new tab and add tasks or even quick notes to refer to later. Large fonts and beautiful background images of landscapes make the to do list look great too.
As you probably know, RSS readers are great for keeping up with your favorite sites, and there are many great tools to help you keep all of your feeds in one place. With the RSS Subscription extension installed it will show an RSS button in the address bar of any site or blog. One click and you’re subscribed!
Evernote Web Clipper If you use Evernote (one of my favorite tools,) the Evernote Web Clipper is good way to collect info from the web, all in one place.
This extension gives you the ability clip pages and articles and save them in Evernote for research or reading later. It also allows you to add notes a web page that you clip.
A rather funny extension that allows you to hide all of your tabs at once just by clicking on a button. They are then saved as bookmarks in a separate folder. Afterwards, the PanicButton turns green and shows you how many tabs are currently hidden. If you work a day gig and are doing some research for your app project then you can use this extension to quickly hide what you are looking at and put up a nice boring spreadsheet when your boss comes into your cube. Brilliant!
So there you have it seven Chrome extensions that can help you with your app business to keep organized, market and keep and your team you better informed. Do you have others that you like to use? Please include them in the comments I would love to hear about them!