With many people now working from home due to the Covid19 pandemic, there have been questions about how to increase productivity and virtual security. Luckily, there are some easy methods to accomplish this, some of which include adding certain plugins to your browser. We will be talking about five of the best plugins that will enhance your work substantially.
StayFocused is a great extension for people who are aiming to cut down on time-wasting websites. Even though StayFocused asks for access to your data on all websites, it is reputable, and the developer is well-known. All of your confidential information will remain safe and private only to you. StayFocused will allow you an allotted amount of time to spend on certain websites such as Instagram or Facebook. When your time is up, the site will become temporarily blocked. You can customize all the settings to block only certain websites and you can decide how much time to allot to yourself each day. You can also set it to work on specific days of the week and not others.
Todoist is an extension that allows you to save URLs as tasks to come back to later. This could apply to an article that you are reading for work and want to reference after you do some more research. You can even highlight specific passages from the article and save that portion as a task. It is also helpful when you are working on something in Google Docs. All you have to do is click on the Todoist icon in your list of extensions, and you will save the document for later. This saves time because you do not need to sort through all your Google Docs looking for the one that you were in the middle of. Having a list will make your workload seem less daunting, especially once you go back to finish the task and cross it off.
If you were wondering how to save a webpage as a PDF, Adobe Acrobat is a good extension for you. This can be useful if you share information from a website with your colleagues and want to pass around a document. PDFs are great for conveying information because there is no way to edit them without permission. So, there is no risk of someone manipulating the content in the text or providing inaccurate information. PDFs also provide a uniform layout that anyone should be able to open on their device. Adobe Acrobat can be added to Chrome and a user simply has to click on the icon to save a webpage as a PDF.
Avast Online Security
With over ten million users, Avast Online Security is a useful extension to have. Many companies prefer that their employees’ computers are equipped with both antivirus software and security extensions in order to keep confidential information as safe as possible. It has the purpose of analyzing each website that you visit and determining if it is a threat to your computer. If there is any malware detection within the site, you will get a notification right away. It also warns you if the website you are considering even has a bad reputation online. All you have to do is hover over the link, and it will tell you. Users can rate websites in order to provide Avast with up to date and accurate information about their safety. It is a simple rating system, all you have to do is click the thumbs up or down button. Avast can also block tracking cookies so that your data is not being collected and used for nefarious means.
This extension is great for people working from home in particular because it is specific to emails. It enables you to send and receive encrypted emails and corresponding attachments. This means that the content within the email is disguised so that no unwanted parties can read it. This can be helpful when you are corresponding about sensitive information that needs to be kept private. The encrypted attachment is also important because that is typically where the sensitive content is located. For example, if a client sends their bank statement to their accountant, they will want to ensure that the information will not get into the wrong hands.
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