5 Chrome Extensions For Bloggers
Enhance your blogging quality, output and productivity with these 5 easy extensions for Google Chrome.
If you are a blogger (whether for your business, pleasure or professionally), you may enjoy having a few tools around that will keep you on the right track and make your blogging life at least a tad easier.
If you are using Google Chrome as your main browser, you’re in luck. There are quite a few blogger-oriented extensions to help you.
A big part of a blogger’s life is forever lost in the ambitious source for good quality images to enhance their posts. The truth is, you may not always have the time or opportunity to take the necessary images for your post yourself – and then Google comes to the rescue. Unfortunately, a great deal of images on the search engines are cropped and down-sized versions of the originals, that end up looking tiny or blurred in your post. Google Images Large Images tackles the problem head-on by letting you see the available size of the image as you mouse over it – thus saving you precious time in determining if the image is suitable for your blog or not.
If you manage more than one blog, or if the one blog you have generates lots of comments, you will love this tool. Handling comments in a timely manner is one of the key aspects of a successful blogging campaign. WordPress Comments Notifier plug-in will let you know when there is any activity happening on your site and you will even be able to reply, delete or send the comment to spam right from the extension, without opening up the website.
A blogger is in a constant search for content, new ideas and interesting follow-ups to publishes posts. Zemanta extension takes on part of the job.
As you are writing your new post in WordPress, Blogger, TypePad or another publishing platforms, Zemanta will suggest related content, links and imagery in the sidebar. Boasting access to over 10, 000 news and blog sources, Zemanta can significantly increase your content quality, give you new ideas and updates.
When you have to work with multiple content sources, organizing all the Chrome tabs on your screen can be a pain. Split Screen will let you split the browser in two and have the two browser windows opened simultaneously and next to each other – so that you can comfortably work with both windows, getting access to all the needed information.
When searching for interesting content, you may often come across noteworthy articles, breaking news updates or cute kitten pictures that you just have to share immediately. Surely, the same can relate to your posts on your blogging website. Sharing content across various social media can be time-consuming and lead to an even bigger time-eater, as you get side-tracked by checking your friends’ recent posts. Shareholic will let you share content with one click in the sidebar, allowing to spread the news while still staying focused on your writing.
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