The following are free chrome extensions that leverage my time, save, and earn while I browse the web. There are no affiliate links attached - hope you find this helpful!
Lolli gave me free bitcoin while I shopped at Lululemon and Best Buy this Boxing Day. It's meant for Americans right now, so you're not guaranteed bitcoin as a Canadian but I've earned on a couple of purchases already.
This is the opposite of Lolli. Instead of purchasing with "real money", you pay with bitcoin and get Amazon discounts up to 15% off. I buy occasionally on Amazon, so I don't use it too often but it definitely doesn't hurt.
A combination of Honey + Lolli is lethal. If you're not familiar with Honey - it scours the internet for coupon codes and then automatically applies them at checkout.
There are too many ads on articles these days which encourage distraction. By turning on readermode, I focus on what matters - the content. The text becomes larger, it takes out the irrelevant ads, and removes call to actions.
Note: I pair this with the "Look Up" feature on Mac, and I get the definition of the highlighted word right within the article.
If there's a list of items that you want to scrape from an e-commerce site or article, use simple scraper. I attached a quick video of myself scraping this article which saves me a ton of time. I download it as a CSV, put it into Google Sheets, and use that data for another task.
For relevant articles and opportunities that I find interesting, I use the Notion Web Clipper to save the link to read later. I've felt easily overwhelmed with the amount of links I save, so I would suggest to block out 30 minutes a week to filter through your list.
This chrome extension isn't meant to minimize your Twitter time, but like Readermode, helps you focus on what matters. Minimal Twitter gets rid of any side bars + banners, while I get to focus on my feed.
I'll take a deep, focused work session over synchronous slack messages any day of the week. Loom allows me to send
Fluent lets you learn a new language while you browse the web. I love Fluent because I've been able to pick up some elementary spanish skills (without any extra work), and love the personalities behind the team. I use Fluent for my personal google account during my free time.
The extension itself navigates you to their website, but Phantombuster lets you automate repetitive tasks. The chrome extension saves your cookie details so you can do things like automate LinkedIn invites, scrape Google Maps results, + more.
Whenever I see a link that I want to share (whether it's on a slack message, email, to twitter), I use the Zapier chrome extension. You just click one button instead of copy pasting the link, going to slack, messaging the appropriate channel, and continuing your work.
One of my earliest "hacks" to building Thrift has been posting on Facebook Marketplace. However, FB marketplace doesn't have an API so you can't post listings in bulk on their site, so I had to manually download images on my site to re-list on other marketplaces. Using Imageeye helped me save a couple of clicks when saving an image (instead of having to right click manually to save an image).
If you work with influencers or use user-generated content as part of your social strategy, the Instagram image downloader lets you download images right within your Instagram feed. This helps you save time because you don't have to inspect the source.
ContactOut finds the email of the LinkedIn profile that you're visiting. I use a prospecting strategy where I send personalized Loom videos, and repurposing these videos and finding the email is super useful.
My grammar sucks, so using the free version helps when it comes to spelling mistakes.
Useful tool for screenshots- whether it's showcasing clients, website screenshots, and other random use cases.
I have way too many tabs open, and the Great Suspender closes my idle tabs to free up memory and CPU.
SEO Quake helps when I do market research for topics that I'm interested in. It shows how many people searched and how hard it is to rank.