Remote working is a huge shift to work life. Now we have to contend with juggling email, meetings ,messages and calendar invites at a much greater intensity.
Here are some chrome add-ons that really help:
Working remotely could easily cause home life and work-life to fuse into an amorphous unsatisfying lump.
My favourite feature is where it gives you a break down of how focused you have been over the week. It turns a humdrum workday into a game of sprints to see if I could break my own record for the number of focused hours worked.
After working for a few hours I am often left with a jungle of windows and tabs to wade through. And when tabs become lost – I’d start a new tab or window adding to the mess.
Instead of the above purgatory, these could all be compacted into a nice accessible tree tab with tabs outliner . Not only is it way easier to find what I need, but I could also drag and organize, label, copy url from one neat interface.
Sidewise – Similar to Tabs Online sidewise.
*however in Beta
Communication now happens on text a lot more than before. Grammarly works as a personal proofreader.
The Chrome add-on helps with checking misspellings, sentence structure and more.
A top feature, which although doesn’t work very well, is that it now detects the tone of the email you are writing.
The neat emoticon serves me a good reminder that it is people I am writing for and to. Its all too easy to forget when you are behind a keyboard and screen all the time. This feature has me finding revisions to emails to ensure not only the content is right but lands better.