Best Add-Ons for Google Product Users
Google has a vast array of different products available that have millions of users worldwide. Many of these products have various add-ons that can be easily installed, enhancing the experience and value of the product for the user. They are designed to improve ease-of-use or to provide additional functionality that was not previously available, which makes the product they improve more applicable in day-to-day life.
Evernote for Gmail is an excellent way to get the most out of Google’s email interface. By using the Email management add-on, you can quickly and easily move important information from an email to be stored in Evernote so that you can find it faster when you need it later. You can make changes such as tags, comments, and additional information before saving the note to Evernote so that it can be more easily identified later. If you are having trouble dealing with numerous replies in an email thread, you can easily choose a single email from that chain using the Evernote Gmail add-on, so that you can save the important information without it getting lost in the shuffle of the thread. Once the email is saved to your Evernote account, you can add further related information through Evernote, such as images and additional text notes. When you want to share the information with someone else, you can simply insert a public link to the note in your email when you create a new message.
Google Chrome is an extremely popular web browser. It’s no surprise that the world’s most popular search engine company has opted to develop their own browser, one which has a huge number of available add-ons for you to choose from. One useful add-on that can help you save time and money is the Print Friendly & PDF add-on, which automatically removes ads and other browser navigation icons from a page you want to print. This reduces the amount of ink and paper that you need to print the information that you really want. You are also able to selectively remove additional images and adjust the size of the text before printing, and even save the altered page as a PDF document on your computer for you to use, with the URL of the original content included for easy retrieval at a later date.
If you appreciate art and want an easy way to find new and interesting masterpieces, consider installing Google Arts & Culture add-on for Google Chrome. This extension to Chrome changes the New Tab page from a relatively bland empty page to a new painting when you open a new tab. The extension settings can be changed to either change the painting every day, or every time you open a new tab. If you find a piece particularly interesting, you can click on the image shown to find out more information about the painting or the artist who created it.
Chrome and Gmail aren’t the only Google products that can benefit from the addition of an add-on program. Google Docs has some very useful add-ons that can provide useful functionality not available in its original program. Particularly useful features are the HelloFax and PandaDoc add-ons, which add fax machine functionality and virtual signatures to Google Docs. HelloFax makes it possible to use Google Docs as a fax machine, which can be useful when you don’t have easy access to one of these quickly vanishing devices. PandaDoc makes it easy for you to add your signature to legal documents and other papers without having to print them out and deliver them in person.