5 Chrome extensions you should be using to increase your productivity in 2022

Thriving on Overload is all about giving you effective and efficient tools to be more productive amid excessive information and exponential change. Our mission is to equip you with everything you need to thrive in a frenzied world. While there are nearly 188,000 Chrome extensions, 50% of those are downloaded less than 16 times. It’s safe to say not all of these tools are helpful and determining which ones are worth trying can be like finding a needle in a haystack. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and pulled out 5 Chrome extensions that will help you increase your productivity in 2022.

1. Pocket

This extension provides a one-click save for articles, videos, or any other webpage. Not only is everything saved to a personal Pocket library, but the save syncs across all your devices allowing you to access it again whenever you want, wherever you are. Pocket is here to save you from tab-hoarding behaviours, so you can focus on one thing at a time.

2. Clockify

Clockify allows you to track how much time you spend on various websites and projects with just one click. You’ll not only get a better idea of how you’re spending your time, but you can leverage that valuable data to improve your time management and increase productivity. 

3. AdBlock

This extension boasts over 60 million users, with over 350 million downloads. It will block any annoying pop ups, banners and ads – even video. This means you’ll be able to focus on the page you’re browsing, instead of your gaze wandering over to that pair of jeans you left in the basket earlier. Your productivity will thank you, and as an added bonus, you’ll be improving page load times and internet speed without all that extra content.

4. Infinity New Tab

Infinity New Tab allows you to customize your new tab page. With its personalized icons, dynamic wallpapers, reminders, notes, and even to-do lists, this makes for a great resource to help you improve your browser tab behaviors.

5. Noisli

Noisli offers an extensive library of high-quality sounds that you can mix and match to create the perfect auditory atmosphere to optimize your productivity. Do you prefer nature sounds or perhaps low coffee shop chatter? You can customize your experience or select from their curated playlists to drown out any unwanted background noise and focus your attention on the task at hand. 

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