Preach What We Practice

The fifth installment of our new blog series, "Preach what we Practice" where we'll give fellow small business owners a back-stage pass to how we do business. This week I'm digging into Google Chrome.

- Nate -

Background: Google Chrome Extensions

One of the upsides to Firefox back in the day was its fantastic extensions, especially web developer favorites Firebug and Colorzilla. And to be honest that's what I used until last year when Google Chrome's fast loading features were just too good to resist.

The Google Chrome Store has a ridiculous amount of extensions ... I found the ones covered in this post while searching for add-ons for the tools and apps I was already using. I would check the number of downloads and positive reviews as well to keep things safe and stable.



Package / Cost / Setup

We just use the latest version of Google Chrome - Version 29.0.1547.76 m at the writing of this post.

Setting up extensions is quite easy ... some of them may require an automatic reboot of your browser.

All of these extensions are free (or have free versions available).


Which Google Chrome Extensions does our business use:


What to avoid with Google Chrome Extensions:


Bonus Tips:

Chrome Remote Desktop (install). Technically this is an Chrome App and can be accessed from the New Tab screen
I use this to help some of our clients with tricky installs such as the QuickBooks / WP Commerce Integration we knocked out for Eagle View Arms. A free replacement for expensive remote access tools. It's session based, so don't expect to ba able to remote into your own machine like GoToMyPC / Citrix.

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