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Extensions Every Telecommuter Needs

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We here at The Methodology Blog are always on the lookout for things to make our lives easier which is good news for you because it’ll make yours easier, too. This time around, we’ll be checking out a list of browser extensions that claim to make working from home much more effortless.

I’ve gone on missions to find great apps to help teams work together more efficiently and also hunted down some apps that help small business stay productive. I figured it was time to dive back into the world of technology and see what new, nifty things there were out there for all of us that work remotely. Luckily, FormAssembly pulled through with a big list of extensions that any worker based out of their home should be using on a daily basis. Even if you don’t telecommute, these can still come in handy!

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Buffer

If you have a company or work for one that utilizes social media, then you have no idea how much you’ve been missing this extension in your life–until now, that is. Working with social media posts on your own without an extension can end in major frustration and confusion.

Not only can you schedule your tweets and retweets, you can also get an insight into what tweets are getting the most traction and even rebuffer those to keep them bubbling up to the top.

You can easily post to all of your social media accounts, add content to a queue while browsing the web, and you can use it on both Android and iOS. You can try it for free forever or invest in upgraded plans for even more uses.

LastPass

LastPass is something that my husband uses and I always just rolled my eyes at because how hard is it to remember your password, right? Except when you start working from home and have multiple logins across multiple websites. This password manager is something you absolutely need to start using, especially if you are concerned about security.

The reason this is a better option that just ‘remember this password’ in Chrome is because it syncs cross-browser if you ever switch.

Not only does it save your butt on the PC, but it also works on mobile, too.

HTTPS Everywhere

If you don’t know the difference between HTTP and HTTPS, it’s pretty simple. The ‘S’ stands for secure, meaning it’s doing its job in protecting you from all the nasty things out there on the world wide web that want to steal your information. This is the kind of extension that should be mandatory, especially if you’re working with sensitive information.

Thus, it can protect you from a lot of threats such as frauds and various types of surveillance that are present almost anywhere.

Brought to you by The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, it’s available across multiple browsers and is absolutely free to use.

StayFocused

If you couldn’t tell already, we’re pretty big on productivity on this blog. That means we know how easy it is to get distracted by all the tweets and posts that pop up throughout the day while you’re working. Why not give StayFocused a try if you find that you’re having a bad time managing your time?

For example, if you have accessed a particular site for the most time allowed, the site will no longer be accessible. It can increase your productivity in volumes.

So yes, it’s basically parental controls for your adult self. Whatever works, right?

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Alyssa Shea

Alyssa Shea

Alyssa Shea transplanted from Illinois to South Carolina. She loves to write, read, and spend time with her dog and her family. Alyssa is very active on social media. She has been part of the AccelaWork team since 2013.
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