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10 best Chrome extensions to use with Google Drive

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers globally and seeks to make our browsing experience as seamless as possible. Tap or click here for Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts you should know.

That need for a seamless experience has made Google Chrome slowly turn into a powerhouse of integrated services, the handiest being Google Drive. It’s used to store numerous types of files as well as synchronizing them across apps and platforms. Who doesn’t need that in their life?

To make your life easier, there are countless extensions that you can use with Google Drive. Unfortunately, you can’t add every extension out there, not that you would want to. To make your life a little bit more efficient, here are 10 of the best Chrome extensions to use with Google Drive.

1. Save to Google Drive

The name gives it away. With this extension, easily save everything you come across with one click. You can even save screenshots for later. You can also turn current web pages into PDF format and save them to Google Drive for later.

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Reminiscent of Pinterest, this extension can save you a lot of time.

2. Checker Plus

Ever get annoyed having to open one document at a time to look for something? This is time-consuming and frustrating. Looking for edits or modifications made by others on a shared Google Drive can also be frustrating.

Checker Plus eliminates these unnecessary steps. Get updates whenever your documents are modified and browse your documents without having to open them.

3. Any.do

Any.do is your new favorite planner, and it integrates directly with Google Drive. Create lists and tasks and store information in Google Drive to share with others. All your tasks and lists will integrate across devices, including your mobile.

4. Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides

If you don’t have Microsoft Office or simply don’t want to invest in the extra purchase, this extension will convert files for you. Easily open files in Google Drive from Office as Google Docs and edit away.

You don’t have to worry about converting the document. Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides will do it for you. It will even convert your Google Doc back to the original format instantly.

5. Docs

Similar to Office Editing listed above, Docs allows you to sync a document with Google Drive and edit it in real time with other users watching. They can even make edits at the same time. Need to make a grocery list with your husband? Add items at the same time from two different locations, then store the list in Google Drive.

6. Awesome Screenshot & Screen Recorder

Another dead giveaway, share your screen and record it for staff or even to report technical issues. You can easily switch between taking screenshots and recording your screen with the touch of a button.

7. Grammarly for Chrome

We can’t all be wordsmiths. But even if we lack a natural ability for turning a phrase, many of us still have the need to write professionally, whether it is for work or other purposes. Enter the Grammarly for Chrome extension.

Grammarly seamlessly integrates with hundreds of applications to check your grammar and spelling. Helping you write better emails, Word documents, and messages, all with one extension.

8. Photopea

Storing a lot of pictures in Google Drive? Edit them all and create picture-perfect moments with the Photopea extension. It offers you more options than your average photo editor, including layers, text edits and several easy adjustments.

9. DocHub – Sign PDF from Gmail

Not everyone has a scanner in their house, so when you need to sign documents digitally, what do you do? Enter DocHub, the absolutely free way to fill out, sign, and submit PDF and Word documents. Need to fill out an online W2? DocHub makes it a breeze.

10. Google Translate

It’s a big world out there, and there are so many languages besides English. Google Translate can help you access foreign websites and understand the information in just about any language. It’s fast, easy and reliable.

It works well with Google Drive because it can translate any documents or items stored from foreign countries or clients who prefer to write in their native language.

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