BananaTag allows you to track the emails you send. This extension is great for job seekers or PR professionals who need to know when their emails have been received. When you send an email via BananaTag using the “track and send” button, an email alert is sent to you as soon as the recipient has opened the email. The extension also offers analytic tools to track opened links within an email, to view how many times an email has been viewed, and whether the viewer is a repeat or unique viewer. One issue with BananaTag is that if you track and send an email to multiple people, it doesn’t track specifically which recipients have opened the email because only one tracking code is used per email. BananaTag tracks up to five emails for free per day. For $5 a month you can have up to 100 emails tracked per day.
Rapportive is an extremely useful tool for those in sales, business development, public relations or other fields in which there is constant outreach to new people. When you enter an email address into Gmail, Rapportive draws from the email recipient’s LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts to display a sidebar of information including a photo, work history, recent tweets and any past email correspondence between you and the email recipient.
Boomerang allows you to schedule emails to be sent at a later time or date — even when you’re on vacation — and also allows users to save template responses or other email messages for quicker response when dealing with a large number of clients or customers. Other perks of the extension are the ability to track the status of emails and even schedule reminders, all within Gmail.
4. Chrome to Mobile
Chrome to Mobile allows you to send webpages on your computer to your Chrome browser on other devices like tablets or smartphones. It’s an easy way to take information from your desktop or laptop and instantly transfer it to a mobile device.
5. Explain and Send Screenshots
For those who are constantly iterating and sharing mockups via email, Explain and Send Screenshots allows a user to take a screenshot and mark it up with text, color, and other edits. You can save the image as a file, or upload the image to get a link to share via email or social media sites.
For multi-taskers who are juggling dozens of tabs during the workday — YouTube, Facebook, Monster, LinkedIn, Twitter –PanicButton is a great app to have when you need to quickly hide all of your tabs. With one single click, a user can hide all open tabs, and with another click, restore all tabs.
7. Email This Page
When you add the Email This Page extension to Chrome, a small envelope icon appears on your toolbar that allows you to quickly email any page. Clicking on the extension icon opens up a compose page in Gmail (or whatever your default mail service is), includes an automated subject line with the name of the site you’re sending from, and a direct link to the page you want to send.