"Sweet son of spell check." -Rating Pending
Question #92800 posted on 12/02/2019 5 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are your favorite Chrome extensions? Particularly for productivity but any are great.

-Fjord Fusion

A:

Dear person,

LastPass and Zotero.

-Sheebs, who is boring

A:

Dear Fuh-Jord,

  1. Honey because I love saving me some monies (and it TOTALLY worked when I bought some new Adidas shoes online)
  2. Amazon Assistant because I can add any item on any website to my Amazon baby registry. So convenient!
-Goldie Rose
A:

Dear Fjord, 

Grammarly. It's a great tool for helping me proofreading answers, emails, and Google Docs. 

And, a second testament for Honey. It takes the pain out of coupon shopping, which I used to do all the time. It also tracks price changes, which is a tool I love to use on Amazon. 

Cheers, 

Guesthouse

A:

Dear Fusion,

I have to apologize, because this first extension isn't exactly productivity-related, but it's fun, and when else am I going to have the opportunity to share it?

It's called Millennials to Snake People, and I've had it forever. It changes all mentions of the word "millennials" into the grammatically appropriate versions of "snake people." I dunno, maybe I'm childish, but I think it's very amusing. For example, this is what I get to see every time I google the world "millennials":

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Jealous yet?

Also, if you're a BYU student, there are a couple of Chrome extensions that will modify MyMap registration pages to include professors' ratings from RateMyProfessors.com. Mine is called BYU Professor Ratings and it looks like this on MyMap:

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It's not perfect, but I still think it's pretty handy.

Best,

Josefina

A:

Dear reader,

I have used the StayFocusd extension since I was in high school, and I would highly recommend it. It's nothing fancy; it just blocks whatever websites you tell it to after a certain time of day or length of time, which you also specify. You can also only have it be active on certain days of the week and stuff like that. I've always kept it pretty simple: I'm allowed 10 minutes a day on my blocked sites (the Board used to be one until I became a writer...). 

My favorite thing is that if you try to give yourself more time, it makes you click through 10+ popups with funny warnings and then, if you succeed at that, it opens a website about procrastination in a new tab :)

Best of luck!

Cerulean