Why browser extensions change the way we work

Why browser extensions change the way we work

Browser extensions change the way we work. They alter facets of your job by changing the experience of the apps on which you rely so they conform to your workflow — versus having to open 17 separate browser tabs just to complete a simple task. Historically, browser extensions were a little wild as far as how they were built. There were bad perceptions around security, and a lack of consistency in how they “plug in” to other apps. While there is still more work to do, 2015 was a huge year for this technology, proving that the benefits are compelling enough that everyone from startups to some of the biggest tech companies are building extensions to make our work lives better. Extensions continue to emerge for everyday life To remind you what browser extensions are all about, let’s begin with Star Wars. Remember how gripped with fear our nation became over potential spoilers leaking out for The Force Awakens? In December, a Chrome extension was released that would automatically warn you if you were about to read something about Star Wars that gave anything away. Sick of hearing and seeing Donald Trump? This Chrome extension will essentially block him from the Internet, at least your version of it. Are you a passive over-apologizer? This extension will read your emails as you write them and flag words that sound weak. Those are just a few recent examples… there are tens of thousands of extensions to help in every facet of your life. Extensions for cooking, photography, learning, security, ad blocking, social apps — it’s just massive. Like many technologies that emerge in the enterprise, extensions continue to gain popularity for our personal lives, too. But that’s just the beginning… Extensions help us work in new ways At work, extensions are […]