Is productivity overrated? There certainly is value in getting things done better or quicker and saving time. But at what price? Do some shortcuts let us miss out on essential experiences, the kind that make life worthwhile? I think it’s worth pondering those questions before we plunge ahead mindlessly. Do save time for what matters in life and maybe some of the extensions introduced below can help.
Quickrr provides a collection of Chrome productivity extensions, which enhance your browsing experience in 25 different ways. One of the extensions, Quickrr Google Maps Search, made it onto our list of Best Chrome Extensions in the category Maps and Weather. This article introduces four more Quickrr search tools.
This extension is a shortcut to Google Maps. Click the place mark icon within the list of extensions, enter your search term, and hit Enter to see the result in Google Maps. If you need directions, enter a respective search, for example ‘Chicago to NY‘ and you will see a route instantly.
Note that for a new search using Quickrr Google Maps Search, you first have to close the tab from your previous search. Or simply search directly within Google Maps.
Quickrr’s YouTube Search extension for Chrome is almost identical to Google Maps Search. Click the respective icon, enter your search term, hit Enter, and off you go to a list of results in YouTube.
Do you often use multiple search engines and sites to research a topic? Maybe Quickrr can save you some time here. Preset with an impressive list of engines, it will make your research a breeze.
Is your favorite resource missing from the list? No problem! Simply do a search for I_Love_Quickrr and the extension will recognize the new engine and ask you whether you want to add it.
For those of you frequently on the lookout for images, this extension will come in very handy. It allows you to search multiple pages in parallel. It comes equipped with 7 image search engines, but you can fully customize the list. To do a search, click the icon, enter your search term, check the pages you want to search, and click Go.
What impressed me once more is how easy it was to add an engine. We use Shutterstock for MakeUseOf. To add it to Quickrr Image Search, all I had to do was run a search for Quickrr Image within Shutterstock. Quickrr recognized this search and asked me whether I wanted to add a new search engine.
Tired of searching for the search box on every other website? If this happens to you a lot, you need to try this extension. It simply lets you search whatever website you are currently viewing. No more typing the site name into Google, Quickrr does it for you.
We also mentioned Quickrr Dictionary in the article 7 Chrome Extensions That Help You Look Up Words & Meanings As You Browse.
Quickrr’s extensions can help you get things done faster and free up time for things that matter. If you like several of their extensions, save some system resources by installing the Quickrr Productivity Kit. This extension includes four of Quickrr’s search tools, as well as Translator, Dictionary, Calculator, Tasks To-Do, Notepad, Calendar, World Clock, Unit Converter, Currency Converter, and Quickrr’s Stopwatch & Timer. Unfortunately, it does not include Quickrr’s YouTube search. However, you can easily add YouTube to Quickrr Research.
What do you think of productivity extensions for your browser. Do they help you save time and work faster or do they just distract and consume system resources? Which ones have worked for you?