11 Awesome Browser Extensions for Entrepreneurs

By October 21, 2015

What’s your favorite browser extension and why?

The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

1. LastPass

syed BalkhiIt’s the best extension that I have on my browser because it helps me keep my passwords safe and makes the login process really straightforward, as I almost never have to click “Forgot Password.” I highly recommend this tool and extension for you and your team.  – Syed BalkhiOptinMonster


2. The Asana Extension

Aaron SchwartzWe use Asana to manage our team’s projects and tasks. The Asana extension for Google Chrome allows me to immediately add tasks to our different workspaces without taking me out of my flow.  – Aaron SchwartzModify Watches


3. Rapportive

Darrah BrusteinRapportive plugs into Gmail. When you open an email, it shows you a picture, location, title, etc. of your contact and allows you to easily connect with them on LinkedIn or other social media channels. I love that it puts a face to an email and gives me quick insight into who they are and the work that they do.  – Darrah BrusteinNetwork Under 40 / Finance Whiz Kids 


4. Tab Snooze

James SimpsonI’m constantly finding interesting sites that I want to look at later today, next week or even in a month. There are great services like Pocket or Instapaper that handle this for articles, but aren’t the right fit for other types of webpages. Instead of cluttering my workspace with tabs for later, I use Tab Snooze to close them and easily schedule them to re-open at a given time.  – James SimpsonGoldFire Studios


5. Intently

Beck_BambergerWe spend hours online every day, and I don’t need to be distracted or annoyed with pop-up, banner and cookie ads that appear constantly. Intently is free plug-in that allows you to select images and quotes you want to see and replaces ads with that selected material. Dream vacation to Paris? Your Intently board will replace every online ads with your images of the Eiffel Tower and charming cafes.  –Beck BambergerBAM Communications

6. Page Analytics

Aron SusmanThe Page Analytics Chrome extension allows you to see how customers interact with your web pages, including what they click and don’t click. This includes heat maps, click-throughs, visits, time on site, etc. It makes seeing individual page performance very easy.  – Aron SusmanTheSquareFoot


7. Wappalyzer

Michael SpinosaWappalyzer is a terrific extension that allows you to see the different web technologies a current or potential client is using on their websites or web applications. It really helps with the questions they may not have answers to, and keeps the conversation focused on the business objectives.  – Michael SpinosaUnleashed Technologies


8. StayFocusd

dave-nevogtStayFocusd is the best productivity extension in the world for me. I’ve entered all of the websites where I tend to waste time online into a set of blocked sites, and my time on them is limited to a half hour a day total. After that, all that my browser displays is “Shouldn’t you be working?” It’s a great reminder that I probably should at least get up and walk around if I don’t feel like concentrating.  – Dave NevogtHubstaff.com

9. Ghostery

Diana GoodwinMy favorite browser extension is Ghostery. It allows you to see what trackers a particular website is using on you, and then allows you to choose what trackers to block and which ones to allow. It’s also a great way to analyze what your competitors are using for analytics and advertising.  – Diana GoodwinAquaMobile Swim School


10. Grammarly

Mark DaoustI’ve recently downloaded the Grammarly plugin and am absolutely in love with it. I have a number of bad writing habits that I’d love to break. The plugin feels more like a training tool than just a grammar checking tool.  – Mark DaoustQuiet Light Brokerage, Inc.


11. Instapaper

Vik PatelIf you spend a lot of time reading on the Internet, Instapaper is essential. I save interesting articles or technical documentation to Instapaper, ready for me to read on my phone or tablet when I have time. I like Instapaper particularly because of its note-taking and highlighting capabilities — the text-to-voice feature is useful too, especially when I want to catch up while driving.   – Vik PatelFuture Hosting

The Young Entrepreneur Council

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.