63 Best Chrome Extensions Handpicked For Every Category

Best Chrome Extensions

Chrome is an excellent browser and is used by millions of users every day because of the timely update and great power pack features. In chrome browser, you can install chrome extensions that add new functionality in the browser and increase your competence in a countless way.

In Chrome Web Store there is an extension for everyone and for every use case you imagine in case you don’t find a chrome extension to your specific need you can make your own and publish on Chrome webstore like we did. For how to make a chrome extension you can head over to Google Chrome Developer website after reading this post.

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Best Chrome Extension for Productivity

Increase your efficiency and be more productive, use extensions to ease the process and save time in your workflow.

Todoist

If you are looking for an extension to keep in check your to-do’s then Todoist Chrome Extension is for your, if you are using Todoist then you should also use Todoist chrome extension to better manage your to-do’s. The extension shows a badge with the number of tasks due today. You can even manage all settings of your Todoist Extension.

Grammarly

Grammarly will help you write on the internet without grammar and spelling errors, it will make sure your social media post, your documents and messages go without typo and grammar errors.
Grammarly checks your content on multiple levels to pick errors like by checking the context of the word to predict the correct word, even it suggests words you can use to make your sentence standout. By using this chrome extension you are enabling Grammarly features on all the place where you can write. Grammarly sends you a summary of your mistakes by email so you know where to improve your writing skills.

Grammarly for Chrome
Grammarly for Chrome
Developer: grammarly.com
Price: Free

Block Site

Block sites so you can focus on your work, you can add sites to block list that are permanently blocked or you can add them to your work mode list so when you enable work mode then those websites are blocked for specific time. All adult sites are also disabled by default you can enable them from extension options page if want to. Block site also has an android app so you can sync your website list with mobile too.


Black Menu for Google

This chrome extension gives you quick access to Google services in on single dropdown, you can translate, search on Maps, manage your calendar, add Tasks, edit Keep notes, view Google Analytics, Adsense, Gmail, trends, finance in just one customizable dropdown.

Black menu for Google is swiss army knife for easy access to Google services, you will be delighted how helpful and time saver this extension is.

FYI

If you keep forgetting where your documents are stored is it in Google drive or in Dropbox or is it in any other cloud storage then FYI is for you it integrates with these websites and provides you one single place from where you can search, manage and share documents easily. FYI makes it possible to manage lots and lots of documents irrespective of where you store them locally on Google drive or in any cloud storage.

Wolfram|Alpha

Instantly search your query from any tab with one click and get your answers from Wolfram|Alpha. Wolfram|Alpha is a mine of knowledge, just ask your queries Wolfram will give you answers. you can select text and right-click to search on Wolfram or you can click on toolbar icon and enter your query there. If you never used wolfram then just enter your country name, city name whatever you have in mind and find how good Wolfram is.

Dropbox for Gmail

Share documents with few clicks directly from your Gmail compose box with others. Save time do the work in few clicks also you can save documents directly to Dropbox from Gmail.

Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides

You can edit Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint without MS Office in your chrome browser, just drag and drop your files in the browser and you can edit and save your documents. supported formats .doc .docx .xls .xlsx .ppt .pptx by this extension.
For Chrome OS user this extension is preinstalled.

We Transfer

Share files up to 2GB size anytime with We Transfer, just drag and drop files to share files. This extension will save you time if you share files often with clients and friends.

WeTransfer
WeTransfer
Developer: WeTransfer
Price: Free

WeTransfer
WeTransfer
Developer: WeTransfer
Price: Free

Go Back with Backspace

If you hate pressing Ctrl + Left Arrow to go back to the previous page then this extension is for you. ‘Go Back with Backspace’ chrome extension gives the ability to go to the previous page with backspace button.

Go Back With Backspace
Go Back With Backspace
Developer: google.com
Price: Free

Best Chrome Extension for Useful New Tab

Make your new tab from boring to something useful, get inspired and stay focused.

DashOne

Dashone extension makes your new tab from boring to helpful, Dashone gives your ability to add widgets in your tab, these widgets give you meaningful information like news from top websites or you can add RSS feed websites, live weather information, task management. Dashone integrates and aggregates information from a whole lot of sites like Github, Gitlab, Producthunt, Hackernews, Gmail. Todoist, Stripe, Google Analytics, Google Sheets, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Unsplash, Giphy and more.

You can create your own customized dashboard for your needs

DashOne
DashOne
Developer: dashone.app
Price: Free

Momentum

Get momentum to start new tab with beautiful image and your focus on your tasks, momentum is simple yet powerful extension to manage your new tab, momentum lets you customise your new tab as per your need and shows information you want it to show by integrating with Asana, Trello, Todoist, GitHub, Wunderlist, Google Tasks and more. You can disable and enable bookmark bar in new tab.

Momentum
Momentum
Developer: momentumdash.com
Price: Free

Earth View from Google

As the name suggests this does extension does exactly that fills your new tab with breathtaking satellite images from Google Earth. You can download and save images to make it your desktop wallpaper, you can check previous satellite images in history option.

If you don’t want to use this extension but want access to all these beautiful images then you should visit g.co/ev where you will find 1500+ images

Best Chrome Extension for Developers

What Runs

Internet is full of amazing websites, pretty often we want to know what technologies used to make a website. WhatRuns tells you exactly that, it tells you details like what CMS they are using, theme, plugins, Javascript framework, Web framework, Cache, CDN, Programming language, build CI system, Web Server, Analytics, Font, Tag Managers, Advertising. Depending on website all these options differs.
This information is helpful if you know what to do with this.😉

WhatRuns
WhatRuns
Price: Free

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CSS Used

You landed on a website and want to extract a components CSS used you can use this extension. Just install this extension open the developer tools and head to Elements > CSS used tab, select the element on the webpage this extension will give you CSS used by that element.
Also keep in mind this extension is just to extract CSS and use that CSS to edit as per your need, do not rely on this fully because this extension has some limitations also.

CSS Used
CSS Used
Developer: bobscript.com
Price: Free

Wappalyzer

Wappalyzer is similar extension like WhatRuns although you can use wappalyzer directly by visiting their website and entering your website name.
Wappalyzer gives you option to use it as you like extension is open source on GitHub, you can use it as a Bookmarklet or your own Node Js application.
Speaking of Bookmarklet you can read Best Bookmarklet to use

Wappalyzer
Wappalyzer
Developer: wappalyzer.com
Price: Free

Wappalyzer
Wappalyzer
Developer: Elbert Alias
Price: Free

Amino: Live CSS Editor

If you want to edit CSS of your website with live preview, you can use this extension to do it you don’t need any complex setup for this.
Amino packs features that you will love like autocomplete, autosave, syntax highlighting, SCSS/Sass support, Sync data with Chrome Sync, Page level CSS and Domain level CSS, Autoupdate CSS, Dark Theme, Export. Don’t forget to enable autosave and auto-update feature from options for better experience.

You can access your edited CSS in dev tools Elements > Amino
You can use Amino to edit CSS of any website you want and Amino will make them look how you want.
For Example, I just wrote a Badly optimised CSS you can use it to on Hacker News for dark mode just add it to amino at domain level.

body,#hnmain {
  background: black;
}

table.itemlist {
  background: black;
  color: white;
  tr.athing {
    margin: 10px;
    .title {
      padding: 5px;
    }
  }

}
a.storylink, .commtext.c00, .commtext a {
  color: white !important;
}
a {
color: white !important;
}
Amino: Live CSS Editor
Amino: Live CSS Editor

Block YourSelf from Analytics

Sometimes we want to block our page views on specific website from going to Google analytics then Block yourself from analytics extension will come handy for you. Reason to use this extension is simple maybe you are developing your website and don’t want your page views to go to your analytics because while development you may visit your site too often to test things and that will affect your analytics data.

Google analytics gets a lot of data of users like demographic of user.

Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on (by Google)

Useful when you don’t want to track your own page views into your Google Analytics.
All you need to do is install the extension and forget about it. No extra steps required.
You can install the extension into your entire office, development team system to reduce unnecessary page views.

After installing the Opt-Out extension no Google Analytics page views will be sent to any website your browser which isn’t good. As websites need event, goal, page views to improve their website for users.

We suggest you to use the Block Yourself From Analytics extension because it will only work for selected websites which are yours not on every website.

Tag Assistant

Ever wanted to know if your tags properly implemented or not, Tag Assistant will help you analyse in what steps events are fired at the time of tag firing what data was available in data layer, custom dimension details sent with pageview. you can generate reports to properly check details of all the events happened.

Tag Assistant (by Google)
Tag Assistant (by Google)
Developer: Google
Price: Free

Tab Resize – split-screen layout

This extension is recommended for people who have ultra monitors, Tab Resize extension helps you resize opened tabs effortlessly few click in predefined layout and resized tabs can be restored also. You can customise layout how may row and column should be used when resizing tabs to fit on your screen.

Check My Link

Check My Link checks all the links on the current open tab to find if there any broken link. Nowadays every page has lots and lots of links checking every link manually is not possible. You can copy links if there is any broken link on page.

Check My Links
Check My Links
Developer: pagemodified.com
Price: Free

Best Chrome Extension for Marketing

All the extensions that help digital marketing people to do more.

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

With this extension, while your are in Gmail you can hover over any email address to know more insights about them via LinkedIn. It helps when you constantly email to prospects or customers so you know who is who to have more meaningful discussion without leaving the inbox.
LinkedIn Sales Navigator has two modes Lite for free users and Premium for paid LinkedIn Sales Navigator users.

LinkedIn Sales Navigator
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Developer: LinkedIn
Price: Free

RiteTag

Hastags are important to reach more audience on twitter, Instagram and Facebook but finding and generating hastags can take more time.
With this extension, you need to select text or image right click select Ritetag option and now you have bunch of hastags which are highly relavant for the text you selected.
For example, you are about to publish a tweet you can select all the text you have written and get suggestion for hastags within seconds or you are sheduling on hootsuite select text or image get hastags copy paste and your’re done.

RiteTag
RiteTag
Price: Free

MozBar

A extension developed by moz.com to check Domain Authority(DA), Page Authority(PA) and Spam Score at once glance.
While we don’t promote any of there third party metrics but in the Digital marketing community DA is seen as strength of domain. If you want to know more about DA read here.
the extension also contains some utilities which are too good like highlight all no follow, follow links and External or internal links. You can also see on page elements like meta description, meta keywords, H1, H2, Alt Tags for basic SEO analysis of page.

MozBar
MozBar
Developer: Moz
Price: Free

SimilarWeb – Traffic Rank & Website Analysis

Quickly find out the approximate traffic of websites you are browsing with additional information like country, traffic graph over period of time, popular keywrods, similar websites and paid traffic.

While data will be not accurate in all the cases still for rough idea it works great.

If you are interested in how they collect data or provide insights read: SimilarWeb Data Methodology

SEOquake

This extension has been built by SEMRush. It’s toolkit for Search Engine Optimisation. You can connect the extension with SEMRush account to quikly get a lot of semrush data in the toolbar like traffic, backlinks count, display advertising realted data.
On each page, you can check all the on page elements through diagnosis and page info along with density of keywords to optimise your website.

Also, keep in mind while you use the extension a lot data is being is sent to SEMRush which they use to provide more insights. Read seoquake privacy policy if you want to know more.

SEOquake
SEOquake
Price: Free

Buzzsumo

While using this extension you can find out the social presence of any page like how many times content has been shared.
It helps in deciding the title or topic for your next blog. You can write more content that people love sharing which you can analyse quickly with BuzzSumo.

If you visit there website you can find more helpful tools like live trending now, question analyser, Facebook analyser and Backlinks

BuzzSumo
BuzzSumo
Developer: buzzsumo.com
Price: Free

Unlimited Email Tracker

Track if your sent emails are opened or not, if opened then how many time opened whether any link clicked or not. You can track it easily with Unlimited Email Tracker, extension provide you quick options while you compose message, you can enable and disable feature per email basis, by default extension shows a label on every email tracked and non-tracked you can disable this in setting. You can also schedule your emails to go at time you specified, get a reminder if email is not opened within specified time.

Unlimited Email Tracker
Unlimited Email Tracker
Developer: snov.io
Price: Free

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Boomerang for Gmail

Full fledged email scheduler right into your gmail inbox, it has features you always wanted like, get a reminder if your sent email is not opened in specific time or you didn’t get a response from client, you can even pause your inbox from showing new emails in your inbox until you are ready. Also, boomerang can give you an overview on your email you about to send that how likely you will get a response from your client based on artificial intelligent.

Keywords everywhere

This extension provides keyword metric details like search volume, cost per click on 15+ websites like Google, YouTube, Amazon, Bing, Google search console etc. Extension gives idea about what queries are searched more on Google and what CPC they have whenever you perform any search on specified pages or visit reports on dashboard. Although I recommend to use it only for getting general sense about keywords traffic, do not totally rely on the data produced by this extension.
You can mark keywords favourite and export them as CSV, Excel and Pdf to further use case.

Google Publisher Toolbar

This is an official extension by Google. After installing the extension you need to connnect your Google Adsense and Google Analytics account to start using the extension.

With the Google Publisher Toolbar you get an overview of your ads account today, yesterday, 7 days, this month and last month.
When you are browsing your own website you get an overlay on ads with size, performance and by clicking on any ad you get more details of that particular ad unit with landing page URL, buyer name, clicks, RPM and display URL.

Google Publisher Toolbar
Google Publisher Toolbar
Developer: Google
Price: Free

Best Chrome Extension for Security

LastPass

You should start using a password manager if you are not using one, you can use any password manager which ever suits your need like Keeper, Dashlane, 1Password etc.
Lastpass helps you mange your passwords and secure notes, you can autofill, autologin to sites using lastpass, it offers to generate secure password also checks your saved websites if they are involve in any data breack recently.
By using Lastpass Extension you can share login password with others in few clicks even without revealing your password and obviously other person also needs to be a lastpass user. Extension lets you manage every aspects of your lastpass account so you can update, delete and add new site password, extension auto adds new username and password when it detects account creation page.

Password Checkup

Password Checkup is developed by Google to alert you if your account credentials (username and password) are compromised, to know about how Google checks Read Blog post by Google

Password Checkup extension
Password Checkup extension

TunnelBear VPN

Bypass censorship and access internet freely as you want, Tunnelbear VPN gives you easy access. You should use VPN whenever you access internet from Public WiFi or when you don’t trust your internet service provider.

TunnelBear VPN
TunnelBear VPN
Developer: tunnelbear.com
Price: Free

Authy (chrome app)

Having a secure password is not enough now days you should setup two factor authentication for your important accounts to add another layer of protection. Authy chrome app helps you manage your 2FA codes, Authy syncs your codes with your devices so you have access to your 2FA codes all the time. You can disable multiplatform sync if you want. Authy extension is just a quick access button for Authy App.

Authy
Authy
Developer: www.authy.com
Price: Free

Authy Chrome Extension
Authy Chrome Extension

HTTPS Everywhere

Strictly follow HTTPS everywhere to secure your data from leaking, data sent on HTTP can be intercepted. So by using this extension, all HTTP links are changed to HTTPS and also you can block unencrypted request. If this extension breaks site you can manually disable this extension on this site.

HTTPS Everywhere
HTTPS Everywhere
Developer: www.eff.org
Price: Free

Best Chrome Extension for Utilities / Sharing Media

Clipboard history

Store all your frequently copied text in extension so you don’t have to find the document and copy that line again. You can select when to save your copied text in clipboard history extension when to no based on word, symbol count. Sync your clippboard history with multiple devices using chrome sync, you can favourite your copied text and add tag to them to easily recognised it. Extension also save source of your copied text if you copied while on any webpage so you can go back to that page if want.
List of features are long like context menu support, export data in multiple formats, sync records, all data stored locally until you choose to sync it using chrome sync.

Voice to Text(Voice Typing)

You can write using your voice on most of the websites just put cursor in the text box and click on extension icon or right click in text box and select start recording. Extension supports 120 languages so you are well covered.

If you do not have microphone on your computer then you can use your phone as a microphone by using WO Mic.

Ghostery -Ad Blocker

Block annoying ads on website who just bloats ad everywhere on the website, by blocking ads you are also protecting your privacy from ad trackers and making your page load faster. Ghostery makes your privacy even more safe by annonymizing your data. Also, make sure you disable Ghostery on site you support and love to read content because by blocking ads you are also stopping their revenue from ads.

Videostream for Google Chromecast

Cast all movies and Videos stored on your computer/laptop to your chromecast TV without any media server. Videostream supports subtitle, mp3 /music play, 3d Videos. Download Videostream app to control media library and what to play next right from your mobile, you can browser your media library added to video stream on your computer.
If you like video stream you should read our post on Great Chromecast apps.

Improve YouTube! (Open-Source for YouTube)

Improve YouTube extension provides some handy features you always wanted like mouse wheel up and down to control media volume, switch back to classic YouTube design if want, set fixed video playback quality, Hide elements on YouTube page you don’t want like related videos, comments & live chat, thumbnail GIF on/off, Hd Thumbnail.

List of features goes on and on if you want to add your own features or fork the project just go to GitHub repo of project and do it.

Enhancer for YouTube

Another YouTube experience enhancer extension, like improve YouTube extension it also gives you same features with some unique one like block ads, white list channels from ad blocking, custom themes and execute your own JavaScript code on page.

Enhancer for YouTube™
Enhancer for YouTube™
Developer: Maxime RF
Price: Free

TMS – Torrent Search

Search for torrent on multiple websites with just one extension, enter your keyword and click search to get the result form your selected website in your left side panel, you can anytime change website from the panel and click search again. Use filter if you get lots of results. While dealing with torrent keep in mind the legality about torrent in you country and what type of content you are consuming through torrent.

TMS - Torrent search
TMS - Torrent search
Developer: Anton
Price: Free

Full Page Screen Capture

As the name suggests it takes full page screen capture, you can set in settings in which format screenshot should be saved png or jpg, select directory whith in download folder where screenshot should be downloaded, you can auto download screenshot if want. Extension also offers option to download screenshot in pdf format, you can select page size US letter, US legal, A4 or full size.

Full Page Screen Capture
Full Page Screen Capture

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Awesome Screenshot

Awesome screenshot adds more customisation feature you love it like you can record your screen with just an extension. You can take screenshot in a multiple size like only visible area, full page, selected area, take screenshot with delay etc, after taking screenshot you can add multiple layers of customization like blur area of image, annoted or highlight something with multiple available options and share images on variety of platform like slack, trello, asana, github or get a shareable link of the image by uploading it to cloud storage like google drive, dropbox and box. You don’t need anything else only single Awesome screenshot extension does that all for you.

Screencastify – Screen video Record

Record your browser tab or any desktop application, Easy to setup and manage, if you do a lot of screen recording you may be already using OBS for recording. Screencastify is great if you want simple screen recording that is just one click away in your browser. Use Screencastify to help your friend by providing a small tutorial to any thing.

User JavaScript and CSS

That’s one of my favourite extension, you can add your own CSS and JavaScript code on any webpage to make it feel like yours to add any feature you wanted and can be done with small code. Keep in mind code runs in browser so you won’t be able to do stuff that is server side but can change other things. Look and Feel of a website, for example, we wrote a small SCSS in Amino: Live CSS Editor part you can compile that SCSS to CSS and use it to with this extension to make Hacker News Dark mode.

body, #hnmain {
  background: black;
}
table.itemlist {
  background: black;
  color: white;
}
table.itemlist tr.athing {
  margin: 10px;
}
table.itemlist tr.athing .title {
  padding: 5px;
}
a.storylink, .commtext.c00, .commtext a {
  color: white !important;
}
a {
color: white !important;
}

This sample CSS is just to give you example what you can do with User JavaScript and CSS extension.

Extension can sync your JavaScript and CSS with chrome so you can edit on one system use it on another system using sync, this feature is in Beta so export your work and save it before using it.

User JavaScript and CSS
User JavaScript and CSS
Developer: tenRabbits
Price: Free

Dark Reader

Add Dark mode to every website you use with single extension, Dark Reader is open source chrome extension that gives you option to customize your dark mode settings, you can adjust brightness, contrast of background and text, you can even make website text grayscale to less distractfull to your eyes, extension gives you two theme option light and dark, you can set settings globally and for every site individually.

Dark Reader
Dark Reader
Price: Free

Best Chrome Extension for Better Website Experience

These are extension that increase your experience with the website who offers a extension to save directly to your account.

Evernote Web Clipper

Every Evernote user should have Evernote web clipper extension because it makes it easy to clip content on the internet to your Envernote Notes, you can clip whole page or selected part of the page, take screenshot of page and save it or just bookmark the page in Evernote to get back to it later on any device.

Save to Pocket

If you use pocket to curate your articles to read later then this extension helps you do that with one click. Install the Save to Pocket extension log in to your account and when you find article you like to save like this one🤞 click the icon of pocket and thats it article saved you can add tags to easily categories it.

Save to Pocket
Save to Pocket
Developer: getpocket.com
Price: Free

Save to Google Drive

Everyone has a gmail account so they have access to Google Drive, Save to Google Drive extension makes it possible to save document, image, text, link anything that is open in chrome to your Google Drive. You can rename and edit text before save. Now when you saved anything to your Google drive you can access it other platforms in your Google drive.

Save to Google Drive
Save to Google Drive

OneNote Web Clipper

Clip the content from web to your OneNote, clip text, whole page, part of the page, screenshot of the page, media from page like image or media. OneNote web clipper can save a lot of time doing things manual.

OneNote Web Clipper
OneNote Web Clipper
Developer: onenote.com
Price: Free

Bit.ly

Create Bit.ly link without jumping tabs, just click the icon and you have the bit.ly url, you can tag your created link so can find it later easily if want.
Read more about Best URL shortners

Pinterest

Found something useful and want to add it to your awesome Pinterest Board then Pinterest extension got your back, you can easily select image of your choice as extension picks all the images from page for you.

Pinterest Save Button
Pinterest Save Button

Save to Facebook

Find Interesting things on internet and save it to your Facebook account to share it later when you want, everything you save to Facebook is secure.🤞 Share when you want it, make your own collection of cool, funny, interesting things.

Save to Facebook
Save to Facebook

Notification for Instagram

Not an official extension from Instagram but works perfectly, you can check your instagram accounts notification any time with just click of a button, extension does not requires you to give any special permission for that.

GIPHY for Chrome

Like to share GIF everywhere then GIPHY for Chrome is for you, just click and see trending GIFs and search and select GIF to the link to share anywhere on the social media platforms or website where you want to share it.

You Got It Dude!
via Giphy
GIPHY for Chrome
GIPHY for Chrome
Developer: giphy.com
Price: Free

Best Chrome Extension for Saving Money

Extensions to save money while you shop on the web by applying coupons and tracking price to know the right time to buy the product at right price.

The Camelizer (for Amazon)

Famous for price tracking on Amazon e-commerce platform, The camelizer supports Amazons (US, UK, DE, FR, JP, CA, CN, IT, ES) website only. Check product price history to know if current price is right price to buy or its worth to wait.


Honey

Honey is a breeze for users who shop online and don’t want to spend time search for a coupon, honey automatically applies coupon for you so you save money, Honey currently supports sites in United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and India.

Honey
Honey
Price: Free

BuyHatke

Compare prices of a product from cross websites, set price drop alert on products, view product price history with buyhatke, Buy hatke even finds best coupons for you so do the shopping buyhatke does the saving for you. BuyHatke works on most of the big e-commerce websites in India.

Buyhatke
Buyhatke

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Extension we made to solve basic problem we faced.

Shop with Family – Hide All Prices

Hides all the prices from Flipkart, Amazon, Myntra, Aliexpress etc so you can focus on product, not the price. Make sure to use price filters so you don’t pick products out of your budget.

Where is My Website

If you own a website and want to know where your website is in search result for any keyword then this extension will help you by highlighting websites for you, you can add your competitors websites to keep tracking when their website show up in your search result.
Another use case is you can add websites you want to be highlighted in browser whenever they are in result like highlight website like stackoverflow.com in search result.

Where is My Website
Where is My Website

Conclusion

We hope you found some useful and best chrome extension to use in your workflow if you like this post then share it with your friends.

Sources

What are the best, most useful, must-have Google Chrome extensions? from AskReddit

Amit Yadav
Amit is a student of Chartered Accountancy but also has love for tech stuff, he writes about apps and automation on The Tech Basket.

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