Top 5 Salesforce Chrome Extensions

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There are a huge amount of Apps on the AppExchange, almost one for every possible use you could ever need inside Salesforce. What a lot of Salesforce Users/Admins/Consultants don’t know is that Developers have actually designed some really cool Google Chrome Extensions that are designed to have very simple uses but can be extremely effective and save people a lot of time. I’ve spent the time looking through a few of these and have come up with my Top 5 Salesforce Chrome Extensions.

1. Salesforce Navigator

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Salesforce Navigator is extremely simple and will save Consultants, Developers and Administrators a massive amount of time when trying to navigate through Salesforce. Once installed into Chrome Salesforce navigator will sit dormant in the background until you press the magic key combo, Shift + Space. What this will do is launch a mini floating search bar in the middle of your page that allows you to search the whole of Salesforce. When I say the whole of Salesforce I actually mean more of the backend stuff as apposed to records (As we have the Salesforce search for that, right?!). You can search through any area in the backend of Salesforce which is crazy helpful when you need to get to a particular place that is buried deep away that requires about 7 clicks to get there. You can also change the key combo to get there if required. An indispensable tool when you start using it.

Grab It here

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2. Sandbox Favicon

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 17.18.43The best ideas are the simplest right? This little extension will change the Favicon (The little logo next to browser tabs) on Salesforce Sandboxes to an S. This is very useful for Consultants, Administrators and Developers that work between sandboxes and production a lot. I’ve personally fallen victim to searching a sandbox for a particular Production record that I need to get hold of…Hopefully this little App would have prevented that!

Grab It here

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3. Ebsta

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I’ve actually reviewed Ebsta before in a dedicated post as its a really cool App so check it out here, I thought it definitely deserved a place in this post as well though as its a very well thought out App. Essentially Ebsta allows you to make sense of data you have in Salesforce and LinkedIn. While browsing LinkedIn you have a little bar that sits at the top of your browser, if data is found on the current profile you are viewing on LinkedIn inside of Salesforce, it will let you know and show relevant data. Ebsta also allows you to update information inside of Salesforce while browsing LinkedIn. A must have for users of Salesforce and LinkedIn.

Grab It here

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4. Brisk

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Brisk is a really simple App that I think a lot of Users will get massive benefit from using. Consultants, Administrators and Developers may also find this useful for testing purposes. Brisk gives you a nicely laid out sidebar that contains a ‘mini’ Salesforce where you can access your Leads, Accounts, Opportunities etc. You can also add new records as well as log calls. Think of it as a bit like the Salesforce1 App for mobiles but in your browser. It can be easily hidden by clicking on the icon and then enabled again.

Grab It here

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5. Salesforce ID Paster

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Salesforce ID Paster has a pretty unique use case but personally saves me a lot of time. If you find yourself copy and pasting Salesforce IDs into your URL bar a lot then this might be for you. By this I mean highlighting the ID part of the Salesforce URL, deleting it and then copying in the ID you have saved.

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What this App will actually do is copy the URL you have saved in your clipboard directly into your browser and then navigate to this record for you! The default for this is Ctrl+Shift+Y but this can be changed. Essentially eliminating the need to select, delete, paste and press enter.

Grab It here

Bonus – Salesforce Colored Favicons

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So heres an App that could actually be really helpful for Consultants and Developers that work with a lot of different Orgs. Especially if they are global. What this extension will do is apply a different cloud favicon icon to different instances of Salesforce depending on the server they are attached to. Here is an example, a pretty unique idea that I’m sure a lot of people can find very helpful!

Grab It here

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19 thoughts on “Top 5 Salesforce Chrome Extensions

  1. Thanks Ben.

    3 of these are new to me, so thanks for sharing.

    I was specifically thinking of writing a greasemonkey script to get records to autosave – any knowledge on something like that?

    Best,

    A

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  3. Here is a pretty simple extension I made after using SalesForce for a little while. It adds some hover effects to some of the elements in SF. I found it difficult sometimes to track across large reports and the like so I made this extension to help with that. I’ve added a few more subtle effects (slight shading in Chatter posts) as I’ve continued to use SF. It’s completely free and I hope some of you find it helpful. 🙂

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/salesforce-hover/fpbdfkkbjdhcllaakddahbfnclofodia?hl=en-US

  4. Nice post! For SF Navigator I needed Ctrl-Shift-Space to work in Chrome 41. Also I found that Favicon apps will conflict with each other so picking one works best 🙂

  5. Ben – Thank you for sharing, Don’t forget to checkout following 2 chrome extensions:

    Enhance Salesforce Dashboard – http://goo.gl/xn5Nff – Do you need real-time information from your Salesforce Dashboards and additional (up to 7) columns of Dashboard components? With this amazing Chrome Extension, now you can!

    Download Visualforce Code – http://goo.gl/L1Su6i – Do you want to download Visualforce page/component code? With this amazing Chrome Extension, now you can!

    Thank you Ben!

    Chirag

    1. ben@ben-mccarthy.com

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      I’m going to have to check out that Enhance Salesforce Dashboards! Almost seems to good to be true. I think I will need an update 2015 post with all these new apps!

      Thanks for sharing Chirag.

      1. Ben- I can’t wait to try some of these apps. This comment caught my eye. Have you had a chance to check out the Enhance Salesforce Dashboards app?

  6. Thank you for the great article. I’m also using 3rd party solution that sync SF and Outlook, it’s called Contact Monkey (http://www.contactmonkey.com/salesforce-for-outlook). This tool helps me to connect with my customers more effectively than ever before. Knowing when proposals and e-mails are being reviewed has helped me to shorten the sales cycle. But the biggest benefit that it saves over copying and pasting email conversations from Outlook into Salesforce.

  7. Ben,

    The Force.com logins is also a hugely helpful plugin for Chrome for Consultants. With this plugin you can save all of your different logins for various prod/sandbox orgs to create a one click login. It even remembers security tokens too for use of the Apex Data Loader. An incredible powerful, yet simple plugin.

    Located here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/forcecom-logins/ldjbglicecgnpkpdhpbogkednmmbebec?hl=en

    Navigator sounds very useful, thanks for the heads up!

    Matt

    1. Hey Matt,

      Thanks for that. In fact I’m planning to do a new updated post on Chrome Extension, as there seem to be many that I have missed off and also a whole bunch more since I wrote this less than a year ago!

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