Even though there are thousands of tech products out there designed to make us more efficient, it rarely seems like they’re doing much good. The PopChrom browser extension for Google Chrome is one of the few we’ve found that actually makes a difference. These days, we’re all browsing constantly, sending hundreds of emails a day, and often we’ll use a lot of the same phrases over and over. PopChrom allows you to create your own keyboard shortcuts for phrases, full sentences, and even paragraphs. These shortcuts can be used any time you’re in a text field in your Google Chrome browser, for anything from responding to emails to typing in your info when signing up for new services online. Fully customizable and super efficient, your mind will be blown by how frequently you end up using this tool.

For example:

"th" = "Thanks for everything!"


"if" = "If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.”


“Da” = “Damn, Kristi in Accounts Receivable is looking fine today!

Once you start setting up your extensions, you’ll find that there are more and more phrases that you use quite often, and your popchrom will make it easy to keep track of all of them and will save you a ton of time.

A few tips to keep in mind:

  • Popchrom is case sensitive
  • Shortcuts are easier to remember when using the first few letters of your lengthened response
  • Popchrom doesn't support embedded links, so you'll need to provide links in www...com format
  • Popchrom is an extension saved to a particular computer, not to your google account, so build your extension list on your google drive so that you can access and create your shortcut list from and on any computer.

One more thing Bill Shakespeare...even though you’re no doubt reveling in your efficiency prowess and champagne is falling from the heavens, don’t forget to keep up with your actual English language skills. We highly doubt your significant other or friends will appreciate when you just start shouting random combinations of letters at them.

Get Popchrom here.

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