If Google Chrome is your go-to browser, you already know the power of extensions. Google Chrome extensions give you quick access to your favorite tools and apps without opening a new tab or leaving your current window, making your work (and personal) life a lot easier.
The right stack of Chrome extensions can turn your typical internet browser into a powerhouse productivity tool, especially for sales teams and professionals. But with so many different extensions out there, it’s hard to know which are worth your time.
Here are some of our favorite Chrome extensions for sales teams.
Why are Chrome extensions helpful for sales professionals?
As sales professionals, there are a lot of responsibilities to juggle. From educating leads, closing deals, and maintaining databases and sales funnels, it’s easy to lose precious time switching between apps and software — and it can become really frustrating really quickly. But if the systems and databases your team is using aren’t properly maintained, it can create problems across the entire organization.
Chrome extensions can help you access the apps you’re already using without opening a new window. You can access, log or update information without switching between tools or copying data from one system to another. (Or losing track, then having to start over again.)
With Chrome extensions, you can:
- Quickly find that whitepaper you want to send to a prospect.
- Update your sales funnel with the new status of your latest deal.
- Keep sensitive information protected and secure.
- Find contact information for new leads.
- Access email templates for easy connections.
- And more.
… all without leaving your internet browser. Work smarter and accomplish more without the distraction of dozens of open tabs or a handful of desktop apps.
13 Top Chrome Extensions for Sales Professionals
There are thousands and thousands of great Chrome extensions available in the marketplace, but you only need a select few to see dramatic improvements in the way you work. Here are our favorites:
- LinkedIn Sales Navigator Scrapper
- Hubspot Sales
- Streak CRM
- Boomerang for Gmail
- Simple Gmail Notes
- Checker Plus for Google Drive
- Clearbit Connect
Chrome Web Store Rating: 3.8/5 stars
Pricing: Free up to 40 emails per month
The LinkedIn Sales Navigator Scraper Chrome extension by Orion Black works with LinkedIn Sales Navigator to help you build better email lists by quickly scraping a lead’s profile for the information you need to connect. Simply search for your lead in LinkedIn Sales Navigator and use the extension to pull their name, job title, email address and more into an exportable CSV file.
LinkedIn Sales Navigator Scraper connects with major email databases like Hunter.io and Clearbit to provide more accurate contact data. These platform subscriptions are included in your subscription to Orion Black, so there’s no extra charge for access to these tools.
Chrome Web Store Rating: 5/5 stars
Pricing: Free Basic Plan
Scribe is an AI-powered tool designed to support sales teams by writing their process documents for them.
Use the Chrome extension to capture and create easy-to-follow guides, complete with text and annotated screenshots — in seconds. These guides are easy to share with your team through links or embedded in your content management system (CMS), or can even go directly to clients. Stop wasting time answering the same questions; share a Scribe instead.
Scribe enables you to empower colleagues and customers, enable process standardization and speed up your operations to save 20+ hours a month. Are you ready to leverage Scribe to boost your sales team's efficiency and overall success?
Chrome Web Store Rating: 4.7/5 stars
Pricing: Free up to 25 searches per month
Hunter.io lets you find email addresses based on domain or contact name. With the Domain Search feature, you can see email addresses associated with a particular domain and identify common patterns to more accurately guess the email address of an unlisted user. The Chrome extension lets you search the domain you’re visiting for contact information.
You can also search the Hunter database by name. Just search for the person you’d like to contact. Any email addresses associated with that person will appear.
Hunter.io integrates with popular CRMs like Salesforce, HubSpot and Zoho. Simply click the + button next to the email address you’d like to save and automatically send that information to your leads list.
Chrome Web Store Rating: 4.5/5 stars
The Hubspot Sales extension brings Hubspot’s biggest features to your internet browser, including email tracking, CRM for Gmail, email templates, a meeting scheduler and a mobile app. The Chrome extension also includes automated personal outreach if you have a premium account.
Hubspot Sales helps you stay connected with your leads, prospects and the rest of your team. You can update your CRM, share email templates with team members and keep conversations moving forward with easy tracking and scheduling. If you’re already a Hubspot user, the Chrome extension helps you get more out of the platform without any extra legwork.
5. Streak CRM
Chrome Web Extension Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Pricing: Free basic plan
Streak transforms your Gmail inbox into a CRM. Create custom categories and pipelines, including unique views that let you search, filter and sort your inbox to stay on top of tasks and conversations. Use Streak to store and share notes, call logs, files, to-dos and more — you even have the option to keep things private or make them accessible to the rest of your team.
Streak is incredible for customization. Each user can customize views to meet their personal needs or preferences, but you can still maintain standardization and collaboration to get the most from a CRM. And because it exists entirely in Gmail, you don’t have to worry about your team forgetting to keep things updated.
Google Web Store Ratings: 4.5/5 stars
Grammarly auto-checks the grammar, spelling and tone of your emails, documents and social media posts. Real-time feedback ensures you always get the point across without typos or errors. With the Chrome extension, you can monitor writing mistakes in Gmail, Google Docs, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, etc.
Grammarly’s tone detector helps you manage how readers may perceive your message, making it easier to build relationships with leads and customers. Catch a message that might seem disapproving or accusatory before you send it so you can make adjustments.
Chrome Web Store Rating: 4/5 stars
Pricing: Free for up to 10 message credits per month
Boomerang is an all-in-one email productivity tool that helps you get the most from Gmail. Schedule messages, track views, pause your inbox and bring top-of-mind emails to the top of your feed.
Boomerang’s AI-powered assistant, Respondable, is the real game-changer. Respondable reads an email as you write it to predict the likelihood of a response. It breaks down its analysis in real-time so you can adjust your messaging to improve the chances of hearing back from your leads.
Chrome Web Store Ratings: 4.7/5 stars
Simple Gmail Notes does precisely what you’d think — it makes it easy to add notes to your emails. It’s an open-source, free tool you can use to write reminders, updates, things to follow up on or whatever else you need without leaving your inbox. You’ll see an abstract of your notes in the email summary for a quick view of your comments without opening the message.
Simple Gmail Notes also lets you add a note to your Google Calendar and store them in your Google Drive. With the Simple Mobile CRM, you can check and edit these notes from a mobile device.
Chrome Web Store Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Pricing: Starting at $12/user/month
Hiver lets you manage shared inboxes in Gmail, including @sales. When a new lead emails the shared address, you can assign them to a sales professional, track the status of their process and even connect and collaborate with other team members.
Save and share email templates for faster responses. To ensure no inconsistencies or duplications, Hiver alerts you when someone else responds. Hiver also incorporates analytics and automation into the Gmail interface, making it easier for your team to manage workflows.
Chrome Web Store Rating: 4.4/5 stars
Checker Plus for Google Drive lets you view and access Gdrive files without opening a new tab or window. Browse, open, search or even delete files right from your browser.
Checker Plus for Google Drive enables your sales team to find the resources, documents, transcripts, notes or guides they need to do their job effectively. Quickly access email transcripts or pitch frameworks, or download a whitepaper or PDF to send to a client. You can even get notifications when another user edits a file to monitor collaboration and document changes.
11. Clearbit Connect
Chrome Web Store Rating: 4.4/5 stars
Clearbit Connect adds a sidebar to your Gmail inbox that displays contextual information about the people that email you. With Clearbit, you can find email addresses and contact information for top leads or people to connect with — just type in a company name and the employee’s role.
The Chrome extension stores information about your contacts to display when you’re having a conversation. In the Clearbit Connect sidebar, you can view social handles, the individual’s role at the company, location and company information like size and funding.
Chrome Web Store Rating: 4.4/5 stars
Pricing: Not Available
If you’re a Salesforce user, you need the Salesforce Chrome extension. View Salesforce records in Gmail and Google Calendar, including contact information for leads, opportunities and cases. Quickly access email templates to make messaging a breeze. Schedule emails, create text shortcuts, and track email opens and views.
The Salesforce extension also lets you create and edit records from Gmail. You can add information, log appointments and calls, and even assign tasks – no need to open a new tab or window.
Chrome Web Store rating: 5/5 stars
Pricing: Starts at $39/user/month
Weflow’s Chrome extension helps sales teams close more deals, drive process adherence, and increase sales forecasting accuracy. It’s built on top of Salesforce CRM and makes it easier for teams to review and update their sales pipeline.
Weflow supports automated activity tracking through features such as email logging, which helps ensure all important information ends up in the CRM. Then there are the note-taking and note templates features, which support sales reps in adhering to their organization’s sales methodology.
Weflow’s sales forecasting tools help teams improve forecasting accuracy and streamline their forecasting process. Other notable features include automated deal signals, built-in pipeline reports, and deal highlights.
Be more productive with Chrome extensions for sales
Chrome extensions allow you to customize your browser and workspace to fit your unique needs. These flexible add-ons can help you focus, collaborate and get the job done more efficiently.
Work smarter. Use Chrome extensions to take advantage of what your web browser has to offer. Try these tools today to optimize your workflow and strengthen your sales team.