12 Best Google Chrome Plugins for Writers

If you use a browser with a plugin architecture such as Google Chrome, not only can you access some useful tools to help your writing but also practical additions that will let you access them quicker. Making use of these tools will save you time, speed up your writing, and improve your writing quality. 


This plugin teams up with AI to help you improve your writing. Writer analyzes what you wrote and tells you how to make it stronger. Its plagiarism checker identifies text that already appears elsewhere online so you can avoid duplicate content. You can also attach your document to the tool for further analysis, which will give you statistics on word usage and suggestions on how to improve it, tell you the emotional tone of the text (positive or negative), and break down adverb usage.


Track your writing progress, set word count goals, and create daily action items that have been assigned priority levels. Todoist is an awesome little tool that helps manage your daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.

Google Keep Chrome Extension

This is an elegant and simple note-taking app that's beautifully designed for speed, and it's free. Google now owns Keep so they've made it work seamlessly with Gmail, Calendar, and other Google apps, which means you can save any writing ideas and file attachments directly to your writing project folder in Keep. Keep works in tandem with Google Docs.

Google Docs

Google Docs offers document templates that work well if you're looking for ways to start organizing an outline or notes before tackling any writing project. It’s great for asynchronous communication between writers, editors, and beta readers as it also allows for multiple contributors to edit and comment on the same document simultaneously.


This plugin is a journal and calendar that can help you get in the mood to write by capturing your emotions and personality. Pick a virtual coffee to match your mood!

Cisco Webex Extension

Make collaboration with other writers or your editor quick and easy with Cisco Webex cloud calling. Share your screen, take notes, record a meeting to watch later, display a document for everyone to see, and much more. Use this plugin if you need to access Cisco Webex from within Chrome.

Evernote Web Clipper

This is an essential tool for writers who wish to use research or inspiration gathered from other sources. Evernote is a note-taking service that allows you to create virtual notebooks, which can be shared with friends and family. One of the advantages of having so many people using it is its search engine, which helps you find the right information quickly.

Save to Pocket

Save articles for later. You can use Pocket to collect all the articles that you come across online and want to read or share with a friend. This is a great way to keep a running collection of ideas, inspiration, and writing prompts.

Diigo Web Collector

This little browser bookmarklet allows you to easily annotate web pages then store all of the collected pages in one place. If you're working on a research-intensive project or keeping research material for a number of different writing projects, this is the way to go.

Pinterest Save Button

There are so many organizational tools available right at your fingertips. You can create boards for various project ideas or topics, or images that have inspired you while working on your project. Pinterest also allows you to connect with others who share similar interests and join boards where you can post and collect inspirational images that can help inspire you.

MindMeister Quick Access

Mind mapping a project is a great way to draft up ideas for how it will be structured. This is an excellent app for sharing your work with team members who can add comments and give feedback.


Trello works well for organizing different boards related to a larger project with cards that allow you to add attachments and labels. You can use this same format when working on a writing project by creating each scene as a card in the outline board and using labels for different drafts.

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