Top 10 Chrome Extensions for Community Managers

CKettmann
Courtney Kettmann Community Manager, Viralheat

Posted on November 29th 2012

Top 10 Chrome Extensions for Community Managers

It’s human nature for us to seek out tools that make life easier. Creating the wheel, the telephone, and the Imageautomobile are all perfect examples of our need to create and use objects and services that save time and energy. For individuals working in positions that require increased multi-tasking skills and the ability to wear many hats, ease and convenience are two words that carry a lot of weight. One job that immediately comes to mind is a company’s Community Manager. Typically tasked with being the middleman between the company they work for and its customers – taking and sharing feedback, creating content, and engaging with end users, bloggers, influencers, and potential customers. Being in this position requires staying on your toes as well as on top of your game. Luckily if you’re a Google Chrome user making friends with Chrome Extension can be your saving grace. I’ve compiled the most helpful Chrome Extensions for Community Managers.

1. Facebook – Community Managers, even those using a third party tool to manage their accounts, need the option to login to the native site of the platform from time to time. Having Facebook on your Chrome Page increases efficiency and will save a bit a time.

2. Twitter – Similar to the way a Community Manager would need to reach Facebook’s native site, the same goes for Twitter. Including Twitter’s Chrome extension as part of your shortcuts will help keep all your social media platforms in one easy location.

3. WordPress – A typical responsibility for many Community Managers is maintaining the company’s blog. The WordPress extension allows you to access your WordPress Admin page with just one click.

4. Flint – With Viralheat’s Flint extension, Community Managers can share stories found from around the web to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. With just one click on the Viralheat icon, sharing to your community has never been easier.

5. Viralheat Social Sentiment – One reason companies have community manager in the position they do is to maintain and work toward a positive social sentiment. Whether the sentiment is about a product or company, this real-time sentiment tracker can pinpoint how your community feels about different topics.

6. Google Calendar – Keeping your days straight and meeting and assignment on schedule requires a great calendar. With the Google Calendar extension, stay up to date, edit and add events and tasks along the way.

7. GMail – Get to your email with ease. Use the GMail extension to make sure you are staying in the know with company emails.

8. Google Reader – RSS Feeds are a mecca for curating stories that will appeal to a Community Manager’s community. Community Managers rely on google reader to stay updated and current.

9. Dropbox – It’s rare for Community Managers to work without co-workers, fellow CMs, or amongst a department. Using a service like dropbox makes sharing documents easy. The dropbox extensions will bring a user right to their account to access their documents.

10. New York Times  - Adding a favorite news source will ensure that you are aware of breaking news and current events that might pertain your community. Use the New York Times extension to reach this reliable news source periodically through the work week.

CKettmann

Courtney Kettmann

Community Manager, Viralheat

Courtney is the Community Manager at Viralheat - a social media analytics company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She loves staying up to date with news, current events, tech and social media stories, and Bay Area sports. Find her on the web @courtkett.

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Comments

Thanks for sharing this post Courtney.

I especially like the gmail addon which I didn`t know before and I find it very useful.

The extensions is really make  life eaiser

I agree, Lucas! Thanks for sharing.

So far google reader is the most important tool that I really need to understand what people search and read.

Thanks Kent for sharing. I definitely agree that Google Reader is a great tool, it also really helps to stay up to date with current events and announcements depending on what you subscribe to.

nice list. Extensions are the main reason that I prefer chrome over many other browsers. Thanks for posting

Thank you for the list! Viral heat I haven't used before but I'll give it a closer look.

You've also inspired me to build my own list and publish it, Top 7 Google Chrome Extensions for Content Managers

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