With the rapid development of network technology, many people gradually get rid of the constraints of traditional client programs and start to perform various operations in the cloud directly through the browser. However, there are various cloud services nowadays, which are rather confusing to use, and you need tools to unify them and manage them so that they can be used more smoothly.
Register the service and install the extension
First, open the Workona home page (https://workona.com) in Google Chrome, click on “Sign up free” and follow the wizard instructions to register for an account on the site. Next, follow the instructions to install a functional extension called “Workona-Tab Manager & Productivity App” (Figure 1).
Since this extension takes over the browser’s new tabs, a dialog box will pop up to prompt the user to simply click the “Keep Changes” button in the dialog box (Figure 2). The extension will then automatically open the Services page, where you can manage your frequently used cloud services in one place. The wizard page will ask for further settings, but here we can skip it for now by clicking the “Skip setup” button.
Tip: Of course, users can also choose not to install the Workona extension, because its role is only to help users automatically log in to the service’s administrative backend, not to install this extension, you just need to manually log in to the administrative backend later in the operation.
In addition, Baidu Browser, 360 Safe Browser, Sogou Browser, etc., which are developed on the basis of Google Chrome, can also learn from this article to perform related operations.
Online management of common cloud services
Take email processing and online document editing as an example, first open the email page and document editing page, then return to the Workona management page, click the “+” button after “Workspaces” in the left list, and select “New Section” in the pop-up menu. Select the “New Section” command in the pop-up menu. In the next pop-up dialog box, you can set multiple group names, such as Work, Entertainment, Social, etc., to easily manage different cloud services (Figure 3). Once the settings are done, you will find that the extension has successfully displayed the links of our open web tabs in the list, and you only need to press and hold the name of the link to drag it to a different group name to complete the grouping of cloud services.
In the future, when we open the browser, we will automatically enter the Workona management page, click the name of the corresponding group in the list on the left, and a tab will open in the management page, which will show all the cloud service links in the group in detail. At the same time, all the cloud service links in the group will be opened in batch in the browser (Figure 4), and the cloud service will be opened in the same state as we closed it before, thus eliminating a lot of repetitive steps and getting to work faster.
When you are done, click the close button of a group tab in the management page, and all the cloud service pages opened in the browser will be closed with one click, which is very convenient.
Tip: Since opening multiple web pages in Google Chrome can take up a lot of memory, we can click the button in the upper right corner of the service’s management page and click the “Suspend all tabs” command in the pop-up menu to free up a lot of memory resources that are overly occupied.