7 Browser Tab Extensions to Do Good from Your Computer

Doing good for yourself and others with the click of a button.

Mar 30, 2016
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Browser tab extensions are a great way to do good wherever, whenever (HQuality / Shutterstock.com)

In the hustle and bustle of modern-day life, not all of us have the time to drop off a bag of donated clothes to a shelter or keep track of our sleep pattern and diet. Most of us need a quick, easy, and accessible way to do good for ourselves or others. And that’s the beauty of tab extensions. Whenever you open a new tab on your computer, you could be donating money to charity, reading inspiring quotes, or tracking your productivity. Yes, it’s really that simple. Download any of these six tab extensions and discover for yourself how easy it can be to do good.

1. TAB FOR A CAUSE

GOOD FOR: Charity
Tab for a Cause replaces your new tab page with a beautiful page that raises money for charity when you browse the web. Every time you open a tab, Tab for a Cause’s sponsors provide money that is then donated to one of several chosen charities, including Water.org and Humans Right Watch.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE: http://tab.gladly.io/

2.  TABTICS

GOOD FOR: Health, Productivity
Tabtics helps you improve your health and productivity every time you open a new tab on your browser. A Tabtic page displays stats from your wearable, such as a Fitbit, or provides tailored health and productivity tips or motivational quotes - all on a beautiful background.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE: http://tabtics.com/

3.  HELLO TAB

GOOD FOR: Mental health
Hello Tab lets you anonymously share a thought or simply get inspired by other people's thoughts every time you open a new tab. Share whatever is on your mind - as long as it's less than 200 characters.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE: https://hellotab.com/ 

4. RANDOM QUOTE

GOOD FOR: Inspiration
Random Quote welcomes you with a random quote on a colored background instantly when you open a new tab.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/random-quote/hhompecpighdhclapocgaaadjnmgahoi

5. DELIGHT

GOOD FOR: Nature
Delight is a tab extension that invites you to linger for a bit before moving on to your next task. This extension offers a variety of breathtaking HD time lapse videos of the natural world to keep you inspired while browsing the web.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE: http://usedelight.com/

6.  LUMOSITY BREAK

GOOD FOR: Mental exercise
Take a short, fun break to challenge your brain with scientifically designed games every time you open a new tab.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lumosity-break/nlfladdiadejinmdmnmcfciecomjdfii?hl=en

7. POSHFEED

GOOD FOR: Learning something new
Poshfeed provides professionally curated content every time a new tab or window is opened. Users can customize their feed by selecting categories that range from geeky and fashionable to cool and artsy, ensuring that every tab opened will reveal another captivating item to pique their interest. 
DOWNLOAD IT HERE: http://poshfeed.com/ 

Mirele writes about everything related to doing good, with a particular interest in volunteering and social entrepreneurship, informed by her background in eco tourism.