Essential kit is a project to build high quality, maintenable and privacy-friendly browser extensions for today’s internet users.
This project came about as part of my exploration into building lasting software products; a curious tale of optimization between time, cost and quality. The effort has yielded several category leaders on the Chrome Webstore and invaluable lessons on software maintenace.
Software Engineer @ Google
"Good design is as little design as possible" - Dieter Rams
This is my solution to the too-many-open-tabs problem. Opening a new tab is easy, closing it is hard. This extension helps by showing links and search results in a preview pane inside the current tab, that way I don’t have to open a new tab in the first place.
When compared to typing, voice search is 3x faster, far more ergonomic (no more wrist pains) and the queries are more natural and expressive. I think the main reason typing is more popular than speaking is because the keyboard preceded the microphone, and it took long for speech-to-text software to reach the point of understanding accents. It’s about time we reversed the statistic!
Perform calculations right on top of your browser window without switching between tabs or apps or leaving your current page. Features a history log track of your calculations for future reference.