Whether you love your job or not, your day-to-day probably involves work that’s… well… not very exciting. Scheduling meetings and responding to emails aren’t exactly high points—.but manually having to fill out forms? Yikes, that’s where we draw the line. What about form fillers for Chrome, can they help?
You bet. Look around, and you’ll find that there are heaps of form fillers for Chrome to automate the process for you. In fact, like most major browsers, Chrome comes with its own built-in autofill feature. But if you need something that’s easier to customize, we’ll show you why Magical is a great choice.
The time is now. You’re about to free yourself from a lifetime of manual form filling.
Is Chrome’s built-in automatic form filler right for you?
Google Chrome has a built-in autofill feature to help you automatically fill simple web forms. If you use Chrome, the autofill feature is usually pre-enabled, so you may be using it unintentionally already. If it’s not enabled, it’s easy to set up.
To activate the form filler in Chrome, just head on over to your Chrome browser, press the three dots in the top right corner, and select Settings > Autofill.
Chrome’s built-in autofill lets you save addresses, passwords, and payment methods. However, we’d warn you against saving sensitive information (like payment methods) in autofill software. It simply isn’t secure—anyone who has access to your browser could start making charges online. With that in mind, Chrome’s autofill is really only helpful for saving personal information and addresses.
If you’re looking to autofill more types of data—like information on applicants or leads—or you want to save entire message templates, a third-party tool (like Magical) is a better choice.
What should you look for in an alternative form filler?
If you’re considering third-party automatic form fillers, there are a few important considerations you’ll want to keep in mind:
- The price tag: While automatically filling forms is a lifesaver, it’s really not a feature to drop big bucks on. So try to find an autofill tool that’s free (or close enough) to use.
- Customization: If you want a basic autofill tool, Chrome’s built-in one is sufficient. This means that any third-party extensions you go for should offer more customization features than Chrome.
- Collaboration: While this is more of a nice-to-have, collaboration features that let you share information (like leads’ or candidates’ data, or message templates) will help you and your team work together and save time.
3 reasons why Magical is the best form filler for Chrome
While Chrome’s built-in autofill might have your basic needs covered, Magical can help you autofill like a pro. It’s a 100% free, no-code, robust alternative you can try out today. There’s a good reason why companies like Disney, Uber, and Facebook are all using Magical as an automatic form filler. Actually, there are three good reasons:
1. You’re in control
Chrome’s autofill feature restricts you to three existing fields, but Magical lets you save literally anything. Think of all the other information you repeatedly have to plug into forms, like your job title, or your company name. Magical lets you populate these fields in no time.
How does it work? Magical has something called shortcuts which allow you to save snippets of text and call them up whenever you need by typing out a simple “//.” Using this method, you can save any piece of information that will help you fill out forms faster. (Not just the basics like your personal details.)
If you need to save different variations of the same information, like multiple addresses, you can save them under the same text shortcut (e.g. “Addresses”). When you summon Magical’s text expansion by typing “//addresses,” the app will let you pick from your list.
2. From autofill to data entry
You know what’s even worse than having to manually, painstakingly, input your own information into a web form? Yeah, it’s inputting someone else’s data into a form.
Unfortunately, many professionals have to confront data entry at some point in their careers. Recruiters, for example, need to constantly update their applicant tracking systems (ATS) with recent candidate information, and sales teams have to keep their customer relationship management (CRM) software up to date with new customer data.
If you ask Chrome autofill for help here, it might laugh at you. (Don’t mock me, Google!) But Magical is much more sympathetic. It lets you automatically enter this type of data, too. Simply grab information from one place—like a prospect’s data from their LinkedIn profile—and teleport it to where you need it, like a Google Sheet.
Just look, it’s like magic. 🪄
You can use this same tactic to fill out any form online as well—like entering a new lead into Salesforce, or adding a job applicant into Greenhouse. For more info on how to this works, check out the video below:
3. Get the whole team involved
If many different people on your team deal with similar tasks and daily processes, having the right autofill systems in place can help everyone at once. For example, let’s consider a customer support team that fields similar questions every day. A customizable response template, shared among team members, can help everyone work more effectively.
Or think of a sales team that’s performing cold outreach on LinkedIn. A shared library of text shortcuts can help team members keep their messaging consistent, and quickly reach out to more leads with personalized messages.
Fortunately, Magical offers a shared team library for coworkers who want to share and access text shortcuts. This feature can help you not just fill out forms faster as a team, but also:
- Access background information, for example, about a customer or applicant
- Avoid common typos
- Use the best content for outreach and in general communication
Here’s a peak at the library:
As you’ll see in the picture, you don’t need to share all your shortcuts with the team, either. There’s still a private workspace that’s just for you. 🤫
Banish repetitive data entry
Our Magicians have saved over 1,500 years of time using Magical. Yes, filling forms and repetitive data entry eats up that much time. You can free yourself up from this time-suck today with Magical—just add it to Chrome. Still not sure? We’ve also recapped and answered some of the most common questions about form fillers for Chrome below.
1. What is autofill form data in Chrome?
Auto filling form data refers to using a tool to enter pre-saved information into web forms. Auto filling is useful for automating repetitive data entry tasks.
2. How do I use filler form in Chrome?
To use Chrome’s autofill feature, press the three dots on the top right corner of your Chrome browser. Then, select Settings > Autofill.
3. How do I create a Chrome autofill form?
You can save text shortcuts on Magical and summon them when needed to autofill forms.
4. How do I autofill a survey in Chrome?
Use Magical to save text shortcuts to your private library, and summon them to autofill surveys in Chrome.