Students rely on information available on the Internet to complete projects. This involves using a browser, and to browse efficiently they will need some reliable extensions.
If browsing on Chrome, then there are many Chrome extensions for students that will help with research and completing projects. In this article we will list the best Chrome extensions that every student should have.
Websites are usually filled with banners, ads, recommendations, widgets, etc. They can slow down your research and make it hard to focus on what matters. Readability is one of the best tools to clean a website of all such unnecessary content. Readability will remove almost all the distracting content on the web page and show you the actual content along with images, videos and links in it.
2. Strict Workflow
It is quite easy for students to get distracted and waste hours of time on entertainment and social media websites. If this applies to you, then Strict Workflow is perfect for you. It uses the Pomodoro technique which forces you to work for twenty-five minutes and then will give you a five-minute break. For the twenty-five-minute work period, you will not be able to access distracting websites (using block lists) and will be forced to focus on what matters. After that you can take a break and will be allowed to access blocked websites.
Both work and break timers can be adjusted, and you can add or remove websites from the block list. The only way to get out of work or break mode is to disable the extension.
Memorize! allows you to do whatever you like on the Internet and memorize your homework at the same time. You can use it to create questions and answers that it will ask you at predefined intervals. A browser notification will halt whatever you are doing and ask for the answer to the question. Each wrong answer will reveal a single character of the answer until you give the right answer. It will stop asking the question when the right answer is provided.
The asking frequency can be defined by you, and you also have the option to “Cancel” the question if you are in the middle of something important.
4. Note Board
A note-taking app is very important for anyone looking to be productive, and it especially holds true for students as they have a lot of data to keep up with. Note Board offers you cork boards where you can pin notes. You can create multiple boards for different purposes and add as many notes as you’d like. It has amazing customization options with a complete editor that offers all the required tools.
Some of its features include the abilities to set reminders, to add media files, to draw, cloud backup, board themes, auto arrange and many other customization options. Best of all, its interface works right from the Note Board extension button without redirecting you to another page.
5. My Study Life
My Study Life is a to-do and schedule manager Chrome app specifically made for students and teachers. You can use this app to create a full schedule of your classes, assignments, tests, exams and everything related to your studies. It will then give you a complete overview of everyday’s schedule and notify you of upcoming assignments, classes and due dates. It uses clever color codes to make it easier to absorb all the information and understand the schedules.
My Study Life also lets you save your assignments in its cloud storage to access them from anywhere. On top of that, it has apps for different devices, and all the data is synced between your devices. If you are having a hard time keeping up with your academic life, then you should definitely give My Study Life a try. (It’s completely free for students!)
6. Google Dictionary
A must-have extension for any student, Google Dictionary shows you the meaning of words on any web page just by double-clicking on them. It will show you the definition in a bubble above the word. Furthermore, you can click on the “More” button to open the complete definition along with synonyms, translation, sentence usage, origin and more.
The above tools should help you become more productive while researching and working on your class projects. I personally love Note Board for its amazing organizing features and Google Dictionary for quick access to meanings of words. Which Chrome extensions for students do you like? Share with us in the comments below.